You have 6 seconds to post a better Pokemon design than this.
>I wonder what makes it better
>search for it
Yokai watch is actually pretty good, but expect faggots to shitpost about it being a pokemon killer. Its much closer to SMT then pokemon anyways, same recruit/friendship system.
I never understood why people comapre Yokai watch to pokemon anyways, its not even remotely similar. no competitive battling, no online, its a standard bare bones RPG with no real plot direction, and an Anime thats about as situational as a slice of life anime.
Overall though its pretty damn enjoyable. Especially if you like 90's jap anime, its got tons of references to Lupin, Conan, Gundam, Big O, EVA, and tons of western Sci-fi.
>Jibanyan and his variants
>good for anything.
Please. Komasan is the true Mascot and face of Yokai watch.
>Cute catchphrase that sold millions
>Marketable as hell
>A humble country bumpkin who doesnt understand city life and is easily impressed
>Sucssessful CEO of Dandai Toys
>A 5 Star detective
>Traveled the world solving mysteries
>Crossed forbidden barriers and fell in love with a human girl
>Is an awesome older brother to his little brother
Yokai watch will not do well in america, and its not because it sucks, its because of the 4kids Dub treatment and localization its recieved.
I'm usually not one to say Subs over dubs, I normally don't care. but this is one instance where it really matters.
Pokemon Takes place in a fictional world, sure it has japanese themes like the festival of the blue maiden, but those are easily overlooked as just customs in the pokemon world.
Yokai watch takes place in japan, wih japanese demons, japanese festivals, and all of the yokai follow japanese themes which do not apply in america.
Changing that to america doesnt sit well, because the yokai themselves still follow japanese mannerisms, Some yokai themselves are things like "Making you say sorry instead of i'm very sorry" which doesnt translate over here, because that formality isnt forced in america. its not disrespectful here.
Aside the usual takoyaki/onigiri as hamburgers and jelly donuts, they also turned Golden week, into Haloween in the dub, and everyone wearing Yukatas were dressed up as Spooky ghosts.
Its really really bad in english.
>they also turned Golden week, into Haloween in the dub
Calling bull on this, they turned golden week into Spring Break, and custard bread was the thing turned into a donut, not the rice balls.
I've watched 1-8 and played the NA game. The Dub is fucking terrible dude.
Texan hillbilly Koma with "OH MAH SWIRLS" is the worst and if you think thats good, you should rethink your life choices.
>Texan hillbilly Koma
He's supposed to be a country bumpkin. They localized him to have the US equivalent of a bumpkin accent. That's how localizations work.
>only watched the first 8 episodes
Your opinion has no value.
"From the country" doesn't mean "From the South"
It could easily have been the suburbs, or just out of the city, doesnt have to be the hick-fied accent and the texan treatment. Hell they make him heavier accented then fucking sandy in spongebob, and she was the epitome of TEXAS
They need to make it obvious that he's not from around the city. Koma's accent in the sub is just as jarring. But of course you wouldn't know that because you've never heard a natural Japanese speaker.
For fuck's sake, his catchphrase is "zura". That's roughly the Japanese equivalent of "what in tarnation?", in that the only people who actually say it are dumb country folk in cartoons.
Its even worse with all the censorship.
The fucking episode where Keita and the boys were watching that borderline porn show with NYAKB, instead of removing that, they fucking censored the other "MACHO MAN" body building show that it kept switching back to, and covered the girls in sun clothes.
The change looks fucking horrible too. It's literally 4kids tier.
No anon, the worst part is that even with all the changes people still got triggered by it.
Getting rammed by both ends is no fun.
>Reporting this as NPD numbers is a straight up lie. These are not NPD figures, they are from an anonymous forum poster without a shred of evidence.
And you have the nerve to knock VGChartz as a bad source, and then turn around and cite an anonymous Internet messageboard comment.
I hate the overabundance of Nyans. I think Yokai has some really neat designs if they stick to specifics and don;'t have so many reskins/recolors.
Theres just too many fucking nyans
They had to censor it because the punchline of the episode was that the parents walked in on them just as the macho men flipped on-screen, so they assumed that the kids had stayed up late to watch softcore gay porn. It's a pretty reasonable change.
Plus, Japanese Yo-kai Watch has an entire segment in the second season dedicated to reading angry letters form Japanese parents about Yo-kai Watch's raunchy jokes.
I'm getting real tired of this fucking double standard.
As kids, these people MORE then likely watched fucking Looney toons, Freakazoid and Animaniacs, and they never gave a goddamn shit about it when all of those has outright racism, sexism, and political slander.
Yet now, Oh no! this stuff is so wrong for my kid to watch! What is TV thinking these days?!
>As kids, these people MORE then likely watched fucking Looney toons, Freakazoid and Animaniacs, and they never gave a goddamn shit about it when all of those has outright racism, sexism, and political slander.
When I was young, I complained of something similar to my grandma. Her reply was "Looney Tunes? People have been trying to get rid of those for as long as I can remember"
if you looked at the source, the entire thread is 73 pages of sharing NPD values from people who are registered to view the data. Say what you will about neogaf, but they have members with access to the data.
Even worse, old sitcom shows like I dream of genie, I love lucy were sexist as hell, and nobody back then cared, but now that its been brought to light, people complain about something made in the 50's despite that being "The time".
>Demolished by a Pokémon spin-off series
>352,000 to 195,000, and that's with SMD having two less weeks on the market
Kek. Yo-kai Watch was literally the worst-selling game of Nintendo of America's 2015 Christmas lineup for the 3DS.
Level-5's other turd, Little Battlers Experience, truly bombed.
I'll never understand this "Opression" women see in media.
I constantly see people screaming some actress or VA is being opressed because shes playing a character in a show that is demeaning to females.
The person AUDITIONED. for the part. They're not doing it against their will, they did it because they were interested in playing the role.
Its like we can't have conflict in stories anymore, A women can't be a villain unless shes one in control, she can't be weak, she can't be a damsel, she can't be portrayed sexual or deviant in any manner even if thats what the character is supposed to be.
It kills Character archetypes.
All we have left is Strong Woman Hero, and Strong woman Villain
And how fucking boring is that? .
People these days - not just women - are so insecure that any character that isn't a blank slate for them to pour their own personality into, are seen as a bad character.
Why do you think nearly every male in western cartoons are skinny socially awkward monotone voiced brown-haired tweens? Because they're bland and androgynous enough for anyone to project themselves as.
A niche game (Xenoblade Chronicles X) sold more in the U.S. December alone than YW did in its North American entire lifespan, despite being on a console (Wii U) no one owns.
I'd say that's a flop.
LBX did fine in japan.
And really? why is that a surprise? Do you actually expect kids to be into mecha in this day and age? They have no outlet the way we did.
We had Gundam, EVA, Big-O, Eureka 7, Megas XLR, IGPX, Hell, even things like PPG, Dexter and Samurai jack had mecha undertones.
What do kids have today? Transformers? Its just not popular with them, and most kids have grown into the mentality of shunning "Kids games" at age 8 because they don't want to be uncool. Hell, Most 8 year olds own PS4/XBOXones now because their parents couldn't give a shit about how to raise them. They just get everything they want, when they want.
I've noticed that, even though the battles in the show boil down to "summoning Yo-Kai until Nate finds the right one", the solutions to defeating them seem pretty grounded in logic:
>Noway - Use reverse psychology
>Nosirs - Make a mistake, and then correct YOURSELF
>Wuzzat beats Fidgephant - Wuzzat makes Fidgephant forget to hold it in
>Fidgephant beats Hidabat - Even Hidabat has to come out to answer nature's call
>Cheeksqueak - Feed him high gas content food and turn the tables on him
>Blazion beats Chatalie - "Be the change! Make it happen!"
>Sproink - Make the water too hot for him to handle
>Happierre beats Cynake - His happy atmosphere overpowers Cynake's powers
idk i like this one, she kinda looks like a more sophisticated muk
I dont think a lot of non japanese people would realise this but jibanyan is dressed like a member of a japanese street gang in that photo.
>mfw the MC literally says "ass" in one of the episodes of the dub
it's slightly muffled out by other characters talking but you can still hear the voice actor say it
Why are people so obsessed with the Japanese delinquent look? Everyone seems to think it's the coolest most novel shit ever and it's about as played out as steampunk. Isn't there a Sagemon based on this shit, even?
outside of it is basically a rebel look, akin to dying your hair some non-natural color to stick out of a crowd.
I guess Japan prefers redesigning their hair entirely instead of changing the color.
fuck you, you walking spoiler. FUCK YOU
>popular kids show on the disney channel and popular ds game
>thinks few outside of japan care about it
What the fuck are you talking about? Its ratings on Disney XD suck. It average 150,000 viewers. It'll probably be relegated to 5:00 AM by 2017.
And it was already discussed earlier in the thread about how mediocre its U.S. game sales are.
calling bull on this too. The recent episode received 388k hits according to http://www.showbuzzdaily.com/articles/showbuzzdailys-top-150-thursday-cable-originals-network-update-12-31-2015.html
Meanwhile, Pokémon The Series: X/Y gets over a million:
That's despite it playing at 8:00 AM, vs. 5:00 PM for YW. (Admittedly, I'm shocked that the Pokémon cartoon still draws that large an audience.)
If you want just a Disney XD comparison, the latest new episode of Gravity Falls, which aired in November, got 1.6 million views.
>shitting on pokemon designs
a reminder to get a load of this and be grateful for what you have
>Pokemon killer has a samurai cat
Guess which series is better.
>Pokemon's samurai monster, the final stage of a starter, barely resembles a samurai
>YW's samurai monster, one of the eight legendary Yo-Kai, looks the part
Speaking in terms of swordsmanship, it's a tie
These designs are actually really good in the context of the game.
Pokémon takes much more of an animal angle. Yokai Watch is about spirits and fairytales that are standard to japan (also the reason it's failing outside of japan, because it's so culturally Japanese). An American equivalent would have vampires, Frankenstein's monster, and werewolves.
Not sure why people keep making this comparison when the games are about totally different worlds.
I would think you guys would like Yokai Watch's monster designs. You guys usually love dumb looking but endearing bros and Yokai Watch is basically a whole game of that with only a few edgy guys and fapbait thrown in to sell games.
well he does have a kickass evolution via fusion...
Perhaps this would be more...
fuck no that thing is miles creepier than Manjimutt
Really? I think he's simply...
There is a poster who's been actively bumping this dead thread up from page 9-10 multiple times now, for whatever no-doubt retarded reason.
Anyone want to turn it into a Delphox thread, or something, and get it up to its 310-post bump limit?
The designs are literally hand crafted to appeal to Japan, whereas Pokemon sacrificed some of that dedication to not look retarded to the rest of the world.
Pokemon made the right decision for overseas success, but we should expect GF to imitate Yo-Kai watch to some degree now because they'll likely get caught up in Battling for Glorious Mother Nipponland.
I like the furry sperm in the top right. And is that a Blockhead? Are living walls a thing in Japanese mythology?