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"What's up, my corporeal friend? I am Whisper. At your service."

Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (Japanese), Joey D'Auria (English, season 1-2, All Games), Michael Sorich (English, season 3-onwards), Mario De Candia (Latin American Spanish), Mattia Bressan (Italian)

A Yo-kai of the Slippery Tribe. He was released by Nate/Katie from a capsule machine in the woods one day, and who became their Yo-kai butler out of gratitude.

  • Adaptational Wimp: In the games, he's usually the one who notices something odd and claims it might be a Yo-kai's fault. In the anime, he seems bizarrely adamant about things not being a Yo-kai's fault even though they pretty much always are. What makes this worse is that in the games, Whisper can sense potent Yo-kai aura, which his anime counterpart claims to (and doesn't) have.
  • Adaptation Personality Change:
    • The dub cranks up his immaturity, so that not only is he incompetent at his job, but also flamboyant and arrogant.
    • In the manga, he's much more competent and keeps his vast knowledge of Yo-kai from the 1st game. He's still a Butt-Monkey however.
  • Ascended Fanboy: He is a huge fan of the Classic Yo-kai, and is overjoyed to meet them in person.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: At the end of the first movie, Whisper states that humans becoming Yo-kai is very hard, even though a fair few Yo-kai in the series were humans who became Yo-kai fairly easily (eg. Manjimutt, Hungramps, and Dandoodle). Even how Nate temporary became a Yo-kai was simply done.
  • Butt-Monkey: The poster boy for this trope, especially in the manga. His job as a Yo-kai butler is always hanging by a thread, with Nate and Jibanyan all too eager to replace him when given the opportunity. No matter how hard he tries to hide it, everyone knows he knows nothing about Yo-kai and will remind him of this. In episode with Yoink, when Nate is to think of something impossible to borrow, he suggests borrowing popularity for Whisper, which Yoink accomplishes by stealing Jibanyan's popularity and giving it to Whisper instead.
  • The Chew Toy: Obviously, sometimes getting himself into horrible accidents.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Nate and Jibanyan don't treat him too well at all.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He can be rather snarky, especially when Nate is acting up. The English dub upgrades Whisper's penchant for sarcasm.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Even though he knows almost nothing about other Yo-kai, he's usually right in calling out Nate and Jibanyan for their stupid and morally wrong actions, like when Nate says Katie "looks terrible" after eating a huge sandwich, or Nate agreeing to let Wazzat erase the teacher's memory because Nate forgot to study for a test.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Whisper sounds far more serious in the Japanese version of the first game. He also had his vast knowledge of Yo-kai, which was carried on to the next games and the manga, but not in the anime.
  • Feigning Intelligence: Frequently says that he knows everything about Yo-Kai, only to end up relying on the Yo-Kai wiki for most of his information. This is mostly a trait in the anime and the second games, as he was reasonably knowledgeable in the first game, despite being shown to make mistakes now and then. This is eventually revealed to be because he has an inferiority complex, and just wants to be the best butler he can be for Nate. He's also revealed to be a type of Yo-Kai called a Nonuttin, whose belches possess people so they feign intelligence.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: Aside from his voice being heard giving the disclaimer at the beginning of every episode of the anime, he will sometimes break the fourth wall in an episode and directly talk to the audience. Such as telling the viewer "Don't Try This At Home" in episode 11 after the credits, or explaining to the viewer what a parallel world is in Episode 67.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Seems to be a case of Depending on the Writer, but there are instances where Nate and Jibanyan have no respect for him whatsoever and would be all to happy for him to be gone.
  • Hyperspace Mallet: He can produce his Yo-kai Pad from seemingly nowhere, even though he doesn't wear any clothes. In the "Noway" episode, it's revealed he keeps it inside his hollow head, which Nate is able to open up and take the pad out himself.
  • Intangible Man: Whisper is a stereotypical ghost-like Yo-kai, and gets the intangibility that comes with it. Although he can be touched, he can also phase through walls and floors if he chooses to.
  • Iron Butt-Monkey: He can get beaten up, cut in half, blown up, melted, and will still be floating around unharmed later. One time, Whisper's indestructibility is specifically brought up, where Komasan safely disposes of a bomb by having Whisper swallow it.
  • Ironic Name: For someone named "Whisper" he sure shouts a lot.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": He's a massive fan of the Classic Yo-kai, and was Squeeing madly when he got to meet them.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Claims to have expertise on all things Yo-kai, but actually knows nothing and relies entirely on his Yo-Kai Pad for information. This trope, however, wasn't present for the most part in the first game.
  • Large Ham: And how!
  • Life Drain: Absorption-attribute, as seen in Yo-kai Watch 3.
  • Mr. Exposition: Whether it's from his little pad or something he actually knows, Whisper tends to explain how things work regarding the Yo-Kai World.
  • Multipurpose Tongue: It borderlines on being prehensile. Whisper uses it to clean things by licking it, including the Yo-kai Watch when its put in his mouth.
  • My Greatest Failure: His unintentional possession tarnished a child's reputation before leading him to a famous general, who by dumb luck had a successful military career prior to leading his army to their deaths in a hopeless battle. Whisper knew his success was by no merit of his own, but takes full responsibility for his death, so he changed his appearance and resolved to never use his power again.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: When turned into Uncanny Valley "Bruce Willisper" and "Will Smithsper".
  • Non-Human Sidekick: To Nate or Katie.
  • Noodle Incident: The second movie implies the appearance of his lips, eyes and the color of his skin was inflicted as punishment for interfering in human affairs beyond inspiriting.
  • Not So Above It All: For a butler, he does some undignified things like flushing himself down a toilet to retrieve his Yo-Kai pad.
  • Only Sane Man: On occasion takes up this role if Nate is being inspirited or not behaving maturely.
  • Our Spirits Are Different: A Know-Nothing Know-It-All butler.
  • Promoted to Playable: He's now playable to fight in Yo-kai Watch 3, and he revealed to be from Slippery Tribe.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Once played unwitting adviser to Ishida Mitsunari, vassal of Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He tries to be one, but Nate and Jibanyan don't respect him as an authority figure.
  • Series Mascot: The mascot of the main game and anime along with Jibanyan.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: In the games anyway. If a cat or bird needs Nate/Katie to do a favor for them, Whisper translates what they are saying.
  • Stomach of Holding:
    • He can produce a Yo-Kai Medallion holder from inside his mouth, and it's covered in ectoplasm.
    • In season 2, after Nate obtains the Yo-Kai Watch Type Zero and wears both watches, Whisper accidentally gets Nate's arm in his mouth and after doing so only one Yo-Kai Watch remains. From this point on, Nate needs to keep putting his arm in Whisper's mouth to switch watches.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He can take part in fights in "Yo-kai Watch Blasters" and "Yo-Kai Watch 3". In Blasters he can even be the leader of the team if the player chooses so.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Ice Cream, as seen in Yo-kai Watch 3.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Nate, though sometimes his loyalty really gets tested.
  • Useless Without Cell Phones: He doesn't know a thing about Yo-kai without his Yo-kai pad.
  • Verbal Tic: In the Japanese version he has a tendency to say "Whis".
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Is this with Jibanyan, after the latter moves into Nate's house. The two are often at odds with each other, usually in the form of criticizing or arguing, though they do seem to be genuine friends.
  • Vocal Evolution: In the Japanese version, his voice becomes more high pitched and raspier in season 3.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: In the anime he is often seen wearing wigs and dresses, sometimes to mime things out or get his point across to Nate.

    Jibanyan/Rudy (Akamaru)
Top: Jibanyan as a Yokai. Bottom: Jibanyan back when he was alive.
"I'm pretty busy right nyaaaooow..."

Voiced by: Etsuko Kozakura (Japanese), Alicyn Packard (English, season 1-2), Kira Buckland (English, season 3-onwards), Luciana Falcón (Latin American Spanish), Renato Novara (Italian)

A nekomata of the Charming Tribe. He was once an ordinary cat who died and became a Yo-Kai after being hit by a car. He was bound to the crossroads he died at before coming to live at Nate's house (in the anime)/the protagonist's house (in the sequel games). Despite being friends, he is just as lazy as one would expect from a cat, and doesn't usually take action in situations unless he is properly motivated or interested.

  • Cats Are Snarky: Despite being laid-back, he also tends to snark quite a bit when Whisper or Nate are up to something or otherwise caught up in the situation.
  • Dub Name Change: Averted as a Yo-kai, he's Jibanyan in both Japan and America; played straight as a normal cat where his Japanese name "Akamaru" is changed to "Rudy".
  • Ear Notch: Gained it during his death.
  • Fan Boy: Of a girl band called "Next HarMEOWny", that dress in cat outfits.
  • Fusion Dance: He has a number of fused forms in the game, including Thornyan (with Coughkoff), Baddinyan (with Roughraff), Buchinyan (with Whisper), and Jibakoma (with Komasan).
  • Ghost Amnesia: His memory of when he was alive is hazy, being unable to remember what his name was, or that he sacrificed his life to save his previous owner, Amy. He also recalls her final words incorrectly making it sound like she was calling him "lame" after he died, when it was reserved for herself.
  • Hammer Space: Can keep a large amount of items in his haramaki, usually chocobars and his Next HarMEOWny magazines.
  • Heavy Sleeper: Even back when he was alive, his memories consisted of him sleeping all the time. This carries on to his Yo-kai days, where Whisper comments Jibanyan typically gets 23 hours of sleep.
  • Hidden Depths: Is revealed to be extremely knowledgeable about Yo-kai, in stark contrast to Whisper Feigning Intelligence and knowing next to nothing about Yo-kai. Nate even contemplates having Jibanyan as his Yo-kai Butler.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Can be selfish, rude, and lazy at times, but ultimately means well and will help out his friends when the time comes.
  • Loyal Animal Companion: Was this back when he was a normal cat with Amy, who was so loyal he gave his life to save her. He at times can be considered this with Nate as well, but to a lesser extent due to being at odds with each other at times.
  • Magikarp Power:
    • Jibanyan is not very powerful in his first form, but when fused with other Yo-kai he can be quite an asset to your team. In Yo-Kai Watch 2 he even gets a powerful variant called "Jibanyan S", possessing the high Rank S that Legendary/powerful Yo-kai have.
    • Notably, in the first movie, Buchinyan is depicted as being way stronger, in spite of it being revealed to be just Whisper stuck on Jibanyan in later episodes, with Nate constantly pointing out that he doesn't even need Whisper's part of the fusion...
  • Meaningful Name: His names when he was alive, Rudy in the west and Akamaru in Japan, both reference his red coat (Akamaru literally translating to "red boy," and Rudy being a letter away from ruby).
  • Mental Time Travel: Happens in "Jibanyan's Secret", where he is sent back in time and ends up in his own body back when he was alive.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: As the Uncanny Valley "Leonyardo Decaprionyan".
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Serves as this to Nate, given he is the most frequently summoned Yo-kai.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: In Waku Waku Nyanderful Days, he has a crush on Katie and clings to her as much as possible. Even after just meeting her he creeps her out enough that she tries calling the police.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: In the game "Jibanyan" is a name that other Yo-kai call him by, as he had forgotten his real name. But he ended up using it due to liking it. This isn't brought up in the anime though.
  • Only Sane Man: Though other than being a slacker and a lazy bum, he can be quite competent and intelligent, especially when sometimes coming up with better logic or when a Yo-kai is around.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Mainly due to his default Cat Smile, which can be odd during moments when he's very angry or sad.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Can beat up enemies much bigger than him, including Nate.
  • Playing with Fire: In the games he has fire based abilities, like all Nekomata.
  • Power Glows: In his powerful "Jibanyan S" form, he is accompanied by a scarlet colored aura.
  • Pretty Freeloaders: Has made Nate's house his home in the anime and second games. Nate thinks of him as a pet, but Jibanyan insists he's an honored guest.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: His signature "Paws of Fury" attack consists of this.
  • Recurring Element: Also like Pikachu his popularity has inspired a number of other "-nyan" suffixed nekomata characters. To the point of being a borderline Fountain of Expies. Other yo-kai with mascot status have followed suit, but nowhere near close to his extent.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: One of the more cute Yo-kai in the series.
  • Self-Destruct Mechanism: Yo-kai Watch 2 features his unlockable Soultimate Moves. One of them is "Nyext", which he explodes joke that damages enemies and allies alike.
  • Series Mascot: He's essentially the Pikachu of Yo-Kai Watch.
  • Simpleminded Wisdom: He has a very one track mind which only ever thinks about Chocobars and Next Harmeowny, but he is quite knowledgeable in Yo-Kai and can often shed insight when Whisper is unable to.
  • The Slacker: He's extremely lazy and often lies around refusing to help.
  • Small, Annoying Creature: One of the most frequent sources of comic relief.
  • Stern Teacher: As Mr. Crabbycat, he's very strict in disciplining his students.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Jibanyan appears in almost every episode, and early in the series was usually the first Yo-Kai that Nate thinks of summoning in battle, hence he is the most heavily featured Yo-kai other than Whisper. He later gets even more focus when he decides to move into Nate's house, appearing even when Nate isn't battling Yo-kai.
  • Sweet Tooth: An extreme addiction to chocolate.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Chocolate bars... despite cats being unable to eat chocolate. (Then again, he is a Yo-Kai, and hence no ordinary cat).
  • Too Dumb to Live: If he wasn't already dead, he would have died many times over by now. Prior to moving in with Nate, he would try to attack cars and always end up getting hit and injured.
  • Troll: When he moves into Nate's house, he proves to be a terrible roommate and often risked blowing his cover as a Yo-kai. Whenever Nate or Whisper criticize him, he would feign being unable to hear them by singing a childish song, until Nate would lose his temper and hit him away using a fan.
  • Verbal Tic: In the Japanese version, he ends his sentences with "-nya". In the English version, he replaces the N's in words with "nya" (see No Celebrities Were Harmed above for an example).
  • Vitriolic Best Buds:
    • He and Nate had shades of this early on, with Jibanyan being tired of Nate's bossiness and Nate annoyed by Jibanyan's laziness and his tendency to being a pest. However their relationship improves drastically in season 2 and usually always get along.
    • After moving into Nate's house, Jibanyan seems to have become this with Whisper with the two constantly bickering.

Voiced by: Kotori Shigemoto (Japanese), Katie Leigh (English, anime), Melissa Hutchison (English, game), Simone Lupinacci (Italian)

A Yo-kai of the Shady Tribe that appears to be a rabbit in a spacesuit, complete with ears. He's actually the ghost of an otter. When he was alive, he was to be used as a test subject in a new spacefaring rocket, but he escaped from his cage and destroyed it, ruining his owner Dr. Hughley's chances at starting a new age of space exploration. He tricks Hailey into buying a Yo-kai Watch U Prototype and he convinces her to help him make a new rocket to impress Dr. Hughley. Afterwards, the two open a detective agency to investigate Yo-kai crimes. Once that well dried up, USApyon begins following Hailey to school, where he learns her class is a hotbed of Yo-kai trying to inspirit them. Key word being try.

  • Advertised Extra: In the localization of Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble, as the third wasn't released at the time and appears in the intro.
  • An Ice Person: Ice-attribute.
  • Berserk Button: Hailey goofing off, going off topic, or distracting from the task at hand. If this happens, he'll press the "Invader Mode" buttons on his helmet, pull out his ray gun, and well... go berserk.
  • Deep South: Has a Southern accent in the English version.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: A Running Gag is that USApyon's guesses as to locations or culprits tend to be wrong. In one episode, it turns out there were two right answers (Two of the suspect Yo-kai were collaborating) and USApyon correctly identified one of them. He's still treated as though he was wrong.
  • Moon Rabbit: The theme of his design, as a "space-faring rabbit". Even though he's not really a rabbit ghost at all.
  • Only Sane Man: Consider how Hailey acts in the detective agency segments (especially when she tried to cook Peckpocket) while Whapir is either indifferent or go along with Hailey's antics.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Donuts.
  • Verbal Tic:
    • In the Japanese version he ends his sentences with "Dani".
    • In the English version he ends his sentences with "missy" when referring to Hailey Anne.

Voiced by: Aya Endo (Japanese), Melissa Hutchison (English, season 1-2) Erika Harlacher (English, season 3-onwards), Federica Valenti (Italian)

A little Komainu of the Charming Tribe. He spent a lot of his time sitting around a shrine with a dog statue on the premises in the countryside. When the shrine was torn down, he tried to move to the city, befriending Nate, finding his brother Komajiro, and making a life for himself in the city.

  • Amazing Technicolor Population: In his human form, he still retains his pale white skin. Which can makes him unique looking to the other humans he encounters.
  • Adorkable: While not the smartest Yo-kai, he's one of the more sensitive characters in the series. From him getting used to the city, to his adorably clumsy dance when he gets summoned. Then there's the time he was president for a Toy Company and developed a crush on a young lady while visiting the coffee shop.
    • Komasan's human form is also adorkable due to the combination of looking handsome yet shy at the same time.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: His human form.
  • Adaptational Wimp: While Komasan is a relatively weak Yo-kai in the games, he is at least capable of combat. In the anime, he doesn't appear to be capable of any form of defense or combat skill, and only manages to survive through pure luck. Nate scarcely ever summons him for battle, and when he does it's always for non-violent uses like negotiation. In the first movie, Nate does summon him (along with all of his Yo-kai friends), where Komasan is seen trying to swipe at enemy Yo-kai to no avail.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In-Universe, after he reveals his Yo-kai form to the comic book writer, she puts him in a central role in her the Big Bad of a horror story.
  • Apologizes a Lot: Komasan is prone to apologizing whenever he makes a mistake or causes a problem. Sometimes he'll apologize when it's no fault of his own.
  • Almighty Janitor: Komasan starts off working as a janitor for a toy company in "Komasan: Movin' On Up", but is so full of ideas (albeit unintentionally) that he continuously gets promoted, until finally he is the President. Also the fact that he's actually a Yo-kai in disguise counts to this trope too.
  • Ambiguous Situation: While most Yo-kai started off as ordinary living creatures that died or as ordinary inanimate objects, Komasan and Komajiro have a mother which implies they were born as Yo-kai.
  • Art Evolution: He has the most radical redesign in Shadowside. For one he now looks like a dog, and his Shadow form actually looks like the Shrine Dogs they're based on.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Komasan is revealed to have a very short attention span, being distracted by everything. This quirk of his is used to beat Poofessor, who is an Insufferable Genius who loves having others listen to him
  • Barrier Warrior: Has a skill called "Fire Wall" that protects himself and his team from fire based attacks.
  • Bash Brothers: With Komajiro. His ability, Alpha, increases his power when paired with the Omega ability, which Komajiro/Komiger has.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don't pick on Komajiro.
    • Don't insult the country.
  • Beware the Nice Ones:
    • In the episode "Komasan In The City: DJKJ", Komasan becomes angered when Komajiro is picked on by some nightclubbers and comes to his defense. He ends up giving the bullies a beating through complete dumb luck.
    • When he gets possessed by Irewig, whose ability is to make others angry at every little thing, Komasan is rather scary and angry at a bunch of birds because one of them pooped on him. He starts frantically building bird houses, and forces Nate, Jibanyan, Whisper, and even Irewig to help him.
    • During a Christmas segment, he scolds Komajiro for using a taxi since its not Santa-like.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Very protective of Komajiro, even when he's the one who needs help.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Played with. Komajiro does look up to him, but for the most it is Komajiro who is far more competent than Komasan.
  • Breakout Character: One of the most popular characters in the franchise, sometimes rivaling or even surpassing Jibanyan. This has been acknowledged by the creators with his heavy focus in spin-off games like Yo-kai Watch Busters and Yo-kai Three Kingdoms.
  • Book Dumb: In regards to anything about the city and modern technology. Best shown in the "Komasan in the City" episodes, where as part of a Running Gag Komasan would come up with a nickname for an unexplained phenomena, like calling cell phones "ear warmers" or the glass floor of the lookout tower a "magic floor".
  • Born Lucky: Komasan might just be the single luckiest character in the show. Despite knowing nothing about a job, he will always manage to succeed spectacularly at it through dumb luck, with everyone giving him credit. He managed to come up with toy ideas for a company by accident and kept getting promoted until he was President. He also solves many cases as a cop without even being aware of what his actions would result in; such as finding a bomb hidden in an ice-cream because he wanted to eat it.
  • Buddy Cop Show: The "Springdale Five-Yo" segments have vibes of this.
  • Catchphrase: "Oh my swirls!" ("Monge!" in the Japanese version) whenever he is amazed or surprised at something.
  • Cartoon Creature: He's supposed to be a lion-dog, but looks like a mix between a cat and a baby panda.
    • This may be due to him being a cub and hasn't grown his mane yet.
  • Character Development: Later episodes have him a lot more confident, compared to his debut where he would exclaim "OH MY SWIRLS!" at everything.
  • Crush Blush: In his human form, he starts blushing where the two red swirls on his cheeks are located. While it's Luminescent Blush in his Yo-kai form.
  • Country Mouse: A perfect example of this trope, being a country bumpkin with no concept of the city whatsoever.
  • Deep South: The dub gives him a Southern country accent along with Komajiro.
  • Deuteragonist: After his introductory episode where he met Nate, Komasan would go on to receive his own segments in every episode, called "Komasan (Mini Corner)", that occurred separately to Nate and Whisper. note 
  • Does Not Like Spam: Juice.
  • Feigning Intelligence: Tries to teach Komajiro about how the city works, despite being a country bumpkin who barely knows how it works himself.
  • Flaming Hair: While he doesn't have hair on his head, he does have blue, fiery pointy eyebrows.
  • Foil: To Manjimutt. As they're both dog-based Yo-kai who star in "Mini Corner" segments during each episode, with both trying out a variety of different jobs. However, while Manjimutt is the most unfortunate character who fails spectacularly at everything, Komasan is always ridiculously lucky and keeps succeeding by accident. Furthermore, while Manjimutt is heavily disliked in-universe, Komasan has accumulated a lot of respect due to his accomplishments.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Komasan often gets worried about what's gonna happen to Komajiro, which makes him the responsible sibling to Komajiro's foolish sibling.
  • Friendless Background: Spent all of his time at the shrine through the various seasons, with only the occasional festival to interact with people. When he's forced out of his home, this quickly changes for the better when he explores the city and befriends Nate.
  • Gag Censor: Komasan's head is used to censor certain scenes.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Komasan tends to use "tarnation" in place of cuss words.
  • Hidden Depths: Whether he realizes it or not, he has good business instincts, and eventually manages to run a company while the boss is away.
  • High-Pressure Emotion: His entire body turns pink after he gets a surprise hug from a female comic book writer after she learns that Yo-kai are real after he removes his magic leaf which turns him back into his Yo-kai form.
  • Iconic Item: The green pouch with white swirls he carries on his back.
  • Idiot Houdini: His constant promotions while working at a toy company by indirectly giving the president ideas that are popular with the public, to arresting criminals in the Springdale Five-Yo series by luck, or annoying the criminals into admitting their crimes.
  • Interspecies Romance: Falls in love with a struggling human manga artist while in the city.
  • Leitmotif: A slow paced melody that plays in the "Komasan in the City" segments.
  • Lightning/Fire Juxtaposition: Komasan is fire to Komajiro's lightning.
  • Literal-Minded: When Whisper tells Komasan to "stretch out the conversation" with the criminal on the phone, he interprets this as talking very slowly.
  • Luminescent Blush: Whenever he blushes out of shyness or embarrassment, a blush mark would show up between his eyes in Yo-kai form while in his human form it shows up on his two red swirls located on his cheeks.
  • Magic Dance: His Soultimate move is the "Spirit Dance", which summons hitodama as fireballs.
  • Magikarp Power: Much like Jibanyan, Komasan starts off not very strong but can gain more powerful forms. Fusing him with another Komasan will turn him into the more powerful "Komane". He also has the more powerful "Komasan A" form, which when fused with regular Komasan will result in "Komasan S", the rank that Legendary Yo-kai possess.
  • The Mirror Shows Your True Self: When Komasan disguises himself as a human using his leaf, his reflection shows his true form.
  • Mistaken for Badass: Unintentionally beats three hooligans when they pick on Komajiro in a club where he works as DJ, and they flee the moment they see him again.
  • Nervous Wreck: He acts like this in his first few episodes that he appeared in until he becomes a president for a toy company.
  • New Jobs As The Plot Demands: Like Manjimutt, Komasan has had an assortment of jobs over the course of the series.
  • No Indoor Voice: Sometimes unintentional, but the easily excitable Komasan has a habit of yelling out "OH MY SWIRLS", attracting the attention of anyone who is capable of hearing him (as not everyone can due to him being a Yo-kai).
  • Non-Action Guy: His portrayal in the anime makes him one, almost never resorting to violence except on some rare accidental instances.
  • Older Than They Look: Komasan could be mistaken for a child under the age of 10, but he had met the manga artist he fell in love with (at least in her twenties) back when she was a young girl. A much later episode reveals he and Komajiro are actually over three centuries old.
  • Old Save Bonus: Of a sort. To get him in YW2, you need a copy of the first game to take a picture in the last two hours, save it to your SD Card, and hand it over to an NPC that will give you a special Crank-a-Kai coin that you use to get him.
  • Perpetual Frowner: His default expression, he does start smiling more in later episodes and official artwork.
  • Playing with Fire: He is a fire-attribute Yo-kai, who's primary attacks involving setting the enemy on fire. In addition, his Soultimate move, the "Spirit Dance", has him summoning fiery will-o'-the-wisps at the enemy.
  • Power Glows: His powerful "Komasan S" form gives off a blue aura.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: His shy, cautious nature makes him the blue oni to Komajiro's red.
    • This role gets switched in "Komasan in the City: The Magic Floor", where Komasan is the one who acts uncontrollably excited while Komajiro is the calmer mature one.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Enough to rival Jibanyan. He even lampshades this in the ending of episode 26 as he's narrating about his experience with the girl while drinking coffee alone.
    Komasan: Don't she know I'm cute as a button?
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He and Komajiro deliver these to Yo-kai responsible for various infamous scenes from the anime in the skit series "Komasan Taxi", which includes reading real complaints sent in by actual parents. Unlike most examples of this trope, they deliver them in a kindhearted way while making the Yo-kai understand their wrong doing.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: While he and his brother Komajiro are both sensitive characters. Komasan is the most sensitive from getting scared easily and amazed at new stuff while his brother on the other hand is a lot more calm and is adjusting to the city life and can even be seen learning how to use a Tablet. He and Komajiro are basically the reverse Mario and Luigi when it comes to their ages.
  • Series Mascot: Alongside Jibanyan and Whisper.
  • Shapeshifter: The Yo-kai leaves he and Komajiro wear on their heads are able to give them human forms, though it's not made explicitly clear if they physically transform or whether it's just an illusion that makes them look human.
  • Shrinking Violet: He starts out like this in the anime but starts growing out of this as episodes go on. But he does get nervous very easily.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Komasan is shy and taken aback by the city, while Komajiro is curious and embraces all the city has to offer.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: One of the most prominent Yo-Kai, alongside Whisper, Jibanyan, and Manjimutt. Since his debut in episode 7, Komasan appeared in every consecutive episode until "Springdale Five-Yo" ended where he had a short absence. Most episodes feature his own segment at the start or end, see Deuteragonist above. Even episodes that don't feature a Komasan (Mini Corner), will have him cameo somewhere.
  • Those Two Guys:
    • With Komajiro for most of the season 1.
    • In season 2, the "Springdale Five-Yo" segments have him paired up with Whisper.
  • Too Dumb to Fool: He was too naive to fall for most of the special effects in the "Kaptain Komasan" show segments, but not smart enough to figure out the stunts were all fake.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Soft-serve ice cream. In the first game, it's milk.
    • Milk is also Komajiro's favorite food.
  • Transformation Trinket: He uses a Yo-kai leaf, similar to what a tanuki uses.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Even those who can see Komasan for what he is don't seem to find it odd that he's a talking cat-panda creature (with the exception of the manga artist). This even extends to when he isn't wearing a Yo-kai leaf, which allegedly made humans think he was one of them.
  • Verbal Tic: Tends to add "y'all" to the end of his sentences (Zura in the Japanese version.)
  • Vocal Dissonance: Is supposed to be a boy and Komajiro's older brother, but his voice is higher than Komajiro's and sounds effeminate.
    • In the German dub, he along with Jibanyan and Komajiro are all voiced by grown men.
  • Vocal Evolution: His voice gets higher-pitched in the second season of the dub.
  • Vague Age: Komasan's age is a mystery. He's older than Komajiro, met an adult manga artist back when she was a child (around a decade before the series), and old enough to get a full time job. Yet his behavior and the physical appearance of his human form makes him seem like he's between the age of 9 - 12. It's later revealed that both he and Komajiro are over three centuries old.
  • Wingding Eyes: Komasan's eyes would sometimes change into sparkles or stars when he gets amazed or surprised by certain things.

Voiced by: Aya Endo (Japanese), Alicyn Packard (English, season 1-2), Christine Marie Cabanos (English, season 3-onwards), Monica Bonetto (Italian, first voice), Cinzia Massironi (Italian, second voice)

Komasan's half-brother, also a komainu from the Charming Tribe. He followed him from the shrine he stayed at in the country to live in the city. Unlike his brother, he adapts very well to his new surroundings, though he still looks up to his big brother for guidance.

  • Adorkable: He loves learning about the city and can also be seen on his phone and texting most of the time. Then there's his human form where he looks cute and handsome at the same time since he and Komasan appear to be around the age of 9 or 10 in there human forms.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Komajiro keeps his orange colored skin when he's in human form.
  • Bash Brothers: With Komasan. His ability, Omega, increases his power when paired with Alpha, which Komasan/Komane has.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: His human form.
  • Catchphrase: "Oh my Swirls" which he shares with Komasan. However he doesn't say that phrase as much as Komasan however.
  • Chick Magnet: When he was a DJ at a dance party. He appears to be attracting some older ladies and acts chill most of the time. Until one adult starts making fun of him and his brother for being a "country bumpkin" and calling them a Hillbilly.
  • Easily Impressed: At first Komajiro plays this straight as he's awestruck by all the wonders of the city. But then Komajiro gradually becomes more city savvy than his own brother. Things revert when he sees a shooting star though.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: His energetic nature makes him the foolish sibling to Komasan's responsible sibling. Later on, this gets reversed.
  • Interspecies Romance: Has one with the daughter of the boss of his brother's toy company job.
  • Lightning/Fire Juxtaposition: Komajiro is lightning to Komasan's fire.
  • Older Than They Look: Like his brother, he is about 300 years old, despite looking very young in both his normal and human forms.
  • Only Sane Man: Of the two brothers, at least.
  • Palette Swap: His character design is basically Komasan but more brown.
  • Phoneaholic Teenager: To an extent. Early on Komajiro is scarcely seen without his cell phone, loving to chat on it or searching up info.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: His outgoing, inquisitive nature makes him the red to Komasan's blue.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Much like Komasan.
  • Shapeshifter: He along with his brother Komasan are able to shape shift into humans with the leaves that they wear on their heads.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Komajiro might not fit the manly man type. He's a lot more calmer and adjusts to new life in the city unlike his brother. Komajiro would sometimes help his brother with certain tasks such as trying to help Komasan's relationship with a beautiful lady by giving some love advice.
  • Satellite Character: Komajiro is really only there to be "Komasan's brother", and is rarely ever his own character.
  • Seen It All: Komajiro gets so used to the city that he isn't impressed by anything in Excellent Tower that Komasan shows him. Komasan pointing out a shooting star fixes that, though.
  • Totally Radical: When he becomes a DJ at a dance club. Komajiro starts talking by using old 90's slang much to the confusion of Komasan.
  • Those Two Guys: With Komasan.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Milk, and as of 3 onwards, Ice Cream.
  • Vague Age: While he is the youngest brothers to Komasan. It's difficult to tell what age he is which isn't helped by his brother's sensitivity. Doesn't help that his human form appears to be around the age of between 9 - 12 years old yet he and his brother are able to live on their own and travel.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: While Komajiro isn't the wisest. He is a lot more knowledgeable and is more level-headed than Komasan. This might be due to Komasan being his big brother and Komasan is mostly nervous and worried most of the time while Komajiro is younger than him but acts more relaxed.

    Hidabat (Hikikōmori)
Voiced by: Ryoko Nagata (Japanese), Melissa Hutchison (English, season 1-2), Reba Buhr (English, Season 3), Elda Olivieri (Italian)

A bat Yo-kai of the Shady Tribe. Hidabat is afraid of outdoors and would rather spend his whole life in Nate's closet. Because of this, his business skills are incredible. He's the second richest Yo-kai, only losing to Steve Jaws, owns "Yo-zon", and is friends with Mark Shachiberg, Steve Jaws' replacement as the "Yopple" president.

  • Bigger on the Inside: He's furnished Nate's closet to include computer servers and a shower.
  • Blow You Away: Wind-attribute.
  • Closet Sublet: He hardly ever comes out of Nate's closet and if he has to leave, he takes the closet with him.
    • Elaborate Underground Base: It's implied he uses his wealth to fund the development massive collection of closets underneath Nate's house in search of a comfortable place to live. He loans one of them to Necolumbus and it's a massive loft.
  • Fusion Dance:
    • Can be fused with Tengloom to create Abodabat.
    • Yo-kai Watch 2 makes Hidabat the necessary ingredient to help Wydeawake evolve into Allnyta. However in Yo-kai Watch 3, Tengloom is the ingredient instead of Hidabat.
  • Hikikomori: His motif. His Japanese name is a pun on this and the word for "bat", his wings look like he's huddling a blanket over his body, and he inflicts people with this when he inspirits them.
  • Nice Guy: When he's given a Yo-kai Watch U prototype from Mark Shachiberg, he gives it to Nate as thanks for letting him live in his closet (keep in mind that as prototypes, they can't be bought yet and very few people/Yo-kai have them), helped Nate and Jibanyan shop online for a new Yo-kai pad when Whisper flushes the old one down a toilet, and gets Nate an autographed jersey and cleats from a soccer player.

    Kyubi (Kyuubi) 
Voiced by: Ryoko Nagata (Japanese), Melissa Hutchison (English), Cinzia Massironi (Italian)
A Bishōnen Nine-tailed kitsune of the Mysterious Tribe. His goal is to figuratively steal the hearts of women with his charm. He decides to try and charm Katie, which inadvertently causes him to fall for her. One of the few Yo-kai that can be seen, Kyubi dons the guise of a young man in public. He returns very frequently during the show's run.
  • Aborted Arc: His obsession to win Katie's heart only lasts for two episodes without any resolution.
  • Accidental Misnaming: Katie mistakes his name for "QB" or "Kyuuri" (quarterback and cucumber). Nate mistakes it for "Cutie."
  • Adaptation Personality Change: The Kyubi of the first game and the Kyubi in the anime have two vastly different personalities. In the game he's the guardian spirit of Flower Road who manipulates Nate and friends into fighting Massiface. A bit of a territorial Manipulative Bastard.
  • Bad "Bad Acting": Despite all of his bravado and grace, he's a terrible actor when cast for a movie.
  • Bishōnen: All the girls notice him, except Katie.
  • Butt-Monkey: He becomes a victim of this in his first two appearances.
  • Color Contrast: Kyubi has a gold/purple color scheme.
  • Foil: To Venoct in Yo-kai Watch 2.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: In the anime he regularly breaks the fourth wall and talks to the audience, such as when explaining the Suspension Bridge Effect.
  • Glamour Failure: Kyubi finds parts of himself transforming back into his Yo-kai form whenever he gets embarrassed or scared.
  • Guide Dang It!: In order to recruit him, you need to complete three particular post-game quests, then visit him at the school rooftop at night for a fourth quest, which involves getting Golden Tofu (obtained from Mama Aura in the Infinite Inferno), and take it to the shrine during the festival. Where to find Kyubi to start the quest and where to get the Golden Tofu are not hinted at in the game.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: When trying to use the Suspension Bridge Effect on Katie, it backfires and becomes a victim of this.
  • Invisible to Normals: Somewhat an odd example. When he accidentally transformed back to his normal self at the haunted house attraction, the people pretending as the zombies reacted like he's there (somewhat a similar level to Majimutt and Dandoole). But when he interacts with Nate, no one reacts about him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Starts off pursuing for Katie's affection simply to raise his rank, and only seeing it as a challenge and acting rather smug, but after their first meeting, it's apparent that he has gained an actual crush on her.
  • Kitsune: Literally his species.
  • Bait-and-Switch Sentiment: He falls victim to it time and time again in "Kyubi:Operation Heartbreak." Each time Katie gives the look that signifies his powers are working, she turns out to be referring to something else.
  • Mythical Motifs: When as a human, his hair is based on his real self (the two strands represent his ears, while the nine are his tails).
  • Playing with Fire: Fire-attribute.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: His body shape, voice, and behavior are rather feminine, but he is a strong Yo-kai nonetheless, and steals the hearts of women all the same.
  • Red Herring: When he first appears in the "Kyubi the Bully" quest it looks like he's going to be the boss, especially after he tells Nate and his friends to meet him at the construction site at night. But when they get there he just insults them a bit, tells them it was actually Massiface who started the fires on Flower Road and leaves so they can fight the giant Yo-kai for him.
  • Remember the New Guy?: An inverted example. In episode 31, while the viewers have seen Kyubi before, Nate and the gang have never met or even heard of him. Kyubi gets flustered by this and forces his medal onto Nate.
    • This is somewhat a mess as they both interacted in the recap (that is, if you count them). Though this can be Hand Wave as Nate seems to forget about Kyubi in episode 32.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: In the first game, it was seafood, but from Yo-kai Watch 2 onwards, it's oden stew.
  • Unknown Rival: His advances on Katie go unnoticed by Nate, and similarly, Kyubi doesn't know Nate has a crush on Katie, making for a strange Love Triangle.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Despite being a Bishōnen kitsune, Kyubi sounds like a prepubescent boy and is actually voiced by a female.

    Manjimutt (Jinmenken)
Voiced by: Naoki Bandou (Japanese), Paul Greenberg (English), Javier Gómez (Latin American Spanish), Diego Sabre (Italian)
A human-faced dog from the Eerie Tribe. Manjimutt was a salaryman who got fired due to downsizing after years of working for his company. After getting drunk and getting crushed under wooden planks with a toy poodle, he became a Yo-kai. Unlike most Yo-kai, he can be seen without a Yo-kai Watch, meaning he's a very powerful Yo-kai. However, his canine tendencies and creepy appearance tend to attract the attention of the local police.
  • Adaptational Badass: He's only a Rank E Yo-kai in the games (the lowest rank of all), but in the anime he's fairly competent at hand-to-hand combat, matching Roughraff from the Tough Tribe.
  • Adult Fear: Being fired and unable to take care of your family, and then dying after getting drunk.
  • Alcoholic Parent: Mainly what caused his life before becoming Manjimutt. Though this was toned down outside of Japan.
  • Beast with a Human Face: Literally a human-faced dog.
  • Blessed with Suck: On one hand, the fact that he's not Invisible to Normals means he's actually a very powerful Yo-kai. On the other hand, this fact has also caused him endless misery.
  • Butt-Monkey: By far the most unfortunate characters in the series, both while he was alive and as a Yo-kai. Due to his dog tendencies, he suffers from multiple arrests. As most people assume that he's a deformed person, his luck while he is trying to get out of Alcatraz is even worse.
  • Casanova Wannabe: He works at a bunch of different jobs to try and impress the ladies, but they all think he's creepy and ugly-looking.
  • Catchphrase: "Doggone it!"
  • Cool Old Guy: Or middle-aged, anyway.
  • Cosmic Plaything: The Yo-kai Watch gods seem to go out of their way to make Manjimutt's life/afterlife as miserable as possible. Every one of his attempts to reach his dream of being appreciated by women always fail, and he gets repeatedly arrested, sometimes for the most petty of reasons.
  • Cowardly Lion: When called to deal with Roughraff, he still has to be released from his prison cell's door. When he sees Roughraff, he immediately goes back in until Nate states that he's the only adult he can go to for this situation, motivating him to beat and befriend the Yo-kai.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: If his confrontation with Roughraff is any indication (on top of the fact that, as mentioned above, the fact that he's not Invisible to Normals).
  • Demoted to Extra: At one stage he was the most prominent Yo-kai outside of Whisper and Jibanyan, where he'd be given his own mini-corner segment in each episode. But then, Komasan showed up, who got his own mini-corners which would coincide and later completely replace Manjimutt's segments. After going Out of Focus, Manjimutt would return as a reoccurring character, but without the prominent focus he initially had.
  • Deuteragonist: After his introduction, Manjimutt began having his own segments in each episode, which were separate from Nate and Whisper. First he had one simply titled "Manjimutt" Part 1/2 .etc, which focused on him trying to find a new job to score with the ladies, but usually ends up being arrested. Later on, this gets replaced with another segment called "Manjimutt: The Great Dog Escape" where he is incarcerated in Alcatraz and focuses on him trying to escape.
  • Dirty Old Man: He took pictures of a lady's cleavage when he was a photographer, made a vase in the shape of a busty woman when he was doing pottery, and constantly fantasizes young ladies being attracted to him.
  • Disability Immunity:
    • In a way, Manjimutt was immune to Wazzat's inspiritment, as Manjimutt's memories are so depressing they taste foul to Wazzat.
    • Manjimutt's ugliness makes him immune to Yo-kai Shmoopie, whose inspiritment makes the victim put on an irresistible cute face. Manjimutt's cute face remains repulsive to others.
    • Manjimutt was also immune to Supoor Hero's inspiritment, who makes victims poor and unlucky. As Manjimutt is already at the maximum level of poverty, Supoor Hero had no effect on him.
  • The Dreaded: Anyone who encounters him for the first time is utterly terrified.
  • The Eeyore: Prior to meeting Nate, he spent every moment wallowing in self-pity over his misfortune which dated back to when he was alive. While befriending Nate did improve his self-esteem and made him more ambitious, he still remains very melancholic.
  • Fusion Dance: The human salaryman merged with a toy poodle that shared his demise, to form Manjimutt.
    • In the first game, Manjimutt can fuse with another Manjimutt to create Multimutt. This was dropped afterwards, where you need to evolve Manjimutt.
  • Hidden Depths: He does some surprisingly-sick breakdancing during his summoning sequence.
  • Imagine Spot: He imagined Nate was evil in the first episode of "The Great (Dog) Escape"
  • Invisible to Normals: Averted. He's one of the few Yo-kai who can be seen by mortals unaided.
  • Left Hanging: What happened to him between the last "The Great (Dog) Escape" and episode 32 is never explained.
  • Lovable Coward: Early in the series he was very cowardly and refused to fight Roughraff, though he does seem to get bolder (and dirtier) over time.
  • The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: He often succumbs to his dog instincts, which is sometimes signified by his face turning into an actual dog's.
  • Multicolored Hair: Has brown fur with green hair and tail.
  • New Jobs As The Plot Demands: As part of a Running Gag, in season one he would be shown getting a new job almost every episode, all of which end in him behind bars.
  • Never My Fault: Manjimutt blames Nate for how he got into Alcatraz, as he keeps summoning him for certain problems, even though some of the arrests were caused by himself at times, regardless if Nate is involved or not. While you can understand why Manjimutt is upset, Nate didn't really know what other options he can deal with the Yo-kai that's causing the problem.note 
  • No-Sell: He's completely immune to Supoor Hero's effects because he's already completely poor. He's not happy about it.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Manjimutts in general are able to turn other people into Manjimutts by biting them. While this is an Informed Ability in the anime, Manjimutt's story in the manga revolves around it.
  • Out of Focus: Near the anime's beginning, Manjimutt had many parts of the show centered on his efforts to get a job, and later trying to get out of prison. As more Yo-kai are introduced, more stories can be made and Manjimutt slowly got less attention (he's even replaced by one of Jibanyan's variants in the credits song sequence). On a meta-level, Nate used to be waiting outside every time Manjimutt was released from prison, only to suddenly not be waiting for his release any more, as other Yo-kai make themselves prominent in his life. He disappears altogether after "Manjimutt: The Great (Dog) Escape" and doesn't return for a very long time. This is later revealed in the skit series "Komasan Taxi" to be because viewers and parents saw a lot of his antics, such as lusting over a woman-shaped pot or in general showing an attraction to young girls, to be inappropriate.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: In the various jobs he picks up, he often dons a wig or an article of clothing to cover up the fact he's a human-faced dog Yo-kai. It usually works for a while.
  • Playing with Fire: Fire-attribute.
  • Punny Name: The way his name is pronounced makes it sound like mangy mutt.
  • Sanity Slippage: One of the "The Great (Dog) Escape" segments involves he receives a stuffed bear named Sam, and hallucinates it being able to walk and talk, and becoming his only friend. Adding to the weirdness of it all, Sam sounds just like Nate (due to being voiced by Johnny Yong Bosch), who previously was his only friend.
  • Scars Are Forever: The drunk blushes he had when he died remained on his Yo-kai form.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Manjimutt is one of the most focused on Yo-kai in the series, after Whisper and Jibanyan, often having his own individual segments in each episode, including "Manjimutt" and "Manjimutt: The Great (Dog) Escape". Though these eventually get removed, coinciding with Manjimutt going Out of Focus.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Chinese Food in the first game, and Curry.
  • Unreliable Narrator: After getting incarcerated in Alcatraz, he explains to the viewers how he ended up there. In his own recollections he blames everything on Nate, describing him as a monster who treated him as a slave. He also claims Nate kept breaking him out of jail against his will, which would cause him to get rearrested for escaping. In reality, Manjimutt got arrested due to a combination of his own behavior being considered inappropriate (urinating in public, scaring civilians, breaking and entering, stealing) or just his own misfortune. While Nate would regularly wait outside the prison for Manjimutt's release, and only summoned him while he was in prison twice (that we saw), with other summonings being when he was already released.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He presumably never had combat training back when he was alive. That said, the fact that he's not Invisible to Normals means he's actually a very powerful Yo-kai (and was tough enough to fight Roughraff, a Yo-kai based around Japanese street thugs, to a standstill).
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: When it's revealed he's immune to Supoor Hero due to being at the maximum level of poverty, Nate praises him on how amazing this was, but it only makes Manjimutt even more depressed and leads him to run off.


Voiced by: Naoki Bandou (Japanese), Yuko Sasamoto (Japanese, episode 9 only), Joey D'Auria (English), Alicyn Packard (English, episode 9 only), René Sagastume (Latin American Spanish), Paolo De Santis (Italian)

A robotic cat Yo-kai from the Tough Tribe. In the far future, Jibanyan decided to robotize himself, and became Robonyan. His signature move, the Rocket Punch, makes him a very powerful Yo-kai. He is also capable of time travel, shapeshifting, and even has a chocolate bar factory installed in his body.

Yo-kai Watch 2 then introduces his counterpart from the farther future, Robonyan F.

    Venoct (Orochi)
Voiced by: Yuko Sasamoto (Japanese), Johnny Yong Bosch (English)

A ninja-like Yo-kai of the Slippery Tribe who came to be when a monster named Rubeus J's reign of terror took away everything a young man held dear. Now he roams Springdale searching for Rubeus J to get his revenge. He usually visits Jibanyan, who unknowingly fits Rubeus J's exaggerated description. His scarf has two serpent heads on it, and is used as his powerful attack called "Octo-Snake."

  • Aloof Ally: In the first game, as he often appears to save the protagonist from danger and is often seen looking over them, however he initially acts cold and antagonistic.
  • Badass Baritone: He's had his moments of asskicking. In the anime's English, he has one of the deepest voices, contrasting with his more girlish voice in the Japanese version.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: His hair is a very dark blue, close enough to count. And he seems intimidating due to seeking revenge over Rubeus J, whose description matches Jibanyan's description perfectly, but he's actually not a bad guy after all.
  • Declaration of Protection: In the first game, his reason for attacking you during the final chapters was to protect Lucas from the horrors ahead.
  • Failed a Spot Check: All of his descriptions of Rubeus J are exaggerations of Jibanyan, like the cut in his ear, the love of chocolate, the truck punching, white strategist who doesn't actually know everything, etc. Subverted, as it turns out that Rubeus J is an entirely different Yo-kai after all.
  • Foil: To Kyubi in Yo-kai Watch 2.
  • Ground Punch: Does this to show how intensely he'll kill Rubeus J.
  • Orochi: Vastly different from how they are traditionally depicted, but still has the telltale snake heads emerging from his rear.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Although never shown in the games, anime or a Flashback, he used to be a monster known as The Serpent until the previous Lord Enma pulled a Get a Hold of Yourself, Man! on him.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His bangs cover his right eye.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Although most of his face is concealed by his dragon scarf, it's easy to say that he rarely smiles and almost always keeps a serious disposition
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: His scarf acts as his signature move.
  • Shock and Awe: Thunder-attribute.
  • Stern Teacher: In episode 191,he temporarily trained a raccoon. Even in the creature's first lessons, he didn't hesitate. He made him fight a monster way bigger than he is, dodge Kyubi's fireballs and Venoct went far to use his signature move.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: He's a very powerful Yo-kai considering he's the only one who can defeat Rubeus J.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: And the only one that can actually stand a chance against Rubeus J.
  • The Promise: His reason to protect the town of Springdale and Lucas being the promise he made to Lucas' father long ago.
  • There Is Another: Finds out that there is a monster stronger than Rubeus J: The bag-carrying, soul-eating Hardy Hound. And then Komasan walks by...
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Seafood.
  • Vague Age: He's just slighly smaller than Nate, his voice in the Japanese dub is very girly, the summary for the second chapter of the game refers to him as a "Mysterious Yo-kai boy", Rubeus J calls him a child during their battle in the original Japanese version, however he comes off as very intense and mature, has been said to be over 100 years old, and his voice in the Engish dub is extremely deep.
  • When He Smiles: Venoct usually keeps an aloof disposition but when he does smile, it is very unique mostly because no one can see it.

    Hovernyan (Fuyunyan)
"Don't worry, I've got your back!"

Voiced by: Yuuki Kaji (Japanese), Johnny Yong Bosch (English)

A heroic cat Yo-kai of the Brave Tribe who has lived for over sixty years. He recruits Nate/Katie in the present to travel back in time with him and assist their grandfather Nathaniel/Kenny in driving back the Wicked Yo-kai who threaten Springdale.

Voiced by: Kazuhiro Fusegawa (Japanese)
A cat Yo-kai of the Charming Tribe who comes from the USA to see what Japan is like compared to America. After meeting Nate, Tomnyan usually likes to brag about how great things are in the USA but he is usually given the same thing in Japan and is finds himself surprised that it's just as good. He also likes to play a little song while strumming his guitar (A song that Jibanyan hates.). He and Jibanyan are usually at each others neck at times but when Tomnyan tells how he became a Yo-kai (Which is very similar to the way Jibanyan became one, saving his owner and all) the two warm up to each other.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Delish-Sticks.
  • Jerkass: In the manga anyway
  • Eagle Land: Boorish with hints of beautiful. He's loud and obnoxious but does care about his human partner
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Let's see, got run over by a truck, check. Loves a type of candy to the point of obsession? Check. REALLY, REALLY loves an Idol and kisses a picture of her every night? HELL YES!!
  • By Stander Syndrome: Would it be that hard to explain that your not supposed to eat food yokai?(Or really, any of the other horrible things Jerry does to other yokai)



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