The World of YO-KAI WATCH Continues to Grow as ‘YO-KAI WATCH: THE MOVIE EVENT’ Comes to Movie Theaters Nationwide for a Special One-Day Event

Fathom Events, ELEVEN ARTS and LEVEL-5 Bring the First
English-Language Dubbed YO-KAI WATCH Film to the Big Screen on Saturday,
October 15

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#YoKaiWatchMovieEvent–“Watch out!” as Yo-kai invade U.S. movie theaters when Fathom Events,
” on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11:00
a.m. local time. This first English-language dubbed theatrical
presentation brings back the voice actors from the beloved Disney XD TV
series, reprising their acclaimed roles as Nate, Jibanyan, Whisper and
more; plus, the film introduces new characters, including an all-new
Yo-kai named Hovernyan, a floating blue cat who is Nathaniel’s heroic
companion. This exclusive event also features a never-before-seen sneak
peek of the new episode of YO-KAI WATCH. Fans who attend “YO-KAI
” will receive an exclusive YO-MOTION YO-KAI
WATCH Hovernyan Medal on a first come, first served basis. The medals
can be used with the upcoming Yo-Motion Yo-kai Watch, unlock special
content in the LEVEL-5 apps YO-KAI WATCH LAND, YO-KAI WATCH Wibble
Wobble and unlock special features and bonuses in the Nintendo 3DS
games. Following the movie theater event, fans can continue to
participate in Yo-Kai Watch Day activities by going to their nearest

Tickets for “YO-KAI WATCH: THE MOVIE EVENT” can be purchased
online by visiting
or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S will be
able to enjoy the event in nearly 300 select movie theaters through
Fathom’s Digital
Broadcast Network
. For a complete list of theater locations, visit
the Fathom Events website
(theaters and participants are subject to change).

The film, which features the voice talent of the hit Disney XD show,
follows Nate Adams and his Yo-kai friends, Whisper and Jibanyan, as
they’re transported to the past to help Nate’s grandfather, Nathaniel,
battle evil Yo-kai and invent the Yo-kai Watch. Created and developed by
LEVEL-5, YO-KAI WATCH is a fantasy role-playing game and Anime series
which depicts a world where “Yo-kai” (supernatural beings only seen by
using a special device, the Yo-kai Watch, responsible for everyone’s
daily annoyances) co-exist with humans and affect their day-to-day lives.

YO-KAI WATCH’s popularity soared as the TV anime based on the game began
broadcasting across six TV Tokyo-affiliated networks in 2014. The
original game was released in North America by Nintendo in November of
2015. The property debuted in the U.S. in 2015 and includes a TV series
on Disney XD, a series of games for the Nintendo 3DS, a Hasbro toy line
and apps available for iOS and Android systems. In its initial release
in Japan, YO-KAI WATCH: THE MOVIE was so popular that it set a
box office record for advance ticket sales and was the highest-grossing
Japanese film in 2015.

“Fathom Events is proud to, once again, present the very best animated
entertainment from Japan in U.S. movie theaters,” said Fathom Events CEO
John Rubey. “We are pleased to continue our relationship with ELEVEN
ARTS and to partner for the first time with LEVEL-5 to bring fans this
all-time favorite.”

For artwork/photos related to “YO-KAI WATCH: THE MOVIE EVENT” visit
the Fathom Events press

About Fathom Events

Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event
cinema, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content
to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark
Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC)
(known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of
one-of-a-kind entertainment events that include live, high-definition
performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions
such as the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live’s Hamlet, sporting
events like FS1 Presents USA v Mexico, concerts with Roger Waters and
One Direction, the TCM Presents classic film series and faith-based
events such as The Drop Box and Four Blood Moons. Fathom Events takes
audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience
Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the
ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network
(“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America,
bringing live and pre-recorded events to 887 locations and 1,354 screens
in 181 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more
information, visit


ELEVEN ARTS is a Los Angeles-based film production/distribution company
known for distributing high quality Japanese films, live-action and
animation, to North American audiences. ELEVEN ARTS’s major live-action
titles include: Japan Academy Awards winner Memories of Tomorrow
(starring Ken Watanabe) and Oscar nominated director Yoji Yamada’s
samurai film Love and Honor.

ELEVEN ARTS’ anime titles include: DIGIMON ADVENTURE tri, CHAPTER 1:
REUNION, the Evangelion franchise, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star
of Milos, the Puella Magi Madoka Magica franchise, Blue Exorcist: The
Movie, Expelled from Paradise, The Last: Naruto the Movie, Boruto:
Naruto the Movie, and The Anthem of the Heart.

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About LEVEL-5

LEVEL-5 Inc. plans, creates, and markets video game software and
produces mega-hit IPs targeting kids around the world. The company
specializes in cross-media strategies and oversees corresponding
counterparts (anime, toys, manga, etc.) for its titles.

The company’s flagship PROFESSOR LAYTON™ series has shipped over 15.5
million units worldwide, The Ni no Kuni™ series, featuring animations
created the Academy Award-winning Studio Ghibli, has sold over 1.5
million titles worldwide and received numerous prominent game awards.

LEVEL-5’s cross-media titles include INAZUMA ELEVEN™, Little Battlers
eXperience, and most recently YO-KAI WATCH™, which has sold over 13
million copies of its games worldwide. All forms of YO-KAI WATCH™
merchandise, including toys and games, are universally popular among
people of all ages.

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Fathom Events
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/ 720-262-2713
Marketing for Fathom Events

Erik Stein, 818-761-6100

Atsuko Tsuji, 310-445-0818