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Yo-Kai Watch: Volume 2 manga review

By Leroy Douresseaux
November 22, 2015 - 22:40

Yo-Kai Watch Volume 2 cover image

Rated “A” for “All Ages”

Nate Adams is an ordinary elementary school student.  One day, he meets Whisper, a strange yokai (called “yo-kai” in this series).  The floating, blob-like Whisper gives a gift to Nate.  It is the “Yo-Kai Watch,” which allows Nate to see yo-kai that are invisible to the human eye.  Soon, Nate is helping yo-kai and collecting from each one a “Yo-Kai Metal,” a memento of friendship that allows him to call on his yo-kai friends when he needs help.

As Yo-Kai Watch, Vol. 2 (entitled Beware the Bristly Germs; Chapters 8 to 14) opens, Nate finds Whisper in a bit of a rebellious attitude.  Soon, he learns that some of his classmates are also suddenly turned rebel.  Who is the new yo-kai behind all this?

Also, a new yo-kai is making everyone sick, even Nate classmates.  What is the cure for this ill?  Plus, a visit to a public bath pits Nate against his first yo-kai rival.

[This volume includes the bonus story, “A Nightmare at School!]

THE LOWDOWN:  The Yo-Kai Watch manga is inspired by the Yokai Watch video game created by Level-5 for the Nintendo 3DS.  Published under VIZ Media's “Perfect Square” imprint, the manga is produced by mangaka, Noriyuki Konishi.

Yo-kai Watch is a good graphic novel series for young comics readers, especially those already familiar with Yu-Gi-Oh! manga.  After reading, Yo-Kai Watch Volume 2, however, I find myself enjoying this series.  I look forward to each chapter in the hopes that Nate Adams meets another yo-kai friend and thus, earns another Yo-Kai Metal.  Sigh.

POSSIBLE AUDIENCE:  Young readers interested in manga will want to try the Perfect Square series,  Yo-Kai Watch.

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