Remarks came at event promoting "Yo-Kai Watch the Movie: The Great King Enma and the Five Tales, Nyan!"
At a recent event promoting the Japanese release of Yo-Kai Watch the Movie: The Great King Enma and the Five Tales, Nyan!, the 2nd Yo-Kai Watch theatrical anime film, Yo-Kai Watch producer and president / CEO of Level-5 Inc. surprised audiences by teasing the idea that the next Yo-Kai Watch film being planned may in fact be a live-action film with CG elements.
Hino's statements came in response to a question about Hino's New Years resolutions. When pressed by audience members as to whether Jibanyan would also be live-action, Hino admitted "maybe there will be some CG as well" and then flashed a wry smile. No firm announcements were made, although Hino indicated that his comments might "cause an argument" later.
The event was also attended by voice actress Etsuko Kozakura (the voice of Jibanyan), actress Masami Nagasawa, singer Chiemi Hori, and comedy duo Hakata Hanamaru Daikichi.
Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.