Yo-Kai Watch is a series of role-playing video games developed and published by Level-5. Manga adaptations, an anime television series, and an animated film have also been produced. While searching for bugs in the woods, a boy named Nate comes across a peculiar capsule machine next to a sacred tree. When he opens one of the capsules, it brings forth the Yo-Kai Whisper, who gives Nate a device known as the Yo-Kai Watch. Using this, Nate is able to identify and see various different Yo-Kai that are haunting people and causing mischief.