Hino, president of level-5, says that Youkai Watch is being planned to be released in the west next year. They already have a toy company ready to support the series and think that the success of the series is guaranteed.
"In regards too foreign markets, we have been taking a look at it in regards to Yokai Watch. We are in development planning to release it sometime next year. We think it has a big appeal as a very Japanese-ish fantasy story. We already have support from a foreign toy maker company saying that it will be a definite success."