Young as they are, GMA Network talents Miggs Cuaderno, Mikoy Morales and Jillian Ward have learned the difficult skill lending their voices to the precise movements of animated characters via the Tagalized version of popular Asian cartoon Yo-Kai Watch.
The series, which is taking Asia and even North America by storm, will have its Philippine Free TV debut on March 28.
The story follows an ordinary boy, Keita, who chances upon a bizarre capsule machine while playing in the woods. Expecting a toy inside, he opens one of the capsules and instead meets a spirit named Whisper.
After being freed from the capsule, Whisper gifts Keita a prized item known as the Yo-kai Watch, which effectively allows him to see and interact with spirits called Yo-kai.
Keita, then, together with his yo-kai cat Jibanyan and Whisper set off to meet several kinds of yo-kai whom they can befriend or even battle.
At school, Keita is constantly struggling to impress an intelligent girl named Fumi, who is often possessed by yo-kai. He will become Fumi’s saviour and, later on, her best friend.
Filipino anime lovers will get to appreciate the series more what with the familiar voice of Miggs, Mikoy and Jillian, bring to life the anime’s main characters
Asked how they are faring in their latest endeavor for TV, Jillian—who has appeared in several drama series for the network—replied for the group and told The Manila Times: “Nung una mahirap po siyang gawin pero ngayon po, mas kaya na namin at na-e-enjoy na namin.”