11/30/2014

Yo-Kai Watch Omikuji Seal Snack
妖怪ウォッチおみくじシールスナック

(Japanese follows. / 日本語は以下へ続く。)

My husband bought me "Yo-Kai Watch Omikuji Seal Snack" that was launched on November 3, 2014.
Yo-Kai (Youkai) is specter, Omikuji is a paper fortune, and Seal means sticker in Japanese.
I've heard to Yo-Kai Watch often how popular the show is, but I've never really paid attention exactly what it is.
(I remember when McDonald's Japan launched Happy Meal collaborated with Yo-Kai Watch, there're crazy numbers of people, mainly adults who have little kids with demands of the famous characters' packages or toys.)

I thought this is a TV show, but it's actually a RPG developed and published by Level-5 on July 11, 2013.
From January 8, 2014, they started TV show, and 3 days later, on the 11th, Yo-kai medallions were launched and that goods were so famous among elementary school students and it's hard to purchase them.

The cartoon plot starts with a boy (human) named Keita Amano met Yo-Kai Butler, Whisper and was given a Yo-Kai Watch, which enables him to see Yo-Kai.
He became friends with those Yo-Kai who appears in the town he live and cooperate with them to solve problems that the people in the town have, and they seek answers to the mystery behind the storyline.

On the package, there're many characters from Yo-Kai Watch.
This is the top of the box.

There's Jibanyan, a cat's jibakurei (residual spirit).

And also Komasan, a komainu (foo dog/shrine dog).

On the front, there's Jibanyan.

To the right, there's a Yo-Kai Butler, Whisper.

Towards the lid, there's a dragon, Ryu-kun.

This is Himojii, a grandfather who makes people hungry.

Nogappa, a kappa (folklore animal).

From the top, there's Komasan, Bakurobaa, Melamelion and Komajiro.

Komasan, the komainu, which appeared on the lid.

Bakurobaa is a grandmother who can make people tell the deep feeling and thought inside of them.

Melamelion is a lion who can make people energetic.

Komajiro is Komasan's twin brother.

It comes with a sticker with fortune, and there're 25 kinds in total.
(I started wondering if any family went to buy this snacks to complete all the stickers.)
As it's Omikuji, the hexagon column made it easy to think of the wooden case which holds paper fortune at shrines and temples.

There's a white bag inside.

And also there's a mini red pouch of sticker with fortune.

On the white bag, there're logo of Yo-Kai Watch with death candles --- not sure if they're death candles, but the tadpole shaped patterns were all over the package.

There're yellow corn rings inside.
As it's grilled corn flavor, it had sweet and smoky flavor.

It's light and crispy, and it was much sweeter than it smelled.

Usually Japanese grilled corn flavor is salty as we grill corns and put some soy sauce around it, and it has sweet corn flavor with salty soy sauce taste.
Though, this one had weak saltiness.

There's a sleeping Jibanyan.

The sticker with fortune, I got "Daikichi" which means great blessing.
And the character was Kyu-bi, a fox, and he's considered the top of Yo-Kai.

He's a beautiful Yo-Kai and they say he has 9 souls.
He makes people twinge to collect "Kyundama Balls" which comes from twinge feeling, and when it reaches 100 balls, he can become the superior Kyu-bi.
There're 5 kinds of fortunes as the following.
Daikichi --- great blessing
Chukichi --- middle blessing
Shokichi --- small blessing
Kichi --- blessing
Suekichi --- ending blessing

<Nutrition> --- per 1 box (14g)
Calories: 80.9kcal
Protein: 0.9g
Fat: 5.4g
Carbohydrate: 7.1g
Natrium: 53.8mg
Calcium: 20.5mg
(Sodium Chloride Equivalent: 0.1g)


旦那が2014年11月3日に発売された「妖怪ウォッチおみくじシールスナック」を買って
きた。

これまで妖怪ウォッチがどれほど人気なのかは聞いてきたけれど、実際にどのような
ものなのか全然調べてこなかった。
(日本マクドナルドが妖怪ウォッチとコラボしたハッピーセットを発売した時、大人気
キャラクターのおもちゃが欲しいと子供にせがまれたであろう沢山の子連れの大人が
マクドナルドに並んでいたのを覚えている。)

アニメの物語は天野景太が妖怪執事ウィスパーに出会い、妖怪を見る事ができる「妖怪
ウォッチ」をもらうことから始まる。
景太は自分の住む町に現れる妖怪たちと友達になり、協力して住人の悩みを解決し、
物語の裏にある謎に迫るというものらしい。

箱に沢山のキャラクターが載っていて、蓋にはジバニャン(車にひかれた猫の地縛霊)と
コマさん(狛犬)がいた。
正面にはジバニャン、脇に妖怪執事ウィスパー、りゅーくん(竜)、ひも爺(人のお腹を
空かせる妖怪)、ノガッパ(河童)、コマさん、バクロ婆(本音を暴露させる妖怪)、
メラメライオン(人を熱血にさせる妖怪)、コマじろう(コマさんの双子の弟)が
載っていた。

おみくじ付きのシールは全部で25種類あり、全てを集めた家族がいるのか気になった。
箱が六角形だったので、神社やお寺にある木製のおみくじが入った容器が頭に浮かんだ。

中には白地にオレンジ色の妖怪ウォッチのロゴ、人魂のような形をしたものが印刷されて
いて、おみくじシールは赤い袋に入っていた。
黄色い輪のコーンスナックが入っていて、「焼きとうもろし味」という名前の通り甘く
香ばしい香りがした。
軽くサクサクしていて、香りよりもずっと甘かった。
焼きとうもろこし味は通常甘さと塩っぱさがあるけれど、これは塩味が弱かった。

おみくじシールの袋には寝ているジバニャンが描かれていた。
おみくじは大吉で、キャラクターはキュウビだった。
キュウビは狐の妖怪で、妖怪の中で最上位とされる。
9つの魂を持つ薄くしいようかいで、人の心をキュンッとさせると出る「キュン玉」を
集めている。
100個集めて上級級日になることを夢見ているらしい。
おみくじには大吉、中吉、小吉、吉、末吉の5種類がある。

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4 件のコメント :

  1. Aww congrats, you got the best one :3 I'll stop by konbini to get one later, so fun hahaha

    I bet hardcore fans would buy a lot to collect every item.

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    1. Yup, I was lucky to get the Daikichi, and interestingly enough, they didn't put bad luck stickers at all.
      It's actually an enjoyable size :)

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