Let me say that I don't believe the suspect magazine article in question. However, I do think that this is a rather interesting, if not totally unfortunate, example of just how popular Yokai Watch has become in Japan.

Note: This article contains content some readers might find objectionable.

Earlier this year, Kotaku first reported that Yokai Watch was becoming hugely popular in Japan. Now, with the 3DS sequel out and kids and adults waiting in long lines to buy the collectible "medals," Yokai Watch is, without a doubt, a mega-smash hit.

How big of a hit? Well, a sleazy Japanese magazine is using the game as fodder for an article, which is titled, "The Dark Desires of Dirty Adults." Um, yeah. The article goes on to say how pick-up artists have noticed Yokai Watch as a pick-up tool for sex.


The above image (NSFW) has been retweeted on Twitter over three thousand times.

The article talks about a "handsome father" meeting a mother in line and them ending up getting it on. Like I said! This isn't exactly believable stuff—and the article has been widely derided on Japanese anime site Yaraon. If you believe Penthouse Forum letters, then you probably believe this.

妖怪ウォッチ怖すぎ [morichinpo NSFW]

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