Yo-kai Watch to help promote Terminator Genisys in Japan
As part of the promotional activities surrounding the cinematic release of Terminator Genisys in Japan, it has been revealed that Arnold Schwarzenegger will meet with Yo-kai Watch‘s Robonyan.
The character is the robotic version of the Nintendo 3DS exclusive’s feline-inspired mascot Jibanyan. In perhaps helping to explain the collaboration more, the reason that Arnie will meet the character at the movie premiere is because, as a tribute to his Terminator T-800 portrayal, Robonyan’s signature line is “I’LL BE BACK.”
“The Terminator T-800, who comes to protect [those in need] no matter what trouble they’re in, is still my hero,” comments LEVEL-5 CEO and president Akihiro Hino. “I never would’ve thought that Robonyan would be able to meet Arnold Schwarzenegger. I think [Robonyan]’s also quite happy.”
Robonyan also shared his own thoughts on meeting Schwarzenegger, adding: “It’s an honour to be invited to the sunny stage. If it turns into a fight, I won’t lose, but instead I think I’ll try to negotiate a part in a Hollywood movie or something. See you at the red carpet! I’LL BE BACK!”
Terminator Genisys will premiere in Japan on July 1st, with a limited premiere set for July 6th which will be followed by a countrywide release on July 10th.
[Thanks Anime News Network]