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Chansin is a Yo-Kai in Yo-Kai Watch.

Brave icon.png Chansin Rank C icon.png
しょうブシ Shoubushi YW3-001
HP Spirit
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Once a proud warrior, Chansin threw it all away by gambling... Now his best odds are to retreat.


Chansin is a lean humanoid Yo-kai with black skin and eyes with yellow sclera. He wears an attire typical of a wanderer, with a red and black color scheme, and sporting traditional japanese card artwork as shoulder pads, as well a straw hat with two ribbons, red and teal in color. He actually does have a mouth, which is usually triangle shaped, but when he eats, his mouth looks normal in the anime.

In the anime, Chansin has an overconfident personality and professes a great desire to win. However, he has terrible luck and often comes up short. He often shouts "This will be... my challenge!" when attempting challenges, which he passes on to his Inspirited victims.

Chansin can Inspirit a person and compel them to gamble. This can cause the victim to spend time on and obsess over gambling, hoping for a big win. Alternatively, Chansin can also help a person troubled by a big decision by making them willing to take a risk and decide.

In the anime, anyone Inspirited by Chansin becomes obsessed with challenges, no matter how ridiculous. The victim ends up treating even mundane tasks as challenges to overcome, such as blindly turning to a page in a book with a single stroke, then becoming overly disappointed when they fail.



Abilities and Powers

Brave icon.png Chansin's Moveset


In Yo-kai Watch, Chansin can be found in Shopper's Row under vending machines and cars everywhere.

Can be befriended by using Red Coin in the Crank-a-kai.

In Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls, he can be found at Seaside Cave.


Chansin appears under vending machines and cars everywhere on Shopper's Row, and is one of the Yo-kai that can appear in the Yo-kai Spot "Ride!" in the same location.

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Alternatively, he is befriended automatically while completing [Request #36] "Crane-Game Mania", given by the clerk during the day in Arcadia Arcade in Downtown Springdale, starting at Chapter 6 after unlocking Rank C. To complete the request, simply use the Yo-kai Lens near Matt to find Chansin.

Also, Chansin can be freed from the Crank-a-kai with a Red Coin.

Yo-kai Watch 2

Chansin can be found in the Seaside Cave in San Fantastico.

Yo-kai Watch 3

Chansin can be found in Tranquility Apartments in Shoppers Row.


Chansin's shoulder pads are shaped like Hanafuda cards. When the Sakoku policy in 1633 isolated Japan from the world, the Hombre playing cards imported by the Portuguese were banned; new games were invented to replace them, which in turn would be banned again once they got popular enough in the gambling halls. Eventually the laws became less strict, and a new game called Hanafuda was created, based on matching images instead of counting numbers for scoring. Still, all the years of repression had killed the populace's interest in card games by then. However, in 1889 one Fusajiro Yamauchi founded a company producing handmade Hanafuda cards printed on mulberry bark, and slowly but surely playing cards became popular again. That company was called Nintendo Koppai, the root of what would later become the videogame company Nintendo.

Name Origin

  • "Chansin" may be a corruption of chancing. It might also be a portmanteau of chance and sin.
  • "Shōbushi" is a wordplay on shōbushi (勝負師, "gambler") and bushi (武士, "warrior, samurai").
  • "Wettaran" is a portmanteau of Wetter (bettor) and Veteran (veteran).
  • "Ludorái" is a combination of "Ludópata" (gambling) "Samurái" (samurai).

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese しょうブシ Shōbushi
French Bonneto
Spanish Ludorái
German Wettaran
Italian Zardo
Dutch Chansin Same as the English name
Russian Игронин Igronin
Korean 승부사 Singbusa
More Languages
Portuguese (Brazilian) Dudacaso