Yo-kai Watch: Forever Friends (Japanese: 映画 妖怪ウォッチ FOREVER FRIENDS（フォーエバーフレンズ） Eiga Yōkai Wotchi Fooebaa Furenzu) is the fifth theatrical film in the Yo-kai Watch franchise. The movie will make it's debut in Japan on December 14, 2018.
"Sakura Motomachi, Tokyo in the 1960s.
Shin, a boy who lived happily, despite being poor, loses his mother, his only family member, and falls into deep misfortune.
Itsuki, a boy who saves Shin. He also lost his older sister.
Those two boys are joined by Tae, a girl who can see Yo-kai, and together with Shin's guardian spirit Sū-san, and new Yo-kai such as Nekomata, they take on a mysterious incident in order to retrieve the souls of their precious family!
And what is the shocking truth that awaits them...!?
This is a story about the friendship formed between three children and Yo-kai―"
- Nathan Adams (Cameo)
- Nathaniel Adams (Cameo)
- Hovernyan (Cameo)
In June, 2018, Information on the fifth movie was revealed in CoroCoro Comic along with the title and it's release date.
Soon afterwards, the official website was opened, featuring the first story summary.
Tickets for the movie will be available for purchase in advanced starting on July 13th 2018.
In the announcement trailer for the movie, preorders for advance screening tickets included a Gold Yo-kai Ark of Nekomata for the Yo-kai Watch Elder toy, for the December 14 screening. This is similar to the other movies' promotions for preorders of advance screening tickets, like the Jibanyan Dream Medal for the third Yo-kai Watch movie, as an example.
- This will be the very first Yo-kai Watch film to completely focus on a new cast of characters.