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 was theatrically released 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―"
- Kappa (Salaryman)
- Zashiki-warashi (M05)
- Ryuutou Rasetsu/Ryuutou Benibana
- Yasha Enma Rasetsu
- Yasha Enma Benibana
- Yasha Enma
- Karasu Tengu (M05)
- Yamata no Orochi
In June 2018, Information on the fifth movie was revealed in CoroCoro Comic along with the title and its 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 Elda 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 movie introduced a new concept to the Shadowside era: the Godside form, which are the Yo-kai's strongest form.
- Previous Yo-kai from the original series also appeared in the movie, according to the 2nd trailer.
- The events of this movie seem to be taking place simultaneously with the events of M01.
- Nate and Nathaniel make a cameo in the movie, despite this taking place in Tokyo and not Old Springdale/Old Harrisville.
- However, Hovernyan is possibly making a somewhat bigger appearance due to evidence from his promotional ark found in the fourth Yo-kai Ark pack as a Lucky Ark.
|Yo-kai Watch Movies|
|Original Series||Yo-kai Watch: The Movie • Lord Enma and the Five Stories • M03|
|Shadowside||Return of the Oni King • Forever Friends|