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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 Fōebā Furenzu) is the fifth theatrical film in the Yo-kai Watch franchise. The movie was theatrically released in Japan on December 14, 2018. The movie is set for an international release outside of Japan, with the movie being scheduled for June 28, 2019 in Taiwan.


"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―"


Debuting Humans

Debuting Yo-kai



Pre-release Information

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 were available for purchase starting on July 13th, 2018.

Like some of the Japanese movie releases, preorders for advance screening tickets included a Gold Yo-kai Ark of Nekomata for the Yo-kai Watch Elda toy, for the movie's premiere.



Japanese logo of Yo-kai Watch M05.
The 5th Anniversary Logo, included with the movie's promotion.



  • This movie introduced a new concept to the Shadowside era: the Godside form, which are the Yo-kai's strongest form.
  • This movie has the most appearance of Yo-kai.
  • Previous Yo-kai from the original series also appeared in the movie, according to the 2nd trailer.
  • This is the first movie in the Yo-kai Watch series to have one ending.
    • This is also the the first movie to not contain an opening or ending song from the original Yo-kai Watch anime being used as an ending in a movie.
  • In the first trailer, Nate, Nathaniel, Whisper and Jibanyan make a short cameo appearance at the beginning, whereas they don't appear in the movie's release at all. However, all of them (except Whisper) do make cameos in the end credits.


External Links

Official Yo-kai Watch: Forever Friends website

Yo-kai Watch Movies
Yo-kai Watch Yo-kai Watch: The MovieEnma-daiō to Itsutsu no Monogatari da-nyan!Soratobu Kujira to Daburu Sekai no Dai-bōken da-nyan!
Yo-kai Watch Shadowside Oni-ō no FukkatsuForever Friends
Yo-kai Watch Jam Yōkai Gakuen Y

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