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Yo-kai Watch: Forever Friends Anime Film's Trailer Highlights Main Characters

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
December 14 film follows story of boy who loses family, gains new family with yo-kai

The official website for the Eiga Yo-kai Watch: Forever Friends anime film began streaming a trailer for the film on Friday. The video highlights the film's main characters and 1960s Tokyo setting.

The film will open in Japan on December 14.

The tagline on the visual below reads, "I thought we'd always be together."

The film tells the story of interweaving friendships between three children and yo-kai. The film is set in 1960s Tokyo, in Sakura Motomachi. A boy named Shin (pictured in first image below) lives a poor but happy life. When his mother — his only family member — dies, Shin's unhappiness hits rock bottom. That is when another boy named Itsuki saves Shin. Itsuki has also lost his older sister. Shin, Itsuki, and a young girl named Tae who can see yo-kai all become friends. Shin's guardian spirit Suu-san, a "Nekomata" cat (pictured in second image below), and other new yo-kai join their group, and this group is able to regain what it means to have a precious family. This new family must now face a mysterious incident, and a shocking reality awaits them.

Akihiro Hino, President and CEO of Level 5, is credited as executive producer and screenwriter, and is also in charge of the original concept.

This film will be the fifth film in the franchise. Last year's film, Yo-kai Watch Shadowside: Oni-ō no Fukkatsu, opened on December 16 and ranked #2 at the Japanese box office in its first weekend.

Level 5 will reveal its "Yo-kai Watch 5th Anniversary Commemorative Title" during a livestream event on YouTube on June 27.

Sources: Eiga Yo-kai Watch: Forever Friends official website, Comic Natalie

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