Shun Oguri, Chiemi Blouson Guest Star in Yo-kai Watch: Forever Friends Film
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for the Eiga Yo-kai Watch: Forever Friends anime film revealed on Friday that actor Shun Oguri and comedian Chiemi Blouson will guest star in the film. Oguri will play Shien (seen below), a powerful yōkai who plots to usurp Lord Enma as ruler of the Yo-kai World, and who stands in the way of the film's protagonists.
Blouson will play Tamamo-no-Mae (seen below), a hostile yōkai from Japanese mythology who steals people's souls.
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.