Fourth Yo-Kai Watch Film Details Revealed

The official Yo-Kai Watch film website has updated with new details about the upcoming fourth theatrical film for the franchise. The fourth film will be titled “, Yo-Kai Watch Shadowside: The Return of the Oni-King (Oni-ō no Fukkatsu),”  and will premiere in theaters in Japan on December 16.

The film’s story will take place 30 years after the setting featured in the original anime series. Once there was a boy who was able to see Yo-Kai thanks to a mysterious watch.  As he grew older, he no longer was able to see the Yo-Kai so his watch was buried within time.  30 years later a powerful Yo-Kai from a comet named Onimaro appears on earth.  He infects people causing them to become evil.  It is up to a new chosen hero with the Yo-Kai watch to save the world from his evil wrath.  The film will feature a new ability for the Yo-Kai which will allow them to transform into their “lightside” and “shadowside” forms.  Once they transform into these forms the Yo-Kai will have a drastic change in their appearances, personalities, and abilities. Some Yo-Kai such as Jibanyan, Komasan, Whisper, Nurarihyon, Lord Enma, and Slimamander will make an appearance in the film.

The film will revolve around three new main characters.

The new characters include:

  • Natsume: a 13 year old girl who almost drowns in a river, however she gets saved by a mysterious being.
  • Toma : a 13 year old boy who’s parents are usually busy at work
  • Akinori: The oldest son in a family who uses the power of Yo-Kai for fortune telling.

Akihiro Hino, president of Level-5, will be overseeing the production of the film along with providing the original concept and script for the film.  According to Akihiro the film will be “a completely new horror comedy” that all ages can enjoy.


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