The official website for the Yo-Kai Watch: Forever Friends website has updated with the announcement that revealed that Shun Oguri and Chemi Blouson will be voicing two key characters in the upcoming film.
Shun will be voicing a new Shien, who is a power yōkai who is striving to take Lord Enma’s position as the ruler of the Yo-Kai World.
Blouson will be voicing Tamamo-no Mae, who is based on a yōkai from Japanese mythology that steals people’s souls.
ANN provided a description of the film’s story.
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 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.
Yo-Kai Watch: Forever Friends will premiere in Japan on December 14.