The March 2019 issue of Shogakukan’s Coro Coro Comics magazine has announced that a new Yo-kai Watch anime series will begin on April 5, 2019. Unlike the currently airing Yo-kai Watch: Shadowside anime, the new series will return to the original title of simply “Yo-kai Watch” and bring back Keita (Nate in the English version) as the main character. Oriental Light and Magic (OLM) is returning to animate the series.
The manga will also get a renewal in Spring 2019 and bring back Keita as the lead.
The Yo-kai Watch anime changed its name to Yo-kai Watch: Shadowside in April 2018 and switched the focus to Keita’s children Keisuke and Natsume.