Shogakukan’s Coro Coro Comics have announced in their March 2019 issue that a new Yo-Kai Watch anime is in the works. The anime will be going back to its roots, and is taking the name of juest simply being called “Yo-Kai Watch” for this new series. They’re also bringing back the anime’s original main character, Keita as well.
The magazine also announced that it’s not just the anime that’s returning, but also the manga. And much like the anime, it will also feature the return of protagonist, Keita.
The current Yo-Kai Watch anime, Yo-kai Watch: Shadowside, is different from the first one. And while it does have a fanbase, the anime didn’t have as much popularity as the original. Expect the staff to reveal more announcements about Keita’s return soon.
source: Coro Coro Comics March 2019 edition