With the recent western launch of Yo-Kai Watch 3 I've had a lot of people asking me if it's worth getting into the series. Short answer? "Yes."
Although its popularity has waned outside of Japan, for all intents and purposes the franchise has completed its first arc. Nothing has been canceled, just wrapped up and reworked into the grittier future-flung "Shadowside" storyline; which already has a new anime series and is set to debut on the Nintendo Switch this year in Japan.
Since I'm going to be asked the above question time and time again through that launch, I figured it would be nice to have a central hub to point to.