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Natsume Yuujinchou San

Natsume Yuujinchou San

Alternative Titles

English: Natsume's Book of Friends Three
Synonyms: Natsume Yuujinchou Three, Natsume Yuujinchou 3, Natsume Yujincho 3
Japanese: 夏目友人帳 参


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2011 to Sep 27, 2011
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Natsume Yuujinchou San is the sequel to Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou and is the third season in the Natsume Yuujinchou series.

Natsume Yuujinchou San follows Takashi Natsume, a boy who is able to see youkai. Natsume and his bodyguard Nyanko-sensei continue on their quest to release youkai from their contracts in the Book of Friends.

Natsume comes to terms with his ability to see youkai and stops thinking of it as a curse. As he spends more time with his human and youkai friends, he realizes how much he values them both and decides he doesn't have to choose between the spirit and human worlds to be happy.

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Episodes  0 / 13
Aired  Jul 5, 2011 to Sep 27, 2011
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Natsume Yuujinchou
Prequel: Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou
Sequel: Natsume Yuujinchou Shi

Characters & Voice Actors

Inoue, Kazuhiko
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Natsume, Takashi
Natsume, Takashi
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Fujimura, Ayumi
Fujimura, Ayumi
Yajima, Akiko
Yajima, Akiko
Watanabe, Misa
Watanabe, Misa


Omori, Takahiro
Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Oonogi, Hiroshi
Murai, Sadayuki
Script, Series Composition
Hanada, Jukki

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Aug 8, 2011
Natsume Yuujinchou San builds on its solid foundation, continuing to weave a heartwarming tale for all viewers. The over-arching theme has evolved from one of loneliness, to acceptance, and finally to warmth over these three seasons, and this one seems to be the most gentle, most stirring, and most impactful yet.

The storytelling remains largely episodic, and while each episode may be rather unconnected to the previous, they all reveal much about the protagonist. This season has seen a clear shift, from the more Youkai-centred storytelling of the first two seasons to one focused on the exploration of Natsume's character and his past, giving viewers read more
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Jul 4, 2013
Although many believe a happy ending is most often times not a "good ending" I would beg to differ. In this season, Natsume not only presses towards the future, but shows flashbacks of the past. I was thrilled to see more of Natsume's past because it enabled me to fill some of the mysteries behind his past.

I can't help but praise this anime on it's ability to take repetitive situations, and make them unique. Natsume almost always gets into trouble, but not in a logical way. The scenario is often the same, a youkai wants to hurt him or request his assistance. Yet each read more
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Feb 3, 2012
NOTE: Since the content in all three seasons is similar enough that they don't warrant separate reviews, they will all be covered here. The fourth will be edited in when it finishes, unless it differs heavily from the first three by the end of its run.

Natsume Yuujinchou covers a familiar kind of story. We are presented with a teenage boy, who is unusually airy and doesn't socialize much, and frequently seems to be looking intently at things that aren't there. As you may have guessed, Natsume sees dead people. Well, not exactly... he can see Youkai, a kind of spirit told of in Japanese folklore.

Many read more
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Apr 12, 2013
Natsume Yuujinchou’s presentation style is distinctly episodic, meaning that the external conflicts in themselves don’t add up to much. However, there remains a strong undercurrent of Natsume’s character development throughout as he grows from being a lonely boy to a self-assured young man. As such, what makes the viewing experience so worthwhile is the subtle touch of delicate dilemmas and enchanting atmospheres.

Since he was a child, Natsume Takashi has always been able to see supernatural beings that others could not. As a result, many people around him have either thought he was crazy or treated him as a sign of bad luck, which has led read more
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Both main characters can see weird creatures, same mystery, and similar plots. Each episode new story new characters.
youkai~~ Natsume is refreshing relaxing and this one is filled with combat but somehow i feel like they same
Not only do Natsume Yuujinchou and Hotarubi no Mori e have the same original creator and similar setting, they are animated by the same studio, with the same director and even the composer is the same. Without any doubt there is more than one that these two would both be liked by the same people.

The girl, Hotaru, in Hotarubi no More e and the boy, Takashi (mostly referred to by his family name Natsume), both see demon and spirits and they both befriend them. Both the film and the series play with a melancholic feeling and the relationship between humans and spirits.
Both of these animes are about the world of youkai and a boy trying to hide them from his friends. Otheer than that the plot are different but their both amazing
Similar theme with spirits and building relationships over time.
Both really calm and heart warming anime. Both animes give you same feelings.

Opening Theme

"Boku ni Dekiru Koto" (僕にできること) by HOW MERRY MARRY

Ending Theme

"Kimi no Kakera feat. Miyamoto Emiri" (君ノカケラ feat 宮本笑里) by Kousuke Atari

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