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Natsume Yuujinchou Shi

Natsume Yuujinchou Shi

Alternative Titles

English: Natsume's Book of Friends Four
Synonyms: Natsume Yuujinchou Four, Natsume Yuujinchou 4, Natsume Yujincho 4
Japanese: 夏目友人帳 肆


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 3, 2012 to Mar 27, 2012
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Takashi Natsume continues to return the names of the spirits that have been written in the "Book of Friends" he inherited from his grandmother, Reiko Natsume. While Natsume is still aided by the chubby Nyanko-sensei, he's now helped by some of the friends he had made in his journey; be it human beings or spirits. As he becomes closer to both, Natsume faces the inevitable question of the sides he has to take especially when there is a conflict between the two.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Natsume Yuujinchou
Prequel: Natsume Yuujinchou San
Other: Natsume Yuujinchou LaLa Special: Nyanko-sensei to Hajimete no Otsukai
Sequel: Natsume Yuujinchou: Itsuka Yuki no Hi ni

Characters & Voice Actors

Inoue, Kazuhiko
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Kobayashi, Sanae
Kobayashi, Sanae
Natsume, Takashi
Natsume, Takashi
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Fujimura, Ayumi
Fujimura, Ayumi
Yukino, Satsuki
Yukino, Satsuki
Okamura, Akemi
Okamura, Akemi


Omori, Takahiro
Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Deai, Kotomi
Episode Director
Kuroyanagi, Toshimasa
Episode Director
Ueda, Hidehito

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Mar 28, 2014
*This review encompasses all four "seasons" of Natsume's Book of Friends*

There is a wide variety of adjectives you can use to describe an anime series; hilarious, dramatic, romantic, horrific, and the like. Natsume's Book of Friends is best described using the words beautiful, heart-warming, and emotional. It is rare to find a series that evokes such powerful emotions in each episode without dropping the ball for four seasons, but Natsume's Book of Friends makes it seem effortless with masterful storytelling along with a strong cast of characters.

The premise of the story is supernatural: our protagonist Natsume Takashi can see "youkai" or spirits, a trait inheritedfrom read more
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Jul 12, 2013
What? It's over already?!

Those thoughts never left my head while watching this season. Although I'll have to admit, I was slightly disappointed in the lack of "big events" during this season. However, the anime has always kept a relaxing mood, whilst gently adding action and drama in small amounts. It'd be weird if something completely crazy and big were to happen anyways. I found myself wishing Natsume would say more things, admit more things, yet how realistic is it for him to actually do everything we as the viewers want him to do? In reality, Natsume has always acted in character, even when he read more
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Well the story is completely different just the main character Natsume and Naruto both being hate by the people around them for some reason.

Natsume because he can see yokai while Naruto because he has some strange beast inside him.
Clannad is basically Natsume Yuujinchou, except that the main character helps people with their problems, instead of youkai.

Opening Theme

"Ima, Kono Toki. (今、このとき。)" by Hiiragi

Ending Theme

"Takaramono (たからもの)" by Marina Kawano

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