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Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou

Alternative Titles

English: Natsume's Book of Friends Sequel
Synonyms: Natsume Yuujinchou Two, Natsume Yuujinchou 2, Natsume Yujincho 2
Japanese: 続 夏目友人帳

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2009 to Mar 31, 2009
Premiered: Winter 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Aniplex
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: Brains Base
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.651 (scored by 50,701 users)
Ranked: #532
Popularity: #455
Members: 92,150
Favorites: 898
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Synopsis

As with its prequel, Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou is about Takashi Natsume, a boy who has had the ability to see youkai since he was young, and his bodyguard youkai Madara, nicknamed Nyanko-sensei. Natsume attempts to return names written in his "Book of Friends" (which he inherited from his grandmother Reiko) to youkai in his village. Throughout these adventures, he meets some youkai that are friendly, some that want to steal the Book, and some that want to kill him, as Natsume learns about himself and his relationship with these mysterious beings along the way.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Natsume, Takashi
Natsume, Takashi
Main
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Fujimura, Ayumi
Japanese
Fujimura, Ayumi
Madara
Madara
Main
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Japanese
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Kobayashi, Sanae
Japanese
Kobayashi, Sanae
Natsume, Reiko
Natsume, Reiko
Supporting
Kobayashi, Sanae
Japanese
Kobayashi, Sanae
Tanuma, Kaname
Tanuma, Kaname
Supporting
Horie, Kazuma
Japanese
Horie, Kazuma

Staff

Miyake, Masanori
Miyake, Masanori
Producer
Omori, Takahiro
Omori, Takahiro
Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Nakano, Hideaki
Nakano, Hideaki
Episode Director
Takagi, Noboru
Takagi, Noboru
Script

More episodes Episodes(13/13)

Episode Title Aired
1 Stolen Book Of Friends
Ubawareta Yuujinchou (奪われた友人帳)
Jan 6, 2009
2 Melting Into Spring
Haru ni Tokeru (春に溶ける)
Jan 13, 2009
3 Youkai Exorcism Amid The Steaming Springs
Youkai Taiji Yukemuri Kyou (妖怪退治 湯けむり行)
Jan 20, 2009
4 A Chick Hatches
Hi Tori, Kaeru (雛、孵る)
Jan 27, 2009
5 The Promised Tree
Yakusoku no Ki (約束の樹)
Feb 3, 2009

Opening Theme

"Ano hi Time Machine (あの日タイムマシン)" by LONG SHOT PARTY

Ending Theme

"Aishiteru (愛してる)" by Kourin



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breathesunshine
Mar 1, 2010
I put off finishing Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou, the sequel to Natsume Yuujinchou, only because I didn't want it to end. I had really enjoyed the first season, and this one was even better.

Like it's prequel Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou has a very gentle feel to it. It's heavy focus on loneliness and longing, is evened out with cheerfulness of love and friendship that Natsume experiences not only with the youkai he encounters but with his foster parents, school friends, and other humans.

You can see Natsume growing stronger bonds with characters introduced in the first season. It's enjoyable to see the almost sibling love between Natsume and read more
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webkid94
Jan 15, 2009
~~Show completed as of March 30, 2009.

Story - 8.8/10 (B+)
At first glance, i thought the whole "defeating spirits" element was overused, but the way Natsume Yuujinchou does it is much different. Natsume's grandmother, Reiko collected the names of spirits she defeated in battles until the day she died, and Natsume wants to return all the names, even though he could risk his life in the process. It really flows well, especially how Natsume punches the spirits like it's no big deal, kinda funny there. Then we have Madara, or as we know him as Nyanko-sensei, the spirit who seeks the Book of Friends only to read more
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Dredgy
Dec 22, 2009
"Continuing the path that must be done"

As the first series continues, Natsume Takashi learned that many youkai have different powers with different purposes.

The Story...

It’s a continuation of the first series as they made a slightly different way of development because it shows more involvement of youkai and his capability to use his own power. It focuses of using the same method of youkai solving as new tale to tell and to discover as it goes deeper in its arc. The drama and mystery here became more interesting and entertaining than before as they add some twist to cope up viewers on watching.

Definitely a different way read more
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ChibiCrow
Jul 15, 2009
Ahahaha~ I rated everything a ten. No. I'm not some mindless idiot who thought this series was the best thing since sliced bread. I'm a fellow reviewer who KNOWS this series is the best thing since sliced bread. Anyway, on with the review!

Story: 10/10
If you loved Natsume Yuujinchou's storyline, then you'll love Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou just the same. I honestly have a thing for 'characters who are shunned by others because of their special abilities' when it comes to anime. And I loved how they developed the story throughout the series. Makes it more enjoyable to watch.

Art: 10/10
The art . . . The art's amazing. read more
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Both have characters that can see supernatural beings. Both are pretty slice of life shows with some comedy and adventure. They are fairly episodic and have some darker moments.. 
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A world that involves monsters and spirits to exist, but only the main character who is human being able to see them. They both have companions, Haku being a counterpart to Nyanko sensei. Both involve growth from adolescence and helping others as a theme. 
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