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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


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2009 to Mar 31, 2009
Premiered: Winter 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #512
Popularity: #442
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As with its prequel, Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou is about Natsume Takashi, 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 of Friends, and some that want to kill him. Natsume learns about himself and his relationship with youkai along the way.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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


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

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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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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Sep 21, 2015
Zoku Natsume is an example of a sequel done right. Like the first season, this show has all of the aesthetically pleasing things you cherished. The tone is still light-hearted, and often peaceful and mellow. Many times throughout this season you will feel a sort of familiar peace, and even melancholy. Finishing the season will without a doubt, leave you lonely, which is certainly ironic, considering the entire season, and show for that matter, has the idea of loneliness, and even to an extent, romanticizes it.

The soft nature of the show goes together nicely with the soundtrack, which is just as good as the read more
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Aug 7, 2015
In the first moments of the series, what I automatically enjoyed was the altruistic view of the main character, Natsume Takashi. I had not the feeling of an overwhelming strong, stubborned or desperate human, just a cheerful guy who wants to help any person in danger.

Each episode contains a different story, it brings different aspects of the moral and the relation between humans and youkais. Mostly, Takashi is brought to help and find a solution to coexist with this species, even if he already gets a Youkai living by his side.

Later on, the story continues and you follow the path of this young boy with read more
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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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