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Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou

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
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.661 (scored by 43411 users)
Ranked: #522
Popularity: #402
Members: 76,892
Favorites: 778
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou is direct sequel to the original Natsume Yuujinchou anime.

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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Related Anime

Adaptation: Natsume Yuujinchou
Prequel: Natsume Yuujinchou
Sequel: Natsume Yuujinchou San
Other: Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou: 3D Nyanko-sensei Gekijou

Characters & Voice Actors

Madara
Madara
Main
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Japanese
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Kobayashi, Sanae
Japanese
Kobayashi, Sanae
Natsume, Takashi
Natsume, Takashi
Main
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Fujimura, Ayumi
Japanese
Fujimura, Ayumi
Benio
Benio
Supporting
Watanabe, Misa
Japanese
Watanabe, Misa
Riou
Riou
Supporting
Matsukaze, Masaya
Japanese
Matsukaze, Masaya

Staff

Omori, Takahiro
Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Takagi, Noboru
Script
LONG SHOT PARTY
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Performance
Callin'
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Performance



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Mar 1, 2010
breathesunshine
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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Oct 23, 2010
ryuu_zer0
What makes an anime great? Is it purely a mix of great story, well made animation and soundtrack and engaging characters? Or does an anime need something extra to be regarded as truly great? Some kind of x-factor that makes you feel like you’re watching something special? I believe that a great anime needs both; that the x-factor that separates those shows you give 9 or 10 out of 10 from the others is created by having the great story, animation and so on. I used to believe that this mix could only be obtained through complexity, with unexpected twists read more
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Dec 22, 2009
Dredgy
"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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Jul 15, 2009
ChibiCrow
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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Recommendations

While the first season of Natsume Yuujinchou was already compared often to Mushishi, Natsume Yuujinchou was always a lot more gentler and less that's-the-way-life-is than Mushishi. Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou for the most part is just like the first series, but it's a tad bit darker and closer to Mushishi, with its theme being confronting with reality and making a choice rather than the changing of the main character of the first season. Otherwise, watch both series for the reasons stated by others for natsume Yuujichou.
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..
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.
The continuation of these two anime are exremely maintain the level calm, They have a beautiful look and very good flashbacks
Both titles have a unique-looking art style and give you that 'warm feeling inside' after watching.
Similar feeling while watching, they both made me feel good. p u r r f e c t.~

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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