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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


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


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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

Inoue, Kazuhiko
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Kobayashi, Sanae
Kobayashi, Sanae
Natsume, Takashi
Natsume, Takashi
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Fujimura, Ayumi
Fujimura, Ayumi
Watanabe, Misa
Watanabe, Misa
Matsukaze, Masaya
Matsukaze, Masaya


Omori, Takahiro
Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Takagi, Noboru
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Performance
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Performance

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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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Oct 23, 2010
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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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..
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.

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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