Natsume Yuujinchou San


Natsume's Book of Friends Season 3

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Natsume Yuujinchou Three, Natsume Yuujinchou 3, Natsume Yujincho 3
Japanese: 夏目友人帳 参
English: Natsume's Book of Friends Season 3
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2011 to Sep 27, 2011
Premiered: Summer 2011
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:30 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Sakura Create
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: Brain's Base
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: IyashikeiIyashikei, MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.581 (scored by 110653110,653 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #852
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #882
Members: 236,131
Favorites: 1,332

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Synopsis

Natsume Yuujinchou San follows Takashi Natsume, a boy who is able to see youkai. Natsume and his bodyguard Madara, nicknamed Nyanko-sensei, continue on their quest to release youkai from their contracts in the "Book of Friends."

Natsume comes to terms with his ability to see youkai and stops thinking of it as a curse. As he spends more time with his human and youkai friends, he realizes how much he values them both and decides he doesn't have to choose between the spirit and human worlds to be happy.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Matoba, Seiji

Supporting
Suwabe, Junichi
Japanese

Kogitsune

Supporting
Yajima, Akiko
Japanese

Taki, Tooru

Supporting
Satou, Rina
Japanese

Hinoe

Supporting
Okamura, Akemi
Japanese

Fujiwara, Touko

Supporting
Itou, Miki
Japanese

Staff

Oomori, Takahiro
Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Takahashi, Hideya
Episode Director, Storyboard
Hisagi, Akitsugu
Episode Director, Storyboard
Hanada, Jukki
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"Boku ni Dekiru Koto (僕にできること)" by HOW MERRY MARRY



Aug 8, 2011
Natsume Yuujinchou San builds on its solid foundation, continuing to weave a heartwarming tale for all viewers. The over-arching theme has evolved from one of loneliness, to acceptance, and finally to warmth over these three seasons, and this one seems to be the most gentle, most stirring, and most impactful yet.

Story:
The storytelling remains largely episodic, and while each episode may be rather unconnected to the previous, they all reveal much about the protagonist. This season has seen a clear shift, from the more Youkai-centred storytelling of the first two seasons to one focused on the exploration of Natsume's character and his past, giving viewers ...
Feb 3, 2012
NOTE: Since the content in all three seasons is similar enough that they don't warrant separate reviews, they will all be covered here. The fourth will be edited in when it finishes, unless it differs heavily from the first three by the end of its run.

Natsume Yuujinchou covers a familiar kind of story. We are presented with a teenage boy, who is unusually airy and doesn't socialize much, and frequently seems to be looking intently at things that aren't there. As you may have guessed, Natsume sees dead people. Well, not exactly... he can see Youkai, a kind of spirit told of in Japanese folklore.

Many ...
Jul 4, 2013
Although many believe a happy ending is most often times not a "good ending" I would beg to differ. In this season, Natsume not only presses towards the future, but shows flashbacks of the past. I was thrilled to see more of Natsume's past because it enabled me to fill some of the mysteries behind his past.

I can't help but praise this anime on it's ability to take repetitive situations, and make them unique. Natsume almost always gets into trouble, but not in a logical way. The scenario is often the same, a youkai wants to hurt him or request his assistance. Yet each ...

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