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Natsume Yuujinchou Shi


Alternative Titles

English: Natsume's Book of Friends Season 4
Synonyms: Natsume Yuujinchou Four, Natsume Yuujinchou 4, Natsume Yujincho 4
Japanese: 夏目友人帳 肆

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 3, 2012 to Mar 27, 2012
Premiered: Winter 2012
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:30 (JST)
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: Brain's Base
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.751 (scored by 42,594 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #342
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #591
Members: 89,343
Favorites: 1,066
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Episodes: /13

Synopsis

Takashi Natsume, the timid youkai expert and master of the Book of Friends, continues his journey towards self-understanding and acceptance with the help of friends both new and old. His most important ally is still his gluttonous and sake-loving bodyguard, the arrogant but fiercely protective wolf spirit Madara—or Nyanko-sensei, as Madara is called when in his usual disguise of an unassuming, pudgy cat.

Natsume, while briefly separated from Nyanko-sensei, is ambushed and kidnapped by a strange group of masked, monkey-like youkai, who have spirited him away to their forest as they desperately search for the Book of Friends. Realizing that his "servant" has been taken out from right under his nose, Nyanko-sensei enlists the help of Natsume's youkai friends and mounts a rescue operation. However, the forest of the monkey spirits holds many dangerous enemies, including the Matoba Clan, Natsume's old nemesis.

Stretching from the formidable hideout of the Matoba to Natsume's own childhood home, Natsume Yuujinchou Shi is a sweeping but familiar return to a world of danger and friendship, where Natsume will finally confront the demons of his own past.

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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

Omori, Takahiro
Omori, Takahiro
Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kuroyanagi, Toshimasa
Kuroyanagi, Toshimasa
Episode Director
Deai, Kotomi
Deai, Kotomi
Episode Director
Matsuda, Kiyoshi
Matsuda, Kiyoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

"Ima, Kono Toki. (今、このとき。)" by Hiiragi

Edit Ending Theme

"Takaramono (たからもの)" by Marina Kawano



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jawnmewn
Mar 28, 2014
*This review encompasses all four "seasons" of Natsume's Book of Friends*

There is a wide variety of adjectives you can use to describe an anime series; hilarious, dramatic, romantic, horrific, and the like. Natsume's Book of Friends is best described using the words beautiful, heart-warming, and emotional. It is rare to find a series that evokes such powerful emotions in each episode without dropping the ball for four seasons, but Natsume's Book of Friends makes it seem effortless with masterful storytelling along with a strong cast of characters.

The premise of the story is supernatural: our protagonist Natsume Takashi can see "youkai" or spirits, a trait inheritedfrom read more
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ins-chan
Jul 25, 2012
Anime about goodbyes.
It's that kind of piece that breaks your heart into shards, and eventually bends it into something harder and more fragile at the same time.
It's that kind of series that leaves you smiling and crying hysterically to the melody of the ending.
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NostalgicDPT
Jul 12, 2013
What? It's over already?!

Those thoughts never left my head while watching this season. Although I'll have to admit, I was slightly disappointed in the lack of "big events" during this season. However, the anime has always kept a relaxing mood, whilst gently adding action and drama in small amounts. It'd be weird if something completely crazy and big were to happen anyways. I found myself wishing Natsume would say more things, admit more things, yet how realistic is it for him to actually do everything we as the viewers want him to do? In reality, Natsume has always acted in character, even when he read more
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animeRoads
Oct 14, 2012
Hmm..... how do you review an anime considered to be a sleeper masterpiece? How do you place a rank on the underdog? How, I ask those who are reading this review, How?

I am a man of neutralness. I find both good and bad in all animes... all except this. For all 4 seasons, 50+ episodes, I cannot find a single fault with this anime. The story is exceptional... each episode withholds a magic of uniqueness. There's literally no telling where the particular episode will lead to (unless it is an continuation). And although the characters are introduced in a random order, they contribute to the read more
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