Natsume Yuujinchou: Nyanko-sensei to Hajimete no Otsukai

Natsume’s Book of Friends: Nyanko-Sensei and the First Errand

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Synonyms: Nyanko-sensei & the First Errand, Natsume Yuujinchou LaLa Special, Natsume Yujincho LaLa Special, Natsume's Book of Friends LaLa Special
Japanese: 夏目友人帳新作アニメDVD
English: Natsume’s Book of Friends: Nyanko-Sensei and the First Errand
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 15, 2013
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Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Brain's Base
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: IyashikeiIyashikei, MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 22 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.651 (scored by 1610916,109 users)
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Ranked: #12492
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Popularity: #3477
Members: 32,447
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A new original animated story included on a bonus mail-order DVD eligible for readers of LaLa's August, October and September 2013 issues. It was later aired as a special in the broadcast schedule of Natsume Yuujinchou Go on the 16.November 2016.


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Oomori, Takahiro
Midorikawa, Yuki
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May 24, 2015
These two OVAs were cute, as they're like yin and yang: in one Natsume does something for a spirit, in the other Nyanko-sensei does something for human children... they even return with either one or the other of Natsume's parents, just for the sake of equilibrium.

It's probably not as moving as other episodes, and since children seem to be both annoying and funny IRL or not, so is this episode, as is for the spirits within...

These series are beyond calm... some episodes almost transcendental. When it comes to art, that is.
Apr 24, 2016
I like Natsume and love Nyanko-sensei, but this OVA lacked the traditional mellow, melancholic beauty of the series and replaced it with the exploits of two *epically* irritating children.

I'd have given this twice as many points if Nyanko-sensei had eaten them.

This episode feels aimed at a much younger viewer, (like, *much* younger; do sperm have televisions?) and relies on (a lot of) repetition and slapstick.

If you want a break from 'all the feels' you'll get it here; your heart won't be broken by a lovesick yōkai turning into fireflies, but your ears may be broken by the combined wailing of two larval humans.

There are cameo ...
Dec 28, 2020
You can skip this one. Really.

The kids are pretty annoying. They sound like they've been voiced by actual children which I guess is good for accuracy but also means they sound really bad. There's a lot of reused animation and repetitive gags. Feels very stretched out, like they could've told the entire "story" in 10 minutes at most. Definitely feels more childish than regular episodes too. Like something you'd play for your younger siblings to shut them up

At best you get a few cute animations, Madara interacting with the Dog's Circle, and a single (probably less than a minute long) random shot of Natori

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