Natsume Yuujinchou: Itsuka Yuki no Hi ni

Natsume’s Book of Friends: On a Certain Snowy Day

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Synonyms: Natsume Yuujinchou OVA, Natsume Yujincho OVA, Natsume's Book of Friends OVA, Natsume on One Snowy Day
Japanese: 夏目友人帳 新作OVA いつかゆきのひに
English: Natsume’s Book of Friends: On a Certain Snowy Day
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 5, 2014
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Brain's Base
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: IyashikeiIyashikei, MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 22 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.331 (scored by 3632536,325 users)
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Ranked: #2362
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Popularity: #2391
Members: 80,602
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As the first delicate snowflake touches the cold ground, Nyanko-sensei dozes on his hot-water bottle next to Takashi Natsume. While his aunt prepares a warm dinner, Natsume takes a walk, welcoming the snow and the chilly weather. However, his peaceful promenade is disturbed by a white, fluffy snowman yokai with perturbing black eyes, searching for something warm and sparkly. With no further information, Natsume sets off to help find what the spirit desires.

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"Daidaiiro no Toki (橙色の時)" by Makoto Yoshimori


Feb 16, 2014
"Don't humans spend their lives searching for something? They look for something then they forget about it. Humans are so strange!" –Snowdrop

Winter has approached with its harsh, unpleasant cold. While on a short walk to view the falling snow, Natsume encounters a snowball looking Youkai who is in search of a forgotten, lost possession. Natsume being the kind hearted child he is can't help but get involved. The OVA, surprisingly, could easily be an episode of the anime. The tone, mood, and plot are strikingly similar to many other episodes.

The bond between Nyanko Sensei and Natsume remains strong, with Nyanko Sensei staying beside ...
Mar 4, 2019
I'm not really sure why this episode is listed as a sequel to season four, but nonetheless, I've watched it because of that fact.

This episode isn't anything all that special, I will say, however, it does leave a nice feeling in your heart afterwards. Natsume's Book of Friends is brilliant at storytelling through these youkai and through Natsume, both outcasts in a sense. This specific story is a nice metaphor for humanity's ever-long search for something without knowing what it is they're searching for.

Through this little episode, you get to see the creative way that very thing is talked about, and that's what ...
Jan 13, 2022
This is another neat little story from the Natsume Yuujinchou franchise. The whole series is very episodic, with not many status quo changes per season, so it's not too important the order you watch this episode in relation to the rest of season 4. It can fit in anywhere, really.

The youkai of the week this time is a Yuki-onna or snow woman, another common Japanese folktale. The story tackles themes of nostalgia for lost things. The snow woman, in the form of a snow sculpture, is searching desperately for something it's lost. Natsume of course gets involved helping her. There's a pretty obvious parallel to ...

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