Natsume Yuujinchou Go

Natsume's Book of Friends Season 5

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Synonyms: Natsume Yuujinchou Season 5, Natsume's Book of Friends Five
Japanese: 夏目友人帳 伍
English: Natsume's Book of Friends Season 5
German: Natsume Yujin-cho 5
Spanish: Natsume Yujin-cho 5
French: Natsume Yujin-cho 5
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Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2016 to Dec 21, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 01:35 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Shuka
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: IyashikeiIyashikei, MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.571 (scored by 7436074,360 users)
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Ranked: #972
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Popularity: #1278
Members: 184,252
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Blessed with eyes that are able to perceive the otherwise invisible youkai, Takashi Natsume hides his ability from his newfound family and friends to protect everyone's peaceful daily life. Nonetheless, Natsume never fails to show the same kindness to the benevolent youkai and happily returns their names by using the infamous Book of Friends he inherited from his late grandmother, Reiko.

Meanwhile, the exorcist clan Matoba still wishes for Natsume to join their ranks due to his overwhelming gift. However, Natsume firmly rejects the clan's invitation since not all exorcists are as reasonable as his friend Shuuichi Natori, and many improperly and indiscriminately seal away every youkai in their way. Unsatisfied with Natsume's answer, Seiji Matoba blackmails Natsume into attending a grand gathering of powerful exorcist families. Natsume soon finds himself in the company of dangerous people and youkai alike. But even then, he continues to defy the exorcists' hard-handed methods and believes that peace between both worlds is possible.

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Natsume Yuujinchou Go was released on Blu-ray and DVD in five volumes from December 21, 2016 to April 26, 2017.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Matoba, Seiji

Suwabe, Junichi

Taki, Tooru

Satou, Rina


Okamura, Akemi

Fujiwara, Touko

Itou, Miki


Yukino, Satsuki


Oomori, Takahiro
Deai, Kotomi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aoyagi, Hironori
Episode Director
Hiramuki, Tomoko
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Takarabako (タカラバコ)" by Sasanomaly (ササノマリイ)

Ending Theme


Jan 3, 2022
Natsume Yuujinchou continues to be the feel good anime that leaves you crying. Doing reviews for a show like this is hard, because it's so episodic and after 5 seasons the overarching story hasn't changed much. The best I can do is try to analyze themes present in this season that I think were emphasized more than in others.

We of course have more youkai of the week episodes, which even after all these seasons are still great. Natsume is found dealing not just with the consequences of his grandmother's actions, but the passage of time in general as he realizes how short human lives are ...
Apr 5, 2021
Natsume is such an adorable main character *cries*
Also fujiwaras were so kind and its so nice and sweet of them to help natsume *cries x 100* This anime makes me teary eyed by every ending, and im so blessed to have found this gem i wish to get to see many many more seasons, im so happy with all the seasons until now *cries again* this anime is so wholesome *i really need emojis to express my gratitude now *heart eyes*
This anime is just adorable amazing relaxing very creative and such a lowkey cute/relaxing themed animation which i just love. the story never gets boring ...
Apr 4, 2017
Mixed Feelings
It is more of the same thing that was in previous seasons: A somewhat melancholic, calm slice of life kind of show that deals with supernatural elements. If you watched and liked previous seasons, you'll like this one as well.

Detailed breakdown:

Story: Story is on a melancholic side, and moves slowly, without haste, giving enough time to think about events/characters in the show. This anime does a good job being subtle and creating highly emotional scenes effortlessly. There's no overarching story here, while events probably happen in order, they're pretty much separate from each other, and are only connected by protagonist. The anime occasionally gets darker, ...

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