Natsume Yuujinchou Go Specials

Natsume's Book of Friends Season 5 Specials

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Synonyms: Natsume Yuujinchou Go: Hitoyo Sakazuki, Natsume Yuujinchou Go: Yuugi no Utage, Natsume Yuujinchou Go: One Night Sake Cup, Natsume Yuujinchou Go: Party of Fun & Games
Japanese: 夏目友人帳 伍 特別編
English: Natsume's Book of Friends Season 5 Specials
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Type: Special
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 30, 2017 to Apr 26, 2017
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Shuka
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: IyashikeiIyashikei, MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.321 (scored by 2149221,492 users)
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Ranked: #2412
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Popularity: #3250
Members: 46,536
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One Night Sake Cup
On his way back home from an errand, Takashi Natsume gets lost in the forest. Luckily, he is rescued by a traveling youkai couple who make sake cups for a living. Taking a sip of water from one, Natsume feels a surge of energy rush throughout his body, thanks to the "One Night Cup." It is a special cup that makes every drink delicious, but unfortunately, its effects last only for one night. The following day, Natsume attends the youkai banquet with his loyal protector, the sake-loving chubby cat Madara, and gets the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn how to make sake cups.

Party of Fun & Games
Natsume is filled with regret after hastily declining a rare invitation to a banquet from Madara. Curious, he chases after the cat to an old, run-down mansion but soon enough feels the uncanny presence of numerous youkai nearby. When he runs into the seductive youkai Hinoe, she explains that the empty estate serves as a hide-and-seek playground where the winning spirit acquires authority over a valley. With still no trace of Madara, Natsume starts having eerie dreams of the mansion, but this time as the game's participant.

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

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Aug 5, 2017
If you are like me and just finished these after Roku and not by the chronicle order then you would be surprised by the quality of the OVAs and how good they are.

In this OVA you see stuff that wasn't there in ROKU like unique characters and stories, with ROKU being more on the repetitive side and had many mistakes, this however was perfect in the 2 episodes, the characters are really good and their way of thinking is unique that it would make you think that there really are much more important things in life than just surviving or having people around you for ...
Jan 2, 2022
When reviewing specials like this with only a couple episodes it gives a rare opportunity to do specific reviews about the individual stories rather than a show as a whole. Natsume Yuujinchou is a very episodic series, so you almost have to look at each story in isolation anyway. So here we go.

The first episode it a story of Natsume meeting an elderly yokai couple who loves making ceramic cups. These magical cups make sake taste especially delicious, which Nyanko-sensei loves of course, but they only last until the end of the night. The couple met Reiko once when she was still young, and told ...

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