Natsume Yuujinchou Movie: Utsusemi ni Musubu


Natsume Yujin-cho the Movie: Ephemeral Bond

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Alternative Titles

English: Natsume Yujin-cho the Movie: Ephemeral Bond
Synonyms: Gekijouban Natsume Yuujinchou, Natsume's Book of Friends Movie: Ephemeral Bond
Japanese: 劇場版 夏目友人帳 ~うつせみに結ぶ~

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 29, 2018
Producers: Aniplex
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Shuka
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of LifeSlice of Life, DemonsDemons, SupernaturalSupernatural, DramaDrama, ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 1 hr. 44 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Ranked: #1492
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Popularity: #2441
Members: 39,905
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Synopsis

Ever since he was little, Takashi Natsume has been able to see what others could not, namely monstrous spirits known as Yokai. Natsume's late grandmother, Reiko, would challenge Yokai to contests and the ones that lost had to sign a contract with her, binding their names to her "Yujin-cho." Ever since Natsume has inherited the book, together with Nyanko Sensei, his self-proclaimed bodyguard, he spends his days trying to return the names within the book to their owners.

Natsume has been busy, navigating between humans and Yokai when he coincidentally reunites with an old classmate, Yuki. It brings back painful memories of a certain Yokai. Meanwhile, Natsume also became acquainted with Yorie Tsumura, a woman in the memories of a Yokai whose name he had returned. Yorie knew much about Reiko, but now lived a peaceful life with her only son, Mukuo. Being with this family was comforting for Natsume, but apparently a mysterious Yokai has been lurking in their town.

On the way back from investigating, a "Yokai seed" that had latched itself to Nyanko Sensei drops into the Fujiwaras' garden and grows overnight into a fruit tree. When Nyanko Sensei eats a fruit that is somehow shaped like himself, he suddenly splits into three!

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Characters & Voice Actors

Taki, Tooru

Supporting
Satou, Rina
Japanese

Fujiwara, Touko

Supporting
Itou, Miki
Japanese

Hinoe

Supporting
Okamura, Akemi
Japanese

Hiiragi

Supporting
Yukino, Satsuki
Japanese

Nishimura, Satoru

Supporting
Kimura, Ryouhei
Japanese

Staff

Ooshiro, Miyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director
Murai, Sadayuki
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Ending Theme

"remember" by Uru



Jun 2, 2019
Phosphorous (All reviews)
This movie is essentially a longer Natsume Yuujinchou episode, with all the same flair albeit improved art and animation. It has a little bit of everything from the series and every character makes an appearance. If you enjoy Natsume Yuujinchou, you'll enjoy the movie too. If by some chance you haven't seen the series yet, watch it before watching this movie.
I enjoyed it very much.
Now, where's my 7th season?

Because MAL is a butt and wants me to write a longer review, I just want to say that Nyanko-sensei is the most precious anime character to every exist. I want my very own Nyanko-sensei to hold read more
Jun 22, 2019
RPWPA (All reviews)
Natsume yuujinchou never fails to amaze me, no matter how old I am or how I personally changed, I can never find myself unable to enjoy it, it is a work of art that continues to this day and I hope I can see more of it.
Whenever there is a movie made for an anime it usually has some random action and mainly flawed plot but thankfully this is not the case, this feels more like a longer episode of natsume rather than a movie, it is soothing, relaxing and it personally made me very happy considering I didn't like part 6 as much read more
Aug 21, 2019
BabyGirl06301 (All reviews)
Ah, it's nice to be back in the world of Natsume Yuujinchou. Legitimately, within the first few minutes of experiencing this lovely story, I just felt instantly relaxed and calm. I missed that feeling, so I'm glad I finally got to watch this movie.

Every time I review something from Natsume, I feel like all I do is gush about the same things over and over, but it really is such a great anime series that it's hard not to give it praise for the things it does really well. For example, the art style in this anime has always been really interesting to me. read more
Jun 22, 2019
Figendog (All reviews)
At last, after almost 9 months from the original release, this movie was subtitled. This movie was honestly really cute, and really gave off that Natsume vibe! So, here I am with my very first review.

The story: 8
The story was well executed and easy to follow. It was fun to see how all the different aspects that don't seem connected slowly intertwine to make one whole story. Now it wasn't anything mind boggling, but it still left me feeling warm on the inside when the story was over.

Art: 8
The art for this movie is better than what we saw in season 6, even with season read more

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