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Natsume Yuujinchou Movie: Utsusemi ni Musubu


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
Duration: 1 hr. 44 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Ranked: #1672
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Popularity: #2687
Members: 27,480
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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
Hinoe
Supporting
Okamura, Akemi
Japanese
Hiiragi
Supporting
Yukino, Satsuki
Japanese
Fujiwara, Touko
Supporting
Itou, Miki
Japanese
Nishimura, Satoru
Supporting
Kimura, Ryouhei
Japanese

Staff

Murai, Sadayuki
Script
Uru
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Performance


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"remember" by Uru



More reviewsReviews

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 30, 2019
Grizzziff (All reviews)


GASP! DON'T LOOK AT ME MY WHILE BIAS IS SHOWING!!!



I waited 6 long months to watch this movie! The wait was ever so justified by a solid hour and forty four minutes of Natsume and the Book of Friends feels train. I am quite obviously a fan of the series, and while I feel this feature film is very watchable as a stand alone media; I do recommend
watching the series in its read more

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