Natsume Yuujinchou: Ishi Okoshi to Ayashiki Raihousha

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Synonyms: Natsume's Book of Friends
Japanese: 夏目友人帳 石起こしと怪しき来訪者


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 16, 2021
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Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Shuka
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: DemonsDemons
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 51 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Popularity: #3709
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Ishi Okoshi
While searching for Nyanko-sensei, Takashi Natsume encounters meek and small-looking youkai Mitsumi. Mitsumi was entrusted by his leader Gantetsu, a powerful and strong ayakashi, to be the year's "Ishi Okoshi," whose role consists of waking him from his deep slumber. Seeing how much Mitsumi wants to prove himself as Gantetsu's worthy servant, Natsume decides to help him fulfill his task. However, time is running out—for they are not the only ones who want to awaken the divine being.

Ayashiki Raihousha
One day, Natsume's friend Kaname Tanuma is visited by a strange man. In the subsequent days, the visitor briefly talks with Tanuma and leaves. Natsume soon discovers that the outsider is a youkai disguised as a human, who claims to bear no danger. Despite trusting the youkai, Tanuma's health slowly begins to deteriorate, causing Natsume to become more suspicious of the interloper. What is the truth of his sudden appearance and his connection with Tanuma?

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Natsume Yuujinchou: Ishi Okoshi to Ayashiki Raihousha was released on Blu-ray and DVD on May 26, 2021 in Japan.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Oomori, Takahiro
Director, Script
Itou, Hideki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Ooshiro, Miyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Murai, Sadayuki


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May 26, 2021
Ner___ (All reviews)
It's no doubt that natsume yuujinchou was a booming iyashikei franchise. Manga has been ongoing since 2005, 6 seasons of anime adaptations, No 36th in NHK top 100 anime series, and doing very well in manga selling stats. Now after almost 3 years of adaptation absence, Takashi-kun blessed us with a 2-parts movie this spring.

First part is about helping mitsumi the Ishi-okoshi to do his quest. I thoroughly enjoyed this episode. Nice combination of comedy and heartwarming moments with a slight touch of drama. And I always welcomed more hinoe screentime.

Second part was interesting in its own way and opened up the relationship between two read more
Mar 11, 2021
Hikari-Kuro (All reviews)
I spent $13 watching this in the movies this evening (March 11 2021). Minor spoilers in this review.

Anyone who has watched the main series Should know that the mc deals with yokais by returning them their names. This movie had none of that.

This two episodes felt like the mc is a side character whose presence makes no difference.

The first part was about a yokai whom was tasked to wake another yokai up from his slumber. Not much action or drama. Mc just ran around with the yokai looking for the other yokai’s location. This part was boring given that most of the main series already read more
Jul 21, 2021
RPWPA (All reviews)
I know it's months late as almost all my Natsume reviews are but I hope you enjoy reading the review :D

Natsume Yuujinchou is one of the very very few anime I consider an art. Always coming up with new stories and adding intereseting characters without being repetitve nor forced. It has been like that for many years and I hope it continues to be so.

This "Movie" is pretty much 2 different OVAs combined together. The 2 stories are based on the same themes, trust and friendship, and that might explain why they were grouped together.

The first story is about an adorable little read more
May 27, 2021
Yuki_Raine (All reviews)
This movie is basically two standalone episodes of the anime. They don't touch on the main plot of the series, but I really liked the individual stories.

The animation, music and voice acting are as always beautiful.

I enjoyed these episodes very much since they kept the feeling of the series, with all the relaxing, supernatural and beautifully written stories. One was of Natsume trying to help a little yokai fulfill its duty while nyanko-sensei is as always on the hunt for fun and good sake. The second one was helping Tanuma with a very interesting guest.
Both were wholesome with their heartwarming& funny moments while showing read more


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