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Oct 18, 2016 9:54 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Pretty chaotic youkai they had to deal with this episode. I was pretty entertained though especially at how they dealt with that. Teamwork!
 
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Oct 18, 2016 10:03 AM

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Peaceful afternoon on the way back home, until seeing a letter from that creepy guy. He lost it when he witness a guy sealing a youkai incompletely. He got that pot and asked Ishida-san's character. He is happy Natsume came to him for help. That creepy phone call when they were gone for preparation, though...

Fortunately, the preparation is done on time and the youkai's taken care of. That phone call was from the argument between people among the field? That creepy guy came to pick him up. The letter was a "request"... to get his help to see if a youkai is in a colleague. He still went, to protect the family.
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Oct 18, 2016 11:04 AM

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So things might become a bit hectic for Natsume i hope he manages to solve things seeing the way this is going.
Things are going to become complicated.
 
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Oct 18, 2016 12:48 PM

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Okay so maybe I'm the only one here who thinks this way but is someone else entirely dissapointed on the animation and drawing? God, Natsume looks bad almost in every shot. I mean, I can understand a few scenes looking bad, but the whole episode? I'm sorry, I love this series so much that it pains me that it has this kind of animation, which it definitely doesn't deserve.
Don't get me wrong, I love this series so much, I just wish the studio would put some love into it.
 
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Oct 18, 2016 1:46 PM

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I'm so glad natori and Hiiragi are back I've missed them so much. So much so that I completely forgot natori has that weird youkai lizard tattoo thing. man that phone call was messed up having to unplug your phone so that people don't place a curse on you while you sleep, I need to know more about this and by that I mean who are the ones placing the curse on natori.
 
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Oct 18, 2016 1:57 PM

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Matoba? a guy that not is trustworthy.... we have to wait the next episode to know the true grrrrrr


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Oct 18, 2016 2:54 PM

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Nice episode. Great to see Natori & Hiiragi again.

LOL Nyanko Sensei popping his head out of the bushes.
His eyes though.

Matoba needing Natsume's help.
Hmm a possessed Exorcist. Lets see what Natsume can do to help.
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Oct 18, 2016 3:06 PM

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This episode felt so short ;w; It's nice to see Hiiragi and Natori again (not Matoba tho)
I love the OST so much in this anime *-*
 
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Oct 18, 2016 4:40 PM
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sweetdrops said:
Okay so maybe I'm the only one here who thinks this way but is someone else entirely dissapointed on the animation and drawing? God, Natsume looks bad almost in every shot. I mean, I can understand a few scenes looking bad, but the whole episode? I'm sorry, I love this series so much that it pains me that it has this kind of animation, which it definitely doesn't deserve.
Don't get me wrong, I love this series so much, I just wish the studio would put some love into it.

This. Let's hope next episode not going any worse than this.
 
Oct 18, 2016 6:20 PM

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Hope everything works out for Natsume <3

Kind of fun to see all the old faces return!
 
Oct 18, 2016 7:50 PM

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farizazmi said:
sweetdrops said:
Okay so maybe I'm the only one here who thinks this way but is someone else entirely dissapointed on the animation and drawing? God, Natsume looks bad almost in every shot. I mean, I can understand a few scenes looking bad, but the whole episode? I'm sorry, I love this series so much that it pains me that it has this kind of animation, which it definitely doesn't deserve.
Don't get me wrong, I love this series so much, I just wish the studio would put some love into it.

This. Let's hope next episode not going any worse than this.


I noticed this too :( So sad to see since the previous seasons have been absolutely beautiful.
 
Oct 18, 2016 8:28 PM

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Yeah, the animation wasn't very good... Awkward movements and Natsume didn't even hold his chopsticks properly... Not something I usually notice, but it was quite obvious this episode. Also, why did Nyanko-sensei suddenly get green eyes?

The chapters they're animating are definitely the more info-heavy ones.
 
Oct 18, 2016 9:01 PM

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Sensei's grin directed at Matoba after Natsume left was the best thing in this episode. He was like "Don't f*ck with Natsume or you'll have it coming."

I really don't think the Fujiwaras will change if they were to know about Natsume's power. I can understand where are Natsume's worries are coming from but I believe the Fujiwaras will never abandon him like it happened so many times in the past.

One of the best reveals of this episode was Taki's power which happens to be a forbidden one. I do wish she appears in this season. Just appearing in the OP is not enough. I love her so much! And her love for Sensei, too. <3

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Oct 18, 2016 10:35 PM

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Eh Matoba... I don't care about you.

sweetdrops said:
Okay so maybe I'm the only one here who thinks this way but is someone else entirely dissapointed on the animation and drawing?

It doesn't look that bad yet. I did say when 91 Days was airing that I was worried for Natsume. :/ Recap ep. when?
Shuka consistently keeps dropping the ball hard when it comes to visuals. I'm not sure they've ever released a series that doesn't have a lot of sloppy art and animation.
 
Oct 18, 2016 11:22 PM

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Natori and Hiragi are back!! Matobi too!

Cant wait for next episode. Expected to be a nice arc I guess
 
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Y'know, when I wake up from afternoon siestas, my face looks swollen. Natori just looks fabulous instead. No wonder he gets hate mail.

Speaking of hate mail, that phone call was definitely one of the creepiest scenes in any of the seasons so far. This season definitely seems a bit more.. sharper around the edges in terms of direction. Well, the situation got sorta diffused with the sudden appearance of Nyanko-sensei's butthole.



Shit just got serious with regards to the Book of Friends - apparently it's a forbidden practice that can have some pretty shady uses. Not so much Book of Friends as much as Book of Friends held on ransom. Well, I doubt Reiko had anything malicious in mind, but it mustn't get into the wrong hands/paws.

Looking forward to some proper Natsume badassery next ep!
 
Oct 18, 2016 11:48 PM

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Well this seems like an interesting arc.
Good episode.
 
Oct 19, 2016 12:46 AM

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So Taki's circle and Natsume's book are forbidden things, not to mention that probably no one knows these things exist for real. Wonder what would happen if someone knows. Natori probably knows about Natsume's since that trip to the hot springs, assuming that he heard Natsume, or that he just knows Natsume is hiding something.

The sealing part seemed lacking in animation a bit.

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Oct 19, 2016 1:13 AM
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Matoba is back and more is coming X)
 
Oct 19, 2016 3:50 AM
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Glad to see old characters returning :D
 
Oct 19, 2016 5:57 AM

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stand said:
Eh Matoba... I don't care about you.

sweetdrops said:
Okay so maybe I'm the only one here who thinks this way but is someone else entirely dissapointed on the animation and drawing?

It doesn't look that bad yet. I did say when 91 Days was airing that I was worried for Natsume. :/ Recap ep. when?
Shuka consistently keeps dropping the ball hard when it comes to visuals. I'm not sure they've ever released a series that doesn't have a lot of sloppy art and animation.

Durarara was 3split cour series with a lot of time to animate, but it suffered hard with the bad art.

Well, i can see a recap soon.
 
Oct 19, 2016 9:02 AM

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Interesting to discover that Taki's circle and Reiko's Book of Friends are both forbidden practices among exorcists. Certainly plays well into Natsume agreeing to Natsume's request while also adding even more depth to why everyone wants the Book of Friends for themselves.
 
Oct 19, 2016 9:16 AM

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Did anyone notice that Nyanko's eyes turned golden at 3 different points? I don't read the manga so I'm wondering what the significance of that could be.
 
Oct 19, 2016 9:32 AM

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I don't think Fujiwaras would act like his previous guardians, they're too nice and care too much about him to treat him differently. I actually hoped he would tell them finally about himself when Matoba blackmailed him but it seems like we'll have to wait for that a little longer.

I see I'm not the only one who noticed what happened to Nyanko-sensei's eyes... though seeing how the animation got poorer I'm not so sure anymore if it was on purpose or if something just went wrong xd
 
Oct 19, 2016 9:55 AM

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geh this episode went so fast
I'm glad to see Natori-san again, even Matoba-san
now this is really Natsume Yuujinchou :3

 
Oct 19, 2016 1:57 PM

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Good episode. Best anime.
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Did anyone notice that Nyanko's eyes turned golden at 3 different points? I don't read the manga so I'm wondering what the significance of that could be.
I'm almost positive that we'll learn why in the coming episode(s).
 
Oct 19, 2016 9:10 PM
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That phone call was pretty scary. Hopefully Natsume manages to get through this ordeal and also find that resolve to tell his parents about his power. Matoba looked pretty serious when he mentioned he'd tell Natsume's parents about his power.

Nice to see Hiiragi again. I thought it was pretty cute when Nyanko got on Hiiragi's shoulders.

 
Oct 19, 2016 10:45 PM

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Looks like an interesting arc but the weird drop/change in animation quality threw me off so I couldn't concentrate on this episode!!
 
Oct 20, 2016 1:25 AM

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Hopefully Natsume manages to get through this ordeal and also find that resolve to tell his parents.
Touko-san and Shigeru-san aren't his parents actually, just relatives taking care of him.
 
Oct 20, 2016 3:12 AM

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so Matoba is back and this is gonna be good
 
Oct 20, 2016 5:21 AM
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Manaa said:
LovelyHikari said:
Hopefully Natsume manages to get through this ordeal and also find that resolve to tell his parents.
Touko-san and Shigeru-san aren't his parents actually, just relatives taking care of him.


I know but to Natsume at this point he probably considers them his real parents.

 
Oct 20, 2016 7:52 AM

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This episode was so short. I liked the darker atmosphere and the intrigue in it, impatiently waiting for the next one.
 
Oct 23, 2016 4:44 AM

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Judging by the responses in this thread, it seems that the animation/artwork quality took a dip because I thought it was just me. It's still a good episode from a great series though.
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Oct 23, 2016 6:07 PM

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ehhhhhh a cursed phone call. an exorcist possessed by a youkai omg
 
Oct 24, 2016 9:39 AM
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I've forgotten all about the plot from the previous seasons D:
 
Dec 26, 2016 3:58 PM

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Not as good as the previous episode, but in general it was quite interesting!
 
Jan 7, 2017 8:53 AM

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Oh boy things are getting intense with the exorcists.. plus Reiko's collection of names is actually a forbidden form of exorcism?
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Apr 15, 2017 4:54 AM

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Episode extremely interesting, not so much by what happens during the story, but for what he refers Natori, at Natsume, about the forbidden techniques used by exorcists, it makes sense that the knowledge of Reiko, and Taki, are very sophisticated and powerful as weapons, for the exorcists. Nyanko sensei, is always hilarious.
 
May 27, 2017 11:04 PM

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Well it's looking like the exorcist who did the crappy seal is most likely the one that's being possessed by a yokai (who I'm guessing is the fella he was talking to).
 
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pandora18 said:
Did anyone notice that Nyanko's eyes turned golden at 3 different points? I don't read the manga so I'm wondering what the significance of that could be.


I'm only watching this season now so probably it's coming late but from what I've seen so far I got the idea it happens when Nyanko-Sensei is paying more attention to things or acting more like his true form. It shows he's alert and has a menacing aura around him, I guess.
 
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Matoba is trying to mess with his life again.
 
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