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Jun 18, 2014 9:17 PM

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Yet another great anime concluded. It breaks my heart to see this magnificent adventure come to an end. I'm glad to finally have Takashi's background revealed, and I really felt his story and emotion. This series was (and is) so great and holds so much meaning, moral, and feeling. Although it could go for another season, I guess I'm relieved it stopped without losing it's way as most long series go; yet I'd like to have more of Nyanko-Sensei's, Reiko's, and Matoba's backstory, yet the manga is still ongoing so -fingers crossed-.

Gahh, I can't take the feels, and it's 12:16 AM and I know I'm not going to sleep tonight; 9.5/10 for the whole series; simply amazing <3
Jul 14, 2014 9:59 AM

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10/10 for, what an ending, the feels were real! Best season of the series, wish there was more.
Aug 11, 2014 10:38 AM

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it made me cry for real. like natsume, i can't remember the days i spent with my father either. but i love him so much. the episode was the best and it's definitely the best season of the series. *sniff* *sniff*
Aug 28, 2014 3:09 PM

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That was a great final episode. It actually got some feels out of me for the first time.

Even with the episodic formula, Natsume and his relationships has made one hell of a development over the past 4 seasons. We went through him finally loving both the world of youkai and humans, creating some really strong friends and bonds, finding a new home to return to and going back to the past to get some closure. I honestly can't think of any more progression they could do and 4 seasons is plenty for me. The only thing left is probably explaining Reiko's story more but we'll be drifting away from Natsume, which the past 2 seasons started focusing heavier on. If we're going to get a 5th season it should focus more on Natsume taking advantage of his new bonds and comfortably ask for help from his friends.

9/10 ep
8/10 season
8/10 series.
Sep 23, 2014 5:48 PM

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I think this episode captured the big theme of this season the best - Natsume reaffirming where he belongs and how he's moved on from the hard times. It's hard to believe that this is the last season (hopefully just for the time being), this 4 season journey took me 7 months and was extremely satisfying through and through. Each season brought Natsume's character to life and each nurtured a major theme which helped him grow throughout.

There isn't much for me to say about Natsume Shi, it had the same feel as the other 3 seasons and is my second favorite entry next to S1. A very relaxing series filled with heartwarming, tearjerking, and laugh inducing moments. Not a single episode lost my interest.

9/10 for Shi, I commend Natsume Yuujinchou for staying at its A-game from top to bottom.
Oct 23, 2014 8:59 PM

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Really good ending this season as always, hope for s5 :3

Still needed more Taki tho, fk Miyoko and her bitchiness

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Jan 3, 2015 7:27 PM

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Nyanko-sensei is part of Natsume's family! <3

I am surprised to see so many hated Miyoko, it does make sense why she acted that way though.

This season is probably the weakest out of all 4, even weaker than Zoku in my opinion, but I have grown attached to the characters and the series that I find myself longing for more Natsume Yuujincho. It's the kind of series where I just wish it would never end.
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Jan 14, 2015 9:32 AM

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I'm still crying 10 minutes later.

Tears of sadness, tears of happiness... wishing the show wasn't over....

The first time i ever really felt any sympathy for his carers too. They seemed like nice people but he did make life hard for them, and Miyoki was just a kid who suddenly had to share her parents and got bullied for it, though this is no fault of Natsume's of course.

Seeing all of the youkai at the end and taking a family photo with nyanko-sensai made me so happy, if it had to end it should end like this!
Jan 21, 2015 1:26 AM

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the last few eps really hurt the hell out of me /sobs/
Natsume's childhood is just freaking sad UHGHHGHGH
really touching anime
how I wish it would never end T__T
Feb 6, 2015 10:55 AM

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I'm so glad Natsume found such a wonderful new family and friends, it was beautiful i really like the atmosphere and i got such a warm feeling, i'm so glad for Natsume, this anime is one of my favorites, will be missed for sure. I'm hoping for another season if possible

Overall score 10/10
Feb 14, 2015 9:10 PM

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the best episode and season of natsume so far...
i can't stand it anymore, the ending was really touching, had me remember my parents and nearly crying...
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Mar 8, 2015 9:42 AM

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Still one of the best anime shows I have ever watched.
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Jul 2, 2015 2:46 AM

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I enjoyed this show quite a bit, but I can't help get annoyed about the side characters in this show. I get it's supposed to be about Natsume, but I don't like how they introduce various characters and not give them any kind of satisfying development and/or resolution. It reminds me of a lot of harem shows where despite things happening, everything just kind of stays the same.
Nov 3, 2015 1:43 AM
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the feels were real this episode. seriously though, miyoko as a kid was such an asshole. did she ever stop to think what natsume's situation was?

Anyway, great series, seems like there wont be another :(

Nov 8, 2015 12:31 PM

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Knowles said:
Still one of the best anime shows I have ever watched.

Agreed. Still hoping for a 5th Season.
Nov 16, 2015 5:58 AM

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I'm gonna miss this big. S5 fucking where?
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Jan 6, 2016 12:55 PM

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ahh i cried. a perfect ending, even though i wish there is more to come one day.
Mar 12, 2016 12:47 PM

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It's sad to see the series end. I was kind of hoping that Miyoko would apologize for how rude she had been to Natsume.

I'm actually surprised (or disappointed) that her parents didn't lay into her as a child when she acted like such a spoiled brat about Natsume sharing their home. Even though she was a kid, there were still ways that they could have explained to her so that she wouldn't have been so awful towards him, and from the conversation that she had with her mother in the house in the previous episode, it seems that they didn't do much to instill empathy in her even after he left.

Still, at least Natsume has a home to return to now. I won't hold my breath for a 5th season, but at least the manga is still going strong. I'll have to catch up on it.
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Mar 24, 2016 11:34 AM

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the feels were too strong for me too handle.

( At last I've finished the 4th season. Been putting it on hold for a year 'coz if I finished it, it would only drive me crazy knowing there won't be another season. But since GO is on its way...I watched it, I finished it and now I'm waiting. )
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Mar 30, 2016 2:06 PM

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I've never felt so empty in a long time after finishing a show. Season 5 is coming up but it feels so far away. Kind of want to catch up with the manga yet I don't want to at the same time. I never want this series to end. Definitely in my top 5 of all time.
Apr 15, 2016 2:16 PM
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beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! i cried

though i feel like strangling those stupid little kids now, they were so mean to my bby Natsume
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Apr 19, 2016 12:34 AM

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Sad it ended :(
Can't wait for 5th season
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May 17, 2016 5:57 PM

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SO good, just like all the rest of this show.


Glad to see that there is another season coming out. No on to watch the OVA
Jun 21, 2016 9:44 AM

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With this episde ends the fourth season, and the best it´s the rhythm slow and nostalgic 8/10.

See you in the fifth season!!!!

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Jun 28, 2016 6:44 AM

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Ah! How sad it is when I get to the point of ending all seasons Natsume, is so interesting and beautiful saga that despite Seeing her again, it's hard to tire or be bored, I look forward to the fifth season. It causes us to see Natsume's girlfriend, so it will end up breaking the hearts of all the girls in the cast, LOL!

Aug 4, 2016 6:31 PM

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Both this episode and the 10th got tears to my eyes and an aching heart. What a great anime, I can't stop loving Takashi so much, this is the second time I wanted to give a character a big warm hug (Naruto was the first :P). I can't wait for Season 5 this October. Until then, I'll read the manga (which, I'm sure, will become my favorite).
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Sep 1, 2016 11:57 AM
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Awesome season, as expected from Natsume Yuujinchou. 9/10
After so much edginess and cringes I still love this series xD
HYPED for next season in fall!
Sep 16, 2016 1:55 AM

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I loved the 4th series so much and wish to see another again. I have decided, Japanese are the greatest writers of stories in the world. If the had so much money like the US they would rule screen. The US has all the money but make adequate stories, while Japan has masterpiece stories and less ching. Stories such as these make me want to watch more Anime and the reason i went to anime.
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Oct 4, 2016 11:53 PM

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This was indeed the best season finale for Natsume Yuujinchou series. Off to season 5 now (currently airing)!!!
Oct 22, 2016 2:09 PM

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Beautiful,sad,warm and amazing series.You know when i watch anime this is what i expect from a series.
Nov 22, 2016 5:37 PM
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Natsume's past is truly a sad one, doubt i would have the mentality to go through all that
Dec 6, 2016 12:31 PM

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i decided to be patient with Miyoko, but when she started to hit Natsume like mad.. i snapped. such a miserable character.
i cried, too. this damn anime hits me right in the heart

8/10 i wish there was ten more seasons
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Dec 9, 2016 11:14 PM
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This was the best season. Each and every episode was so beautiful. *cries in corner*
Feb 1, 2017 6:18 PM

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Oh come on, I really doubt kids that young act so mean >_> It's a real shame Natsume's old house is gonna get sold but at least he was finally able to visit it.

Dam, this series really knows how to tug at your heartstrings.
Apr 14, 2017 1:18 PM

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After the last season, I was bit worried, but this season is among the best. I haven't had such feels in a long time. ;^; A minor thing I didn't like would have been Natsume seeming to be a bit too dependent on Nyanko-sensei; I sorta miss him defending himself like he used in the first two seasons. Despite that, I liked the subtle development of his strengthening bonds with the Fujiwaras and his friends.

Nyanko-sensei stole the show whenever he could, of course.

This was worth every second spent watching. ♡
Sep 19, 2017 1:16 AM
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MaxCrazy7 said:
I wonder if Taki would treat Madara-sama as such if he was in his true form (now that I think of it she would just the same).

She wouldn't, she has already seen his true form when Natsume was helping her with her curse. They were all in her circle.
Also, I think Sasada would appreciate his true form since she thinks his "cat" form is ugly. Lol
Jan 16, 2018 8:34 PM
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For me this is the greatest episode out of the four seasons. Everything made me cry a lot T^T
Apr 5, 2018 4:55 PM

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Those stupid kids made me mad, they kept messing with Natsume and with that girl too.
He said farewell to his home, sad.
May 21, 2018 3:29 AM

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hit me right in the feels T^T
May 15, 4:28 AM

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Wonderful heartwarming finale. Miyoko's parents are really kind people too.

I've watched the first 4 seasons in 2012 but only had hazy memories for the series. It's really nice rewatching it, like revisiting an old friend. Now heading for the 5th season which I've never seen before. Hooray!

Maybe it's just me, but it sometimes occur to me that Natsume actually still has some sort of depression deep inside of him, but he's hiding it so well that no one could be aware.

P.S. The black butterflies - in Asian folklore, it is believed that they are symbols for ghosts. Guess that's part of the reason why the youkai turned into such things.
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The Conviction Arc is even better than the Golden Age Arc.
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