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Poll: Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou Episode 8 Discussion

Jan 12, 2012 11:08 PM

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I think it was more horrible that humans were hunting mermaids for their flesh and blood. My guess is that Sensei was testing Natsume by suggesting eating the mermaid. Once again he just simply watched Natsume's actions at various times in the episode without any visible reaction.
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Jan 15, 2012 10:48 AM

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Meh. Stories of mermaids & immortality are told often and I get tired of hearing them sometimes. I can't help thinking this could've been written a little better as well, but...whatever. It's only the second episode I didn't really enjoy out of both seasons so far. Not bad~
Feb 22, 2012 5:31 AM

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Really heartwarming episode. I just wonder how mermaids can be seen by humans in their real form... I thought it's impossible feat for all Youkais. Or mermaids aren't Youkais? Lol. They used to explain everything supernatural with just "Youkai" or "Ayakashi" up to now.
DeathReaper said:

Aww Nyanko-sensei wants Natsume to be immortal <3

In fact yes. This surprised me a lot. It looks like that Nyanko-sensei is not just an egoistic Ayakashi... I wasn't much sure until now.
Anyways, I love his always-on smile :3 Nyan!
Feb 25, 2012 10:05 AM

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I love mermaids, so I much approved of this episode.

I felt so bad for the old lady, but I'm glad the episode ended on a happy note.

Love the line: "Wanting to be together, realizing how precious it is, everyone lives on, trying to savour the time they have."
Dec 27, 2012 3:50 PM

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Such a touching heartwarming, yet sad series. I love it!
Jan 5, 2013 7:39 PM
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Sasafune played a dirty trick on the grandma. But I would be angry too because Sasafune wanted a friend, and she doesn't want her friend to ask for her blood for immortality. I like how Natsume realized what Nyanko-sensei, or other youkai have to through. Having a longer life is kind of sad, seeing the people you love die yet you have to continue to live on. Although I liked the theme in this episode, it was also the first episode that I almost fell asleep wasn't bad, but it wasn't great like all the other previous episodes.
Sep 25, 2013 1:53 AM

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that mermaid was kinda hilarious. She wasn't cruel because she misunderstood Chizu's intention for asking the blood.. But it ended well, good episode

and still waiting patiently for a 3rd season of Spice & Wolf :'|
Nov 8, 2013 10:06 PM

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TowardsTheStars said:
That was most certainly a cruel trick but I can understand why the (beautiful) mermaid did it.

Also, ending was heartwarming.

Yea it was a pretty messed up trick but at least it turned out for the best. I'm wondering why the guy never came back though once he recovered.
Dec 26, 2013 11:53 AM

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Quite lovely episode I sure loved the ending!
Nov 30, 2014 11:46 PM
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Can someone, please, explain to me what happen exactly to the mermaid? i mean, why did she disappear like she was never coming back and other youkais, when given their names back, stay pretty much like nothing happen?. I feel like im missing something important here :'c
Modified by Naishon, Dec 1, 2014 10:12 PM
Mar 17, 2015 2:24 PM

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Natsume is such a lovely boy, I really liked this episode!
Mar 23, 2015 8:17 AM

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Didn't enjoy this as much as the previous episodes. Sasafune was quite amusing though.
Naishon said:
Can someone, please, explain to me what happen exactly to the mermaid? i mean, why did she disappear like she was never coming back and other youkais, when given their names back, stay pretty much like nothing happen?. I feel like im missing something important here :'c

That has been bugging me since the first season. They always make it seem like the Youkai are dying and passing on whenever he returns their name. IIRC that kid Kirinoha was the only one who didn't disappear after getting back his name. So I think only the Youkai that have got tired of their loneliness choose to die or move on to the afterlife, whichever happens after they disappear. They probably must have waited all this time because their name written in the book of friends was preventing them from moving on.
Apr 2, 2015 6:27 PM
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kyaaa!! the mermaid is so pwetty!!~ (>=∆=)>
May 23, 2015 6:49 AM

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Aozure said:
Beautiful Mermaid~
Aww Nyanko-sensei wants Natsume to be immortal <3



--- whether it's impossible or not, the girl will let you know ---

--- there's a fine line between stupidity and bravery ---

--- I'm not stupid, I'm just to lazy to show you how great I am ---
Dec 26, 2015 1:40 PM

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I found this episode one of the most emotional - when the old lady thought she saw her friend at the station! So heartbreaking.
I am sad that she never got to see him again though :/
Feb 23, 8:51 AM

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I laughed when the mermaid flew out of nowhere. I did not expect that
Also, GRAPE DRANK lmfao. It's just a prank bro
Modified by JSlick, Feb 23, 8:54 AM
May 25, 6:23 AM

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Episode nor too sad and it really fun, although the latter has the advantage to grow and mature even more the character of Natsume, through the reflections on immortality, and on that of loneliness, proving that even the Youkai, very resemble humans in some ways. I wanted a bit more space for the character of Sasafune, oh well! Quite touching story told during the narration.
Sep 21, 2:36 PM

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Mermaids have been previously hunted for their meat => There are actual immortal humans in Natsume's world! CAN'T WAIT TO MEET THEM! Baccano! feels!
Oct 15, 3:16 PM
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I never thought we would see any mermaids in this series. A good episode.
Oct 15, 3:17 PM
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JSlick said:

Also, GRAPE DRANK lmfao. It's just a prank bro

That was literally my same reaction!