I love this show. I always have and this episode really hit every reason why I love this show. The relationship between Natori and Natsume has always felt real and quite complicated this so much left unsaid between them (though the same could be said of every relationship between major characters in this show).
There’s no doubt Natori actually has some genuine worries for Natsume’s safety but he is, first and foremost, an exorcist and one who does not trust the yokai. It has been a point of contention between the two from the beginning in how to deal with certain situations and last week Natori overheard that Natsume has something (apparently he doesn’t know what it is but he kind of knows it has to be powerful). So, his final line this week is kind of concerning in terms of where this relationship will go in the future (but at the same time kind of brilliant in terms of what it could do for the story).
However, if that is too much drama in the Slice of Life, cavity inducing cuteness that is Natsume, focus instead of Nyanko and how adorable and compliant he was being this episode.
Can I have one?
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2 thoughts on “Natsume Yuujincho Roku Episode 5”
I’d like one too. A happy ending I mean. I won’t lie – Natori’s final line has me worried. I can see where he’s coming from but there’s no way trying to take the Yuujinchou from Natsume is going to go well. But you’re right, it should direct their relationship to new and interesting waters. I just hope it’ll end up okay.
I kind of want to see Natori try to take the book and have Natsume actually assert his right to it. So far, no one has made an overly serious attempt at stealing it (not even Nyanko sensei), but I guess it would depend on his method and whether or not it is a relationship breaking move or not.