Natsume returned to its usual episodic formula this week. No returning characters of old, no Reiko flashbacks, just a strange shrine on a hill and a flood inside a building.
That said, this isn’t a bad thing as Natsume uses its episodic format to its advantage creating a charming self-contained narrative even as the audience get to enjoy the results of the bonds Natsume has forged with his human friends. Nyanko-Sensei even gets a cute make-over for part of the episode pretending for some reason to be a boar piglet.
Seriously cute. Anyway, I really enjoyed this episode but it is pretty standard Natsume. Then of course we got the preview for next week and it looks like they aren’t going to make us wait for another season to know what Natori is going to do now that he’s suspecting Natsume has something powerful. While it doesn’t give much away I’m now really excited for next week.
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4 thoughts on “Natsume Yuujinchou Season 6 Episode 9”
At this point, I don’t even know why Natsume is surprised when Nyanko-sensei sneaks into his bag. I’m also pretty sure that he’s doing it to look out for Natsume rather than sake springs.
This episode was cute and the kind of sappy that Natsume portrays perfectly. I liked his dynamic with his friends too.
Like you, I’m looking forward to the next episode and whatever Natori is up to.
Yeah, Nyanko’s excuses get a little thinner each season. He’s genuinely softening toward Natsume but it is handled really well and it is adorable.
No Reiko flashbacks is fine but Natori is plotting something?!
I know I’m only up to the third season but that’s enough to have me know something along the lines of ‘don’t interfere with my job’ will happen.
Earlier this current season Natori overheard a yokai mention the book of friends. He’s now kind of thinking Natsume has something he shouldn’t but then we moved on to other storylines. Kind of looks like we’re getting back to that point though and to be honest I’m really looking forward to seeing how it plays out.