Natsume’s Book of Friends Volume 8 Manga Review

Natsume's Book of Friends Volume 8 Manga Cover

We're back with another fantastic volume of Natsume's Book of Friends. The story just keeps getting better and as Natsume has more and more encounters with yokai he becomes a more nuanced and interesting character. With each volume better than the last I just have to wonder where this series will peak.

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Natsume Yuujinchou Season 6 Episode 11

Review - Some spoilers: Can we get a season 7 announcement, please? This episode resumes the hunt for the study and as usual Natsume's keen eyes and a deeper understanding of yokai and those who can clearly see yokai find the necessary clues that eventually lead the group to the study door. That said, Natori … Continue reading Natsume Yuujinchou Season 6 Episode 11

Natsume Yuujinchou Season 6 Episode 10

Review: Is there really only one more episode of this? Really? And the next season is...? For a second last episode of the season, episode 10 of Natsume Yuujinchou pulled out all the punches. We are dealing with exorcists again and Natori most definitely did not forget about the Book of Friends. That said, this … Continue reading Natsume Yuujinchou Season 6 Episode 10

Natsume Yuujinchou Season 6 Episode 9

Review: 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 … Continue reading Natsume Yuujinchou Season 6 Episode 9

Friday’s Feature: Why is the Natsume Yuujinchou Anime Still Endearing After Six Seasons?

There's no mistaking that I truly love Natsume Yuujinchou. You just need to look at the sheer number of posts I've tagged with Natsume to know that I not only like watching it, I like to talk about Natsume, a lot. I don't remember who recommended it to me or why I tried it initially, … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Why is the Natsume Yuujinchou Anime Still Endearing After Six Seasons?

Natsume Yuujinchou Go Series Review

Overview: The fifth season of Natsume Yuujinchou, Natsume Yuujinchou Go picks up following Natsume as he interacts with his human and yokai friends. Season 5 does seem to be focussing a lot on the minor character backstories. I reviewed this week to week here if you want to check out my thoughts on individual episodes. … Continue reading Natsume Yuujinchou Go Series Review

Natsume Yuujinchou Go Special

Review: Okay, I hate filler and I hate recap episodes but I didn't hate this - and not just because it is Natsume and so automatically gets a pass on most things. Firstly, they didn't try to given it a number in the series and pass it off as an actual episode, it was clear … Continue reading Natsume Yuujinchou Go Special

Natsume Yuujinchou Go Episode 5

Review: Taki is back with her grandfather's circle. This of course brings Natsume some angst because he was told in the last story it was a forbidden technique. Fortunately, Nyanko Sensei is about as tactless as a box of hammers and just comes out and tells Taki and that saves us spending the entire episode … Continue reading Natsume Yuujinchou Go Episode 5