For a character who has been mentioned in Natsume Yuujinchou since season one, Reiko remains the character most shrouded in mystery. For every flash back or memory Natsume has of Reiko dealing with yokai we're presented with just one more puzzling piece of a complex character who died a long time ago. Yet she remains … Continue reading Up Close With Reiko
This is part of a series of re-posts of older reviews on 100 Word Anime. The original review came out in May 2016 and can be found here. It might seem strange that I love Natsume. Given my usual tastes for faster paced stories, stories that are a little bit darker, or stories that do … Continue reading Natsume Yujincho Seasons 1 – 4 Review: Great Characters, Great Atmosphere, and Just Pure Relaxation
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?
Review: Usually I love episodes with Reiko. Other than Natori, she's the character I most hope to see an appearance from outside of Natsume and Nyanko Sensei. That said, this season's Reiko episode kind of lacked bite. Part of the issue might be the yokai at the start of the episode that chases Natsume who … Continue reading Natsume Yuujinchou Season 6 Episode 7
Review: So not Reiko's past but Matoba and Natori's which was kind of interesting but just left me wanting to know more about how they grew as exorcists and why their relationship seems so fractured in the present. Natsume is conspicuously absent for the duration of this episode and most likely that's because Natori is … Continue reading Natsume Yuujinchou Go Episode 8
Review: The exorcists being involved always makes this usually sweet show just that little bit dark. Not actually dark because then it wouldn't be Natsume, but just enough tension to really make an impact in an otherwise very relaxing story. Matoba is a character I just love hating and his appearance is always welcome and … Continue reading Natsume Yuujinchou Go Episode 3
As this is a review of 4 seasons of a show, this is going to be a longer review. Overview: Natsume has been passed around from relative to relative since he lost his parents and it never works out. As a kid he was strange because he could see yokai and never really learnt not … Continue reading Natsume Yujin-cho – Series Review