Natsume Volume 4 takes a slightly different turn. In this volume we get three chapters and then three short stories. Admittedly, one of those short stories is featuring the Little Fox so I was super happy to read it but it was an interesting change where the first three volumes had four chapters fairly consistently. … Continue reading Natsume’s Book of Friends Volume 4 Manga Review: The Pain of Farewell
hat said, it does make for some great comedy moments as we see Honda dealing with three situations in this anime, most of which involving customer inquiries or a lot of sales all at once. For a skull, Honda-san is pretty expressive.
The bliss of reading Natsume continues in volume 3. While I'm still encountering stories that I'm familiar with from the anime, seeing them play out in this slightly different form remains a really fantastic experience. If I was looking for an overall idea in this volume it would be one of meetings and partings. A … Continue reading Natsume’s Book of Friends Volume 3 Manga Review: New Friends and Foes
One thing that continues to be a great draw with this anime is the fact that Honda-San is kind of a great stand-in for the average and everyday viewer who works a day job, probably as part of a larger organisation, and is generally not in a position of great power within said organisation...
This week we get a definite insiders look at how things work as various sales representatives visit the book shop and talk to the staff. While this might seem like a fairly banal thing to watch, it ultimately ends up hilarious as we see the weak Honda being manipulated into accepting various flyers and the like...
Natsume's magical journey continues in this second volume of the manga. This time around we have new characters, new friends and new partings. All of it feeds into the overall feeling that is Natsume's Book of Friends which is one of pure bliss and reading this volume was a fantastic experience. Like volume 1, we … Continue reading Natsume’s Book of Friends Volume 2 Manga Review: Expanding The World
This week the focus is on introducing the rest of the cast and they do this by having endless deliveries of stock to be sold prior to a holiday period. For those who enjoy the idea of watching staff running around trying to stock book-shelves it works quite well however there isn't a lot else … Continue reading Skull-Face Bookseller Honda-San Episode 2: Too Many Books In The Book Store
There is something kind of intriguing about the concept at play here. The main character is undeniably a skeleton, at one point his lower jaw drops, literally. And yet, the show doesn't seem to want to address that or the other staff members walking around who have a variety of interesting helmets, masks, and identities. … Continue reading Skull-Face Bookseller Honda-San Episode 1: Just Your Everyday Book Store
It isn't news to anyone who regularly reads my blog that I am seriously in love with Natsume Yuujinchou as an anime. It is my go to binge watch when I'm needing just some calm bliss in my life and I've come to love each and every moment of the emotional journey Natsume takes the … Continue reading Natsume’s Book of Friends Volume 1 Manga Review: Magical
What got me through the show for the most part was the title character. Kusuo is an interesting guy in that he's incredibly powerful but become entirely jaded by life because of it. He spends his days avoiding interactions with others and generally trying not to get too annoyed by the mundane world and fails miserable at doing so.