Natsume's Book of Friends (TV 2)

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[ sequel of Natsume's Book of Friends (TV) ]

Related anime:
    Natsume's Book of Friends (TV 3) (sequel)
      Natsume's Book of Friends (TV 4) (sequel)

Alternative title:
Zoku Natsume Yūjin-Chō (Japanese)
続 夏目友人帳 (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Natsume is again meeting new youkai and helping them. A lot of friends join him along the way, he meets others who can also see the spirits and at times they join forces to solve the latest mystery. As always, Nyanko-sensei is there to help Natsume on his quests.
User Ratings: 1034 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 253 votes (sub:239, dub:3, raw:2, ?:1, others:8
5 Spanish subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
)
 Excellent: 409 votes (sub:384, dub:5, raw:2, edit.dub:1, others:17
5 Spanish subtitled
4 Russian subtitled
4 Portuguese subtitled
2 Polish subtitled
1 Arabic subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
)
 Very good: 228 votes (sub:213, dub:5, raw:3, ?:1, others:6
1 Arabic subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
)
 Good: 98 votes (sub:88, raw:2, dub:1, others:7
4 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Decent: 27 votes (sub:23, raw:2, dub:1, others:1
1 Chinese mandarin subtitled
)
 So-so: 10 votes (sub:8, dub:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
)
 Not really good: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Weak: 5 votes (sub:5)
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 1651 users, rank: #648 (of 6067)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.662 (Excellent−), std. dev.: 1.2242, rank: #102 (of 6061)
Weighted mean: 8.588 (Excellent−), rank: #106 (of 6061) (seen all: 8.63 / seen some: 7.88 / won't finish: 4.92)
Bayesian estimate: 8.575 (Excellent−), rank: #48 (of 4611)
Running time: 24 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 13
Episode titles: We have 13
Vintage: 2009-01-05 to 2009-03-30
Opening Theme:
"Ano hi Time Machine" by LONG SHOT PARTY
Ending Theme:
"Aishiteru" (愛してる) by Callin
Official website:
夏目友人帳 (Japanese)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Natsume's Book of Friends - Season 1 & 2 Premium Edition (Sub.DVD) 2012-10-09
    Natsume's Book of Friends - Season 1 & 2 (Sub.DVD) 2014-02-04 (from $50.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Takahiro Omori
Series Composition: Kenichi Kanemaki
Script:
Kenichi Araki (eps 3, 6)
Kenichi Kanemaki (eps 5, 12-13)
Mayori Sekijima (eps 1, 8, 10)
Mie Kaga (eps 2, 7)
Noboru Takagi (eps 4, 9, 11)
Storyboard:
Hidehito Ueda (ep 9)
Hidetoshi Namura (ep 11)
Hiroyuki Yano (ep 2)
Hisatoshi Shimizu (ep 3)
Isamu Imakake (eps 10, 12)
Jun Takada (ep 4)
Katsumi Terahigashi (eps 8, 13)
Keiji Gotoh (eps 6-7)
Kiyotaka Ohata (ep 5)
Takahiro Omori (ED; ep 1)
Tetsuya Takeuchi (OP)
Episode Director:
Hideaki Nakano (ep 6)
Hidehito Ueda (ep 9)
Hisatoshi Shimizu (eps 3, 7, 11)
Isamu Imakake (ep 10)
Jun Takada (ep 4)
Masayuki Matsumoto (eps 5, 12)
Satomi Nakamura (ep 2)
Takahiro Omori (eps 1, 13)
Yui Umemoto (ep 8)
Unit Director:
Takahiro Omori (ED)
Tetsuya Takeuchi (OP)
Original creator: Yuki Midorikawa
Character Design: Akira Takata
Art Director: Yukihiro Shibutani
Chief Animation Director:
Akira Takata (eps 2-9, 11-12)
Tatsuo Yamada (eps 2-12)
Animation Director:
Akira Takata (eps 1, 10, 13)
Haruo Okuno (eps 6, 12)
Orie Tanaka (eps 7, 12)
Tatsuo Yamada (eps 1, 13)
Tetsuya Takeuchi (OP)
Sound Director: Takahiro Omori
Director of Photography: Hitoshi Tamura
2nd Key Animation: Haruo Okuno (ep 13)
Animation: Takahiro Kishida (all for ED)
Animation producer: Yumi Satou
Assistant Animation Director: Yuriko Nagaya (ep 2)
Background Art:
Akemi Ito (Y.A.P. Ishigaki Production; 9 episodes
eps 1-4, 8-10, 12-13
)

Aya Iimura (Y.A.P. Ishigaki Production; 9 episodes
eps 1-4, 8-10, 12-13
)

Fumika Tamura (Y.A.P. Ishigaki Production; 8 episodes
eps 1-4, 8-10, 13
)

Hiroyuki Hasegawa (Y.A.P. Ishigaki Production; eps 1-4, 8)
Nobuhiro Otsuka (Y.A.P. Ishigaki Production; 8 episodes
eps 1-3, 8-10, 12-13
)

Taiichi Shishido (Y.A.P. Ishigaki Production; 9 episodes
eps 1-4, 8-10, 12-13
)

Takayoshi Fukushima (Y.A.P. Ishigaki Production; eps 1-3, 8-10)
Yukihiro Shibutani (all for OP & ED)
Yuuki Oyamada (Y.A.P. Ishigaki Production; eps 1-4, 8-9)
Color Check:
Hiromi Miyawaki (OP, ED; ep 13)
Jinko Suzuki (8 episodes
eps 1, 3-4, 6-7, 10-12
)

Color Coordination:
Hiromi Miyawaki (OP, ED; ep 13)
Jinko Suzuki (8 episodes
eps 1, 3-4, 6-7, 10-12
)

Color design: Hiromi Miyawaki
Editing: Kazuhiko Seki
Finishing: Rie Iijima (8 episodes
eps 1, 3-4, 6-7, 10-12
)

In-Between Animation:
Akie Tsutsumi (A・C・G・T; ep 1)
Akito Ishino (Nippon Animation; eps 1, 4)
Eri Hasegawa (Nippon Animation; eps 1, 4)
Hideki Sakai (XEBEC; ep 2)
Hisashi Higashima (XEBEC; ep 2)
Tomomi Nakamura (XEBEC; ep 2)
Key Animation:
Emiko Matsuno (OP; eps 1, 7, 13)
Futoshi Oonami (ep 2)
Haruo Okuno (OP; eps 1, 6, 12)
Hidetoshi Sano (eps 1, 13)
Hiroshi Tomioka (ep 1)
Hiroto Yokote (eps 1, 7, 13)
Kazuhiko Ishii (ep 2)
Keiji Gotoh (ep 11)
Makoto Oda (ep 2)
Mamie Takata (OP; eps 4, 6, 12-13)
Masakazu Kawazoe (OP; 6 episodes
eps 1, 3, 6-7, 12-13
)

Miyuki Kobayashi (OP; 6 episodes
eps 3-4, 6, 11-13
)

Miyuki Shimizu (ep 2)
Nobuyuki Furukawa (ep 2)
Noriko Kitazawa (ep 2)
Orie Tanaka (OP; eps 1, 3-4, 13)
Rie Maehara (eps 1, 7, 13)
Shinko Tsurumoto (ep 2)
Shinryou Ishikawa (eps 1, 3)
Shiro Kigi (ep 1)
Takahiro Kishida (ep 1)
Takahiro Omori (ep 13)
Tatsuo Yamada (OP; eps 1, 7, 12-13)
Tetsuya Takeuchi (OP; ep 10)
Toshiyuki Yoshioka (ep 2)
Tsuyoshi Sakai (ep 2)
Yuriko Nagaya (ep 2)
Monster Design: Tatsuo Yamada
Music Performance:
Ayano Kasahara (Cello)
Tomomi Tokunaga (Violin)
Photography:
Isao Tōkairin (DECOROCO; eps 1-13)
Ryota Fujii (DECOROCO; eps 1-13)
Tetsuji Sakamaki (DECOROCO; eps 1-13)
Yōsuke Minezaki (DECOROCO; eps 1-13)
Yuichiro Tozawa (DECOROCO; eps 1-13)
Production Advancement: Keiichi Kawaguchi (eps 1, 7, 13)
Special Effects: Toshio Hasegawa (Ray Art; eps 1-13)
Theme Song Performance:
Callin (ED)
LONG SHOT PARTY (OP)
Hiroshi Kamiya as Takashi Natsume
Kazuhiko Inoue as Nyanko-sensei

Akira Ishida as Shuichi Natori
Hisayoshi Suganuma as Atsushi Kitamoto
Kazuma Horie as Kaname Tanuma
Miyuki Sawashiro as Jun Sasada
Rina Satou as Tohru Taki
Sanae Kobayashi as Reiko Natsume
Satsuki Yukino as Hiiragi

Akemi Okamura as Hinoe(ep 5)
Atsushi Ono as Three-eyed Spirit(ep 3)
Ayahi Takagaki as Sui(ep 2)
Eiji Itô as Shigeru Fujiwara
Hidenobu Kiuchi as Bad Spirit(eps 12-13)
Hiroyuki Yoshino as Gen (ep 2)
Junko Takeuchi as Kai(eps 12-13)
Kenji Nojima as Yasaka(ep 9)
Masaya Matsukaze as Riou (ep 1)
Mika Doi as Nanase(ep 11)
Miki Itou as Tōko Fujiwara
Misa Watanabe as Benio(ep 1)
Nanae Katou as Shigeru(young; ep 10)
Ryou Hirohashi as Sasafune(ep 8)
Sayaka Aoki as Tama(ep 4)
Takako Honda as Sumie(ep 3)
Yuka Terasaki as Kirinoha(ep 5)
Yuu Sugimoto as Miya(ep 9)
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Brains Base
Background Art: Y.A.P. Ishigaki Production (9 episodes
eps 1-4, 8-10, 12-13
)

Broadcaster:
space power japanese
TV Tokyo (2009-01)
Finish Animation:
Hanjin Animation (9 episodes
eps 1, 3-4, 6-7, 10-13
)

office fuu (8 episodes
eps 1, 3-4, 6-7, 10-12
)

Orange (9 episodes
eps 1, 3-4, 6-7, 10-13
)

In-Between Animation:
A.C.G.T (ep 1)
Hanjin Animation (9 episodes
eps 1, 3-4, 6-7, 10-13
)

Nippon Animation (eps 1, 4)
Orange (9 episodes
eps 1, 3-4, 6-7, 10-13
)

Photography: DECOROCO (eps 1-13)
special effects: Ray Art (eps 1-13)
English cast
English staff
Translation: Adam Lensenmayer

Subtitle Editing: Renee Poiron
Subtitle Timing: Bryan Ingram
(none)
English companies
Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll
Licensed by: NIS America
Subtitles: MX Media LLC
Translation: MX Media LLC
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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