Odex to Also Screen Natsume's Book of Friends Film in Malaysia

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Southeast Asian film distributor Odex announced on Tuesday that it will also screen Gekijōban Natsume Yūjinchō ~Utsusemi ni Musubu~ (Natsume's Book of Friends the Movie: Tied to the Temporal World), the anime film for Yuki Midorikawa's Natsume's Book of Friends (Natsume Yūjin-Chō) manga, in Malaysia later this year. Odex previously announced screenings for Indonesia and the Philippines.

The film will premiere on September 29 in Japan, and will feature an original story written under Midorikawa's supervision.

Animation studio Shuka returns from the television anime's fifth and sixth seasons to animate the film. Takahiro Ōmori is again serving as chief director, but Hideki Ito is the new director. Sadayuki Murai is again handling series composition, Tatsuo Yamada is returning for yōkai design, and Makoto Yoshimori is again composing the music. Other returning staff members include:

  • Sub Character Design: Hiromitsu Hagiwara
  • Art Director: Yukihiro Shibutani
  • Color Setting: Hiromi Miyawaki
  • Editing: Kazuhiko Seki
  • Photography: Hitoshi Tamura and Tetsuya Kawada

The anime seasons and Midorikawa's original manga revolve around Natsume, a boy who has been able to see yōkai since he was little. Unfortunately, humans shun him, and there is not much fondness between him and yōkai either. One day, he inherits a Yūjin-Chō ("Book of Friends") from his grandmother. The book is actually full of contracts that his grandmother made to trap yōkai. As one yōkai after another shows up, Natsume tries to release or help them — even while many of them seek vengeance on him.

Natsume Yūjin-Chō Roku, the sixth anime season, aired for 11 episodes starting in April 2017.

Source: Odex Malaysia & Brunei Facebook Page

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