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Natsume Yūjin-Chō Go (TV 5)

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Alternative title:
Natsume's Book of Friends
夏目友人帳 伍 (Japanese)
Genres: drama, supernatural
Themes: spirits
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Takashi Natsume is a boy who's been able to see youkai ever since he was a child. Ever since he inherited the "Book of Friends" from his grandmother Reiko, he and his self-proclaimed bodyguard Nyanko-sensei have spent their days returning names to the youkai who are bound by the book. As he meets the different youkai and people, he finds himself with many more things that he cares about. He wonders whether it's right to keep secrets to protect someone as little by little he works up the courage to build even more friendships.
User Ratings: 191 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 28 votes (sub:27, raw:1)
 Excellent: 58 votes (sub:55, dub:1, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Mandarin Chinese subtitled
)
 Very good: 55 votes (sub:51, dub:1, raw:1, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
)
 Good: 35 votes (sub:34, dub:1)
 Decent: 12 votes (sub:12)
 So-so: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Not really good: -
 Weak: -
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
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Seen in part or in whole by 326 users, rank: #2846 (of 9525)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.241 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.1866, rank: #350 (of 9641)
Weighted mean: 8.249 (Very good+), rank: #310 (of 9641) (seen all: 8.25 / seen some: 8.34)
Bayesian estimate: 8.196 (Very good+), rank: #217 (of 7237)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 11
Episode titles: We have 11
Vintage: 2016-10-04
Opening Theme:
"Takarabako" by sasanomaly
Ending Theme:
"Akane Sasu" by Aimer
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Chief Director: Takahiro Ōmori
Director: Kotomi Deai
Series Composition: Sadayuki Murai
Script:
Aya Yoshinaga (eps 2, 7, 12)
Hiroshi Ohnogi (eps 4-5, 8, 13)
Mariko Kunisawa (eps 6, 9)
Sadayuki Murai (eps 1, 3, 10-11)
Episode Director:
Hideki Ito (ep 11)
Hironori Aoyagi (ep 2)
Kenji Yasuda (ep 9)
Kotomi Deai (OP; ep 1)
Miyuki Oshiro (eps 1, 5, 8)
Satoshi Toba (ep 7)
Takahiro Ōmori (ED)
Takashi Kobayashi (eps 6, 12)
Takatoshi Suzuki (ep 10)
Teppei Yabe (ep 4)
Tomoko Hiramuki (ep 8)
Yoshihiro Yanagiya (eps 3, 13)
Original creator: Yuki Midorikawa
Character Design: Akira Takata
Art Director: Yukihiro Shibutani
Animation Director:
Kazuya Saitō (S3)
Konomi Satō (ep 4)
Momoko Nagakawa (ep 3)
Sound Director: Takahiro Ōmori

Color setting: Hiromi Miyawaki
Editing: Kazuhiko Seki
In-Between Animation: Sachiko Todaka (6 episodes
eps 1-3, 5, 8, 11
)

Key Animation:
Ayako Ōki (eps 3-4)
Kaori Dou (eps 10-11)
Miki Urashima (eps 1, 5)
Shinichi Iimura (ep 5)
Monster Design: Tatsuo Yamada
Photography: Hitoshi Tamura
Production Advancement: Kōdai Minami (ep 6)
Script & Tool Development: Yoshiki Obata (ep 1)
Theme Song Performance:
Aimer (ED)
Marii Sasano (OP)
sasanomaly (OP)
Hiroshi Kamiya as Takashi Natsume
Kazuhiko Inoue as Nyanko-sensei/Madara

Akira Ishida as Shūichi Natori
Eiji Itō as Shigeru Fujiwara
Hisayoshi Suganuma as Atsushi Kitamoto
Junichi Suwabe as Seiji Matoba
Kazuma Horie as Kaname Tanuma
Miki Itō as Tōko Fujiwara
Miyuki Sawashiro as Jun Sasada
Rina Satō as Tōru Taki
Ryohei Kimura as Satoru Nishimura
Sanae Kobayashi as Reiko Natsume

Akari Higuchi as Gourd Princess (ep 4)
Akemi Kanda as Masked Exorcist (ep 4)
Akemi Okamura as Hinoe
Aki Kanada as Takemitsu (ep 5)
Arisa Kiyoto as Nanako Kurosaki (ep 2)
Atsuko Yuya as Girl's Mother (ep 1)
Aya Endo as Kayatsubo (ep 1)
Chō as Chobihige (eps 11, 13)
Daichi Marutaka as Young Exorcist (eps 3-4)
Eiko Hanawa as Satomi (ep 7)
Gorou Sanada as Natori's Grandfather (ep 8)
Haruka Kimura as Child (ep 13)
Haruna Sakurai as Daughter Mino (ep 7)
Hiroki Matsukawa as
Amazaki Formula (ep 8)
Distant Uncle (ep 10)
Exorcist (ep 4)
One-Horned Yokai (ep 12)
Youkai Sealed in a Jar (ep 3)
Hiroshi Shimozaki as
Bull-faced Middle-class Youkai
Exorcist (eps 4, 8)
Hiroshi Takahashi as Amasaki (ep 8)
Hisako Tōjō as Yokai of Odaka and Mask Thief (ep 7)
Hitomi Ueda as
Answering Machine Message (ep 3)
Female Customer (ep 4)
Ghost in Hiding (ep 13)
Nanako's friend (ep 2)
Hozumi Gōda as Sougo Kurosaki (ep 2)
Junpei Morise as
Exorcist (eps 4, 8)
Vermillion (ep 7)
Kaede Okutani as
High School Girl (ep 8)
Umbrella High School Girl (ep 2)
Kanehira Yamamoto as Shuen's Horned Yokai (ep 9)
Katsuya Miyamoto as Monster with Big Mouth (ep 9)
Kazuhiro Yamaji as Takuma (ep 8)
Kazuko Sugiyama as Hatsuna (turnip youkai; ep 12)
Keiko Katsukura as Exorcist Old Woman (ep 8)
Kenichi Suzumura as Yūzuru (ep 13)
Kenta Sasa as Yuki (ep 7)
Kokoro Kikuchi as Mitsuzara (ep 9)
Kyouko Chikiri as Acquaintance of Relative (ep 1)
Manami Hanawa as
Boy (ep 10)
Child (ep 13)
Mustache Monster (ep 1)
Small Youkai (ep 12)
Masahito Yabe as Natori's Father (ep 8)
Masami Iwasaki as Otsuno (ep 11)
Mayumi Shintani as Hidaka (ep 3)  (ep 6)
Miou Tanaka as Mosam Youkai (ep 5)
Misa Watanabe as Red Peak (ep 11)
Miyako Itō as Awayuki (ep 5)
Motomu Kiyokawa as Shuon (ep 9)
Nobuyuki Kobushi as Hairy Youkai (ep 6)
Risa Mizuno as Mother Mino (ep 7)
Ryoma Abe as Exorcist (ep 4)
Ryouta Akazawa as
A Monster with a Horn on its Forehead (ep 13)
Exorcist (ep 4)
Hairy Youkai (ep 6)
Teacher (ep 11)
Sanae Kobayashi as Nyanko-sensei (High school girl) (ep 5)
Satsuki Yukino as Hiiragi (ep 3)
Shinpei Takano as
Distant Uncle (ep 10)
Exorcist (ep 8)
Ghost Face Monster (ep 12)
Hairy Youkai (ep 6)
Youkai with Horns (ep 1)
Shinya Hamazoe as
Exorcist (eps 4, 8)
Fox Face Monster (ep 12)
Shizuka Okohira as Female Relative (ep 1)
Sōnosuke Hattori as
Exorcist (ep 4)
Hatanaka (ep 7)
Human-faced Monster (ep 9)
Suzune Okabe as
Beast Face Youkai (ep 9)
Boar Face Monster (ep 13)
Exorcist (ep 4)
Takahiro Fujiwara as Acorn-loving Youkai (ep 1)
Takashi Matsuyama as One-Eyed Intermediate Youkai
Takaya Kuroda as Mitsuno (eps 11, 13)
Tomomichi Nishimura as Hizuchi (daikon youkai; ep 12)
Toshiko Sawada as Ito (ep 7)
Yōji Ueda as
Beard Exorcist (ep 3)
Evil Face (ep 4)
Yoshie Nihei as Distant Aunt (ep 10)
Yukiko Morishita as
Boy's Mother (ep 10)
Exorcist (ep 4)
Shuen's Group of Female Youkai (ep 9)
Yūko Inoue as Sana (ep 10)
Yumiko Konatsu as Sumi (ep 8)
Yurika Kubo as Girl Youkai (ep 2)
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Shuka
Key Animation:
Art Base Bam (ep 4)
Be Loop (ep 3)
C-Station (ep 2)
Photography: Graphinica
Production: NAS
Production Cooperation: Jumondo (ep 4)
English staff
English companies
(none)
Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll
English cast
(none)

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