Natsume Yujin-cho the Movie: Ephemeral Bond

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Alternative title:
Natsume Yūjin-Chō: Utsusemi ni Musubu (Japanese)
劇場版 夏目友人帳 ~うつせみに結ぶ~ (Japanese)
Plot Summary: Takashi Natsume continues to return the names of the spirits that have been written in the "Book of Friends" he inherited from his grandmother, Reiko Natsume. While navigating between humans and youkai with his friend, pet, and bodyguard Nyanko-sensei, Natsume coincidentally reunites with an old classmate, Daisuke Yuuki. It brings back painful memories of a youkai from his past. Meanwhile, Natsume also becomes acquainted with Yorie Tsumura, a woman who knew Reiko and who happened to be in the memories of a youkai whose name he had returned. Yorie now lives a peaceful life with her only son, Mukuo. Spending time with this family comforts Natsume, but a mysterious youkai has been lurking in their town. On the way back from investigating with Natsume, Nyanko-sensei winds up getting himself into trouble that only Natsume and his friends—be they youkai or human—can help him out of.
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Seen in part or in whole by 43 users, rank: #5694 (of 8006)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.206 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.1827, rank: #353 (of 8081)
Weighted mean: 8.231 (Very good+), rank: #290 (of 8081) (seen all: 8.23)
Bayesian estimate: 8.041 (Very good), rank: #323 (of 6141)
Vintage: 2018-09-29
Premiere date:
2018-09-29 (Japan)
Opening Theme:
"remember" by Uru
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Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Chief Director: Takahiro Ōmori
Director: Hideki Ito
Series Composition: Sadayuki Murai
Art Director: Yukihiro Shibutani
Director of Photography: Hitoshi Tamura

2nd Key Animation:
Emi Ikebuchi
Shoko Naoki
Color setting: Hiromi Miyawaki
Editing: Kazuhiko Seki
In-Between Animation: Emi Ikebuchi (Shuka)
Monster Design: Tatsuo Yamada
Sub-Character Design: Hiromitsu Hagiwara
Theme Song Performance: Uru
Japanese cast
Hiroshi Kamiya as Takashi Natsume

Akemi Okamura as Hinoe
Akira Ishida as Shūichi Natori
Chō as Chōbihige
Eiji Itō as Shigeru Fujiwara
Hiroshi Shimozaki as Ox-Faced Middle Class Yōkai
Hisayoshi Suganuma as Atsushi Kitamoto
Kazuhiko Inoue as Nyanko-sensei
Kazuma Horie as Kaname Tanuma
Kyouko Chikiri as Kappa
Miki Itō as Tōko Fujiwara
Miyuki Sawashiro as Jun Sasada
Rina Satou as Tōru Taki
Ryohei Kimura as Satoru Nishimura
Sanae Kobayashi as Reiko Natsume
Satsuki Yukino as Hiiragi
Takashi Matsuyama as One-Eyed Middle Class Yōkai
Takaya Kuroda as Misuzu
English staff
English companies
(none)
Licensed by: Aniplex of America
English cast
(none)
German staff
German cast
(none)
Hans Hohlbein as Nyanko-Sensei
Konrad Bösherz as Takashi Natsume

Alexander Ziegenbein as Shuuichi Natori
Daniela Molina as Jun Sasada
Henning Nöhren as Satoru Nishimura
Jannik Endemann as Kaname Tanuma
Jill Böttcher as Reiko Natsume
Laura Elßel as Taki Tooru
Max Felder as Atsushi Kitamoto
Sabine Jaeger as Touko Fujiwara
Uwe Büschken as Shigeru Fujiwara

Asad Schwarz as Mukuo Tsumura
Birte Baumgardt as Hiiragi
Jens-Uwe Bogadtke as Monmonbou
Kevin Kraus as Misuzu
Reinhard Scheunemann as One-Eyed Middle Class Youkai
Samira Jakobs as Takashi Natsume (young)
Sarah Méndez as Hinoe
Traudel Sperber as Yorie Tsumura
Uwe Jellinek as Ox-Faced Middle Class Youkai
German companies
Distributor: Peppermint Anime
Russian staff
Russian companies
(none)
Distributor: Istari Comics
Russian cast
(none)

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