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Natsume's Book of Friends Anime Film's 1st Trailer Streamed

posted on 2018-03-25 04:22 EDT by Bayleigh Baker
Film to premiere on September 29 in Japan

Aniplex began streaming the trailer for Gekijōban Natsume Yūjin-Chō: Utsusemi ni Musubu (Natsume's Book of Friends the Movie: Tied to the Temporal World), the anime film based on Yuki Midorikawa's Natsume's Book of Friends (Natsume Yūjin-Chō) manga, on Sunday. (The linked video above is region-locked to Japan. A region-free version is below.)

Those who purchase pre-order tickets for the film starting on March 31 will receive a special clear file.

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

The returning cast includes:

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:

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. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. The anime's fourth and fifth home video releases bundled two new original video anime (OVA) episodes in September and October. Crunchyroll is streaming both OVAs.

Crunchyroll is also streaming the previous five seasons of the anime. Viz Media is releasing Midorikawa's original manga in English.

Thanks to Dennis R. for the embedded video.


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