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Why is the Natsume Yuujinchou Anime Still Endearing After Six Seasons?

Natsume Yuujinchou is one of those anime that I just love. Here I am revisiting the reasons I feel this anime is still going strong despite the episode…

100 Word Anime

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Anime ABC’s, My Favorite Anime Character for Each Letter of the Alphabet

So I know a good idea when I steal one. This being one of said ideas. Of course, I kid. We give credit where it’s due; always. I…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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What is “Iyashikei” Anime? – 25 Healing Anime Series to Make You Feel Okay Again

While many people are interested in anime for intense action, vivid animation, or cerebral plot, there is a particular group of people that just want to watch something…

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Natsume’s Book of Friends: Ephemeral Bond – In Loving Memory

Production I couldn’t find anywhere to stream Ephemeral Bond in Quebec so I … The post Natsume’s Book of Friends: Ephemeral Bond – In Loving Memory appeared first…

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Dragons and Chill: 35 Fantasy Slice of Life Anime Recommendations

Fantasy is one of those genres that comes with certain expectations. Most traditionally, a main character in a fantasy land starts off living a normal life, then is…

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Waiting for Spring Part 1 (with Kelly Quinn Chiu)

Covers volumes 1–7 of Waiting for Spring by Anashin.The wait is finally over! We're FINALLY talking about the basketball boys! Waiting for Spring is one of the most…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Waiting for Spring Part 1 (with Kelly Quinn Chiu)

Covers volumes 1–7 of Waiting for Spring by Anashin.The wait is finally over! We're FINALLY talking about the basketball boys! Waiting for Spring is one of the most…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

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My Top 5 Anime Gods

There are tons of anime gods out there and it was really though to narrow the list down to 5. I managed it somehow this time.

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Anime Series Like Dr. Ramune – Mysterious Disease Specialist

If something takes root deep enough in someone’s heart, it can attract spirits that will cause mysterious diseases that modern medicine cannot cure. For those that have these…

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Natsume Yuujinchou Shi – Episode 12

Second to last episode! Natsume visits his old house one last time. Natsume boards the train. There was a youkai in his seat… Might be important. Then Nyanko-sensei…

AC and Anime

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Gude Crest

Orphan's presents a new English release of the 1990 sword-and-sorcery OVA Onna Senshi Efe & Jira: Gude no Monshou ( Woman Warriors Efe & Ji...

Collectr's Blog

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Natsume Yuujinchou Shi – Episode 11

Natsume’s going through a normal-ish daily life. Then he gets back to his room… and promptly spits out his drink, because there’s a huge gathering of youkai in…

AC and Anime

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Natsume’s Book of Friends – A slow, reflective start to a wonderful story

Quiet and meditative, Natsume’s Book of Friends offers life lessons with each episode as we watch Takeshi Natsume grow – with the help of his friends, both human…

Alo's Watchlist

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You Don’t Have to Kick Ass to Be Kickass: Shoujo fantasy and the value of the noncombatant hero

Over the years, the number of lady action heroes has slowly but significantly risen. And this is a good thing... for the most part. But the ability to…

Anime Feminist

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Natsume Yuujinchou Shi – Episode 10

Here’s to hoping Natsume gets out of his situation alive. I mean. Well and alive. He gets rescued by Madara, so now the other youkai are still in…

AC and Anime

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20 Longer Length Anime Series to Get Lost In

Certainly it is believed that the 12-episode format or even the longer 23-episode format is good for telling a good self-contained story. However, for some, anime isn’t about…

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My Top 5 Anime Couples

These are the top 5 anime coules that I think just exemplify what great couples are like! These are my type of anime relationships!

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Natsume Yuujinchou Shi – Episode 9

Natsume’s just doing his work when he hears a weird noise. But he doesn’t see anything. He gets a letter. And then he sees a face on the…

AC and Anime

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Anime, Dramas, Movies and more I’m looking forward to in 2021

After the shitshow that was 2020, I’m hoping that 2021 will be less terrible. I’m not delusional thinking that COVID is suddenly gone, climate change has stopped, or…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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Natsume Yuujinchou Shi – Episode 8

99% sure the Matobas are back. Or at least one of them. Hopefully they’re not here to cause trouble. There’s some school girl running from a youkai. I…

AC and Anime

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Natsume Yuujinchou Shi – Episode 7

Part two of the Natsume in a Glass Bottle story! Tanuma learns about a banquet and begins to head inside to find Natsume. Then Nyanko-sensei shows up. Meanwhile,…

AC and Anime

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Natsume Yuujinchou Shi – Episode 6

So… Basically Natsume gets trapped in a glass bottle, according to the episode preview from last episode. Natsume beat his friend Kitamoto in shogi after practicing with Tanuma.…

AC and Anime

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Natsume Yuujinchou Shi – Episode 5

(By the way, Happy 2021! It’ll be January 1, 2021 when this post comes out. And let’s all hope it’ll be happy.) There’s this girl visiting a shrine/temple…

AC and Anime

Natsume Yuujinchou Shi – Episode 4

I absolutely love this show and I’m going to continue it. Some of the opening/ending songs make me super sad for some reason. Natsume opens the door for…

AC and Anime

Natsume Yuujinchou Shi – Episode 3

Basically, Natsume adopts three fluff balls. Which are youkai. He was walking along and saw a youkai that’s basically a ball of hair, before going home. He did…

AC and Anime

Secret Santa Review: Hinamatsuri

Welcome to Anime Secret Santa, a gift exchange — founded by our friends at Reverse Thieves and run this year by All Geeks Considered — where the gifts…

Ani-Gamers

Natsume Yuujinchou Shi – Episode 2

So Natsume’s trapped in Matoba’s mansion and he just met the leader of the clan! Who, well, locks him up. Understandable. There are some misunderstandings that are cleared…

AC and Anime

Natsume Yuujinchou Shi – Episode 1

And season 4 is here! Awesome. Only two left to go after this, so hopefully there’s more in the future. Natsume returns a youkai’s name from the Book…

AC and Anime

Baccano! & Immortality

Baccano! & ImmortalityThe Essence of Anime - Part IIntroBaccano! is a 2007 TV anime directed by Takahiro Oomori (Natsume Yuujinchou, Kuragehime, Samurai Flamenco, Pet and a lot more)…

Slug Gardens

Top 5 Animes to Watch This Halloween if You Are A Scaredy Cat

I love Halloween. It’s so fun and silly. I will also take any excuse to dress up! I like the themes and the idea and just how joyful…

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Natsume Yuujinchou • Humanity's Emotional Struggles

***ALL CONTENT FALLS UNDER FAIR USE. I DO NOT CLAIM THE ANIMATION CONTENT USED IN THIS VIDEO. ALL CREDITS ARE GIVEN TO THE OWNERS.*** Natsume Yuujinchou is o...

RPWPA

Completly Objective Review of Natsume’s Book of Friends – Blame Scott

  Genre : Supernatural, Slice of Life, drama, Everything that’s good with the world Episodes: 74 over 6 seasons, 6 OVAs and a movie Studio: Shuka   There are few…

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Top 6 Anime that Made Me Cry

I couldn’t cut it down to 5. That’s How much of a crybaby I am! I guess I should preface this by letting you all know that I…

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Returning to Anime? The Best Anime Series of 2008 That You Missed

Been away from anime for awhile? We understand. You go out and have your life, anime will always be waiting for you when you come back. They always…

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It's Impossible to Live as a Crunchyroll Translator | The Canipa Effect

Canipa discusses the issues of low pay and overwork on anime simulcast translations, particularly at Crunchyroll, a company built on the foundations of unpai...

The Canipa Effect

Top 5 Anime Pets

I am in the mood for some good fluff. And you know what’s fluffy and fuzzy or sometimes scaly? Pets! I’m an animal lover and that extends to…

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Ode to Anime Studios – Brain’s Base

I’ve been worried about this one – I don’t really know their output too well and their overall “footprint” on their works is kind of vague…

The Animanga Spellbook

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The Decade in Review : The English Language Adaptation Industry and Fandom Part 1

With the Japanese side of things out of the way, I thought it might be fun to look at the English adaptation side of things. It’s taken me...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

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Year 1 Issue 18

Arcadia Dragnet, Year 1, Issue 18 April 29 - May 5, 2020 Oh gosh I'm so sorry for…

Arcadia Dragnet

Eyes On Yokai: Natsume’s Book of Friends

We're back for another dive into the Yokai realm. This time, they examine the supernatural beings that fill the world of Natsume's Book of Friends.

Anime Herald

Natsume’s Book of Friends: Tied to the Temporal World – Memory Wipes and 3 Nyanko Senseis

I’m a little bit nervous talking about this film. Not just because it’s been a little while since I’ve talked about this franchise and don’t remember every single…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

Anime Feminist’s Bonus Picks of the Decade

We proudly present Part Two of our Decade Selections, affectionately titled: "I can't believe my teammates have such bad taste!" The post Anime Feminist’s Bonus Picks of the Decade…

Anime Feminist

December OWLS tour – Holidays and Natsumes

Here we are, last OWLS post of 2019. We made it guys! Time to celebrate! This month’s prompt is brought to us by the everlovely Litawho is just…

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November OWLS tour – Failure

Another month, another Owls post. This month we have a really interesting topic. Possibly my favourite topic in my OWLS experience: Failure! 11th Monthly Deadline: November 1, 2019…

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Natsume Yuujinchou Anime Review

Natsume Yuujinchou, also called Natsume's Book of Friends, focuses upon a boy, Natsume Takashi and the adventures he has with supernatural beings.

Anime Instrumentality Blog

The 10 Best Anime of Summer 2018, #5 – #1

Hello again. Since I have a little space to fill before we move onto my top 5 best anime of the summer season – which I promise will…

The Null Set

Ep 04 - Natsume Yuujinchou

This time we’re diving into Natsume Yuujinchou, also known as Natsume’s Book of Friends, with our very special guest Ethan. We discuss why the show resonates with us,…

Anime is Lit

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Anime Digest: Late Spring

I ended up watching 7 shows from this season, so we’ll make this a Spring Exclusive.

golden realist

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Brief Encounters

Sometimes, there is a work that just pierced your soul, leaving deep cuts all over the place.

golden realist

OtakuGeneration (Show #530) Harbor Light Monogatari

  Shownotes :: (show 530) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Harbor Light Monogatari, recorded live August 2nd, 2015. We watched an…

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