Natsume's Book of Friends Season 5

Alt title: Natsume Yuujinchou Go

TV (11 eps)
2016
Fall 2016
4.555 out of 5 from 3,828 votes
Rank #42
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 5

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.

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Episode 1

Unchanging Form

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Episode 2

Mischievous Rain

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Episode 3

The Letter from the Exorcist

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Episode 4

Shadow Linked Chains

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Episode 5

It Must Not Be Bound

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Episode 6

Soundless Valley

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Episode 7

Distant Festival Lights

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Episode 8

A World Unbent

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Episode 9

Following a Narrow Path

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Episode 10

Touko and Shigeru

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Episode 11

To The Ephemeral Ones

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duchessliz
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Anyone going into this should know that this is the fifth season! If you haven't seen the first, second, third, or fourth seasons then you should immediately go and do so because you are seriously missing out on something extraordinarily special. This series relaxes your soul. If I've had the day from hell I sit down and turn on an episode from this series and just ... unwind. I always feel refreshed and ... cleansed, I guess, from my hellish bad day. This series never fails to make me feel better, happier, and unburdened. I go into this series stressed out and wanting to cry and come out smiling and relaxed. Always. I've been hoping for another season for years! Four incredibly long years to be exact! But, five minutes into this anime and that four year wait was completely forgotten! I was slightly worried because the Natsume Yuujinchou series has always had the same animation studio, but for this installment another animation studio picked it up. However, I'm pleased to tell you that they've done a fabulous job of keeping the animation style, the pacing, and everything else we've come to love about the series flush with our expectations as if there was no studio switch at all... I'm very relieved about this to be completely honest (you have no idea how much). Anyway, from the start of this fifth installment we're given more hints as to Reiko's past and, although this season it didn't give us much in the way of satisfying our curiosity about her we were still thown a few bones to wet our appetite for more.  Also this season we found out a little more about Matoba Seiji and Natori Shuuichi. Which is always a plus! I adore Natori and find Matoba very, very interesting! If you're a fan of this series then this season is a definite must! ;D Plus, the SIXTH season is already green lit for sometime in 2017! Time to celebrate that we don't have to wait another four years for the next installment! xD

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