Higuchi Akari
Higuchi Akari

Urihime (voice)

Hiroshi Kamiya
Hiroshi Kamiya

Takashi Natsume (voice)

Kazuhiko Inoue
Kazuhiko Inoue

Madara (voice)

Eiji Itou
Eiji Itou

Fujiwara Shigeru (voice)

Miki Itō
Miki Itō

Fujiwara, Touko (voice)

Takashi Matsuyama
Takashi Matsuyama

Hitotsume no Chuukyuu Youkai (voice)

Hisayoshi Suganuma
Hisayoshi Suganuma

Kitamoto Atsushi (voice)

Akira Ishida
Akira Ishida

Natori Shuuichi (voice)

Sanae Kobayashi
Sanae Kobayashi

Natsume Reiko (voice)

Ryohei Kimura
Ryohei Kimura

Nishimura Satoru (voice)

Miyuki Sawashiro
Miyuki Sawashiro

Sasada Jun (voice)

Kyoko Chikiri
Kyoko Chikiri

Kappa (voice)

Kazuma Horie
Kazuma Horie

Tanuma Kaname (voice)

Hiroshi Shimozaki
Hiroshi Shimozaki

Ushikao no Chuukyuu Youkai (voice)

Satsuki Yukino
Satsuki Yukino

Hiiragi (voice)

Akemi Okamura
Akemi Okamura

Hinoe (voice)

Takaya Kuroda
Takaya Kuroda

Misuzu (voice)

Chō
Chō

Chobi-hige (voice)

Rina Satou
Rina Satou

Taki Tooru (voice)

Yoshimasa Hosoya
Yoshimasa Hosoya

Shibata Katsumi (voice)

Daisuke Ono
Daisuke Ono

Aoi (voice)

Kazutomi Yamamoto
Kazutomi Yamamoto

Azuma (voice)

Yukiko Morishita
Yukiko Morishita

Benihimo (voice)

Ako Mayama
Ako Mayama

Ginro (voice)

Soichiro Hoshi
Soichiro Hoshi

Gomochi (voice)

Noriaki Sugiyama
Noriaki Sugiyama

Jinbe (voice)

Yukimasa Natori
Yukimasa Natori

Nanamaki (voice)

Shinya Takahashi
Shinya Takahashi

Rat-faced Youkai (voice)

Ayako Kawasumi
Ayako Kawasumi

Sasago (voice)

Mikako Komatsu
Mikako Komatsu

Sonokawa Kaoru (voice)

Kazuhiro Yamaji
Kazuhiro Yamaji

Takuma (voice)

Asami Seto
Asami Seto

Tsukiko (voice)

Specials 2013 | 13 Episodes

Specials of Natsume Yujin-cho premiered on Dec 24, 2013.

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Nyanko-sensei and First Errand

1 - Nyanko-sensei and First Errand 02013-12-24

Nyanko-Sensei wanders off from Natsume during a walk, and with the help of some of his fellow youkai, leads a pair of wandering children to the place they are searching for which they call, "mitsumonster."
Once Upon a Winter's Day

2 - Once Upon a Winter's Day 02014-02-05

During a winter walk, Natsume meets a snowman yokai who is searching for something she lost but can't seem to recall and decides to help her despite not knowing what exactly she was looking for.
One Night Sake Cup

3 - One Night Sake Cup 02017-03-22

Natsume encounters a pair of youkai who make cups that turn sake delicious. Their power is waning, and they've come to a spring that's said to restore spiritual energy. But the spring is occupied by a monster...
Party of Fun & Game

4 - Party of Fun & Game 02017-04-26

While searching for Nyanko-sensei, Natsume gets invovled in a dangerous game of hide and seek.
The Stump of the Suzunaru Tree

5 - The Stump of the Suzunaru Tree 02017-09-27

Natsume encounters an old man who asks for help with getting home. The old man turns out to be a yokai who will soon disappear and he asks Natsume to help him to fulfill a promise that he had made.
A Fragment of Fantasy

6 - A Fragment of Fantasy 02017-10-25

A girl ventures into the woods to return a ring to an owl she helped, following the instructions he gave her in a dream. There she meets a strange boy and his talking cat who help her to find the owl.
3D Nyanko-sensei Theater 01

7 - 3D Nyanko-sensei Theater 01 02009-04-22

Short 3D Nyanko-sensei animations bundled on BD/DVD's of the Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou series.
3D Nyanko-sensei Theater 02

8 - 3D Nyanko-sensei Theater 02 02009-04-23

Short 3D Nyanko-sensei animations bundled on BD/DVD's of the Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou series.
3D Nyanko-sensei Theater 03

9 - 3D Nyanko-sensei Theater 03 02009-04-24

Short 3D Nyanko-sensei animations bundled on BD/DVD's of the Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou series.
3D Nyanko-sensei Theater 04

10 - 3D Nyanko-sensei Theater 04 02009-04-25

Short 3D Nyanko-sensei animations bundled on BD/DVD's of the Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou series.
3D Nyanko-sensei Theater 05

11 - 3D Nyanko-sensei Theater 05 02009-04-26

Short 3D Nyanko-sensei animations bundled on BD/DVD's of the Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou series.
Movie: Ephemeral Bond

12 - Movie: Ephemeral Bond 02018-09-29

Natsume has been busy, navigating between humans and Yokai when he coincidentally reunites with an old classmate, Yuki. The reunion brings back painful memories of a certain Yokai. Meanwhile, Natsume also becomes acquainted with Yorie Tsumura, a woman in the memories of a Yokai whose name Natsume had returned. Yorie knows much about Reiko, and now lives a peaceful life with her only son, Mukuo. Interacting with this family is comforting for Natsume, but a mysterious Yokai has been lurking in their town. On the way back from investigating, a “Yokai seed” that had latched itself to Nyanko-Sensei drops into the Fujiwara Family’s garden and grows overnight into a fruit tree. When Nyanko-Sensei eats a fruit that is somewhat shaped like himself, he suddenly splits into three!
Movie: The Waking Rock and the Strange Visitor

13 - Movie: The Waking Rock and the Strange Visitor 02021-01-16

Natsume Yūjin-cho 2008 | 13 Episodes

Natsume Yūjin-cho of Natsume Yujin-cho premiered on Jul 08, 2008.

Natsume is lonely; he has an ability that separates him from others: he can see and interact with spirits. Soon, however, Natsume discovers that he’s not alone: his grandmother Reiko also had the gift. But things get hectic and possibly dangerous for Natsume when he finds out that he also inherited the 'Book of Friends', a book that contains the names of all the spirits Reiko defeated and subjugated. He finds himself hounded by his grandmother's underlings and, with the help of a 'cat' charm spirit, decides to free them from the Book's shackles, as well as protect the book from those who seek to misuse its power...

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The Cat And The Book Of Friends

1 - The Cat And The Book Of Friends 92008-07-08

Natsume discovers that the heirloom "Book of Friends" that his grandmother, Reiko, gave him possesses the names of the spirits she defeated and bound to her will. Assisted by a cat whom Natsume addresses as Nyanko-Sensei (lit. Master Little Meow), Natsume aims to return all of the names to their rightful owners.
The Dew God's Small Shrine

2 - The Dew God's Small Shrine 02008-07-15

Natsume is visited by the village's local god who is currently fading because of the lack of devotees.
The Mysterious Person at the Eight Fields

3 - The Mysterious Person at the Eight Fields 02008-07-22

Natsume is implored to help spirits who are currently being exorcised. He finds a kindred spirit in Tanuma, a boy who also senses spirits although not as powerful as Natsume.
Shigure and the Girl

4 - Shigure and the Girl 02008-07-29

Natsume's secret is found out by Sasada, the class president, during the "Trial of Courage." She asks for his help to find the spirit that lives in the abandoned school. Natsume denies the fact that he can see anything, but she won't take no for an answer. Meanwhile, the spirit, Shigure, captures the rest of their school mates, in fury of the school being torn down...
Heart-Colored Ticket

5 - Heart-Colored Ticket 02008-08-05

Natsume comes across an old ticket in Reiko's belongings and decides to go to the abandoned train station to see why she kept it. There, he meets a slow witted spirit named Santo, who was waiting for Reiko the entire time to go Kiriganuma, to see and make up with his friend, Mikuri, but the trip isn't as easy as it first seems...
The Swallow at the Water Bottom

6 - The Swallow at the Water Bottom 02008-08-12

Natsume is possessed by a swallow spirit, who wishes to meet a human who once helped her. Natsume agrees to help her and the two grow attached. When Swallow finds the human, Natsume feels bad that she can't actually meet him, but when he hears of a kimono that can turn a spirit into a human for a day, he looks for it.
The Little Fox's Hat

7 - The Little Fox's Hat 02008-08-19

Natsume goes to a hot spring for a school trip, with an errand from Shigeru to pick up teacups from a near by pottery. While there he meets and helps a little fox spirit, who quickly grows attached to him.
Fleeting Light

8 - Fleeting Light 02008-08-26

Natsume meets a spirit who used to be friends with a man who could also see spirits, but one day lost this ability.
Ayakashi Exorcism

9 - Ayakashi Exorcism 02008-09-02

Natsume meets a popular actor named Natori Shuuichi who can also see spirits, and has a side job as an exorcist.
Asagi's Koto

10 - Asagi's Koto 02008-09-09

Natsume is possessed by a sick koto player, whose friend wants her to be able to play one last time.
Nyanko's Book Of Boredom

11 - Nyanko's Book Of Boredom 02008-09-16

When Natsume finally has enough of Nyanko's behavior, Nyanko leaves, wandering about by himself and causing trouble.
Five Day Mark

12 - Five Day Mark 02008-09-23

Natsume is cursed by an evil spirit which is sealed to a tree. Not wanting to trouble his adoptive family, he decided to run away from home.
Autumn Banquet

13 - Autumn Banquet 02008-09-30

Tanuma finds out that Nyanko-Sensei is a spirit. Tanuma and Natsume enjoy the autumn festival and previous acquaintances are seen again.
Zoku Natsume Yūjin-chō 2009 | 13 Episodes

Zoku Natsume Yūjin-chō of Natsume Yujin-cho premiered on Jan 07, 2009.

As with its prequel, Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou is about Takashi Natsume, a boy who has had the ability to see youkai since he was young, and his bodyguard youkai Madara, nicknamed Nyanko-sensei. Natsume attempts to return names written in his "Book of Friends" (which he inherited from his grandmother Reiko) to youkai in his village. Throughout these adventures, he meets some youkai that are friendly, some that want to steal the Book, and some that want to kill him, as Natsume learns about himself and his relationship with these mysterious beings along the way.

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Stolen Book Of Friends

1 - Stolen Book Of Friends 02009-01-06

Natsume is attacked by a youkai while retrieving a ball at school. In his haste to run away, he ends up breaking a youkai's seal, just like how he met Nyanko-sensei. Later that night, Natsume discovers a black lookalike of Nyanko-sensei, only to have him steal the Book Of Friends! As Natsume and Nyanko-sensei search for the black cat, they stumble across a gathering of youkai. The youkai plan to attack the humans for sealing their lord - the black cat Natsume's looking for. With Nyanko-sensei's help, Natsume gives back the lord's name and catches a glimpse of his fond and bittersweet memories of living among humans. (Source: Wikipedia)
Melting Into Spring

2 - Melting Into Spring 02009-01-13

While fooling around in the snow, Natsume and Nyanko-sensei run into Gen, a forest guardian who lives inside a statue. Gen tries to take over Natsume's body, but instead takes over a snow rabbit that Natsume had made. Gen pleads with Natsume to help him find an evil spirit who destroyed Sui, his guardian partner, and Natsume agrees. But it seems Gen isn't telling everything he knows. (Source: Wikipedia)
Youkai Exorcism Amid The Steaming Springs

3 - Youkai Exorcism Amid The Steaming Springs 02009-01-20

Natori invites Natsume on a hot spring trip. But noises from the closet and a kimono-clad figure dangled from the ceiling make Natsume uneasy. Not wanting to trouble Natori because of his kind gesture to enjoy the hot spring with him, Natsume investigates the hot spring himself. During the night, Natsume meets with the Youkai, where she comments that he is too soft, and attacks. (Source: Wikipedia)
A Chick Hatches

4 - A Chick Hatches 02009-01-27

Natsume takes care of an abandoned egg from a nest, not considering it could be a Youkai. After it hatches, it turns out it is a rare baby spirit called Tatsumi, who thinks that Natsume is its parent. Natsume can't help but get attached to the little spirit even as Tatsumi grows tired and sick. But as Natsume takes care of Tatsumi, a mysterious spirit comes and wants to take away Tatsumi for his master-who wants to eat him. (Source: Wikipedia)
The Promised Tree

5 - The Promised Tree 02009-02-03

Natsume encounters a spirit who was enslaved by his grandmother Reiko 50 years ago by writing his name on a torn page from the Book of Friends, and tying it to a tree in a forest. Can Natsume help locate the torn page? What was Reiko's intention of tying it to a tree? (Source: Wikipedia)
The Maiden's Circle

6 - The Maiden's Circle 02009-02-10

There is a new girl in school, Taki Tooru. With her appearance at the school, circles resembling crop circles begin to appear. As Natsume tries to find out more about the circles and Taki, he is visited by another Youkai. Only this time, the Youkai isn't looking for his name, but for a snack. (Source: Wikipedia)
That Which You Must Not Call

7 - That Which You Must Not Call 02009-02-17

Natsume is dragged off into the cave of the evil spirit that is after Taki. He temporarily loses the ability to see youkai after being poisoned by the spirit. Will he be able to stop the youkai from eating Taki without his sight? (Source: Wikipedia)
Emotions Undying

8 - Emotions Undying 02009-02-24

Natsume, Kitamoto and Nishimura take a trip to an old inn to spend some time doing their homework. Surrounding the inn there is a lake in which is believed to live a mermaid. (Source: Wikipedia)
He of the Row of Cherry Blossoms

9 - He of the Row of Cherry Blossoms 02009-03-03

From the day where a picture of a row of cherry trees in a desolate winter was obtained, every time Natsume wakes up, his room is covered in petals. Trying to solve the root of this activity, Natsume and Nyanko Sensei try to return the picture to Miya, a shadow figure who accompanies the picture. But why can't they return it to Miya? (Source: Wikipedia)
Temporary House

10 - Temporary House 02009-03-10

Strange things start happening at Natsume's home, like Toukou's plants get destroyed, and a strange Youkai starts wandering around his house. Natsume then learns more about Reiko and her life in this town. He also learns how to get rid of the Youkai who's wandering around the house. (Source: Wikipedia)
Assembly of the Witch Doctors

11 - Assembly of the Witch Doctors 02009-03-17

While out with Touko-san, Natsume spots a hurt youkai. Quickly he chases after it but as he goes to help it, it is eaten by a much bigger youkai. Natori and Hiiragi appear right after the youkai escapes and they invite Natsume to the Assembly of Conjurers. Here Natsume can not distinguish between human and youkai and is hopeful of finding people who understand him. Though this may be what Natsume has always wanted; he is too soft-heartened to realize everyone's intent. (Source: Wikipedia)
The Boy From The Empty House

12 - The Boy From The Empty House 02009-03-24

Natsume encounters a young boy named Kai sealed in a coffin in an abandoned house. Natsume sets Kai free and finds out that Kai is being stalked by a youkai. After a time, Natsume becomes the target of this youkai and stops the youkai's stalking with Nyanko-sensei's help. In the end Natori who turns out to be the stalker and who sealed Kai in the coffin, tells Natsume that Kai is a Youkai. (Source: Wikipedia)
Humans and Youkai

13 - Humans and Youkai 02009-03-31

Natori tells Natsume of a well near the mansion that holds a group of Oni. They are calling out to any Youkai. He also learns that Kai came down from the mountains to free the Oni. While looking for Kai, Natsume sets off one of Natori's traps in the mansion. Kai saves Natsume and heads off to kill Natori. Natsume follows him,to save Natori from getting killed. After he encounters him, he is forced to make an important decision: Which ones are more important to him? Humans or Youkai? (Source: Wikipedia)
Natsume Yūjin-chō San 2011 | 13 Episodes

Natsume Yūjin-chō San of Natsume Yujin-cho premiered on Jul 06, 2011.

Natsume Yuujinchou San follows Takashi Natsume, a boy who is able to see youkai. Natsume and his bodyguard Madara, nicknamed Nyanko-sensei, continue on their quest to release youkai from their contracts in the "Book of Friends." Natsume comes to terms with his ability to see youkai and stops thinking of it as a curse. As he spends more time with his human and youkai friends, he realizes how much he values them both and decides he doesn't have to choose between the spirit and human worlds to be happy.

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The name of a monster

1 - The name of a monster 02011-07-05

Natsume meets a shrine god in the form of an elderly woman. He is forced to help her return a mirror to a youkai said to bring disaster. The youkai turns out to be Reiko, Natsume's grandmother, who the shrine god only mistook as a youkai. Reiko had lent out the mirror so that the shrine god could save the life of an old tree, but the two parted after Reiko learned that the elderly woman was a youkai.
Ukihara village

2 - Ukihara village 02011-07-12

Tanuma's father leaves on a trip and a strange youkai invades his house, spreading miasma that makes all the nearby youkai suffer. Natsume tracks it down and discovers that the noxious youkai was once a resident in an all-youkai village. A portal had opened for a short time during a human ceremony that he had taken his sister to watch. However, they became trapped in the human world, and his sister died. After returning to the old temple where the ceremonies were held, the portal opens and he returns home.
False friend

3 - False friend 02011-07-19

It's Shigeru's birthday and Touko has asked Natsume to buy some strawberry shortcakes to celebrate. However, Shibata, an old classmate of Natsume's, finds him and asks for his help. He remembered Natsume used to say weird things, so he wanted to know if a girl he's been seeing is real or not. When Natsume meets the girl, Murasaki, she seems normal. He reassures Shibata that she is a human. Natsume later has a vision that reveals her to be a tree youkai with intention to eat Shibata. Natsume tries to warn Shibata, he refuses to listen and accuses Natsume of lying. Natsume tries to talk to Murasaki, but she does not waver. It is then revealed that although she had initially planned to eat Shibata, she fell in love with him as they spent time together, and because her tree has been cut down, she will die soon anyway. Shibata receives a note from Murasaki just in time for the two of them to spend her last moments together.
Young days

4 - Young days 02011-07-26

Summer has arrived for Natsume and his friends in the school. After exams, Natsume, Sasada, Nishimura and Kitamoto go on a trip to an art museum. Upon his return, Touko reminisces about an old friend that she felt she'd wronged, this makes Natsume think back to his own turbulent childhood. In the present day, a youkai living in the branches of a tree thinks back to Natsume. She had been bored because no one could see her, and when she found out that Natsume could see youkai, she often scared him to be noticed. Both of them parted ways on bad terms. The story returns to Natsume in the present day, who makes a stop at his old neighborhood to visit the youkai. The youkai, who had isolated herself from humans, is relieved to see that Natsume is okay and has found a reason to smile. The episode ends with Natsume's thoughts, "If there is somebody that you wish to meet, then you are not alone anymore."
The Thing That Lurks In The Storeroom

5 - The Thing That Lurks In The Storeroom 02011-08-02

Natsume and Tanuma take shelter under a roof from the rain. As it turns out, the house belongs to Taki, and they work together to clean her warehouse where her grandfather studied youkai. Natsume accidentally breaks a seal that Taki's grandfather made to trap a dangerous kimono youkai. The three of them race around the house to find its misplaced limbs before the youkai does--its power will be returned upon completing its body. Natsume and Taki try to get the resident youkai to help, but they refuse. When the kimono youkai comes close to hurting Natsume, they come to the rescue. After Taki thanks them, they all reminisce about their fondness for Taki's grandfather and leave elsewhere.
That Which Is Not Human

6 - That Which Is Not Human 02011-08-11

Natsume accidentally bumps into a woman with blood covering her body. He follows the bloody footsteps that the woman left and discovers a small house. When he opens the door, he sees badly injured youkai. There is someone killing youkai for blood, and with the help of Natori, Natsume tracks down who he believes to be the murderer: Matoba. However, Matoba captures him.
Exorcist

7 - Exorcist 02011-08-16

Natsume finds out who's been stealing the youkai blood: the exorcist Matoba Seiji. He investigates with the help of Natori, but is captured by Matoba's servant youkai. Matoba is willing to sacrifice any number of youkai for his own ambitions. He tells Natsume why he's gathering blood: to release the seal on a powerful youkai. Natsume learns that there are people who treat Youkai in a totally different way than he or even Natori.
The Fox Child's Watch

8 - The Fox Child's Watch 02011-08-23

Natsume is invited to go to a pottery classroom with Shigeru. It's being held in an inn where he once stayed. When he goes there, he meets an old friend: the young fox child he once saved.
Through the Autumn Wind

9 - Through the Autumn Wind 02011-08-30

Because of his poisonous arrow wound, Madara spends most of his time sleeping to heal. Without Sensei to protect him, Natsume has to remain constantly on guard. Especially since a strange stone seems to stir strange phenomena everywhere around him. To make things worse, it's the cultural festival and Natsume is appointed to serve the clients at the bazaar set by his class. But the pressure of keeping secrets from his friends is causing Natsume to break.
The Broken Mirror

10 - The Broken Mirror 72011-09-06

An event in the forest causes Tanuma to avoid Natsume the following days, which he becomes concerned about. Mirrors are mysteriously breaking around the school and one day Natsume catches Tanuma acting weirdly. It turns out that Tanuma has been possessed by a youkai looking for her mirror, which had been broken into pieces during a storm a few days before. Using him as a vessel until she reclaims her mirror, Natsume has no choice but to help her. The youkai warns that there may be others seeking the mirror.
What The Mirror Shows

11 - What The Mirror Shows 02011-09-13

Because of his possession, Tanuma is able to see the youkai around him and thus better understand how Natsume lives.
A Place To Go Home To

12 - A Place To Go Home To 02011-09-20

When a dangerous youkai from Natsume's past finds his current home, he comes down with a fever and dreams about his life right before moving in with the Fujiwaras.
Natsume's Book of Play

13 - Natsume's Book of Play 02011-09-27

Natsume spends time playing games with youkai he has befriended. He remembers games he was left out of as a child.
Natsume Yūjin-chō Shi 2012 | 13 Episodes

Natsume Yūjin-chō Shi of Natsume Yujin-cho premiered on Jan 03, 2012.

Takashi Natsume, the timid youkai expert and master of the Book of Friends, continues his journey towards self-understanding and acceptance with the help of friends both new and old. His most important ally is still his gluttonous and sake-loving bodyguard, the arrogant but fiercely protective wolf spirit Madara—or Nyanko-sensei, as Madara is called when in his usual disguise of an unassuming, pudgy cat. Natsume, while briefly separated from Nyanko-sensei, is ambushed and kidnapped by a strange group of masked, monkey-like youkai, who have spirited him away to their forest as they desperately search for the Book of Friends. Realizing that his "servant" has been taken out from right under his nose, Nyanko-sensei enlists the help of Natsume's youkai friends and mounts a rescue operation. However, the forest of the monkey spirits holds many dangerous enemies, including the Matoba Clan, Natsume's old nemesis. Stretching from the formidable hideout of the Matoba to Natsume's own childhood home, Natsume Yuujinchou Shi is a sweeping but familiar return to a world of danger and friendship, where Natsume will finally confront the demons of his own past.

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Natsume Captured

1 - Natsume Captured 02012-01-03

Natsume encounters some strange, monkey-mask wearing demons while out in a forest. They want the book of friends, and start physically threatening him until Natsume is saved by Nyanko-Sensei. Later on, Natsume encounters the demons again and is captured by them, and brought to their forest. Meanwhile, Nyanko-sensei learns some interesting things about the forest the monkey mask demons live in. Running away from the demons, Natsume and Nyanko-sensei are unintentionally saved by an exorcist - Matoba! Not wanting to confront him, Natsume runs again but gets lost in the woods, and stumbles upon a house... belonging to the Matoba. Both he and Nyanko-sensei are captured, but manages to escape and find each other, though being lost in the house. The episode ends with Matoba finding Natsume saying, "It's been a long time, Natsume Takashi-kun.
The Eastern Forest

2 - The Eastern Forest 02012-01-10

Natsume and Matoba talk, but when the conversation doesn't go the way he wants, Matoba orders Natsume to be put in a cell. Natsume escapes with the help of Nyanko-sensei. Along with his other demon companions, Natsume helps the monkey-masked demons living in the forest.
The Little Ones

3 - The Little Ones 02012-01-17

Natsume befriends a small fluffball youkai.
The Stand-In

4 - The Stand-In 92012-01-24

Yobiko, a youkai that can imitate the voices of others, sneaks into Natsumes' house and asks him to call out another youkai named Karikami. Long ago, Yobiko had been watching over a woman named Youko who was meeting with a man at a nearby shrine. One day the man stopped coming, due to an arranged marriage to another woman, so Yobiko decided to use his talent to talk to the girl. Eventually, he told her the truth about the man and ran away. When he came back to the shrine many years later, he found an old letter that had been sealed shut and wrinkled. Natsume and Yobiko later meet Karikami and after returning his name, Karikami restores the letter. Unable to read human letters, Yobiko asks Natsume to read it to him. Instead of a hateful message he was expecting, it is actually a letter of thanks for telling her the truth.
To You, From Bygone Days

5 - To You, From Bygone Days 102012-01-31

In the town Natsume used to live in, a girl recalls Natsume. She remembers his strange actions and wanted to understand him. Meanwhile, Natsume encounters a small Youkai which reminds him of the same girl and town.
Other Side of the Glass

6 - Other Side of the Glass 02012-02-07

Natsume is trapped in a bottle by a youkai to be offered to another named Omibashira. Nyanko-sensei transforms into Natsume and goes around his school to ask his friends about Omibashira, but gets Tanuma involved. Tanuma is attacked by one of the youkai that trapped Natsume and loses him, but as he runs through the forest looking for Natsume he finds a mansion behind the school. When Tanuma is suddenly able to see the youkai walking up the steps to the mansion, he is found out by a youkai with a bag over its head.
The Gap Between Humans and Youkai

7 - The Gap Between Humans and Youkai 02012-02-14

Natsume is saved by Tanuma and the two escape from the banquet hall with the help of Natori, who was disguised as a youkai. Tanuma is drawn more into the world of the youkai and experiences it first-hand, which greatly worries Natsume. Blood marks are found all around the mansion and Natsume's fears come true when Tanuma is attacked by Omibashira, but is protected by a stone Natori gave him. After Natsume helps Natori seal Omibashira everyone is able to escape the previously sealed exits. Promising Tanuma that he'd tell him his complaints at school the next day, Natsume finally arrives back home.
When I was Deceived

8 - When I was Deceived 02013-02-21

Nyanko-sensei falls into a well and discovers that there is a barrier inside it, as well as Nanase, Matoba's assistant. She is looking for a certain stone with a youkai she had sealed in it, and tells Nyanko-sensei the story of how she met the youkai to pass the time.
The Moon-Splitting Festival

9 - The Moon-Splitting Festival 92012-02-28

Natori is tasked with the job of finding and breaking the seal of Houzukigami, a god that was to participate in the Moon-Splitting Festival done every 10 years against Fuzukigami, another god. The festival is used by the youkai around the mountains to determine whether the harvest would be bountiful that year or not. Without Houzukigami, the match would end in a default win for Fuzukigami, causing the land to become barren. Natori tries to find the seal but is surprised to find Natsume at the festival disguised as Houzukigami, having been asked by Houzukigami's servants to stand in for their god. The match to be the winner is to catch a beast that was released from a pot. Houzukigami's servants tell Natsume to look for the real Houzukigami while they track down the beast. Joined by Natori, Hiiragi, Nyanko-sensei, and one of the servants, they look in a building by a waterfall. The beast suddenly appears and Natsume and Hiiragi are knocked off the deck of the building. After recuperating from being dragged down the river, they try to run back to the building but are caught in a trap by Fuzukigami's servants which was meant for the beast. While unconscious, one of the servants is able to pick up a human scent from "Houzukigami", making them wonder if it's truly the god or not.
The God, Enshrined

10 - The God, Enshrined 92012-03-06

Natsume is pretending to be the god Houzukigami, so the moon splitting festival will end with a victory and the mountain will not be ruined. Winning the contest will not be easy, but with help from Natori he will find the way.
A Single Photo

11 - A Single Photo 02012-03-13

Natsume looks back at a photo of his parents, and old wounds are reopened. Natsume is having a fun day with his friends, but all of a sudden he gets a phone call. The house Natsume used to live in with his father will be sold. How will Natsume handle all of this?
The Door of Memories

12 - The Door of Memories 02012-03-20

Natsume, accompanied by Nyanko-sensei, set out to visit his old home. He visits a relative to pick up the key to the house, but is being followed by a youkai who wants him to draw a mouth for it. He leads the youkai away from the home of his relatives and Nyanko-sensei drives it away. When the two get back on track to finding the house, Natsume is suddenly attacked by the youkai and becomes lost in old memories.
Long Way Home

13 - Long Way Home 02012-03-27

Natsume, possessed by the youkai, thinks of an painful incident from his childhood involving the family he was living with at the time. The youkai offers to eat all his memories, so that he will no longer have to relive his pain.
Natsume Yūjin-Chō Go 2016 | 11 Episodes

Natsume Yūjin-Chō Go of Natsume Yujin-cho premiered on Oct 04, 2016.

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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Unchanging Form

1 - Unchanging Form 92016-10-04

Natsume continues to spend his days giving youkai back their names from the Book of Friends. One day, as he's heading home, he finds himself chased by a giant, rolling pot. The youkai in the pot insists that his grandmother Reiko stole a doll from her. When she threatens to hurt his family, however, he's forced to go out and find it. But would his kind, smiling grandmother Reiko really steal a doll from someone?
Mischievous Rain

2 - Mischievous Rain 92016-10-11

On a rainy day, Natsume meets a young girl youkai. Her name isn't in the Book of Friends, but she wants his help anyway: she wants him to find a man she met once. The man couldn't see youkai normally, but a mischievous trick of the weather let him see her for just one day. For the next fifty years she visited him, hoping he'd see her one more time, but he never did. Now he's vanished. Can Natsume find him for her?
The Letter from the Exorcist

3 - The Letter from the Exorcist 92016-10-18

Natsume finds a letter addressed to him from Matoba. Walking in the forest, he loses it when an amateur exorcist seals a yokai in a pot. Noticing the weak seal, Natsume and Nyanko-sensei take it to Natori's condo to re-seal it. When Natsume returns home he sees Matoba and learns the letter was a request for Natsume to attend a meeting of strong exorcists to weed out the person who has been targeting exorcists.
Shadow of Linked Chains

4 - Shadow of Linked Chains 92016-10-26

Matoba brings Natsume to one of the Matoba clan villas to attend the exorcist meeting. Natsume learns that a mask yokai called "Magatsumen" is controlling people and disguises himself as a shiki in order to test attendees if they have been possessed. By following a strange spring sound, Natsume finds the culprit behind the mask possessions and drives the yokai out. Matoba shoots the yokai with an arrow to exorcise it.
It Must Not Be Bound

5 - It Must Not Be Bound 92016-11-02

Natsume sees strange writing on the chalk board in the Earth Science classroom. Taki tells Natsume of the hairy yokai she helped leave her home. Natsume comes to Taki's home and learns that three yokai had been trapped there -- two "rabbit" yokai and a hairy white one. The hairy yokai is enchanted by Taki and helps find the rabbit yokai in Taki's home. Natsume learns the hairy yokai was the one who wrote on the school chalkboard and goes back to read the yokai's feelings on it.
Soundless Valley

6 - Soundless Valley 72016-11-09

Natsume is chased by two yokai who cast a voice-sealing spell on him. A large bird yokai saves him and brings him to a valley before Nyanko-sensei finds him. Natsume regains his voice after the group of yokai attack him in his room, and then returns the bird yokai's name.
Distant Festival Lights

7 - Distant Festival Lights 82016-11-23

Tanuma invites his friends to an inn run by his relatives. While sweeping outside, Tanuma is greeted by an old woman named Ito-san. Natsume learns that Ito-san is a yokai that serves the Mizunagi shrine by protecting the mountain festival. Ito-san has come into the inn because another yokai has stolen the festival's white mask and has disguised itself as an inn guest. Natsume finds the yokai who stole the mask for the festival's power, and Ito-san exorcises her. Ito-san warns Natsume to keep her identity a secret until after the festival is over so she can complete the festival. Natsume says he will tell no one she is a yokai so she can stay in this town as long as possible.
A World Unbent

8 - A World Unbent 92016-11-30

An episode depicting the story of Natori Shuuichi and Matoba Seiji when they were young. This episode shows Natori's family and his childhood of being able to see youkai, getting hated by his family and becoming an exorcist.
Following a Narrow Path

9 - Following a Narrow Path 82016-12-07

The episode starts with Natsume being chased by a hairy youkai. He comes across a tiny mushroom youkai who tells him about a noble youkai named Shuon who was on a journey. Natsume helps the little youkai prepare for his meeting with the noble youkai. When they meet, however, the noble youkai warns the mushroom youkai that the path he takes is a narrow one and asks the little youkai to go back home. But then the little youkai realizes he need to become worthy in order to follow him. Another youkai, who appears to be one of the noble youkai followers, appears and gives a book to the mushroom youkai and tells him to complete the training to join Shoun-sama.
Touko and Shigeru

10 - Touko and Shigeru 102016-12-14

The story of why Touko and Shigeru adopted Natsume.
To the Ephemeral Ones

11 - To the Ephemeral Ones 82016-12-21

The mid-ranks show Natsume flowers at the top of a hill. Natsume later catches a cold and the mid-ranks go and get medicine for him, doing difficult chores for the yokai with the medicine. Amid Natsume's fever dreams are the memory of when he got sick as a child and he briefly talks to Reiko. With the medicine in hand, the mid-ranks give it to him and his fever goes down. They later learn the medicine doesn't work on humans and are disheartened as they wasted their time, but smile when Natsume thanks them for their efforts.
Natsume Yūjin-chō Roku 2017 | 11 Episodes

Natsume Yūjin-chō Roku of Natsume Yujin-cho premiered on Apr 11, 2017.

Precious days with kinds friends. A beautiful yet fleeting story about people and spirits. Natsume Takashi had been able to see youkai ever since he was young and inherited his grandmother Reiko’s Book of Friends. He spends his days with his self-proclaimed bodyguard Nyanko-sensei and freeing the youkai that were bound to the book. Natsume continues to find ways to protect the precious days where he tries to find which path to follow through his connections with spirits and those involved with them and being helped out by friends who share the same feelings.

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The Days Eater

1 - The Days Eater 02017-04-11

A yokai known as "The Days Eater," turns Natsume back to a young child. Nyanko-sensei enlists the aid of Tanuma and Taki.
It Blooms Tomorrow

2 - It Blooms Tomorrow 02017-04-19

Natsume helps a rock washer look for his apprentice who has stopped writing him.
Nitai-sama

3 - Nitai-sama 02017-04-25

Natsume's old classmate Shibata (from "False Friend" / "Itsuwari no Yūjin" (偽りの友人)) calls. Natsume visit Shibata together with Tanuma, where Shibata tells them about the "Doll Mansion of Sotogi". A youkai from the mansion later attacks them.
Lying Eyes

4 - Lying Eyes 02017-05-02

Natsume meets Tsukiko, a daughter of an exorcist named Takuma Yousuke who has recently lost his ability to see or hear youkai. Because she lacks the ability to see youkai, she asked Natori to check around the house because she feels something is wrong and a youkai may be out to hurt her father.
The Bound Ones

5 - The Bound Ones 02017-05-09

Natsume and Natori discover that the youkai shiki (demon servants and friends) of Takuma Yusuke have been trying to bring misfortune into the house.
Nishimura and Kitamoto

6 - Nishimura and Kitamoto 02017-05-16

This episode shows how Natsume first befriended Nishimura and Kitamoto, along with a better look at their family lives and point of view.
Gomochi's Benefactor

7 - Gomochi's Benefactor 02017-05-23

Natsume is surprised when a youkai comes to seek Reiko in gratitude. Years ago, the youkai's to-be-bride received freedom from her help, and now is about to be wed. They invite Natsume to the wedding.
A Day That Will Someday Come

8 - A Day That Will Someday Come 02017-05-30

Natsume talks to a teenage boy at the station, who turns out to be a youkai that left a human because of their feelings for one another. The boy wants to find her because he received a wedding invitation.
What Flows

9 - What Flows 02017-06-06

After a flood occurs on Four Mask Hill during Natsume's summer school session, a mask randomly appearing in the school worries Natsume.
The Sealed Room

10 - The Sealed Room 02017-06-13

A competition is opened to search for a famous researcher's sealed room. The prize are his research books, and many exorcists are gathered. Natori is invited, Natsume wants to help as this might mean finding something that might let him find information about the Book of Friends.
What Matters

11 - What Matters 02017-06-20

Natsume decides to tell Natori about his secret, when the search for the seal room is over...
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