A Complete watch Order Guide for Natsume Yuujinchou

Natsume’s Book of Friends or Natsume Yuujinchou is a slice of life & supernatural anime airing since 2008.

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A Complete watch Order Guide for Natsume Yuujinchou

Natsume’s Book of Friends or Natsume Yuujinchou is a slice of life & supernatural anime series based on manga of the same name. Natsume Yuujinchou manga was created by Yuki Midorikawa. The manga started serialization in 2005 and has over 25 volumes.

Meet Natsume Takashi, whose trouble began ever since he was a kid. His ability to see the strange things, also known as Youkai (spirits), made his daily life difficult. The Youkai were never friendly and Natsume’s life became difficult after he grew up as well.

The Youkai picked on him or created troubles, the only way to escape was to head inside a shrine. Takashi’s ability to see the spirits were inherited by her grandma, Reiko Natsume.

Reiko Natsume passed her “Book of Friends” or Yuujinchou. The book contained the names of the spirits who were under Reiko’s control. Due to this, some evil Youkai’s targeted Natsume to gain freedom or gain control of the book. As Natsume bore a close resemblance to Reiko, the Youkai’s kept mercilessly tormenting and harassing him.

Poor Natsume didn’t have a good childhood due to his ability to see the spirits. Unfortunately, his parents passed away when he was a child. His relatives were not accepting of him either.  Soon, a mysterious creature, the self-proclaimed bodyguard Madara arrived to help Natsume.

Natsume Yuujinchou is a highly rated series with over a rating of 8.3 in MAL. Nearly all the seasons are rated over 8 in MAL. Natsume’s Book of Friends has an IMDB rating of over 8.

TV Series

A Complete watch Order Guide for Natsume Yuujinchou

1. Natsume’s Book of Friends Season 1

Alternative Title: Natsume Yuujinchou

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Takoyaki History: A complete animated lesson about what they are and their origin

Release: 2008

Number of Episodes: 13 Episodes

2. Natsume’s Book of Friends Season 2

Alternative Title: Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou

Release: 2009

Number of Episodes: 13 Episodes

3. Natsume’s Book of Friends Season 3

Alternative Title: Natsume Yuujinchou San

Release: 2011

Number of Episodes: 13 Episodes

4. Natsume’s Book of Friends Season 4

Alternative Title: Natsume Yuujinchou Shi

Release: 2012

Number of Episodes: 13 Episodes

5. Natsume’s Book of Friends Season 5

Alternative Title: Natsume Yuujinchou Go

Release: 2016

Number of Episodes: 11 Episodes

6. Natsume’s Book of Friends Season 6

Alternative Title: Natsume Yuujinchou Roku

Release: 2017

Number of Episodes: 11 Episodes

Natsume Yuujinchou Specials

Natsume Yuujinchou Specials

1.Natsume Yuujinchou: Nyanko-Sensei To Hajimete No Otsukai Specials

Alternative Title: Nyanko-Sensei and the First Errand

Release: 2013

Number of Episodes:  1 Episode

2. Natsume Yuujinchou Go Specials

Release: 2017

Number of Episodes:  2 Episodes

OVA

A Complete watch Order Guide for Natsume Yuujinchou

1.Natsume Yuujinchou Itsuka Yuki No Hi Ni Ova

Release: 2014

Number of Episodes: 1

2. Natsume Yuujinchou Go Ova

Release: 2016

3. Natsume Yuujinchou Roku Ova

Release: 2017

Movies

A Complete watch Order Guide for Natsume Yuujinchou

1.Natsume Yuujinchou Movie Utsusemi Ni Musubu Movie

Alternative Title: Natsume's Book of Friends the Movie: Ephemeral Bond

Release: 2018

2. Natsume Yuujinchou Ishi Okoshi To Ayashiki Raihousha Movie

Alternative Title: Natsume's Book of Friends: The Waking Rock and the Strange Visitor

Release: 2021

Chronological Watch Order of Natsume Yuujinchou

A Complete watch Order Guide for Natsume Yuujinchou

1. Natsume Yuujinchou 2008

2. Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou 2009

3. Natsume Yuujinchou San 2011

4. Natsume Yuujinchou Shi 2012

5. Natsume Yuujinchou: Nyanko-Sensei To Hajimete No Otsukai 2013             Specials

6. Natsume Yuujinchou Itsuka Yuki No Hi Ni Ova 2014

7. Natsume Yuujinchou Go 2016

8. Natsume Yuujinchou Go OVA 2016

9. Natsume Yuujinchou Roku 2017

10. Natsume Yuujinchou Roku OVA 2017

11. Natsume Yuujinchou Go Specials 2017

12. Natsume Yuujinchou Movie Utsusemi Ni Musubu 2018

13. Natsume Yuujinchou Ishi Okoshi To Ayashiki Raihousha 2021 Movie

Although there is a chronological order to watch the entire Natsume’s Book of Friends series, for the ova or specials, there is no hard and fast rule. These can be watched after completing all the six seasons and then binged watched as well.

The same goes for the movies as well. After watching the series, it is recommended to watch the movies. Enjoy binge-watching Natsume’s Book of Friends. The characters are lovable, and the most precious of them is Takashi Natsume.

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