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Natsume Yuujinchou: The Complete Watch Order Guide

Watching Natsume Yuujinchou is like wandering through the narrow lanes of a dense forest surrounded by mysterious yet friendly forest spirits.

Natsume Yuujinchou: The Complete Watch Guide
Natsume Yuujinchou | Source: Fandom

The story is quite simple and sometimes predictable but, what makes it a beautiful experience, is how it tackles emotions. Emotions like serenity, blissfulness, and melancholy consume you with each passing episode.

Natsume Yuujinchou is an incredibly pleasant and soothing slice-of-life anime. If you need a break from the flesh-devouring ghouls of Tokyo Ghoul or the nerve-wracking titans of Attack on Titan, Natsume Yuujinchou is the perfect escape!

1. How Many Seasons Does Natsume Yuujinchou Have?

Natsume Yuujinchou has 6 seasons and 74 episodes along with 1 OVA, 4 specials, and 1 movie.

There is no official announcement for season 7 of the anime as of June 2020.

2. Release Order

I. TV Series

  • Season 1: Natsume Yuujinchou (2008)
  • Season 2: Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou (2009)
  • Season 3: Natsume Yuujinchou San (2011)
  • Season 4: Natsume Yuujinchou Shi (2012)
  • Season 5: Natsume Yuujinchou Go (2016)
  • Season 6: Natsume Yuujinchou Roku (2017)
Natsume’s Book of Friends Season1 & 2 - Official Trailer
Natsume’s Book of Friends

II. Movies

  • Natsume Yuujinchou Movie: Utsusemi ni Musubu (2018)

III. OVAs

  • Natsume Yuujinchou: Itsuka Yuki no Hi ni (2014)

3. Specials

  • Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou: 3D Nyanko-sensei Gekijou (2009)
  • Natsume Yuujinchou: Nyanko-sensei to (2013)
  • Natsume Yuujinchou Go Specials (2017)
  • Natsume Yuujinchou Roku Specials (2017)

4. Chronological Order

  • Season 1: Natsume Yuujinchou
  • Season 2: Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou
  • Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou: 3D Nyanko-sensei Gekijou (Special)
  • Season 3: Natsume Yuujinchou San
  • Season 4: Natsume Yuujinchou Shi
  • Natsume Yuujinchou: Nyanko-sensei to (Special)
  • Natsume Yuujinchou: Itsuka Yuki no Hi ni (OVA)
  • Season 5: Natsume Yuujinchou Go
  • Natsume Yuujinchou Go Specials (Special)
  • Season 6: Natsume Yuujinchou Roku
  • Natsume Yuujinchou Roku Specials (Special)
  • Natsume Yuujinchou Movie: Utsusemi ni Musubu (Movie)

5. Is Natsume Yuujinchou finished?

The Natsume Yuujinchou manga has 99 chapters and is still on-going.

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Natsume Yuujinchou: The Complete Watch Guide
Takashi Natsume | Source: Fandom

As for the anime, it is hard to predict whether it would get another season (Season 7) unless there is an official announcement. For now, the anime has stopped airing

6. Conclusion

The recommended order for Natsume Yuujinchou is its chronological order. You can, however, skip the Specials and watch them in the end since they’re standalone.

Natsume Yuujinchou: The Complete Watch Guide
Natsume Yuujinchou | Source: Fandom

Related anime: Hotarubi no Morie e (A 45 minutes movie if you loved Natsume Yuujinchou!)

7. Quick Review

The story of Natsume Yuujinchou is fairly simple and episodic. Every episode follows a similar structure throughout the series. Despite that, it never gets dull.

Each episode brings with it a new Yokai and new friendship blossoms between these spirits and humans. The animation is easy on the eye and the soundtrack, mesmerizing.

Natsume Yuujinchou is highly recommended for those who love genres like slice-of-life and Shoujo

8. About Natsume Yuujinchou

Natsume Yuujinchou is a slice-of-life anime that follows the story of Takashi Natsume, a 15-year-old who possesses the ability to see spirits. This uncanny ability gave him a difficult and lonely childhood.

One day, he discovers a book that belonged to his grandmother. The book contains the names of those spirits whom she made servitude contracts with. Natsume decides to free all the spirits of those contracts hence, making friends on his journey.

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