The talk event for the TV anime Natsume Yujincho, originally by Yuki Morikawa, took place on 25 March 2017 at AnimeJapan 2017.
Hiroshi Kamiya (Takashi Natsume), Kazuhiko Inoue (Nyanko-Sensei/Madara), Kazuma Horie (Kaname Tanuma), Ryouhei Kimura (Satoru Nishimura), and Hisayoshi Suganuma (Atsushi Kitamoto) joined the event. After the cast went on stage, they reviewed the events of Go in the style of a Q&A section. To the question ‘Were there any strange happenings during recording?’, Kamiya answered, ‘The shaving incident.’ He was referring to a time when Inoue brought a razor to the recording studio and began to shave his beard, which made Inoue cringe and make excuses.
In response to the question ‘Which is your favorite youkai?’, Horie answered, ‘Ito-san, the youkai that hangs around the character I play, Kaname Tanuma.’ Ryouhei Kimura commented that he would like if his character, Satoru Nishimura, became friends with the girl who lent him an umbrella in Episode 2. When Inoue mentioned that he would like to see Natsume Yujincho* 10 years later, the cast got very worked up in a discussion about what to do for Nyanko-Sensei’s casting.
On top of that, Kimya dropped a hint about Natsume Yujincho Roku saying that the pot appears again. Kimura and Suganuma stated that there are episodes that focus on their characters, so they are looking forward to it.
At that point it was announced that Ken’ichi Suzumura would be making a cameo in the special edition episode ‘Yuugi’s Banquet’ and will be included on the Natsume Yujincho Go Vol.5 Blu-ray & DVD set, which goes on sale 26 April 2017. Also, it was revealed the limited edition would come with a CD featuring Nyanko-Sensei’s character song, Tendon Blues. When part of the song played, those who were not on the stage quipped, ‘It is not blues, it’s a marching song!’
At the end, as it is the custom at AnimeJapan, there was a surprise celebration for Inoue, whose birthday was the next day, 26 March 2017. Everyone enjoyed themselves together and the event ended in a very warm atmosphere.
TV anime Natsume Yujincho Roku will be on air on TV Tokyo from 11 April 2017 at 25:35. Before the anime starts, there will be a broadcast of a celebratory show featuring the cast and staff of the anime.
TV Anime ‘Natsume Yujincho Roku’
TV Tokyo: From 12 April 2017, Every Wednesday at 01:35
TV Osaka: From 12 April 2017, Every Wednesday at 01:35
TV Aichi: From 12 April 2017, Every Wednesday at 03:05
TV Setouchi From 12 April 2017, Every Wednesday at 01:40
TV Hokkaido: From 12 April 2017, Every Wednesday at 01:35
TVQ Kyushu Broadcast: From 12 April 2017, Every Wednesday at 02:35～
Original work: Yuki Morikawa / Monthly LaLa (Hakusensha) Serialization
General Director: Takahiro Oomori
Director: Hitomi Deai
Series Composition: Sadayuki Murai
Character Design: Akira Takada
Sub-Character Design: Hiromitsu Hagiwara
Youkai Design: Tatsuo Yamada
Art: Yukihiro Shibutani
Color Design: Hiromi Miyawaki
Filming: Jin Tamura, Tetsuya Kawada
Editor: Kazuhiko Seki
Music: Makoto Yoshimori
Animation Studio: Shuka
Production: Natsume Yujincho Production Committee
Takashi Nastume: Hiroshi Kamiya
Nyanko-Sensei/Madara: Kazuhiko Inoue
Reiko Natsume: Sanae Kobayashi
Shuuichi Natori: Akira Ishida
Kaname Tanuma: Kazuma Horie
Nishimura Satoru: Ryouhei Kimura
Atsushi Kitamoto: Hisayoshi Suganuma
Jun Sasada: Miyuki Sawashiro
Tooru Taki: Rina Satou
Touko Fujiwara: Miki Itou
Shigeru Fujiwara: Eiji Itou