Natsume’s Book of Friends is a comic series by Yuki Midorikawa and its anime adaptation first launched back in 2008.
The long-awaited fifth season will be broadcast from October 4 via TV Tokyo and other channels at 1:35 a.m. Manga.Tokyo managed to get exciting official comments from the voice cast, Hiroshi Kamiya (as Takashi Natsume) and Kazuhiko Inoue (as Nyanko Sensei/Madara).
Natsume’s Book of Friends is serialized in LaLa (Hakusensha) and it’s about a boy named Takashi Natsume who has been capable of seeing spirits since he was a little boy. It shows Takashi’s struggle with his self-confessed bodyguard named Nyanko Sensei in restoring the names to the spirits bound up by Takashi’s grandmother’s legacy Yujin-Cho.
The series has celebrated its 10th anniversary back in 2013 and the latest volume (21) is scheduled to come out on October 5 (Wednesday). There are already several interesting projects currently scheduled such as collaborative cafes and special galleries.
Prior to the upcoming broadcast, the voice actor Hiroshi Kamiya (as Takashi Natsume) made an official comment on his role, expressing his appreciation as well as resolution towards his character, ‘I have stood before the mic as Takashi Natsume for the first time in a while. This time too, I’d like to express the sensitive, vigilant and mature boy Takashi Natsume while paying full attention to each and every word he says. Please stay tuned for the new journey of Natsume and other characters.’
Kazuhiko Inoue (as Nyanko Sensei/Madara) on the other hand, said in delight, ‘It was so wonderful to be in Natsume’s world after a long while. The dubbing didn’t feel like it was the first time after a while. I was impressed by the great smiles from the voice cast members. I was so glad to play Nyanko Sensei again. I might have been a bit too hyper in the studio though haha. Let’s enjoy Natsume’s world together!’
The title of the first episode is ‘Kawaranu Sugata’ (Unchanging Figure) and it will about the spirit of a vase.
Natsume’s Book of Friends Season 5
TV Tokyo: October 4 (Tue) from 1:35 a.m.
TV Osaka: October 4 (Tue) from 1:35 a.m.
TV Aichi: October 4 (Tue) from 3:05 a.m.
TV Setouchi: October 4 (Tue) from 1:40 a.m.
TV Hokkaido: October 4 (Tue) from 1:35 a.m.
TVQ Kyushuu: October 4 (Tue) from 2:35 a.m.
OP/ED Theme Songs
OP theme song: Takarabako by Sasanomari
ED theme song: Akanesasu by Aimer