Natsume’s Book of Friends 4

Natsume Yuujinchou Shi

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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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English: Natsume’s Book of Friends Season 4
Japanese: 夏目友人帳 肆
Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 3, 2012 to Mar 27, 2012
Premiered: Winter 2012
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:30 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo, Aniplex, Nihon Ad Systems, Hakusensha, Sony Music Entertainment
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: Brain’s Base
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of Life, Demons, Supernatural, Drama, Shoujo
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Eng Sub


Takahiro Oomori – Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kotomi Deai – Episode Director
Toshimasa Kuroyanagi – Episode Director
Kiyoshi Matsuda – Episode Director, Storyboard
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Ima, Kono Toki. (今、このとき。)” by Hiiragi
ED1: “Takaramono (たからもの)” by Marina Kawano

Episode List

01: Natsume Captured
02: The Eastern Forest
03: The Little Ones
04: The Stand-In
05: To You, From Bygone Days
06: Other Side of the Glass
07: The Gap Between Humans and Youkai
08: When I was Deceived
09: The Moon-Splitting Festival
10: The God, Enshrined
11: A Single Photo
12: The Door of Memories
13: Long Way Home


Watching all of Natsume Yuujinchou (from season one to this season four and beyond) can honestly only improve your life. It’s so peaceful!


Balancing school, friends, and seeing spirits can be a bit tough, but when you are Natsume that is just another ordinary day


Best season of Natsume so far. Gives you what you love about NY, but also brings in more humor, horror, magic, and history. Brace for feelz.


Wonderful extension to Natsume Yuujinchou.


The best thus far of Natsume. I loved the focus on Natsume’s childhood and the theme of finding home.


my fuzzy comfort blanket of an anime. love everything about this, art, story, music, characters etc. all perfect. watch every season twice


What else can I say other than its still Natsume Yujinchou. The standalone eps are beautiful, the finale is heartwrenching. It’s good.



    I make bad encodes and whine about subs and if I'm feeling particularly memey, I make bad subs too!