Natsume Yuujinchou: Ishi Okoshi to Ayashiki Raihousha

Title:Natsume Yuujinchou: Ishi Okoshi to Ayashiki Raihousha
夏目友人帳 石起こしと怪しき来訪者
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Notables: Animation - Shuka
The film is made up of two stories: "Ishi Okoshi" and "Ayashiki Raihousha." In "Ishi Okoshi," Natsume meets a small youkai called Mitsumi in a forest. Mitsumi is entrusted to wake up the divine youkai "Iwatetsu" from its deep slumber. Mitsumi weighs on Natsume's mind, so he sets out to help Mitsumi with his task.

In "Ayashiki Raihousha," a mysterious visitor appears in front of Tanuma. Nearly every day, the visitor visits Tanuma, talks to him a little, and then leaves. Natsume, who knows the visitor is a youkai, worries for Tanuma, but Tanuma enjoys these exchanges with the youkai. The youkai means no harm, but Tanuma's health slowly starts to deteriorate.
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51-minute film released on January 16, 2021.
Animated by Shuka.
[edit] The ↗Natsume Yuujinchou franchise:
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Watch 9 7 8 6 6 Ggultra2764 [series:4357#1552]
Basically, this movie is like having two TV-episode length episodes of the Natsume Yuujinchou franchise exploring Natsume and Nyanko-sensei's involvements with spirits. The stories on their own are okay with Natsume helping a spirit locate his master in the first one and becoming involved with a mysterious man taking an interest in his friend, Tanuma, in the second, not deviating too much from the storytelling format that the franchise has been known for over the past decade. However, I did personally feel having these in film format felt like a waste as the stories chosen could have perhaps been done in some sort of OVA release or been part of a brand new season of Natsume Yuujinchou, as its manga source material's been printed for over 16 years now and still ongoing. The film's still worth checking out if you still love the franchise after all this time, though not sure if it would have much in the way of rewatchability since said stories add little new to the franchise.

Last updated Saturday, July 24 2021. Created Saturday, July 24 2021.

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