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Natsume Yuujinchou 13:Finale – at least for now anyway

Ah it’s the last episode. Normally last episodes wrap up the plot nicely. Instead we just get an episode of fan service. Oh well!

I’m going to divide this review into 4 sections: Plot, Fanservice, episode impressions and final impressions.

Plot

So it looks like this fellow is 'Important to the Plot'

So it looks like this fellow is 'Important to the Plot'

Natsumes gay follower found out that Nyanko is a youkai and can talk. Also this fellow is important to the plot. And that is really about it.

Fanservice:

Basically the rest of the episode. All of our favorite and not so favorite are back!

YAY! Fox-boy is back!

YAY! Fox-boy is back!

and so is Nyankos best friend

and so is Nyankos best friend

You were only here an episode ago, did you really need to come back?

You were only here an episode ago, did you really need to come back?

Yeah...I would have preffered Bullseye to come back

Yeah...I would have preferred Bullseye to come back

Sasada was basically bullied for the entire episode. Actually the entire series

Sasada was basically bullied for the entire episode. Actually the entire series

13 episodes and they've only gotten stupider

13 episodes and they've only gotten dumber

While it was fun to see them all again, that was really their only purpose.

Episode Impressions:

My theory for this episode was that they weren’t sure if they were going to get a second season so they didn’t make the last episode until they got conformation. It would explain why the animation was slightly different and also explain the absense of plot. Not a great episode really.

Final Impressions:

I’m going to keep this relatively short since it’s hard to fully review a series when it’s only halfway through. So Natsume Yuujinchou was…very good. Not amazing but enjoyable and light-hearted yet surprisingly deep when it wanted to be. Where I felt the series was at it’s strongest was when it went into episodic format, where Natsume would meet some youkai and help them, such as Bullseye or the fox-boy. It was in these episodes when the show gave off the ‘Mushishi-lite’ vibes the strongest.

I’m now looking forward to next season, which I’ll probably blog as well. This is the first series I blogged and I actually quite enjoyed writing about it. So we say goodbye to Natsume, to Nyanko, to countless Cyclopes and wait, until January

And finally, a bunch of my favorite screencaps I took during the course of the show

I think Nyanko suggested something sexual at this point

I think Nyanko suggested something sexual at this point

One day I will learn how to make proper wallpapers and turn this into a masterpiece

One day I will learn how to make proper wallpapers and turn this into a masterpiece

*Explodes with cuteness*

*Explodes with cuteness*

And that's the end of Natsume Yuujinchou - Sayonara!

And that's the end of Natsume Yuujinchou - Sayonara!

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2 Comments

  1. Noor
    Posted November 24, 2008 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    Hahaha! I love your reviews! Just saw the last episode a few hours ago and went hunting for anything Natsume Yuujinchou :) The series is sort of like Mushishi only less haunting and more light hearted and not as much in-depth. I was hoping it to wrap up nicely as well but now it just leaves me dangling with all these hints on Natori and Tanuma. Why oh why??

  2. 5camp
    Posted November 25, 2008 at 4:22 am | Permalink

    Ah thanks! Glad to see someone enjoyed reading my reviews as much as I liked writing about them.

    The second season is in about a month so there really isn’t much of a wait. I would like to blog it again, but work is catching up on me recently so it’s unlikely.

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