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.
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.
Basically the rest of the episode. All of our favorite and not so favorite are back!
While it was fun to see them all again, that was really their only purpose.
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.
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