Normally I would write some interesting starting paragraph here to get you, the reader, into this little post in order to break the ice. Unfortunately, I can’t think of anything to say today so this space is instead filled of these rather useless words…yeah.
In this episode Natsume goes on a dangerous journey in order to obtain some teacups.
Ok here we have mind-blowingly cute fox eared boy. He is what this episode is centered around so we get to see a lot of him. And by god, he really is the cutest thing since Chiyo-chan. The makers really did everything in their power to make him cute, from his cute little hat to his cute little determined attitude, everything was explosions of ‘awww’. And I’m a man! A women would be a shivering wreck of nonsensical baby talk after this episode. Ok, that will be the last I mention of his cuteness. I swear.
Natsume and co. have gone to some hot springs place. But Natsume has no time to be doing fan-service scenes, he has to go buy some tea cups.
So he and Nyankoare walking along when they find the fox-eared boy being beaten up some nasty spirit guys. Natsume charges in and delivers his punch of fate and saves the little boy. Of course the kid is frightened of Natsume too so he runs off.
The fox-eared boy decides that Natsume is his friend and wants to be helpful to him. So the next day when Natsume is on his way to the tea cup place, it starts to rain. The fox eared boy appears with a big leaf for Natsume to use as an umbrella.
So now the fox eared boy is Useful, and not useless like to two bad people who beat him up claim he is. So the next day the two bad spirits find him again saying he’s useless and beat him up, he fights back saying he isn’t and he helped Natsume.
Then they find out that Natsume is that ferocious being with the book o’ pals so they run off in fear, except the fox eared boy who instead tries to give Natsume his name, which Natsume doesn’t want. This makes the boy think he’s useless but Natsume says that’s not the case and walks off, which seems a lot in the style Reiko used to do things.
The fox-eared boy decides Natsume must be lonely and therefore he must go visit him, but that’s quite difficult when you are small and nobody can see you. So then a rather freaky youkai that if you get me some fish I promise I’ll help you, no really I will help I’m not just tricking you to feed me I really will help you
Yeah, the people in Natsume Yuujinchou are a bit gullible. But instead of running off he at least gives the fox-eared boy some sweet that turns him human for a day. So our little fox boy gets the train to go visit Natsume.
He does find Natsume but Natsume is happily eating dinner with his family. The fox eared boy only then realises that it’s not Natsume who’s lonely, it’s himself.But as he runs off Natsume comes out to meet him and escorts him home again
Natsume Yuujinchou is back to being good again! But the thing that made this so much more enjoyable than episode 5 was that this episode had a cute little fox-eared boy rather then some big stupid furry. A bit shallow on my behalf but meh. Another interesting fact is how the fox boy said that Natsume doesn’t act naturally around his classmates. The only people he acts normally around is spirits and Nyanko. Also, he is gradually becoming more like Reiko with every episode. Either way, definitely one of the best episodes so far.
And now, since I couldn’t hold out any longer, here are some pics of the fox-eared boy
Exploded with cuteness yet?