History Characters / NatsumesBookOfFriends

10th Jun '17 12:38:47 PM dieseldragons
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* TheOneThingIDontHateAboutYou: He found Reiko to be deplorable for taking Youkai's name ([[{{Hypocrite}} even though he plans to take said names and build himself an army]]), yet he confesses to Natsume he saw her as a ''very'' attractive human.

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* TheOneThingIDontHateAboutYou: He found Reiko to be deplorable for taking Youkai's name names ([[{{Hypocrite}} even though he plans to take said names and build himself an army]]), yet he confesses to Natsume he saw her as a ''very'' attractive human.
10th Jun '17 12:38:03 PM dieseldragons
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* TheOneThingIDontHateAboutYou: He found Reiko to be deplorable for taking Youkai's name ([[{{Hypocrite}} even though he plans to take said names and build himself an army]]), yet he confesses to Natsume he saw her as a ''very'' attractive human.
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* AccidentalMisnaming: When Madara is flustered or panicked, expect him to be called a variety of things: My prey! My servant! My snack! My meal! and so on.


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* RuleOfEmpathy: He's driven to help humans and Youkai alike, even if they don't want or deserve his assistance, [[NotYourProblem much to Madara's chagrin]].
10th Jun '17 6:26:20 AM dieseldragons
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** When asked by Benio why he doesn't [[TropeNamers just eat Natsume]] and take the book by force, he reveals he's merely killing time and [[WeAreAsMayflies that human lives are terribly short]]. It would be a sad waste to end the fun prematurely, and he'd rather postpone it.

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** *** When asked by Benio why he doesn't [[TropeNamers just eat Natsume]] and take the book by force, he reveals he's merely killing time and [[WeAreAsMayflies that human lives are terribly short]]. It would be a sad waste to end the fun prematurely, and he'd rather postpone it.



* Sizeshifter: Can change his size at will from barely fitting inside Natsume's bedroom, to being ''as large as a house''.

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* Sizeshifter: {{Sizeshifter}}: Can change his size at will from barely fitting inside Natsume's bedroom, to being ''as large as a house''.
10th Jun '17 6:24:56 AM dieseldragons
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* Sizeshifter: Can change his size at will from barely fitting inside Natsume's bedroom, to being ''as large as a house''.
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20th May '17 10:34:21 AM SunflowerDream
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* TheSmartGirl: Very knowledgable of youkai folklore, and its relations to the surrounding area, thanks to her grandfather's books. Also knows a lot about magic despite having no capacity to see.

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* TheSmartGirl: Very She is very knowledgable of youkai folklore, folklore and its relations to the surrounding area, thanks to her grandfather's books. Also knows a lot about magic despite notes. Despite having no capacity to see.the least spiritual aptitude out of the three, she is also the most component as deciphering writings and creating charms as seen in the hotel arc.
11th May '17 10:39:58 PM SunflowerDream
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* TheSmartGirl: Knows quite a bit of youkai folklore, magic, and its relations to the surrounding area, thanks to her grandfather's books.

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* TheSmartGirl: Knows quite a bit Very knowledgable of youkai folklore, magic, and its relations to the surrounding area, thanks to her grandfather's books.books. Also knows a lot about magic despite having no capacity to see.



* ConsummateLiar: An re-occuring theme around him, though he has gotten much better.

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* ConsummateLiar: An re-occuring re-occurring theme around him, though he has gotten much considerably better.


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* SecretKeeper: Exploited once, since he knows [[spoiler: Natsume doesn't want his foster parents to know about his powers and has used this to help him out with a favour]]. See {{Blackmail}}
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* TheSmartGirl: Knows quite a bit of youkai folklore and its relations to the surrounding area, thanks to her grandfather's books.

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* TheSmartGirl: Knows quite a bit of youkai folklore folklore, magic, and its relations to the surrounding area, thanks to her grandfather's books.


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* BigBrotherInstinct: Downplayed but like Nyanko-sensei, he will like pull a BigDamnHeroes moment and pop up in the nick of time. [[spoiler: Eventually deconstructed as he grows increasingly more concerned of Natsume's safety and involvement of youkai, especially knowing that Natsume's been hiding something dangerous from him. It gets to the point where he intercepts or investigates matters into Natsume's affairs behind his back. It does get reconstructed when Natsume does tell him the truth. While he still isn't always upfront, he allows Natsume to mostly handle it]].


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* ConsummateLiar: An re-occuring theme around him, though he has gotten much better.


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13th Apr '17 12:00:30 AM Cha_haya
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[[folder:The Natsumes and Madara]]

!!Natsume Takashi

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[[folder:The Natsumes and Madara]]

!!Natsume Takashi
!!Main Characters

[[folder:Natsume Takashi]]



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[[folder:Madara/Nyanko-sensei]]
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KazuhikoInoue



!!Madara/Nyanko-sensei
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KazuhikoInoue
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[[folder:Natsume Reiko]]
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!!Natsume Reiko
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SanaeKobayashi
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[[folder:Humans]]

!!Fujiwara Touko

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[[folder:Humans]]

!!Fujiwara Touko
!!The Fujiwaras

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!!Fujiwara Shigeru

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!!Fujiwara Shigeru
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[[folder:Fujiwara Shigeru]]



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!!Natsume's Classmates

[[folder:Tanuma Kaname]]
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Kazuma Horie



!!Kitamoto Atsushi
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Hisayoshi Suganuma

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!!Kitamoto Atsushi
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* AffectionateNickname / EmbarrassingNickname: "Kaname-chan" by his aunt. Not necessary embaressing but enough Natsume's friends tease him about it.
* ActionSurvivor: Deconstructed in the Omibashira arc when Tanuma is forced to become this after Natsume is kidnapped to become a meal offering. Despite the strain from being near youkai, he does manage to disguise himself as a one and sneak into the place. He tries to free the real Natsume by making a bluff but almost gets caught and attacked. [[FromBadToWorse Things begin to go downhill from there]]
* DressingAsTheEnemy: For the aforementioned example above.
* IllBoy: He's more vulnerable to the influence of spirits, so he tends to get sick quite easily.
* MissingMom: While we have seen his father on two separate occasions, we have yet to see or hear any mentions about his mother.
* NiceGuy
* NonActionGuy: Due to his illness. Acts more of a more support role for Natsume.
* NotGoodWithPeople: Tanuma also sees Youkai, but worries that he won't be of any use, or will just be a burden on Natsume, because of his weak power - he can only see shadows and glimpses of Youkai.
* ParentsForADay: Platonically type 2 with Taki, they babysit a [[BabyMorphEpisode de-aged]] Natsume for a day.
* PsychicPowers: Can understand Nyanko-sensei, feel the youkai's presence and can sometimes see shadows, can't exactly see their corporeal forms.
* SecretKeeper: Became one when Natsume confirms Tanuma's suspicions about the shadows he sees though Natsume asks he keep it a secret.
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[[folder:Taki Tooru]]
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Hisayoshi SuganumaCreator/RinaSato



* CutenessProximity: Although her eye for cuteness is called into question when she has this reaction to Nyanko-sensei (who everyone else regards as the cat equivalent to a {{Gonk}}).
* IdenticalGrandson: According to the youkai that knew her grandfather and have confused her for him. However, this might somewhat exaggerated considering that youkai don't recognize gender.
* KindheartedCatLover
* TheQuietOne: At first, but that was only because [[spoiler: an evil youkai cursed her, so that the last thirteen people whose names she says will die. Natsume helps her break it.]] After that, she became more like the GenkiGirl.
* NiceGirl
* NiceHat: In her earlier appearances.
* ParentalAbandonment: Downplayed but most of her family is out of the house: both her brother and father are overseas while her mom often comes late back from work, making Taki feel most closest to her grandfather [[PosthumousCharacter who is dead]].
* ParentsForADay: Platonically type 2 with Tanuma, they babysit a [[BabyMorphEpisode de-aged]] Natsume for a day.
* SecretKeeper: Asked Natsume's help after hearing about his ability from a youkai. Along with Tanuma, she helps Natsume give distractions to his other friends.
* TheSmartGirl: Knows quite a bit of youkai folklore and its relations to the surrounding area, thanks to her grandfather's books.
* WholesomeCrossdresser - Taki has [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/takicrossdressing_8144.jpg one panel]] of this for a school festival crossdressing cafe, and looks damn good too.
* UnfazedEveryman: One of Natsume's friends who know his secret but doesn't have the ability. She still is quite knowledgeable about them and has encounters by herself, thanks material grandfather left behind. Chapter 64-65 actually explores on the idea if ordinary humans should have contact with the supernatural.
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[[folder:Kitamoto Atsushi]]
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Hisayoshi Suganuma
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[[folder:Nishimura Satoru]]
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RyoheiKimura



!!Nishimura Satoru
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[[folder:Sasada Jun]]
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MiyukiSawashiro




!!Tanuma Kaname
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\n!!Tanuma Kaname\n* AdaptationExpansion: In the original manga (chapter 5), she moved away after the test of courage. In the anime she is still interacting with Natsume after the test of courage.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Is heavily implied to have romantic feelings for Natsume in some of the drama CDs. Natsume, however, [[ObliviousToLove is completely unaware.]]
* ClassRepresentative
* DoggedNiceGuy: Non-romantic example in Sasada Jun who's basically trying to get Natsume to [[SecretChaser spill the beans on the supernatural spirits thing]].
** Played straight in some of the drama cds where she's heavily implied to have a crush on him.
* {{Meganekko}}
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Her winter uniform.
* SecretKeeper: Promises not to tell anyone about Natsume's ability to see youkai(although he refuses to admit he can, she's just convinced of it and is extremely nosy on her own).
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Is rather strict even to her own classmates, but actually rather sensitive on the inside.
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!!Exorcists
[[folder:Natori Shuuichi]]
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Kazuma HorieCreator/AkiraIshida



* AffectionateNickname / EmbarrassingNickname: "Kaname-chan" by his aunt. Not necessary embaressing but enough Natsume's friends tease him about it.
* ActionSurvivor: Deconstructed in the Omibashira arc when Tanuma is forced to become this after Natsume is kidnapped to become a meal offering. Despite the strain from being near youkai, he does manage to disguise himself as a one and sneak into the place. He tries to free the real Natsume by making a bluff but almost gets caught and attacked. [[FromBadToWorse Things begin to go downhill from there]]
* DressingAsTheEnemy: For the aforementioned example above.
* IllBoy: He's more vulnerable to the influence of spirits, so he tends to get sick quite easily.
* MissingMom: While we have seen his father on two separate occasions, we have yet to see or hear any mentions about his mother.
* NiceGuy
* NonActionGuy: Due to his illness. Acts more of a more support role for Natsume.
* NotGoodWithPeople: Tanuma also sees Youkai, but worries that he won't be of any use, or will just be a burden on Natsume, because of his weak power - he can only see shadows and glimpses of Youkai.
* ParentsForADay: Platonically type 2 with Taki, they babysit a [[BabyMorphEpisode de-aged]] Natsume for a day.
* PsychicPowers: Can understand Nyanko-sensei, feel the youkai's presence and can sometimes see shadows, can't exactly see their corporeal forms.
* SecretKeeper: Became one when Natsume confirms Tanuma's suspicions about the shadows he sees though Natsume asks he keep it a secret.

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* AffectionateNickname / EmbarrassingNickname: "Kaname-chan" by his aunt. Not necessary embaressing but enough Natsume's friends tease him about it.
* ActionSurvivor: Deconstructed in the Omibashira arc when Tanuma is forced to become this after Natsume is kidnapped to become a meal offering. Despite the strain from being near youkai, he does manage to disguise himself as a
AnimatedTattoo: Natori has one and sneak into the place. He tries to free the real Natsume by making a bluff but almost gets caught and attacked. [[FromBadToWorse Things begin to go downhill from there]]
* DressingAsTheEnemy: For the aforementioned example above.
* IllBoy: He's more vulnerable to the influence of spirits, so he tends to get sick quite easily.
* MissingMom: While we have seen his father on two separate occasions, we have yet to see or hear any mentions about his mother.
* NiceGuy
* NonActionGuy: Due to his illness. Acts more of a more support role for Natsume.
* NotGoodWithPeople: Tanuma
which is also sees Youkai, but worries that he won't be of any use, or will just be a burden on Natsume, because of his weak power - he can only see shadows and glimpses of Youkai.
* ParentsForADay: Platonically type 2 with Taki, they babysit a [[BabyMorphEpisode de-aged]] BigBrotherMentor: Slowly becomes this to Natsume.
* BishieSparkle: Relentlessly mocked by
Natsume and Nyanko-sensei.
* {{Bishonen}}: Which helps him in his acting career.
* BigDamnHeroes: If it's not Nyanko-sensei bailing Natsume out of a tough spot, then it's probably Natori.
* BondCreatures: Even though [[BlessedWithSuck it does nothing]], his lizard Youkai seems to love Natori very much and cannot be banished, ironic considering the man is an exorcist of Youkai. It moves around his body as it pleases, but
for some unknown reason, [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow never goes near the left leg]].
* ChickMagnet
* CulturedBadass: Despite being
a day.
suave part-time actor, he's quite a talented exorcist even without the backing up of a clan.
* DistinguishingMark: Has a lizard shaped birthmark that moves across his body and can only be seen by other spiritually inclined people. It's actually an ayakashi living inside his skin.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: In the manga, Natori's horde of squeeing fangirls [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/natsume-yuujinchou-857822_1890.jpg includes Nishimura.]]
* FriendlessBackground: Like Natsume, did not have many friends growing up due to his sight.
* FantasyForbiddingFather: His father wishes to no longer be involved with youkai, and dislikes it when Natori spends time in the warehouse researching about them. To a [[{{Downplayed}} lesser]] [[ParentalSubstitute extent]], Takuma wishes Natori to not be involved with exorcism.
* GuileHero:
* HiddenDepths: According to Nyanko-sensei, he has deep-seeded hatred for ayakashi but keeps it underwraps for Natsume's sake. He is also very observant of Natsume.
* MissingMom: His mother died when Natori was young [[IllGirl due to her frail body]]. Natori, as a child, used to feel responsible for her mother's death until a younger Hiiragi cleared up that misunderstanding.
* MrFanservice
* NiceHat: More functional than fancy, but it's become a trademark part of his usual disguise.
* NoSocialSkills: During his high school years, he had a lot of trouble talking to people and would unintentionally seem cold and arrogant to his classmates. As he continued to attended exorcist meetings where he feels he could be more honest, he slowly grows out of it.
* ISeeThemToo: How he introduces himself to Natsume.
* PaperMaster: His family seems to specialize in this, as noted by Matoba.
* PaperThinDisguise: Funnily enough, all he does is put on a hat and glasses to make sure no one recognizes him as an actor (though).
* ParentalSubstitute: For Natsume, mainly when it comes to ayakashi.
* PsychicPowers: Can understand Nyanko-sensei, feel see and exorcise the youkai's presence youkai, since he's an exorcist.
* PurelyAestheticGlasses: Not quite since glass can enhance one's ability to see Ayakashi.
** [[GogglesDoSomethingUnusual Glasses Do Something Unusual]]
* SecretChaser: For a short while, he investigates [[spoiler: the Book of Friends behind Natsume's back once he heard about it's existence after chapter 62]].
* StaticCharacter: According to [[WordOfGod author's notes]]
and can sometimes see shadows, can't exactly see their corporeal forms.
Hiiragi in later chapters.
* SecretKeeper: Became ScaryShinyGlasses: In his second appearance where he has this look.
* SimpleStaff: His WeaponOfChoice. There's a paper seal through one end to make it especially effective against youkai.
* TripleShifter: Both an actor and an exorcist.
* UnknownRival: Thought of Matoba as
one when Natsume confirms Tanuma's suspicions about the shadows they were younger.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Downplayed but his relationship with his father and grandfather. They both seem to blame their family's misfortunes on Natori. Though
he sees though Natsume asks doesn't look too favourable at them either, he keep it feels being a secret.better exorcist he might be able to take their fears away. To a less of an extent, Takuma.
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[[folder:Matoba Seiji]]
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JunichiSuwabe



!!Taki Tooru
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!!Taki Tooru
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* AdaptationalVillainy: [[NominalHero In the manga]], he follows a more business approach in that his actions his clan in mind. He is otherwise mostly apathetic towards ayakshi, and views both them and humans as potential tools his clan may benefit from or can use. [[WellIntentionedExtremist Whereas in the anime]], [[FantasticRacism he is harsher towards ayakashi]] and shows preference towards humans (or at least Natsume).
* ArcherArchetype: A bow is his WeaponOfChoice.
* {{Blackmail}}: [[spoiler: He likes to [[FlawExploitation exploit Natsume's weaknesses]], like his concern for a youkai's well-being or desire to keep his foster parents in the dark about his ability to see youkai because it might distress them, [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse to force Natsume to collaborate with him]] quite a few times.]] This seems to be a common practice for him as it was [[{{Lampshaded}} lampshaded]] by another exorcist in chapter 53.
* BloodKnight/ SpiritedCompetitor : Bordering between the two, seems to enjoy the challenge of a tough youkai, sounding especially disappointed when Madara wasn't going to fight back after pressing his berserk button.
* DissonantSerenity
* EnemyToAllLivingThings: His clan is notorious for their exorcise methods and contracts. Matoba himself makes it clear of his disdain for them. Youkai aren't particularly fond of him either except for some of his servants.
* EyepatchOfPower
* EyeScream: Above mentioned EyepatchOfPower also covers up a wound left from an ayakashi who attacked Matoba's right eye. He still has right eye and can see but cannot estimate distances well.
* TheGadfly: Moreso as a teenager.
* {{Jerkass}}: Just look at how he treats his shiki.
** Not much nicer to humans either. Was initially going to leave the rampaging youkai to harm the nearby town, along with the unconscious exorcist to die. Later on when he "invites" Natsume for tea, he tells how wonderful the Fujiwaras were "for taking care of a seed so rotten that harmed other children".
* ManipulativeBastard: He manipulates Natsume into helping the Matoba Clan [[spoiler:expose an exorcist possessed by a spirit that hates the Matoba Clan and attacking them by conveniently leaving out exactly who was being attacked.]] See also {{Blackmail}} above.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Though more so in the anime.
* NominalHero: In the manga, he actions are done moreso for the benefit of the clan. While he believes ayakshi are tools, he shows no strong feelings and has no problem treating humans similarly if they can be used as such. He can also be very harsh and blunt when doing so.
* PragmaticHero: Saves Natori and Natsume from the sealed youkai by killing it, not to mention being the one who helped awaken it in the first place.
* PsychicPowers: Can see and exorcise youkai, since he's an exorcist.
* SoftSpokenSadist
* TacticalWithdrawal: Does this twice: once when he found out a youkai was too powerful and incompetent to be controlled, another when he learns Natsume's companions would out-power the ones he had. He doesn't feel much of a lose the second time since he notes there [[{{Blackmail}} are other ways]] of getting Natsume's help.
* VillainTakesAnInterest: Like Natori, he wants to take Natsume under his wing and join his clan. Justified as the number of people with the ability of the see youkai diminishing rapidly and so clans are desperately looking for future heirs.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Constantly insists to Natsume that what the Matoba clan does to youkai is necessary for the good of humans, even if they end up hated by humans by themselves.
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[[folder:Nanase]]
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RinaSatoCreator/MikaDoi



* CutenessProximity: Although her eye for cuteness is called into question when she has this reaction to Nyanko-sensei (who everyone else regards as the cat equivalent to a {{Gonk}}).
* IdenticalGrandson: According to the youkai that knew her grandfather and have confused her for him. However, this might somewhat exaggerated considering that youkai don't recognize gender.
* KindheartedCatLover
* TheQuietOne: At first, but that was only because [[spoiler: an evil youkai cursed her, so that the last thirteen people whose names she says will die. Natsume helps her break it.]] After that, she became more like the GenkiGirl.
* NiceGirl
* NiceHat: In her earlier appearances.
* ParentalAbandonment: Downplayed but most of her family is out of the house: both her brother and father are overseas while her mom often comes late back from work, making Taki feel most closest to her grandfather [[PosthumousCharacter who is dead]].
* ParentsForADay: Platonically type 2 with Tanuma, they babysit a [[BabyMorphEpisode de-aged]] Natsume for a day.
* SecretKeeper: Asked Natsume's help after hearing about his ability from a youkai. Along with Tanuma, she helps Natsume give distractions to his other friends.
* TheSmartGirl: Knows quite a bit of youkai folklore and its relations to the surrounding area, thanks to her grandfather's books.
* WholesomeCrossdresser - Taki has [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/takicrossdressing_8144.jpg one panel]] of this for a school festival crossdressing cafe, and looks damn good too.
* UnfazedEveryman: One of Natsume's friends who know his secret but doesn't have the ability. She still is quite knowledgeable about them and has encounters by herself, thanks material grandfather left behind. Chapter 64-65 actually explores on the idea if ordinary humans should have contact with the supernatural.

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* CutenessProximity: Although AdaptationExpansion: Not majorly different but she appears slightly more in the anime than manga and was even given a back-story in season 4.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: In
her eye back-story, her upbringing as an exorcist made her be considered the oddball from her other classmates.
* BadassGrandma: Quite fit and capable
for cuteness is called into question when she has this reaction to Nyanko-sensei (who everyone else regards as the cat equivalent to a {{Gonk}}).
* IdenticalGrandson: According to the youkai that knew
someone of her grandfather and have confused her for him. However, this might somewhat exaggerated considering that youkai age.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Despite being second-in-command of Matoba clan, we
don't recognize gender.
see her after chapter 26. This is [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in the anime as she appears twice in the 4th season (with her second appearance being [[AdaptationExpansion her back story)]].
* KindheartedCatLover
* TheQuietOne: At first,
GrayEyes: Double subverted of type 2 and arguably type 5 but that was it's only because [[spoiler: an evil youkai cursed her, so that the last thirteen people whose names she says will die. Natsume helps apparent when you know her break it.]] After that, she became more like the GenkiGirl.
* NiceGirl
* NiceHat: In her earlier appearances.
* ParentalAbandonment: Downplayed but most
line of her family is out of the house: both her brother and father are overseas while her mom often comes late back from work, making Taki feel most closest to her grandfather [[PosthumousCharacter who is dead]].work.
* ParentsForADay: Platonically type 2 with Tanuma, they babysit a [[BabyMorphEpisode de-aged]] Natsume IronLady: Is the secretary and [[NumberTwo second-in-command]] for a day.
the Matoba clan.
* SecretKeeper: Asked Natsume's help after hearing about his ability from a youkai. Along with Tanuma, {{Jerkass}}: Like Matoba, she helps Natsume give distractions to his other friends.
* TheSmartGirl: Knows quite a bit of
uses youkai folklore as bait to draw in powerful shiki and its relations to the surrounding area, thanks to her grandfather's books.
* WholesomeCrossdresser - Taki has [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/takicrossdressing_8144.jpg one panel]] of this for a school festival crossdressing cafe, and looks damn good too.
* UnfazedEveryman: One of Natsume's friends who know his secret but doesn't have the ability. She still is quite knowledgeable about them and has encounters by herself, thanks material grandfather left behind. Chapter 64-65 actually explores on the idea if ordinary humans should have contact
sees nothing wrong with it. [[spoiler: The anime's back-story reveals that she does not mind exorcising youkai as she is taught it is the supernatural. way to keep the world in balance.]]
* {{Meganekko}}: In her childhood.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Believes that hunting youkai is part of Karma and is needed to keep the earth in balance
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Takuma Yousuke]]



!!Sasada Jun
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MiyukiSawashiro

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!!Sasada Jun
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* BenevolentBoss: Unlike most of the exorcists shown so far, he seems to care about his shiki very much, even spending time with them after they complete missions. He was very hesitant on exorcising them, even though it placed his family on risk. After he loses his sight, they still remained attached to him. One desperately tries to break into his house just so she can talk with him and becomes very sadden when she understand he can longer ever see her. Another doesn't mind waiting in the house as housekeeper and waiting till he dies instead to dissolve the contract.
* BigBrotherMentor: Though initially did not want Natori to go into exorcism, he had looked after Natori when he started out.
* BroughtDownToNormal: He can no longer see ayakashi.
* FantasyForbiddingFather: Believes kids should not be involved with ayakashi if they don't have to and chides Natori from visiting exorcists meetings. He doesn't like when his daughter getting involved on his behalf as well.
* PurelyAestheticGlasses: Like Natori, he wears glasses to [[GogglesDoSomethingUnusual help seen ayakashi better]]. He was the one who taught Natori of them in the first place. .
* RetiredBadass: He used to be an exorcist but he can no longer see by the time we see him in present day. Though we never see him in action, the kimono test put him on the same level as Natori, if not slightly behind.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Downplayed since Natori interests are also of his own initiative and since Takuma is not cold but because he prioritizes Natori's safety. However, the younger Natori feels the need to prove himself as an exorcist to Tanuma and took the Tri-horn ayakashi to gain both his and other exorcist's respect as well.
[[/folder]]

!!Youkai

[[folder:Youkai]]

!! Kogitsune (The Little Fox-child)
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MiyukiSawashiroCreator/AkikoYajima



* AdaptationExpansion: In the original manga (chapter 5), she moved away after the test of courage. In the anime she is still interacting with Natsume after the test of courage.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Is heavily implied to have romantic feelings for Natsume in some of the drama CDs. Natsume, however, [[ObliviousToLove is completely unaware.]]
* ClassRepresentative
* DoggedNiceGuy: Non-romantic example in Sasada Jun who's basically trying to get Natsume to [[SecretChaser spill the beans on the supernatural spirits thing]].
** Played straight in some of the drama cds where she's heavily implied to have a crush on him.
* {{Meganekko}}
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Her winter uniform.
* SecretKeeper: Promises not to tell anyone about Natsume's ability to see youkai(although he refuses to admit he can, she's just convinced of it and is extremely nosy on her own).
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Is rather strict even to her own classmates, but actually rather sensitive on the inside.

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* AdaptationExpansion: In AdorablyPrecociousChild
* CuteMonsterGirl: A rare male example though to be fair, [[ViewerGenderConfusion it's not hard to mistake him for a girl]].
* HeartwarmingOrphan
* {{Kitsune}}: [[SarcasmMode You don't say!]]
** Contrary to
the original manga (chapter 5), she moved away after the test of courage. In the anime she is still interacting with Natsume after the test of courage.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Is heavily implied to have romantic feelings for Natsume in some of the drama CDs. Natsume,
stereotype, however, [[ObliviousToLove he cannot transform (possibly because he is completely unaware.]]
* ClassRepresentative
* DoggedNiceGuy: Non-romantic example
just too young) and is rather straightforward, not [[TheTrickster tricky]] in Sasada Jun who's basically trying to get the least, nor particularly cunning.
* MissingMom: Died before
Natsume met her.
* NoNameGiven
* MundaneObjectAmazement: Falls in love with a [[NiceHat pretty hat]] and a cracked human watch.
* PettingZooPeople: Although ordinary people just see him as a regular fox.
* PrecociousCrush: Maybe, but he probably just really, really, ''really'' admires and looks up
to [[SecretChaser spill the beans on the supernatural spirits thing]].
** Played straight in some of the drama cds where she's heavily implied to
Natsume as a BigBrotherMentor. The rock God's "humans, ayakashi, and beasts have a crush on him.
* {{Meganekko}}
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Her winter uniform.
* SecretKeeper: Promises not
different times" speech to tell anyone the fox child in season three about Natsume's ability to see youkai(although why he refuses to admit he can, she's just convinced of it and is extremely nosy on her own).
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Is rather strict even
Natsume shouldn't be together and his resulting angst seemed to her own classmates, but actually rather sensitive on the inside.imply [[MayDecemberRomance something else]] though.



!!Natori Shuuichi
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AkiraIshida

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!!Natori Shuuichi
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!! Hinoe
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AkiraIshidaCreator/AkemiOkamura



* AnimatedTattoo: Natori has one which is also a Youkai.
* BigBrotherMentor: Slowly becomes this to Natsume.
* BishieSparkle: Relentlessly mocked by Natsume and Nyanko-sensei.
* {{Bishonen}}: Which helps him in his acting career.
* BigDamnHeroes: If it's not Nyanko-sensei bailing Natsume out of a tough spot, then it's probably Natori.
* BondCreatures: Even though [[BlessedWithSuck it does nothing]], his lizard Youkai seems to love Natori very much and cannot be banished, ironic considering the man is an exorcist of Youkai. It moves around his body as it pleases, but for some unknown reason, [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow never goes near the left leg]].
* ChickMagnet
* CulturedBadass: Despite being a suave part-time actor, he's quite a talented exorcist even without the backing up of a clan.
* DistinguishingMark: Has a lizard shaped birthmark that moves across his body and can only be seen by other spiritually inclined people. It's actually an ayakashi living inside his skin.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: In the manga, Natori's horde of squeeing fangirls [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/natsume-yuujinchou-857822_1890.jpg includes Nishimura.]]
* FriendlessBackground: Like Natsume, did not have many friends growing up due to his sight.
* FantasyForbiddingFather: His father wishes to no longer be involved with youkai, and dislikes it when Natori spends time in the warehouse researching about them. To a [[{{Downplayed}} lesser]] [[ParentalSubstitute extent]], Takuma wishes Natori to not be involved with exorcism.
* GuileHero:
* HiddenDepths: According to Nyanko-sensei, he has deep-seeded hatred for ayakashi but keeps it underwraps for Natsume's sake. He is also very observant of Natsume.
* MissingMom: His mother died when Natori was young [[IllGirl due to her frail body]]. Natori, as a child, used to feel responsible for her mother's death until a younger Hiiragi cleared up that misunderstanding.
* MrFanservice
* NiceHat: More functional than fancy, but it's become a trademark part of his usual disguise.
* NoSocialSkills: During his high school years, he had a lot of trouble talking to people and would unintentionally seem cold and arrogant to his classmates. As he continued to attended exorcist meetings where he feels he could be more honest, he slowly grows out of it.
* ISeeThemToo: How he introduces himself to Natsume.
* PaperMaster: His family seems to specialize in this, as noted by Matoba.
* PaperThinDisguise: Funnily enough, all he does is put on a hat and glasses to make sure no one recognizes him as an actor (though).
* ParentalSubstitute: For Natsume, mainly when it comes to ayakashi.
* PsychicPowers: Can see and exorcise the youkai, since he's an exorcist.
* PurelyAestheticGlasses: Not quite since glass can enhance one's ability to see Ayakashi.
** [[GogglesDoSomethingUnusual Glasses Do Something Unusual]]
* SecretChaser: For a short while, he investigates [[spoiler: the Book of Friends behind Natsume's back once he heard about it's existence after chapter 62]].
* StaticCharacter: According to [[WordOfGod author's notes]] and Hiiragi in later chapters.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: In his second appearance where he has this look.
* SimpleStaff: His WeaponOfChoice. There's a paper seal through one end to make it especially effective against youkai.
* TripleShifter: Both an actor and an exorcist.
* UnknownRival: Thought of Matoba as one when they were younger.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Downplayed but his relationship with his father and grandfather. They both seem to blame their family's misfortunes on Natori. Though he doesn't look too favourable at them either, he feels being a better exorcist he might be able to take their fears away. To a less of an extent, Takuma.

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* AnimatedTattoo: Natori has one which is also a Youkai.
AllLoveIsUnrequited: Her attraction towards Reiko....presumably.
* BigBrotherMentor: Slowly becomes this to Natsume.
DoesNotLikeMen
* BishieSparkle: Relentlessly mocked by Natsume and Nyanko-sensei.
LipstickLesbian
* {{Bishonen}}: Which helps him in his acting career.
SmokingIsGlamorous
* BigDamnHeroes: If it's not SpiritAdvisor: On occasion, especially when Nyanko-sensei bailing Natsume out of a tough spot, then it's probably Natori.
* BondCreatures: Even though [[BlessedWithSuck it does nothing]], his lizard Youkai seems to love Natori very much and cannot be banished, ironic considering the man is an exorcist of Youkai. It moves around his body as it pleases, but
isn't available for some unknown reason, [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow never goes near the left leg]].
reason.
* ChickMagnet
* CulturedBadass: Despite being a suave part-time actor, he's quite a talented exorcist even without the backing up of a clan.
* DistinguishingMark: Has a lizard shaped birthmark that moves across his body and can only be seen by other spiritually inclined people. It's actually an ayakashi living inside his skin.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: In the manga, Natori's horde of squeeing fangirls [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/natsume-yuujinchou-857822_1890.jpg includes Nishimura.]]
* FriendlessBackground: Like Natsume, did not
StupidSexyFlanders: Constantly around Natsume
--->'''Hinoe:''' Dammit, why do you
have many friends growing up due to his sight.
be a ''man''?
* FantasyForbiddingFather: His father wishes UnsettlingGenderReveal: Her reaction to no longer be involved with youkai, and dislikes it when Natori spends time Natsume in the warehouse researching about them. To a [[{{Downplayed}} lesser]] [[ParentalSubstitute extent]], Takuma wishes Natori to not be involved with exorcism.
* GuileHero:
* HiddenDepths: According to Nyanko-sensei, he has deep-seeded hatred for ayakashi but keeps it underwraps for Natsume's sake. He is also very observant of Natsume.
* MissingMom: His mother died when Natori was young [[IllGirl due to her frail body]]. Natori, as a child, used to feel responsible for her mother's death until a younger Hiiragi cleared up that misunderstanding.
* MrFanservice
* NiceHat: More functional than fancy, but it's become a trademark part of his usual disguise.
* NoSocialSkills: During his high school years, he had a lot of trouble talking to people and would unintentionally seem cold and arrogant to his classmates. As he continued to attended exorcist meetings where he feels he could be more honest, he slowly grows out of it.
* ISeeThemToo: How he introduces himself to Natsume.
* PaperMaster: His family seems to specialize in this, as noted by Matoba.
* PaperThinDisguise: Funnily enough, all he does is put on a hat and glasses to make sure no one recognizes him as an actor (though).
* ParentalSubstitute: For Natsume, mainly when it comes to ayakashi.
* PsychicPowers: Can see and exorcise the youkai, since he's an exorcist.
* PurelyAestheticGlasses: Not quite since glass can enhance one's ability to see Ayakashi.
** [[GogglesDoSomethingUnusual Glasses Do Something Unusual]]
* SecretChaser: For a short while, he investigates [[spoiler: the Book of Friends behind Natsume's back once he heard about it's existence after chapter 62]].
* StaticCharacter: According to [[WordOfGod author's notes]] and Hiiragi in later chapters.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: In his second appearance where he has this look.
* SimpleStaff: His WeaponOfChoice. There's a paper seal through one end to make it especially effective against youkai.
* TripleShifter: Both an actor and an exorcist.
* UnknownRival: Thought of Matoba as one when they were younger.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Downplayed but his relationship with his father and grandfather. They both seem to blame
their family's misfortunes on Natori. Though he doesn't look too favourable at them either, he feels being a better exorcist he might be able to take their fears away. To a less of an extent, Takuma.
first meeting says it all.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]



!!Matoba Seiji
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JunichiSuwabe

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!!Matoba Seiji
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!! Hiiragi
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JunichiSuwabeCreator/SatsukiYukino



* AdaptationalVillainy: [[NominalHero In the manga]], he follows a more business approach in that his actions his clan in mind. He is otherwise mostly apathetic towards ayakshi, and views both them and humans as potential tools his clan may benefit from or can use. [[WellIntentionedExtremist Whereas in the anime]], [[FantasticRacism he is harsher towards ayakashi]] and shows preference towards humans (or at least Natsume).
* ArcherArchetype: A bow is his WeaponOfChoice.
* {{Blackmail}}: [[spoiler: He likes to [[FlawExploitation exploit Natsume's weaknesses]], like his concern for a youkai's well-being or desire to keep his foster parents in the dark about his ability to see youkai because it might distress them, [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse to force Natsume to collaborate with him]] quite a few times.]] This seems to be a common practice for him as it was [[{{Lampshaded}} lampshaded]] by another exorcist in chapter 53.
* BloodKnight/ SpiritedCompetitor : Bordering between the two, seems to enjoy the challenge of a tough youkai, sounding especially disappointed when Madara wasn't going to fight back after pressing his berserk button.
* DissonantSerenity
* EnemyToAllLivingThings: His clan is notorious for their exorcise methods and contracts. Matoba himself makes it clear of his disdain for them. Youkai aren't particularly fond of him either except for some of his servants.
* EyepatchOfPower
* EyeScream: Above mentioned EyepatchOfPower also covers up a wound left from an ayakashi who attacked Matoba's right eye. He still has right eye and can see but cannot estimate distances well.
* TheGadfly: Moreso as a teenager.
* {{Jerkass}}: Just look at how he treats his shiki.
** Not much nicer to humans either. Was initially going to leave the rampaging youkai to harm the nearby town, along with the unconscious exorcist to die. Later on when he "invites" Natsume for tea, he tells how wonderful the Fujiwaras were "for taking care of a seed so rotten that harmed other children".
* ManipulativeBastard: He manipulates Natsume into helping the Matoba Clan [[spoiler:expose an exorcist possessed by a spirit that hates the Matoba Clan and attacking them by conveniently leaving out exactly who was being attacked.]] See also {{Blackmail}} above.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Though more so in the anime.
* NominalHero: In the manga, he actions are done moreso for the benefit of the clan. While he believes ayakshi are tools, he shows no strong feelings and has no problem treating humans similarly if they can be used as such. He can also be very harsh and blunt when doing so.
* PragmaticHero: Saves Natori and Natsume from the sealed youkai by killing it, not to mention being the one who helped awaken it in the first place.
* PsychicPowers: Can see and exorcise youkai, since he's an exorcist.
* SoftSpokenSadist
* TacticalWithdrawal: Does this twice: once when he found out a youkai was too powerful and incompetent to be controlled, another when he learns Natsume's companions would out-power the ones he had. He doesn't feel much of a lose the second time since he notes there [[{{Blackmail}} are other ways]] of getting Natsume's help.
* VillainTakesAnInterest: Like Natori, he wants to take Natsume under his wing and join his clan. Justified as the number of people with the ability of the see youkai diminishing rapidly and so clans are desperately looking for future heirs.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Constantly insists to Natsume that what the Matoba clan does to youkai is necessary for the good of humans, even if they end up hated by humans by themselves.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: [[NominalHero In the manga]], he follows a more business approach in that his actions his clan in mind. He is otherwise mostly apathetic towards ayakshi, and views both them and humans as potential tools his clan may benefit from or can use. [[WellIntentionedExtremist Whereas in the anime]], [[FantasticRacism he is harsher towards ayakashi]] and shows preference towards humans (or at least Natsume).
CoolMask
* ArcherArchetype: A bow is his WeaponOfChoice.BodyguardBabes: One of Natori's three female shiki.
* {{Familiar}}: Specifically, one of Natori's three shiki.

* {{Blackmail}}: [[spoiler: He likes to [[FlawExploitation exploit Natsume's weaknesses]], like his concern {{Kuudere}}
* SubordinateExcuse: Possibly her reason
for a youkai's well-being or desire to keep his foster parents in the dark about his ability to see youkai because it might distress them, [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse to force Natsume to collaborate with him]] quite a few times.]] This seems to be a common practice for him as it was [[{{Lampshaded}} lampshaded]] by another exorcist in chapter 53.
* BloodKnight/ SpiritedCompetitor : Bordering between the two, seems to enjoy the challenge
becoming one of a tough youkai, sounding especially disappointed when Madara wasn't going to fight back after pressing his berserk button.
* DissonantSerenity
* EnemyToAllLivingThings: His clan is notorious for their exorcise methods and contracts. Matoba himself makes it clear of his disdain for them. Youkai aren't particularly fond of him either except for some of his servants.
* EyepatchOfPower
* EyeScream: Above mentioned EyepatchOfPower also covers up a wound left from an ayakashi who attacked Matoba's right eye. He still has right eye and can see but cannot estimate distances well.
* TheGadfly: Moreso as a teenager.
* {{Jerkass}}: Just look at how he treats his
Natori's shiki.
** Not much nicer to humans either. Was initially going to leave the rampaging youkai to harm the nearby town, along with the unconscious exorcist to die. Later * TheStoic: Granted, [[CoolMask her face is completely covered]], but on when he "invites" Natsume for tea, he tells how wonderful the Fujiwaras were "for taking care top of a seed so rotten that harmed other children".
* ManipulativeBastard: He manipulates Natsume into helping the Matoba Clan [[spoiler:expose an exorcist possessed by a spirit that hates the Matoba Clan
her voice is usually brusque and attacking them by conveniently leaving out exactly who was being attacked.]] See also {{Blackmail}} above.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Though more so in the anime.
* NominalHero: In the manga, he actions are done moreso for the benefit of the clan. While he believes ayakshi are tools, he shows no strong feelings and has no problem treating humans similarly if they can be used as such. He can also be very harsh and blunt when doing so.
* PragmaticHero: Saves Natori and Natsume from the sealed youkai by killing it, not to mention being the one who helped awaken it in the first place.
* PsychicPowers: Can see and exorcise youkai, since he's an exorcist.
* SoftSpokenSadist
* TacticalWithdrawal: Does this twice: once when he found out a youkai was too powerful and incompetent to be controlled, another when he learns Natsume's companions would out-power the ones he had. He doesn't feel much of a lose the second time since he notes there [[{{Blackmail}} are other ways]] of getting Natsume's help.
* VillainTakesAnInterest: Like Natori, he wants to take Natsume under his wing and join his clan. Justified as the number of people with the ability of the see youkai diminishing rapidly and so clans are desperately looking for future heirs.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Constantly insists to Natsume that what the Matoba clan does to youkai is necessary for the good of humans, even if they end up hated by humans by themselves.
rarely emotional.



!!Nanase
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MikaDoi

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!!Nanase
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!! Misuzu
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MikaDoiCreator/TakayaKuroda



* AdaptationExpansion: Not majorly different but she appears slightly more in the anime than manga and was even given a back-story in season 4.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: In her back-story, her upbringing as an exorcist made her be considered the oddball from her other classmates.
* BadassGrandma: Quite fit and capable for someone of her age.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Despite being second-in-command of Matoba clan, we don't see her after chapter 26. This is [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in the anime as she appears twice in the 4th season (with her second appearance being [[AdaptationExpansion her back story)]].
* GrayEyes: Double subverted of type 2 and arguably type 5 but it's only apparent when you know her line of work.
* IronLady: Is the secretary and [[NumberTwo second-in-command]] for the Matoba clan.
* {{Jerkass}}: Like Matoba, she uses youkai as bait to draw in powerful shiki and sees nothing wrong with it. [[spoiler: The anime's back-story reveals that she does not mind exorcising youkai as she is taught it is the way to keep the world in balance.]]
* {{Meganekko}}: In her childhood.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Believes that hunting youkai is part of Karma and is needed to keep the earth in balance



!!Takuma Yousuke

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* AdaptationExpansion: Not majorly different BadassBaritone
* CoolHorse: Its not clear if he's a horse/equine youkai.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Is quite powerful and looks is rather intimidating
but she appears slightly more in the anime than manga and was even given a back-story in season 4.
he is very much on Natsume's side.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: In her back-story, her upbringing as an exorcist made her be considered the oddball EverythingsBetterWithCows: Again, its not clear from her other classmates.
* BadassGrandma: Quite fit and capable for someone of her age.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Despite being second-in-command of Matoba clan, we don't see her after chapter 26. This is [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in the anime as she appears twice in the 4th season (with her second
his appearance being [[AdaptationExpansion her back story)]].
if he's a bull youkai.
* GrayEyes: Double subverted HappinessInSlavery: He ''wants'' to become Natsume's bodyguard in place of type 2 and arguably type 5 but it's only apparent the "useless" Madara.
* KeepTheReward: Unlike the other youkai, he ''[[HonorBeforeReason doesn't want]]'' his name back.
* NobleDemon
* PerpetualSmiler: So much that his mouth doesn't even moves
when you know her line of work.he talks.
* IronLady: Is the secretary and [[NumberTwo second-in-command]] for the Matoba clan.
* {{Jerkass}}: Like Matoba, she uses youkai as bait
PurpleIsPowerful: Next to draw in Madara, he is probably one of Natsume's most powerful shiki and sees nothing wrong with it. [[spoiler: The anime's back-story reveals that she does not mind exorcising youkai as she friends
* PurpleIsTheNewBlack: His colour scheme
is taught it is the way to keep the world in balance.]]
* {{Meganekko}}: In her childhood.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Believes that hunting youkai is part
consistent of Karma black and is needed purple.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: Puts Natsume through a rather [[ComplexityAddiction dangerous test]]
to keep the earth in balance



!!Takuma Yousuke
see if he's worthy of him.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: He hangs around Natsume's place a lot, and pops up when you least expect him.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Lavender



* BenevolentBoss: Unlike most of the exorcists shown so far, he seems to care about his shiki very much, even spending time with them after they complete missions. He was very hesitant on exorcising them, even though it placed his family on risk. After he loses his sight, they still remained attached to him. One desperately tries to break into his house just so she can talk with him and becomes very sadden when she understand he can longer ever see her. Another doesn't mind waiting in the house as housekeeper and waiting till he dies instead to dissolve the contract.
* BigBrotherMentor: Though initially did not want Natori to go into exorcism, he had looked after Natori when he started out.
* BroughtDownToNormal: He can no longer see ayakashi.
* FantasyForbiddingFather: Believes kids should not be involved with ayakashi if they don't have to and chides Natori from visiting exorcists meetings. He doesn't like when his daughter getting involved on his behalf as well.
* PurelyAestheticGlasses: Like Natori, he wears glasses to [[GogglesDoSomethingUnusual help seen ayakashi better]]. He was the one who taught Natori of them in the first place. .
* RetiredBadass: He used to be an exorcist but he can no longer see by the time we see him in present day. Though we never see him in action, the kimono test put him on the same level as Natori, if not slightly behind.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Downplayed since Natori interests are also of his own initiative and since Takuma is not cold but because he prioritizes Natori's safety. However, the younger Natori feels the need to prove himself as an exorcist to Tanuma and took the Tri-horn ayakashi to gain both his and other exorcist's respect as well.


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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Youkai]]

!! Kogitsune (The Little Fox-child)
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AkikoYajima
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* AdorablyPrecociousChild
* CuteMonsterGirl: A rare male example though to be fair, [[ViewerGenderConfusion it's not hard to mistake him for a girl]].
* HeartwarmingOrphan
* {{Kitsune}}: [[SarcasmMode You don't say!]]
** Contrary to the stereotype, however, he cannot transform (possibly because he is just too young) and is rather straightforward, not [[TheTrickster tricky]] in the least, nor particularly cunning.
* MissingMom: Died before Natsume met her.
* NoNameGiven
* MundaneObjectAmazement: Falls in love with a [[NiceHat pretty hat]] and a cracked human watch.
* PettingZooPeople: Although ordinary people just see him as a regular fox.
* PrecociousCrush: Maybe, but he probably just really, really, ''really'' admires and looks up to Natsume as a BigBrotherMentor. The rock God's "humans, ayakashi, and beasts have different times" speech to the fox child in season three about why he and Natsume shouldn't be together and his resulting angst seemed to imply [[MayDecemberRomance something else]] though.
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!! Hinoe
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AkemiOkamura
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Her attraction towards Reiko....presumably.
* DoesNotLikeMen
* LipstickLesbian
* SmokingIsGlamorous
* SpiritAdvisor: On occasion, especially when Nyanko-sensei isn't available for some reason.
* StupidSexyFlanders: Constantly around Natsume
--->'''Hinoe:''' Dammit, why do you have to be a ''man''?
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Her reaction to Natsume in their first meeting says it all.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]
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!! Hiiragi
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SatsukiYukino
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* CoolMask
* BodyguardBabes: One of Natori's three female shiki.
* {{Familiar}}: Specifically, one of Natori's three shiki.
* {{Kuudere}}
* SubordinateExcuse: Possibly her reason for becoming one of Natori's shiki.
* TheStoic: Granted, [[CoolMask her face is completely covered]], but on top of that her voice is usually brusque and rarely emotional.
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!! Misuzu
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakayaKuroda
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* BadassBaritone
* CoolHorse: Its not clear if he's a horse/equine youkai.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Is quite powerful and looks is rather intimidating but he is very much on Natsume's side.
* EverythingsBetterWithCows: Again, its not clear from his appearance if he's a bull youkai.
* HappinessInSlavery: He ''wants'' to become Natsume's bodyguard in place of the "useless" Madara.
* KeepTheReward: Unlike the other youkai, he ''[[HonorBeforeReason doesn't want]]'' his name back.
* NobleDemon
* PerpetualSmiler: So much that his mouth doesn't even moves when he talks.
* PurpleIsPowerful: Next to Madara, he is probably one of Natsume's most powerful youkai friends
* PurpleIsTheNewBlack: His colour scheme is consistent of black and purple.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: Puts Natsume through a rather [[ComplexityAddiction dangerous test]] to see if he's worthy of him.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: He hangs around Natsume's place a lot, and pops up when you least expect him.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Lavender
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