History Characters / NatsumesBookOfFriends

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* CreepyGood: Very much on Natsume's side when Matoba darkens the young man's door again. The exorcist tries to blackmail Natsume into helping him. This time however, Madara doesn't even get upset. He just smiles at Matoba throughout, with menacingly yellow glowing eyes, encouraging his retainer to go because "the more exorcists around, the more filling his meal would be".
6th Jan '17 9:46:59 PM SunflowerDream
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* [[ParentsForADay Parent For A Day]]: Type 1 in some of the recent chapters and the OVA where he gets stuck taking care of lost kid(s). Averted in the de-aged chapter where he pushes the responsibility of younger Natsume to Tanuma and Taki's care.

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* [[ParentsForADay Parent For A Day]]: Type 1 in some of the recent chapters and the OVA where he gets stuck taking care of lost kid(s). He's had Hinoue's help in one of the instances and disregarded Natori's and the dog circle youkai in another. Averted in the de-aged chapter where he pushes the responsibility of younger Natsume to Tanuma and Taki's care.
6th Jan '17 9:42:54 PM SunflowerDream
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* [[ParentsForADay Parent For A Day]]: Type 1 in some of the recent chapters and the OVA where he gets stuck taking care of lost kid(s). Averted in the de-aged chapter where he pushes the responsibility of younger Natsume to Tanuma and Taki's care.


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* ParentsForADay: Platonically type 2 with Taki, they babysit a [[BabyMorphEpisode de-aged]] Natsume for a day.


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* ParentsForADay: Platonically type 2 with Tanuma, they babysit a [[BabyMorphEpisode de-aged]] Natsume for a day.
5th Jan '17 4:12:07 PM DustSnitch
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* ActionGirl: See {{Badass}} entry

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* ActionGirl: See {{Badass}} entryYou know you're one when you can defeat every single ayakashi you come across. Two bullies throw a rock at her and she manages to knock it back ''with a stick'', without flinching or hesitation.



* {{Badass}}: You know you're one when you can defeat every single ayakashi you come across. Two bullies throw a rock at her and she manages to knock it back ''with a stick'', without flinching or hesitation.



* {{Badass}}: He managed to [[spoiler:incapacitate Madara for a while with a single shot, and with hardly any visible strain too]].
2nd Jan '17 2:51:51 PM SunflowerDream
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* ConvenientlySeated: Natsume sits in a seat by the window between his friends, Kitamoto and Nishimura, and is usually shown looking outside during class time, thinking about his most recent Youkai experience.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Natsume is a blond with gold eyes. Both are silver in the manga.

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* ConvenientlySeated: Natsume sits in a seat by the window between his friends, Kitamoto and Nishimura, and Nishimura. This gives him a view to see if there is usually shown looking outside during class time, thinking about his most recent Youkai experience.
anything (or anyone) strange nearby. Inconveniently, it also allows to be more easily startled if something does pop up.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Natsume is a blond with gold eyes. Both are silver Somewhat averted in the manga.manga, where the eyes are more green than silver.



* AdaptationDyeJob: Like her grandson, has [[MysticalWhiteHair white hair]] and [[GrayEyes silver eyes]] in the manga.

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* AdaptationDyeJob: Like her grandson, has [[MysticalWhiteHair white hair]] and [[GrayEyes silver silver-green eyes]] in the manga.



* GoodParents: She shows genuine concern for Natsume despite not being immediate family. She first visits him and offers to take him in despite the rumors about his reputation. She also scolded Natsume when he [[FreeRangeChildren suddenly left the house for a day]] without giving her proper notice.

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* GoodParents: She shows genuine concern for Natsume despite not being immediate family.sharing any blood. She first visits him and offers to take him in despite the rumors about his reputation. She also scolded Natsume when he [[FreeRangeChildren suddenly left the house for a day]] without giving her proper notice.



* HiddenDepths: Notes in the special chapters that she had to fight for her and Shigeru's happiness before "peace quietly snuck on them".



* GoodParents

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* GoodParentsGoodParents: Open-minded to Natsume's freedoms but scolds him if he crosses the line (like leaving the house all of a sudden without giving a warning)



* TheCaretaker: Due to his father's illness and his mother working to compensate, he often takes care of his younger sister and father til his mom comes home.

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* TheCaretaker: Due to his father's illness and his mother working to compensate, he often takes care of his younger sister and father til his mom mother comes home.



* PaperThinDisguise: Funnily enough, all he does is put on a hat and glasses to make sure no one recognizes him as an actor.

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* PaperThinDisguise: Funnily enough, all he does is put on a hat and glasses to make sure no one recognizes him as an actor.actor (though).



* [[spoiler: SecretChaser]]: For a short while, he investigated [[spoiler: the Book of Friends behind Natsume's back once he heard about it's existence]] after chapter 62.
* [[spoiler: StaticCharacter]]: According to [[WordOfGod author's notes in volume 13]], [[spoiler: despite his interactions with Natsume, Natori hasn't changed at all]]

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* [[spoiler: SecretChaser]]: SecretChaser: For a short while, he investigated investigates [[spoiler: the Book of Friends behind Natsume's back once he heard about it's existence]] existence after chapter 62.
62]].
* [[spoiler: StaticCharacter]]: StaticCharacter: According to [[WordOfGod author's notes notes]] and Hiiragi in volume 13]], [[spoiler: despite his interactions with Natsume, Natori hasn't changed at all]]later chapters.



* AdaptationalVillainy: In the manga, his actions are often done with his clan in mind and while he feels no attachment to ayakshi, he only shows regard towards those whom he and his clan may benefit from or can use (or will not distinct treatment otherwise). Whereas in the anime, [[FantasticRacism he seems to despise ayakashi more]] and shows genuine concern towards humans (or at least Natsume).

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* AdaptationalVillainy: [[NominalHero In the manga, manga]], he follows a more business approach in that his actions are often done with his clan in mind and while he feels no attachment to mind. He is otherwise mostly apathetic towards ayakshi, he only shows regard towards those whom he and views both them and humans as potential tools his clan may benefit from or can use (or will not distinct treatment otherwise). use. [[WellIntentionedExtremist Whereas in the anime, anime]], [[FantasticRacism he seems to despise ayakashi more]] is harsher towards ayakashi]] and shows genuine concern preference towards humans (or at least Natsume).



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!!Takuma
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* MissingMom: Died before Natsume met him.

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* MissingMom: Died before Natsume met him.her.
2nd Dec '16 11:07:40 PM SunflowerDream
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* NonActionGuy: Due to his illness. Acts more of a more support role for Natsume

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* NonActionGuy: Due to his illness. Acts more of a more support role for NatsumeNatsume.



* 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.



* NoSocialSkills: During his high school years, he had a lot of trouble talking to people and would unintentionally give conceited looks to his classmates. As he continued to attended exorcist meetings where he feels he could be more honest, he slowly grows out of it.

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* NoSocialSkills: During his high school years, he had a lot of trouble talking to people and would unintentionally give conceited looks 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.



* 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.



* AdaptationalVillainy: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. While he is still a "villain" in both the anime and manga, there are some differences. For example, he pulls out a knife and attempts to stab Nyanko-sensei whereas he never does this in the manga. Also, he tortures a youkai [[FantasticRacism just because it entered a human home]] while he does in the manga to also get information from Natsume.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. While he is still a "villain" in both In the anime and manga, there his actions are some differences. For example, he pulls out a knife often done with his clan in mind and attempts while he feels no attachment to stab Nyanko-sensei whereas ayakshi, he never does this only shows regard towards those whom he and his clan may benefit from or can use (or will not distinct treatment otherwise). Whereas in the manga. Also, he tortures a youkai anime, [[FantasticRacism just because it entered a human home]] while he does in the manga seems to also get information from Natsume. despise ayakashi more]] and shows genuine concern towards humans (or at least Natsume).



* 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

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* 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 servants.



* TheGladfly: Moreso as a teenager.

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* TheGladfly: TheGadfly: Moreso as a teenager.



* 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.



* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Lampshaded by Natsume in the manga.
-->'''Matoba''' (referring to the tea): Do not fear, it contains no poison.
-->'''Natsume''' (thinking): ''Suspicious.''



* 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. Not quite since glass can enhance one's ability to see Ayakashi.

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* 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. Not quite since glass can enhance one's ability to see Ayakashi. .
19th Nov '16 6:54:35 PM SunflowerDream
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* AttractiveBentGender: Though it's not really an outright gender bend -Natsume just gets possessed by a Youkai who happens to be female, and who occasionally slips to the surface causing him to to exhibit feminine qualities (sometimes seemingly having longer hair). All of his friends start finding themselves [[StupidSexyFlanders disturbingly attracted to him]].

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* AttractiveBentGender: Though it's not really an outright gender bend -Natsume bend, Natsume just gets possessed by a Youkai who happens to be female, and who occasionally slips to the surface causing him to to exhibit feminine qualities (sometimes seemingly having longer hair). All of his friends start finding themselves [[StupidSexyFlanders disturbingly attracted to him]].



* ChickMagnet: Proves to be this on episode 35.

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* ChickMagnet: ChickMagnet:
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Proves to be this on episode 35.35 where he was one of the bazaar workers. He attracted a lot of female customers.



* DeathGlare: Parodied: Natsume's sometimes give this look with often Nishimura and Kitamoto unintentionally at the receiving end, usually after dealing with youkai (though played straight in chapter 26 when he initially suspects they are possessed). However, in more recent chapters, they now assume he just not feeling well.
* DeadpanSnarker: Though only to Nyanko-sensei and initially Natori.
** He still tends to amp up the snark around Natori whenever the situation calls for it.

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* DeathGlare: DeathGlare:
**
Parodied: Natsume's sometimes give this look with often Nishimura and Kitamoto unintentionally at the receiving end, usually after dealing with youkai (though played youkai. Played straight during the school festival in chapter 26 when he initially suspects they are possessed).possessed. However, in more recent chapters, they now assume he just not feeling well.
* DeadpanSnarker: Though only to Nyanko-sensei and initially Natori.
** He
Natori. It has died down the later but still tends to amp up the snark around Natori whenever the situation calls for it.



* DudeLooksLikeALady: And so he tries to act manly and uses masculine speech, according to WordOfGod.

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* DudeLooksLikeALady: DudeLooksLikeALady:
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And so he tries to act manly and uses masculine speech, according to WordOfGod.
15th Nov '16 6:59:46 PM SunflowerDream
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* FantasyForbiddingFather: His father dislikes when Natori spends time researching about ayakashi. Doesn't help that Natori the first one in a long while in his clan to have inherited the sight again. Though not his father, Takuma also prefers Natori to not be involved with exorcism.

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* FantasyForbiddingFather: His father wishes to no longer be involved with youkai, and dislikes it when Natori spends time in the warehouse researching about ayakashi. Doesn't help that Natori the first one in them. To a long while in his clan to have inherited the sight again. Though not his father, [[{{Downplayed}} lesser]] [[ParentalSubstitute extent]], Takuma also prefers wishes Natori to not be involved with exorcism.



* TheGladfly: Moreso as a teenager.



* 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.



* 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 his daughter getting involved on his behalf as well.

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* 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.
15th Nov '16 12:06:05 PM SunflowerDream
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* FantasyForbiddingFather: Believes kids should not be involved with ayakashi if they don't have to and chides Natori from visiting exorcists meetings.

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* 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 his daughter getting involved on his behalf as well.



* 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 took the Tri-horn ayakashi to gain both his and others acceptance as an exorcist.

!!Nanase
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* 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 others acceptance other exorcist's respect as an exorcist.well.

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



* 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


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* FantasyForbiddingFather: His father dislikes when Natori spends time researching about ayakashi. Doesn't help that Natori the first one in a long while in his clan to have inherited the sight again.

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* FantasyForbiddingFather: His father dislikes when Natori spends time researching about ayakashi. Doesn't help that Natori the first one in a long while in his clan to have inherited the sight again. Though not his father, Takuma also prefers Natori to not be involved with exorcism.






!!Takuma



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!! Kogitsune (The Little Fox-child)
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!! Kogitsune (The Little Fox-child)
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* FantasyForbiddingFather: Believes kids should not be involved with ayakashi if they don't have to and chides Natori from visiting exorcists meetings.
* 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. Not quite since glass can enhance one's ability to see Ayakashi.
* 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 took the Tri-horn ayakashi to gain both his and others acceptance as an exorcist.

!!Nanase
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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 him.
* 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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* AdorablyPrecociousChild
AdaptationExpansion: Not majorly different but she appears slightly more in the anime than manga and was even given a back-story in season 4.
* CuteMonsterGirl: A rare male example though to AllOfTheOtherReindeer: In her back-story, her upbringing as an exorcist made her be fair, [[ViewerGenderConfusion it's not hard to mistake him considered the oddball from her other classmates.
* BadassGrandma: Quite fit and capable
for a girl]].
someone of her age.
* HeartwarmingOrphan
* {{Kitsune}}: [[SarcasmMode You
ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Despite being second-in-command of Matoba clan, we don't say!]]
** Contrary to
see her after chapter 26. This is [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in the stereotype, however, he cannot transform (possibly because he 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 just too young) 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 rather straightforward, not [[TheTrickster tricky]] in needed to keep the least, nor particularly cunning.
* MissingMom: Died before Natsume met him.
* NoNameGiven
* MundaneObjectAmazement: Falls
earth 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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!! Hinoe
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Kogitsune (The Little Fox-child)
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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 him.
* 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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