History Manga / NatsumesBookOfFriends

26th Jun '17 1:02:01 AM darkemyst
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* {{Youkai}}: Well, obviously...

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* {{Youkai}}: Well, obviously... some of those which have appeared thus far include a {{kappa}}, {{kitsune}}, {{oni}}, {{tengu}}, shīsā, and sunekosuri among others.
16th Jun '17 9:28:35 PM darkemyst
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* BlindfoldedVision: Many of the humanoid youkai wear masks which cover their eyes and Sasago keeps her eyes bandaged.
7th Jun '17 8:35:44 PM tototo_pinay
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* {{Expy}}: Kaoru and Aoi draw many parallels to [[TalesOfZestiria Dezel and Rose]], including sharing the same voice actors. Like Rose, Kaoru is a female human, has the ability to see creatures that most normal humans can't, but her ability isn't at the same level as Natsume's. She ends up forming a close relationship with a non-human that eventually blossoms into love. [[spoiler: Unlike Dezel and Rose, however, Aoi doesn't die and both get a happier ending.]]
23rd May '17 3:23:47 AM lalaTKG
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There is an anime based on the manga divided in four thirteen-episode seasons, with a [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-03-20/natsume-book-of-friends-tv-anime-gets-season-5-this-fall/.100011 fifth announced]] for a Fall 2016 season release, after a hiatus of 4 years (the fourth was released in the Winter2012Anime season).

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There is an anime based on the manga divided in four thirteen-episode seasons, with a [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-03-20/natsume-book-of-friends-tv-anime-gets-season-5-this-fall/.100011 fifth announced]] for a Fall 2016 Fall2016Anime season release, after a hiatus of 4 years (the fourth was released in the Winter2012Anime season).
season). The sixth season followed in the Spring2017Anime season.
11th May '17 10:43:25 PM SunflowerDream
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** the scarecrow ayakashi in chapter 80. It can be created intentionally or accidentally by powerful humans, especially if there were strong feelings when creating them. The reason is because they are human-created souls stuck in a restricted vessel.

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** the scarecrow ayakashi in chapter 80. It can be created intentionally or accidentally by powerful humans, especially if there were strong feelings when creating them. The reason is because they are human-created souls stuck in a restricted vessel. According to Shibata in the anime, the Nishi-sama spell would also count.
15th Jan '17 8:36:09 PM SunflowerDream
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*** It has been said that Takashi's mom cannot, though this is known by word.
15th Jan '17 8:32:07 PM SunflowerDream
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* ConsummateLiar: This trope is overall played with. Natsume grows into this when he realizes in his childhood [[CassandraTruth that nobody can see or hear ayakashi]], lying in order to cover any incidents caused by ayakashi and even personal problems. Natori feels that he can relate to Natsume as [[ASharedSuffering he went through similar ordeals]], offering a place to stay "if he ever got tired of lying". In more recent chapters, Natsume has learned to talk to others about his problems though time to time, he still can't always tell the complete truth.

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* ConsummateLiar: This trope is overall played with. Natsume grows into this when he realizes in his childhood [[CassandraTruth that nobody can see or hear ayakashi]], lying in order to cover any incidents caused by ayakashi and even personal problems. Natori feels that he can relate to Natsume as [[ASharedSuffering he went through similar ordeals]], offering a place to stay "if he ever got tired of lying".lying" (though Natori also falls back into it, time to time). In more recent chapters, Natsume has learned to talk to others about his problems though time to time, he still can't always tell the complete truth.



** contract between a human and youkai [[spoiler: that use the real name of the youkai. Instead, a new name is given until the end of the partnership. The reason is that using a youkai's real name will bind its life and fate to the contract medium. Therefore, the Book of Friends would also be considered illegal since it's a collection of these contracts but the existence is unknown to most humans.]]

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** a contract between a human and youkai [[spoiler: that use uses the [[IKnowYourTrueName real name of the youkai.youkai]]. Instead, a new name is given until the end of the partnership. The reason is that using Using a youkai's real name will bind its life and fate to the contract medium. medium, and force [[WordsCanBreakMyBones the bound ayakshi to any command, word for word, which includes crueler actions]]. Therefore, the Book of Friends would also be considered illegal since it's a collection of these contracts but contracts. However, the power required to wield it very high and so the technique is considered a myth, making its existence is unknown to most humans.]]



** [[a technique that sacrifices coerced, weak-willed ayakashi into a doll to create a stronger ayakashi. It is invoked by a Matoba clan exorcist but the ayakashi was uncontrollable and fled to the Hakozaki residence]]

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** [[a a technique that sacrifices coerced, weak-willed ayakashi into a doll to create a stronger ayakashi. It is invoked by a Matoba clan exorcist but the ayakashi was uncontrollable and fled to the Hakozaki residence]]residence.
15th Jan '17 8:17:13 PM SunflowerDream
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* ArtEvolution: The most noticeable change would be Nyanko-sensei: his facial expression used to be more fixed and pronounced (the ink more think and resembling closer to a porcelain maneki-neko), compared to now where the line markings got narrower and some of the cheek marks removed (resembling closer to the current anime appearance).

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* ArtEvolution: The most noticeable change would be Nyanko-sensei: his facial expression used to be more fixed and pronounced (the ink more think are thicker and resembling resemble closer to a porcelain maneki-neko), compared to now where the line markings got narrower and some of the cheek marks are removed (resembling closer to the current anime appearance).



* InLoveWithTheMark: Chapters 37 and 37 deal with a starving Ayakashi that took human form so that she could eat a human, only to end up falling for him instead.

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* InLoveWithTheMark: Chapters 37 and 37 38 deal with a starving Ayakashi that took human form so that she could eat a human, only to end up falling for him instead.



* OutOfCharacterAlert: Played straight and possibly invoked by Nyanko-sensei when he talks to Tanuma [[spoiler: while impersonates Natsume]]. While the others did notice he wasn't his usual self, they assumed Natsume just wasn't feeling well. [[SecretKeeper Tanuma]] does catch on and does manage to make him reveal himself, much to Natsume's dismay.

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* OutOfCharacterAlert: Played straight and possibly invoked by Nyanko-sensei when he talks to Tanuma [[spoiler: while impersonates impersonating Natsume]]. While the others did notice he wasn't his usual self, they assumed Natsume just wasn't feeling well. [[SecretKeeper Tanuma]] does catch on and does manage manages to make him reveal himself, much to Natsume's dismay.
15th Jan '17 7:19:37 PM SunflowerDream
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* ArtEvolution: The most noticeable change would be Nyanko-sensei: his facial expression used to be more fixed and pronounced (the ink more think and resembling closer to a porcelain maneki-neko), compared to now where the line markings got narrower and some of the cheek marks removed (resembling closer to the current anime appearance).



* BabyMorphEpisode: Chapter 78 where Natsume is de-aged.

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* BabyMorphEpisode: Chapter 78 where Natsume is de-aged.de-aged to a child, though he has no memories of his current life.
6th Jan '17 10:43:37 PM SunflowerDream
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* TheDarkArts: Chapter 62 reveals, while not all of it is are necessarily evil, there are a few spells and practices that exorcists deem as illegal. For example:
** a contract between an human and youkai [[spoiler: using the real name of the youkai. Instead, a new name is given until the end of the partnership]]. The reason is that using [[spoiler: a youkai's real name]] will bind its life and fate [[spoiler: to the contract medium]]. Therefore, [[spoiler: the Book of Friends]] would also be considered illegal since it's a collection of these contracts but the existence is unknown to most humans.
** spells that allow [[spoiler: relatively normal people to see youkai]]

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* TheDarkArts: Chapter 62 and episode 3 of season 5 reveals, while not all of it is are necessarily evil, there are a few spells and practices that exorcists deem as illegal. For example:
illegal because of it's harsh nature or unintended side effects. So far, these include:
** a contract between an a human and youkai [[spoiler: using that use the real name of the youkai. Instead, a new name is given until the end of the partnership]]. partnership. The reason is that using [[spoiler: using a youkai's real name]] name will bind its life and fate [[spoiler: to the contract medium]]. medium. Therefore, [[spoiler: the Book of Friends]] Friends would also be considered illegal since it's a collection of these contracts but the existence is unknown to most humans.
humans.]]
** spells that allow [[spoiler: relatively normal people to see youkai]]youkai due to potential side effects which includes Taki's circle. ]]
** [[a technique that sacrifices coerced, weak-willed ayakashi into a doll to create a stronger ayakashi. It is invoked by a Matoba clan exorcist but the ayakashi was uncontrollable and fled to the Hakozaki residence]]
** the scarecrow ayakashi in chapter 80. It can be created intentionally or accidentally by powerful humans, especially if there were strong feelings when creating them. The reason is because they are human-created souls stuck in a restricted vessel.



* FantasticRacism: The antagonistic Matoba clan holds the Youkai to be creatures inherently inferior to humans, believing they possess no emotion or empathy and are thus [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything meant to be in human service]]. The context is upped in season 4, where the Matoba's aggressively hunt a tribal clan of monkey youkai (wearing tribal masks and brandishing spears, no less) who openly wonder what they ever did to humans to deserve this treatment. Matoba is later seen punishing one of them for the "crime" of entering a human home.

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* FantasticRacism: The Though this is toned up in the anime, the antagonistic Matoba clan holds the Youkai to be creatures inherently inferior to humans, believing they possess no emotion or empathy and are thus [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything meant to be in human service]]. The context is upped in season 4, where the Matoba's aggressively hunt a tribal clan of monkey youkai (wearing tribal masks and brandishing spears, no less) who openly wonder what they ever did to humans to deserve this treatment. In the anime, Matoba is later seen punishing one of them for the "crime" of entering a human home.home (this was changed from the manga where he tortures the ayakashi to get Natsume to talk about Reiko).
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