Natsume Yuujinchou Season 7 has been the topic of much discussion among fans. It’s one of those anime where love and friendship are at the core, but there’s a supernatural element thrown in.
There have been two theatrical releases of the film, one on September 29, 2018, and another on January 16, 2021, and fans still can’t get enough. Is a seventh season of Natsume Yuujinchou in the works?
— Daily Natsume Yuujinchou (@dailynatsuyuu) March 7, 2022
A Quick Review of Natsume Yuujinchou
When Takashi Natsume, a unique little boy, is hunted by youkai (spirits), he is given the name Natsume Yuujinchou (Natsume’s Book of Friends). Discovers that Reiko gave him the Yuujinchou or Book of Friends after her death.
The Book of Friends contains the names of the youkais, or spirits, that she has subdued. Natsume’s possession of the book gives him this power, which is why the spirits are continuously searching for him in order to liberate themselves.
In the spirit realm, the Book of Friends is regarded as the most valuable item, and two sorts of youkai are vying for Natsume’s attention. Both Natsume’s assassin and the person seeking the Book of Friends want their contracts to be terminated and their enslavement ended. Here Natsume meets Madara, also known as Nyanko-sensei, who serves as Natsume’s bodyguard and advisor and has his own motives for sticking with him.
Natsume Yuujinchou Season 7: Will There Be More Seasons?
Since the series has been so popular, Natsume Yuujinchou has a good chance of returning to the big screen again. Natsu Yujinchou is produced by Aniplex (Full Metal Alchemist, Sword Art Online), Sony Music Entertainment (Code Geass & My Hero Academia), Nihon Ad System (Kuroko no Basket), TV Tokyo Music, and Aniplex (Full Metal Alchemist & Sword Art Online) (Naruto,& One Punch Man). The first thirteen episodes of the show’s first season aired in the summer of 2008.
There has been no official word yet from either of the show’s creators about whether or not the show will be renewed. First serialized in LaLa DX in 2005, Natsume Yuujinchou moved to LaLa in 2008. In 2008, Yuki Midorikawa, the manga’s author and illustrator, made it all the way to the finals of the first Manga Taisho award.
Natsume Yuujinchou’s popularity hasn’t waned despite the manga’s long history of publication. More than 150,000 MyAnimeList users gave the first season an 8.32 out of 10 ratings, and the most recent season is still over that mark.
Natsume Yuujinchou still has a lot of stories to tell in terms of the source material. Volume 28 of the manga will be released on September 3rd, 2021, making a total of 27 volumes so far. Seasons of anime, as well as OVAs, drama CDs, and even movies have all been published recently. As of January 16, 2021, a new film titled Natsume’s Book of Friends: The Waking Rock and the Strange Visitor has been released in theatres.
— Daily Natsume Yuujinchou (@dailynatsuyuu) June 6, 2021
Natsume Yuujinchou Season 7 Renewal Updates
Natsume Yuujinchou’s renewal has yet to be announced by any of the show’s producers, as previously mentioned. A small screen season may yet be possible, but it’s too early to rule it out. Natsume’s story has been told in two feature films thus far.
The first movie, Natsume’s Book of Friends The Movie: Ephemeral Bond, came out in 2018, while the most recent one, as previously said, will be published in 2021.
While it is possible that the seventh season of Natsume Yuujinchou will have the same number of episodes (13), there is no guarantee. Tomohisa Sako sings the opening theme, Furoria (, “Floria”), while Rei Yasuda sings the closing theme, Kimi no Uta (, “Your Song”). Natsume Yuujinchou has a grand total of 74 episodes if you include all of the seasons one through six.
It’s too early to conclude that Natsume’s journey will end with just the sixth season, so let’s wait and see. There has been no dwindling of interest even though years have passed, as proven by its inclusion in MyAnimeList’s Top 100 Most Popular Anime list, which lists the most popular Japanese anime.
While they wait for a new season may be long, fans can pass the time by watching the movie or OVA, or by re-watching previous seasons, which are now available on Crunchyroll.