‘Natsume’s Book of Friends’ Season 5 TV Anime Confirmed! Release Date in Late 2016


“Natsume’s Book of Friends” titled “Natsume Yūjin-Chō Go,” is renewed for season 5 TV anime.

The news is confirmed through the May issue of Hakusensha’s Monthly “LaLa magazine,” on Thursday.  It is expected that Manga inspired anime will release  in the late 2016. The book features 46-page chapter of the manga with a color opening page.

The entire staff of this anime series is returning to the project. Takahiro Omori (Samurai Flamenco, Princess Jellyfish, Durarara!!), will once more be the chief director at the studio Shuka (Durarara!! ×2 The Third Arc). Kotomi Deai episode director of the fourth season and director of the Natsume Yūjin-Chō: Nyanko-sensei to Hajimete no Otsukai original video anime, will return to handle series composition. NAS (Kuroko’s Basketball, Yu-Gi-Oh!) will be the producer again. At the same time, the job of character and monster designing lies with Akira Takata (Hotarubi no Mori e, Haibane Renmei) and Tatsuo Yamada (Samurai Flamenco, Durarara!!).The art will be under the charge of  Yukihiro Shibutani (RIN-NE, Case Closed). Likewise, Hiromi Miyawaki (Gintama, Kamichu!) will again assign with the job of handling color setting. Photography will be done by Hitoshi Tamura (Penguindrum, Fantasista Doll) whereas the editing part will be dedicated to Kazuhiko Seki (Samurai Flamenco, Princess Jellyfish). The musical cords will be tuned as per the instructions of Makoto Yoshimori (Hamatora, Baccano!), reports Anime News Network.

The anime seasons and Midorikawa’s original manga follows a story of a boy named Natsume. This boy is gifted with an ability of seeing ghost since his childhood. Unfortunately, humans reject him, and there is not much affection between him and ghosts either. One day, he comes across a book Yūjin-Chō (“Book of Friends”) of his grandfather. The book is in reality full of catches that his grandmother made to trap ghosts. As one ghost after another starts to appear, Natsume tries to release or help them. In the process, he meets many who want to revenge from him.

To disclose further suspense, we may have to wait till the end of this year.

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