Natsume Yuujinchou season 7 has been the talk among fans. It’s one of the anime that centers around love and friendship with a supernatural twist. After the release of the theatrical movie back in September 29, 2018 and another one in January 16, 2021, fans still can’t get enough over Natsume and Madara (or more commonly known as Nyanko-sensei) just yet. So, without further ado, is Natsume Yuujinchou season 7 possible?
Natsume Yuujinchou, A Quick Recap
Natsume Yuujinchou or Natsume’s Book of Friends revolves around the story of Takashi Natsume, a peculiar boy who has been constantly chased by youkai or spirits. He soon discovers that his deceased grandmother, Reiko, handed him down the Yuujinchou or Book of Friends. Inside the Book of Friends are the names of youkais or spirits whom she has brought under her control by force. Now that the book is in Natsume’s possession, he receives this power as well, which is why spirits are constantly hunting him down in hope to attain their freedom.
The Book of Friends is considered the most prized possession in the spirit world and there are two types of spirits or youkai that seek to Natsume. First are the ones who want their contract dissolved and be released from servitude and second, the one who wants to kill Natsume and obtain the Book of Friends. That’s where Natsume meets Madara or mostly known as Nyanko-sensei, who acts as a bodyguard and advisor for Natsume who has his own reasons to stick with him.
Will Natsume Yuujinchou Season 7 Happen?
Considering the sheer popularity of the series, it is mostly possible for Natsume Yuujinchou to return on screen again. Natsume Yuujinchou is produced by Aniplex (Fullmetal Alchemist, & Sword Art Online), Sony Music Entertainment (Code Geass,& My Hero Academia), Nihon Ad System (Neon Genesis Evangelion,& Kuroko no Basket) and TV Tokyo Music (Naruto,& One Punch Man). Its first season aired in summer 2008 with thirteen episodes.
So far, neither of the producers has stated the renewal of the series just yet. Natsume Yuujinchou was first serialized in shoujo manga magazine LaLa DX in 2005 then switched to LaLa in 2008. It’s written and illustrated by Yuki Midorikawa and managed to be one of the finalists for the first Manga Taisho award in 2008. Despite the fact that the manga has been released for quite a few years, the popularity of Natsume Yuujinchou has yet to dwindle. The first anime season has received an impressive rating of 8.32 among 150,000+ users on MyAnimeList and the rating for the latest season released is still above 8.
In terms of source material, Natsume Yuujinchou still has a lot of stories to tell. The manga has 27 volumes so far with the latest released on September 3, 2021. Not only are there seasons of anime that have been released but also OVAs, drama CDs and also movies that have been released. The latest movie was released in theatres on January 16, 2021 titled Natsume’s Book of Friends: The Waking Rock and the Strange Visitor.
Natsume Yuujinchou Season 7 Release Date
As stated above, none of the producers has yet to announce anything about the renewal of Natsume Yuujinchou just yet. Though it’s too early to give up on the possibility that the season will continue in the smaller screen. So far, there already have been two movies following the adventure of Natsume. With the first movie released in 2018 titled Natsume’s Book of Friends The Movie: Ephemeral Bond and the latest in 2021 as stated above.
Natsume Yuujinchou has 13 episodes each, there’s a possibility that the seventh season will have the same length of episodes too. For the latest season, the anime opening theme is Furoria (フローリア, “Floria”) sung by Tomohisa Sako and the ending theme is sung by Rei Yasuda titled Kimi no Uta (きみのうた, lit. “Your Song”). Combining all episodes from season one to season six, Natsume Yuujinchou has a total of 74 episodes altogether.
In conclusion, it’s too early to draw conclusions that Natsume’s adventure will end with just the sixth season. It’s popularity has yet to dwindle even if years has passed and the anime is still considered as one of the most popular, heartwarming, slice-of-life anime as shown that it managed to be in the top 100 popular anime in MyAnimeList. Though the wait for another season might take a long time, there are various media where fans could fill themselves in either with the movie, OVA or rewatch the entire seasons once again as they are now available in Crunchyroll.
Natsume Yuujinchou Characters and Cast
|Natsume Takashi||Kamiya Hiroshi|
|Natsume Reiko||Kobayashi Sanae|
|Tanuma Kaname||Horie Kazuma|
|Natori Shuuichi||Ishida Akira (Naruto)|
|Taki Tooru||Satou Rina (A Certain Scientific Railgun)|
|Hinoe||Okamura Akemi (One Piece)|