Now in Natsume’s possession, the book gives Reiko’s grandson this power as well, which is why these enraged beings now haunt him in hopes of somehow attaining their freedom. Without parents and a loving home, and constantly being hunted by hostile, merciless youkai, Natsume is looking for solace—a place where he belongs. However, his only companion is a self-proclaimed bodyguard named Madara. Fondly referred to as Nyanko-sensei, Madara is a mysterious, pint-sized feline spirit who has his own reasons for sticking with the boy. Based on the critically acclaimed manga by Yuki Midorikawa, Natsume Yuujinchou is an unconventional and supernatural slice-of-life series that follows Natsume as he, with his infamous protector Madara, endeavors to free the spirits bound by his grandmother’s contract. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
- Type: TV
- Episodes: (Seasons 1-6 + Movie)
- Status: Finished Airing
- Aired: Jul 8, 2008 to Sep 30, 2008
- Premiered: Summer 2008
- Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:00 (JST)
- Producers: Aniplex, Nihon Ad Systems, TV Tokyo Music, Sony Music Entertainment
- Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
- Studios: Brain’s Base
- Source: Manga
- Genres: Slice of Life, Demons, Supernatural, Drama, Shoujo
- Duration: 24 min. per ep.
- Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older