On the official site for the anime adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Yuki Midorikawa, Natsume Yuujinchou, it was announced that the Blu-ray / DVD version of the animation project Natsume Yuujinchou: Ishi Okoshi to Ayashiki Raihousha has dated its release in Japan for next May 26. On this date, its premiere on international distribution platforms is also expected.
The project consisted of two episodes titled "Ishi Okoshi" and "Ayashiki Raihousha", which were screened at Shinjuku Wald 9 in Tokyo on January 16. For his part, Midorikawa began publication of the manga in Hakusensha publishing house's LaLa magazine in January 2005. The work has inspired six seasons of an anime adaptation, which has totaled 74 episodes.
Cast of voices
- Hiroshi Kamiya as Takashi Natsume.
- Kazuhiko Inoue as Nyanko-sensei.
- Kazuma Horie as Kaname Tanuma.
- Takaya Kuroda as Misuzu.
- Akemi Okamura as Hinoe.
- Chou as Choubihige.
- Takashi Matsuyama as One-Eyed, Middle-Class Youkai.
- Takahiro Ohmori was in charge of directing the anime at Shuka Studios, and was also in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
- Hideki Ito was also collaborating in the direction of the project.
- Sadayuki Murai was also in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
- Makoto Yoshimori was in charge of composing the soundtrack.
Natsume Yuujinchou Synopsis: Ishi Okoshi to Ayashiki Raihousha
The project will consist of two stories: "Ishi Okoshi" and "Ayashiki Raihousha". In "Ishi Okoshi", Natsume meets a little youkai named Mitsumi in a forest. Mitsumi is tasked with awakening the divine youkai "Iwatetsu" from his deep sleep. However, Mitsumi weighs heavily on Natsume's mind, so he sets out to help him with his homework. In "Ayashiki Raihousha", a mysterious visitor appears in front of Tanuma. Almost daily, this mysterious fellow visits Tanuma, talks to him a bit, and then leaves. Natsume, who has already realized that the visitor is a youkai, worries about Tanuma, but Tanuma enjoys the time he spends conversing with the youkai. However, although the youkai does not seek to harm him, Tanuma's health begins to fail.
Source: Official Site
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