Tag » natsume yujin-cho

    Thursday April 24, 2014
  • "Natsume Yujin-cho" Cosplayers Needed for Upcoming Manga 18th Volume

    The series will have 10 million print run in September

    Japanese publisher Hakusensha is now seeking cosplayers to be featured in the promotional poster for the upcoming 18th volume of Yuki Midorikawa's popular fantasy manga Natsume Yujin-cho, which is scheduled to be released in Japan on September 5. Hit the jump for more information.

  • Wednesday September 25, 2013
  • Banpresto Offers Natsume Yujin-cho's Nyanko-Sensei New Prizes

    Pouches, blanket, Mugs, figure straps

    Banpresto will offer a new crane game prize series named "Nyanko Dayori" which targets females in their 20s and 30s in amusement facilities across Japan in the middle of this October. The series features Nyanko-sensei, a popular character from the Natsume Yujin-Cho anime series. Check the prizes after the jump.

  • Wednesday January 9, 2013
  • Japanese Convenience Store Offers "Natsume Yujin-cho" Sweets

    Sweet bean manju, dango, and doughnuts!

    The Family Mart chain of convenience stores in Japan has started offering new sweets featuring popular manga/anime series Natsume Yujin-cho since January 8th. They are limited collaboration products with Animax, an anime satellite television network. Check the product photos after the jump!

  • Monday December 24, 2012
  • "Natsume Yujin-cho" Begins 10th Anniversary Celebration

    Anime script writer Sadayuki Murai pens first novel tie-in

    Natsume Yujin-cho (aka Natsume's Book of Friends) is gearing up to start celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2013. Yuki Midorikawa's popular supernatural manga first ran as a one shot in the July issue of LaLaDX, on sale in May 2003, before launching as an ongoing in 2005 and switching to the main LaLa magazine in 2008. See how things are kicking off after the jump.

  • Tuesday October 23, 2012
  • Let Drunken Nyanko-sensei Cap Off Your Drink

    Plus Evangelion and Natsume Yujin-Cho smartphone "decorative seals" and more

    Bottle caps are one of those semi-functional character good items that don't really seem that functional. Still, the ones that Zigz Toys have planned for next March are quite neat. Based on Natsume Yujin-Cho, they have the cat spirit Nyanko-sensei drunk, happy, angry, in love and glow in the dark. Get a look after the jump.

  • Thursday August 30, 2012
  • VIDEO: "Natsume Yujin-cho" Inspires Anime Tourism in Kumamoto

    Can "Seichi Junrei" be the key to promote regional development?

    Seichi Junrei (holy place pilgrimage) is now very important part of otaku culture. Anime fans love to visit the real locations where their favorite series used as a background. A local internet TV station in Kumamoto prefecture has posted a video report to introduce the appeals of the anime tourism inspired by Natsume Yujin-cho. Check the video after the jump!

  • Wednesday August 29, 2012
  • Meter-Long Nyanko-sensei Goes On Sale

    Natsume Yujin-cho ghost cat measures 110cm long x 70cm wide x 50cm high

    Until September 23rd, Runa is taking pre-orders for a giant plush... almost furniture-sized version of Natsume Yujin-cho's Nyanko-sensei. You'll be able to lounge with the 110cm long x 70cm wide x 50cm high ghost cat for ¥26,250 ($333). Get a look at the big guy after the jump.

  • Friday August 24, 2012
  • Natsume Yujin-cho's Nyanko-sensei Helps Keep Your USB Cable Organized

    LaLa anthology features bonus cord clip inspired by ghost cat

    The latest issue of LaLa magazine has a special treat for shoujo readers. On sale in Japan today, issue 10 of the monthly anthology features a cable clip modeled after Natsume Yujin-cho ghost cat Nyanko-sensei. Get a look after the jump.

  • Sunday August 19, 2012
  • CRN Interview: Matt Alt Ain't Afraid of No Japanese Ghosts

    The co-author of "Yurei Attack!" explains what makes Japanese nights so bumpy

    Summer may conjure up scenes of beaches and BBQs, but if you're in Japan you need to watch your back. That’s because summer is the season when yokai and yurei (monsters and ghosts) are most active. We caught up with Matt Alt, co-author of the recently released Yurei Attack! ghost guide for more info that you can peep after this jump!

  • Saturday July 28, 2012
  • "Chihayafuru" Tops "K-On!" in Poll of Anime Fans Think Should Have Aired in Prime Time

    "Tiger & Bunny" and "Natsume Yujin-cho" Also Highly Favored

    The advent of late night and off hour anime scheduling allowed for more diversity in televised series from classics like Berserk to Noitamina programming like Natsuyuki Rendezvous, but in some of these case, Japanese fans think the anime really could have commanded attention in a "golden time"/prime time slot. In a new free-for-all Biglobe poll, almost five thousand Japan fans named their pick. See they named after the jump.

  • Wednesday July 4, 2012
  • NIS Shows Off Fancy "Natsume Yujin-cho" Premium Edition

    Season 1 and 2 set contains art book and bonus features

    Announced at this past weekend's Anime Expo convention, NIS America is bringing seasons 1 and 2 of Natsume Yujin-cho (Natsume's Book of Friends) to home video in an impressive Premium Edition. The 4-disc set is packed in a slipcase with a collectible hardcover artbook and bonus features, and is due out on October 9. Pic and info past the break!

  • Saturday June 30, 2012
  • Nyanko-sensei Enjoys Summer in "Natsume Yujin-cho" Poster Series

    Volume 14 of supernatural shoujo pitched as perfect summer reading

    The fourteenth volume of Yuki Midorikawa's Natsume Yujin-cho is scheduled to be released in Japan on July 5th, so to pitch the supernatural shoujo manga as an ideal summer read, ghost cat Nyanko-sensei has allowed himself to be photographed enjoying the warm weather in a series of book store promotional posters. Get a look after the jump.

  • Sunday May 20, 2012
  • "Natsume Yujin-Cho" Goods Lottery Coming to Japanese Bookstores

    Nyanko-Sensei seems to be feeling lucky

    Ichiban Kuji is doing a special Natsume Yujin-Cho event, limited to bookstores only, starting at in June. Hit the jump to see what kind of merchandise will be available for people willing to try their luck for 500 yen!