NATSUME’S BOOK OF FRIENDS ACQUIRED BY NIS AMERICA FOR ITS NORTH AMERICAN RETAIL RELEASE!
Santa Ana, CA (December 30, 2011) – NIS America is excited to announce the acquisition of
Natsume’s Book of Friends (working title; JPN: Natsume Yujin-cho), an extraordinary heartwarming drama
about the relationship forged between a high school student and his spirit companions. The title
is produced by the powerhouse Brain’s-Base and Takahiro Omori. NIS America will release the
retail version of Natsume’s Book of Friends Season 4, which will begin airing on Crunchyroll in
January 2012, as well as retail releases of seasons 1 through 3. The retail release for Natsume’s
Book of Friends will come in NIS America’s highly praised premium packaging.
About Natsume’s Book of Friends:
Natsume’s Book of Friends follows the story of high school student Takashi Natsume, who
possesses a strong ability to see spirits. He inherited this strange ability from his grandmother
and has had it as long as he can remember, which has made him introverted and shy. His life
changes one day when he receives a mysterious book that belonged to his now deceased
grandmother—the Book of Friends. Takashi soon discovers that the book is filled with the
names of countless spirits that were sealed away by his grandmother. Not only that—the
spirits who have their names written in the book must obey any order given by its owner. As a
result, the book becomes a prime target for all roaming spirits trying to gain control of the spirit
world. Believing it to be the right thing to do, Takashi takes it upon himself to return the names
of the spirits written in the book.
Hiroshi Kamiya as Takashi Natsume (Arakawa Under the Bridge, WAGNARIA!!, Durarara!!,
Blue Exorcist, Angel Beats!)
Director: Takahiro Omori (Baccano!, Durarara!!, Hell Girl)
Studio: Brain’s-Base (Baccano!, Durarara!!, Spice and Wolf II)
© 2008 Yuki Midorikawa, Hakusensha/Natsume Yujin-cho Project
Further information about product specifications, release date, and the premium edition of
Natsume’s Book of Friends (working title; JPN: Natsume Yujin-cho) will be available soon at NISAmerica.com.
Natsume’s Book of Friends seasons 1-3 can currently be viewed at crunchyroll.com/natsume