Natsume's Book of Friends Season 7: Everything We Know So Far

Rejoice anime fans! After 6 long years, Natsume's Book of Friends Season 7 is finally here, promising heartwarming Youkai adventures!

Natsume's Book of Friends

Anime enthusiasts, get ready to celebrate! The beloved Natsume's Book of Friends series is back with a brand new season, Natsume's Book of Friends Lacquer, after a six-year hiatus. The announcement comes as part of the anime's 15th-anniversary celebration, and fans couldn't be more thrilled. This slice-of-life and supernatural drama, based on Yuki Midorikawa's manga, has captivated viewers for years with its heartwarming story and endearing characters. 

Natsume's Book of Friends Season 7 Renewal

The long-awaited return of the Natsume's Book of Friends (Natsume Yūjin-Chō) anime franchise has been confirmed with the announcement of Season 7 on the official website. Commemorating its 15th anniversary, the franchise released a special video alongside the news.


Although the exact release date remains undisclosed, fans can anticipate the new season to arrive sometime around Spring 2024.

To add to the excitement, the staff also revealed a 15th-anniversary celebration image and a logo dedicated to the upcoming seventh season, further fueling anticipation among the fans.

Enthusiasts of the series can now eagerly look forward to discovering the fresh adventures that await Natsume and his friends in this highly anticipated next chapter.

Natsume’s Book of Friends season – Visual for 15th Anniversary
Natsume’s Book of Friends season – Visual for 15th Anniversary

Behind the Scenes of Natsume's Book of Friends

Season 7 will be produced by NAS, and it will feature the familiar music of Makato Yoshimori, with direction by Hideki Ito. The talented Takahiro Omori will serve as the general director, and animation production will be handled by Shuka. Fans can expect top-notch animation quality thanks to chief animation directors Akira Takada and Orie Tanaka.

The Voice Actors Share Their Joy

The excitement surrounding the new season is not limited to the fans alone. The voice actors themselves are overjoyed by the announcement. Hiroshi Kamiya, who voices the protagonist Takashi Natsume, expressed his gratitude for the 15th-anniversary celebration and his happiness about the seventh season. He pledged to bring Natsume's world to life in the best possible way, staying true to Yuki Midorikawa's vision.

Likewise, Kazuhiko Inoue, the voice behind Nyanko-sensei and Madara, eagerly expressed his enthusiasm for working on the new season, promising to give his all to the role.

What Is Natsume's Book of Friends About?

For those who are new to the series, Natsume's Book of Friends is an anime adaptation of Yuki Midorikawa's manga of the same name, serialized in Hakusensha's LaLa magazine. The story follows Natsume, a boy gifted with the ability to see Youkai (spirits). As he inherits a book from his grandmother containing the names of enslaved Youkai, he embarks on a journey to free them and forge meaningful connections with these supernatural beings.


With the announcement of Natsume's Book of Friends Season 7, the anime community is buzzing with excitement. After a long six-year wait, fans can look forward to reuniting with their beloved characters and immersing themselves in the enchanting world of Youkai. As the production gears up, we eagerly await further updates and are counting down the days until we can once again join Takashi Natsume on his heartwarming adventures with Nyanko-sensei and friends.