Sorry to post so often in a row ^^; But the timing of this event was just so perfect that I'd really like to share. If you've been watching Natsume Yuujinchou Go, you'll probably have seen that the episode where Natsume acts as Matoba's shiki finally got animated last week! And the weekend immediately after, there was a massive cosplay event in Ikebukuro for Halloween, so I decided to take advantage of the timing and wear my Shiki!Natsume costume there.
I wasn't expecting to get any photos of myself, since I visited the event alone, but I'm surprised at how often people asked me for pictures, and even more surprised at the fact that I actually found some of them online! I got so many positive reactions, and got to talk to so many enthusiastic fellow fans - it seems like the new anime is very popular in Japan right now! That just makes me really happy to know. ^o^
Sadly I didn't run into any other Natsume Yuujinchou cosplay the day I went, but I hope you'll enjoy these few pictures of mine~
More at my journal here:
1) Pictures I took myself (mostly of and with other cosplayers)
2) Pictures I found online later
Thanks for looking!
Are you all excited for the fifth season of the anime!? I sure am!
To get in to the mood, last week I traveled to Hitoyoshi city, in Kumamoto prefecture, which is the area where the mangaka, Midorikawa Yuki, is from, and where Natsume Yuujinchou takes place. Many locations which appear in the anime are based on real-life locations there. So for four days (the longest I could get off work =_=; ) , I went around looking for these locations, exploring them and taking photos. If anybody is interested, you can read my reports about this on my blog here:
Day 1: Setoishi station
Day 2: Amemiya Shrine and Hitoyoshi City
Day 3: Matsutani Valley and Okoba station
Day 4: Ichifusa Dam
As to what these locations represent...
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Of course I can't take credit for actually 'finding' these locations in real life, because I mostly used these two Japanese blogs, and a guide map that was available at the Hitoyoshi station tourist information center, for reference. You can check those blogs for comparison screenshots between the anime and the real-life locations (I don't have the time to find and add screencaps to my posts ^^; ). But I thought maybe some of you here would be interested in reading a report in English about it.
I will also be visiting the Natsume Yuujincho Go pre-screening event tomorrow, and I'll probably write up a little report about that too soon after. So feel free to keep an eye on my journal if you're interested to find out a little about the new anime before it officially airs. >w<
...I'm not sure what to tag this post as, other than 'fanworks'... But oh well... I hope some of you will enjoy looking at my travel reports! ^^
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I don't know if you guys have heard, but Natsume is getting a 5th season coming this fall! I can't wait for it, yet at the same time, I feel like the anime left off at a good place at the end of the 4th season. What do you guys think?
Today I was lucky enough to be able to go to the afternoon performance of "Sound Theatre x Natsume Yuujinchou ~Tsudoi Ongeki no Shou~ Futatabi", the repeat performance of the sound theatre they did back in 2013. I was really sad for missing it back then, so I'm really glad they performed it again and I was able to get a ticket and go.
I just got back and I wrote down some quick impressions and flailing about it in my journal, and I need people to flail with, because it was absolutely amazing! So if anyone's curious how it was, go check out my post here:
One of the highlights was this giant Nyanko-sensei plushie in the theater lobby, haha.
More pics at my post, too. =3
More pictures are here:
Hope you enjoy!