23 thoughts on “6 Things Natsume Taught Me About Friendship | Natsume’s Week”

  1. This post is really good too. It contrasts with other themes that others wrote about but that’s what makes it great! I really loved that you included Tanuma so much since I sincerely think he’s up there with Madara/Sensei in importance. Where Madara is Natsume’s first true friend in the yokai world, Tanuma is the first true friend in the human world. I mean, I love Taiki and his other school friends but they still don’t know his deepest secret quite yet. They are his human friend-family

    Really great thoughts, thank you for writing!!

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  2. This was a lovely post and I really enjoyed reading it. I’m going to echo the previous comment a bit and say I love that Tanuma got quite the feature here as well as Nyanko. I love Tanuma’s character but I couldn’t really work him into my post so I’m really happy to see him get some love here.
    For me, I think Natsume teaches me, or at least reminds me, that all relationships are hard work. They come with baggage and strings attached and all kind of obligations. But, some of them at least are worth it. When you find those people who will, as you put it take a bullet for you, none of those things matter. So even though it might take awhile it is important to keep trying to connect with others. That’s kind of the hope I take from Natsume.

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind comment Karandi ^^

      Yeah, Tanuma just came naturally while writing this piece ahah

      That’s also a great take on it and Natsume actually shows that a lot, and not only on the Natsume’s baggage side ๐Ÿ˜›

      And yes, I also think it is important to keep trying making new connections! ๐Ÿ™‚ I think that sometimes, with all the hard work and how busy we are, we end up forgetting that part a little bit :/

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  3. What a beautiful post on friendship! Tanuma doesn’t get enough love so I was glad to see him here! ๐Ÿ˜Š The last point you made is my favourite and made me think of my own friends though all your points were great! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  4. “Not as broodingly brilliantly written post?” Are you kidding me? This is wonderful. I’m glad you talked more about Nyanko Sensei and Tanuma. And all these aspects are completely true about friendship in this anime and real life.

    Thank you for taking part! ๐Ÿ˜

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    1. ahahah it’s just because you all did a brilliant job in “marrying” Natsume passages with your themes while what I did was just a list ahah

      Thank you for creating this awesome collab eheh


  5. You should really stop not giving yourself enough credits (yep….Iโ€™m directly picking number 1: True friends do not always agree with you๐Ÿ˜‚). ” This post is not as brilliantly written as other people have written so far”. That had better have been a joke. You have amazing skills as a writer….and you should really have that faith in yourself you know? This post was terrific, and it captured perfectly the essence of why no one can be without friends. I loved reading it, and just like Karandi’s post it struck a chord in me. So…all I can say is: keep writing like this! Wonderful post, but I guess I hopefully made that clear already ๐Ÿ˜Š


  6. This post is so excellent!! Friendship is one of my top three favourite themes from the anime and I think you did such a superb job here. I also just love the message of different kinds of friendships in this series, and as youโ€™ve wonderfully stated, how friends are family we choose. Loved reading this!! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

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