4

The anime series currently has 6 seasons. How much of the manga was adapted into these 6 seasons? Are there any differences in the plot between the anime and the manga?

4

According to the Japanese Wikipedia and Natsume's Book of Friends Wiki, the 6-seasons of Natsume's Book of Friends covers up to chapter 79 (volume 20), but the progression is not really linear, a few chapters are skipped (chapters 71 and 77; specials 5, 8, and 14), and some episodes are anime original.

The full list:

  • Season 1
    • Episode 1: Ch. 1 (Vol. 1)
    • Episode 2: Ch. 2 (Vol. 1)
    • Episode 3: Vol. 1 (Vol. 1)
    • Episode 4: Ch. 5 (Vol. 2)
    • Episode 5: anime original
    • Episode 6: Ch. 4 (Vol. 1)
    • Episode 7: Special 1 (Vol. 4)
    • Episode 8: Ch. 10 (Vol. 3)
    • Episode 9: Ch. 7 (Vol. 2)
    • Episode 10: Ch. 8 (Vol. 2)
    • Episode 11: Special 3 (Vol. 4)
    • Episode 12: Ch. 6 (Vol. 2)
    • Episode 13: Special 4 (Vol. 5), some part is anime original
  • Season 2
    • Episode 1: Ch. 9 (Vol. 3)
    • Episode 2: Ch. 13 (Vol. 4)
    • Episode 3: Ch. 14 (Vol. 4)
    • Episode 4: Ch. 12 (Vol. 3)
    • Episode 5: Special 6 (Vol. 6), some part is anime original
    • Episode 6-7: Ch. 17-18 (Vol. 5)
    • Episode 8: Ch. 16 (Vol. 5)
    • Episode 9: Ch. 15 (Vol. 4)
    • Episode 10: Ch. 19 (Vol. 5)
    • Episode 11: Ch. 11 (Vol. 3)
    • Episode 12-13: Ch. 20-22 (Vol. 6)
  • Season 3
    • Episode 1: Ch. 48 (Vol. 12)
    • Episode 2: anime original
    • Episode 3: Ch. 37-38 (Vol. 10)
    • Episode 4: Special 2 (Vol. 4)
    • Episode 5: Ch. 42-43 (Vol. 11)
    • Episode 6-7: Ch. 23-26 (Vol. 7)
    • Episode 8: anime original
    • Episode 9: Ch. 27 (Vol. 8)
    • Episode 10-11: Ch. 28-29 (Vol. 8)
    • Episode 12: Ch. 30-31 (Vol. 8)
    • Episode 13: Special 7 (Vol. 7)
  • Season 4
    • Episode 1-2: Ch. 34-36 (Vol. 9)
    • Episode 3: Ch. 32-33 (Vol. 9)
    • Episode 4: Ch. 47 (Vol. 12)
    • Episode 5: Special 9 (Vol. 9)
    • Episode 6-7: Ch. 49-51 (Vol. 12)
    • Episode 8: anime original
    • Episode 9-10: Ch. 39-41 (Vol. 10)
    • Episode 11-13: Ch. 44-46 (Vol. 11)
  • Season 5
    • Episode 1: Ch. 57-59 (Vol. 14)
    • Episode 2: Ch. 56 (Vol. 14)
    • Episode 3-4: Ch. 52-54 (Vol. 13)
    • Episode 5: Ch. 64-65 (Vol. 16)
    • Episode 6: Ch. 55 (Vol. 14)
    • Special ep. 1: anime original
    • Episode 7: Ch. 66-67 (Vol. 16)
    • Episode 8: Special 15 (Vol. 17)
    • Episode 9: Ch. 63 (Vol. 15)
    • Episode 10: Special 13 (Vol. 15)
    • Episode 11: Special 12 (Vol. 14)
    • Special ep. 2: anime original
    • Special ep. 3: Ch. 70 (Vol. 17)
  • Season 6
    • Episode 1: Ch. 78 (Vol. 20)
    • Episode 2: Ch. 75 (Vol. 19)
    • Episode 3: Ch. 74 (Vol. 19)
    • Episode 4-5: Ch. 60-62 (Vol. 15)
    • Episode 6: Special 10-11 (Vol. 13)
    • Episode 7: Ch. 76 (Vol. 19)
    • Episode 8: Ch. 68-69 (Vol. 17)
    • Episode 9: Ch. 79 (Vol. 20)
    • Episode 10-11: Ch. 72-73 (Vol. 18)
    • Special ep. 1: anime original
    • Special ep. 2: Special 16 (Vol. 18)
| improve this answer | |
4

As of 4th season, the anime covers the manga up through chapter 51, which is the final chapter of volume 12 of the Japanese tankouban (graphic novels).

A difference occurs in chapter 36, which is in volume 9.

To date, the manga series has been collected into 19 volumes but it is still ongoing in LaLa magazine. There are also a spin-off 4-panel gag manga web comic titled 『ニャンコ先生が行く!』(Nyanko-sensei ga Iku!) which can be read online for free on the official website, free online novels, 1 published novel, and 3 drama CDs (which were furoku freebies only available with the purchase of specific issues of LaLa).

| improve this answer | |
  • 2
    Could you explain the difference you mention? (even if it's in a >! spoiler) – Memor-X Apr 17 '15 at 4:31

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.