Nyanko-Sensei is back! Monthly LaLa magazine’s upcoming May 2016 edition will be having one very important announcement regarding Yuki Midorikawa’s popular youkai manga, Natsume’s Book of Friends. To be exact, it will be announcing that season 5 for its TV anime has finally been green-lit!
The very same issue will also open the latest chapter of the manga with some color pages and will be worth 46 pages. In addition, the magazine will announce that Studio Shuka will be handling the animation production, with Takahiro Omori now serving as the lead director, and Kotomi Silver acting as the director. The magazine will be confirming that the main staff from the previous seasons will be returning as well.
Sadayuki Murai, who wrote the script for the 3rd and 4th seasons, will return to write the series composition, while the human character designs will be handled by Akira Takata, and the Youkai designs will be handled by Tatsuo Yamada. Yukihiro Shibutani will once again work on the art for the series, while Hiromi Miyawaki is handling the character setting. NAS is handling the overall production.
The anime will be airing in autumn 2016. The fourth season aired back in 2012, which means that this will be the first time we are getting a new season for this beloved youkai series in four years.