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Kana/Kanji 七瀬
Gender Female
Hair Color Grey
Eye Color Green-Grey
Abilities See Below
Weapons See Below
Anime Debut Episode 24
Voice Actor Yoriko Nagata (Young)
Mika Doi (Old)
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Nanase is an elder member of the Matoba Clan. She has made appearances in a few episodes but she's had the most character description in episode 8 of Natsume Yuujinchou Shi. She seems to be on close terms with Matoba Seiji.


She is an older woman with grey hair and grey-green eyes and short hair.


A bit of a grouch with an aura of superiority. She seems wise but cruel (especially to youkai). However she's careful. She understands that being an exorcist is part of her "karma," and doesn't attack youkai just to make them bend to her will, but to keep a balance between the human and youkai world.


She once went out to find Reiko Natsume to become a better exorcist, and ended up meeting Mikage who taught her how to seal youkai with jade stones. To her, this was also an important life lesson.


Nanase's past is visited in order to explain how she sees her purpose as an exorcist and her ambition.

Exorcist group

Group of exorcists in Autumn Banquet that appears briefly


Unnamed Father

Main article: Nanase's Father


Main article: Mikage


Main article: Kotengu

Natori Shuuichi

Main article: Natori Shuuichi

Matoba Seiji

Main article: Matoba Seiji

Takashi Natsume

Main article: Takashi Natsume


Main article: Madara


Nanase has many abilities as she is an upper-class exorcist. She has the ability of sealing ever since her young days.


  • In Special 17, it is mentioned by some youkai hoping to be her shiki that she hates men, which is why they took on female appearances.