The Bound Ones

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Shibarareshi Mono
Air Date May 9, 2017
Episode 68
Adapted From Chapter 61 & Chapter 62
Opening Song Furōria
Ending Song Kimi no Uta
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The Bound Ones is the sixty-eight episode of the Natsume Yuujinchou anime. It is the fifth episode for Natsume Yuujinchou Roku, which is the sixth season of the anime.


The youkai who grabbed Natsume at the end of the previous episode is revealed to be one of Takuma's old familiars. The 'maid' from before, Ginro, arrives just as Madara is about to fight the youkai, and orders it to flee and not to hurt any humas on "master's" estate.

Shortly after, Natsume and Natori encounter another youkai who was also trying desperately to enter the house. All the three youkai are then said to be Takuma's former familiars, from the time when he was still an exorcist.

It is also shown that Tsukiko had put up the talismans up when two of the familiars were outside, and being not being the sharpest tools in the drawer, they thought that it was Takuma angry at them and banishing them from the house.

Natsume, being spiritually powerful, would be able to do the Ritual of Release in the place of Takuma, releasing the spirits from being bound to Yousuke-san. After drawing the Release circle and luring the spirits in, the youkai plead to Takuma to see them once again, but he is not even able to hear them - just barely sense their presence.

Natsume releases the two youkai from their contracts, and they fly away, leaving Ginro as the one and only protector of the estate and the Yousuke family, as she intends to be for all of Takuma's life.

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