Santa Ana, CA (December 6, 2012) – NIS America is thrilled to announce that a new season of the extraordinarily heartwarming title, Natsume’s Book of Friends Season 3 Premium Edition, will be released in North America on March 5 of next year. The next season of this highly acclaimed title will come packaged in a sturdy collectible slipcase featuring a traditional Japanese origami-paper finish. Inside you’ll find 2 DVD discs and 2 Blu-ray discs for your viewing pleasure, as well as a hardcover art book packed with information and detailed illustrations. The new season of Natusme’s Book of Friends features 13 powerful, touching episodes exploring the friendships between Natsume and his friends, both human and yokai. The title will be available at select online retailers next spring: Right Stuf, The Anime Corner Store, Anime Pavilion, and NISA Online Store.

About the show:

Takashi Natsume has always been shunned by those around him because of his mysterious ability to see

yokai. Eventually, he came into possession of his grandmother Reiko’s “Book of Friends,” and together

with his bodyguard Nyanko-sensei he set out to return the names of the yokai contained within it. Since

then, he’s found a home with the Fujiwaras and for the first time found people he can call his friends.

He’s also begun to accept the existence of yokai and his unique power, forming bonds with many of

them. But little does he know he’s about to be dragged unwittingly into further trouble…

About the extras:

– Hardcover art book, “Natsume’s Book of Friends,” (full color, 32 pages) which will serve as a supplement for a deeper understanding of the series; featuring detailed character info, an episode guide, rough sketches, and Japanese DVD package illustrations.

– Clean opening/ending, Japanese commercials.


Hiroshi Kamiya as Takashi Natsume (Durarara!!, Blue Exorcist, WAGNARIA!!)

Kazuhiko Inoue as Nyanko-sensei (NARUTO, Darker Than Black)

Sanae Kobayashi as Reiko Natsume (Durarara!!, Macross F)

Akira Ishida as Shuichi Natori (NARUTO, Fate/Zero, PandoraHearts)

Junichi Suwabe as Seiji Matoba (Bleach, High School of the Dead)


Produced by

Director: Takahiro Omori (Durarara!!, Baccano!, Hell Girl)

Studio: Brain’s Base (Durarara!!, Baccano!, Ghastly Prince Enma Burning Up)

TITLE: Natsume’s Book of Friends Season 3 Premium Edition


UPC: 813633012520


MSRP: $69.99

RELEASE DATE: March 5, 2013

LENGTH: Approx. 315 mins/13 eps

FORMAT: 2 Blu-ray, 2 DVD disc set

LANGUAGE: Japanese audio, English subtitle

*Only a limited quantity of this premium edition  will be produced. 

About NIS America

In 2003, NIS America was established in Southern California to bring exciting, one-of-a-kind Japanese culture to North America.   NIS America’s team members devote themselves to the fans. Their respect for their fans is at the heart of everything they do.   As an established entertainment publisher in the U.S., NIS America is committed to continuous growth and improvement.

NIS America is a subsidiary of Nippon Ichi Software, Inc., a Japanese company famous for its unique line of strategy RPGs with titles such as Disgaea, Phantom Brave, and Makai Kingdom. NIS America has also become a publisher of Japanese anime titles, such as Toradora!, WAGNARIA!!, and Katanagatari.