Chapter 05


Release Date

5 August 2006




Natsume Yuujinchou 2

Story Arc

Sasada Arc

Anime Episode

Shigure and the Girl

Chapter Guide
Chapter 04
Chapter 06
List of Chapters

Chapter 05 is the fifth chapter in Yuki Midorikawa's Natsume's Book of Friends series.

Natsume's class is having a trial of courage at the abandoned school building, the last one they will have before the building demolition. Natsume's classmate, Sasada, seems to have some history with the building previously. When his classmates hasn't returned from the trial, Natsume suspects that the building have more story to it.


The chapter begins with a group of flashbacks of Natsume's childhood and states again how he inherited the Book of Friends.

On the way to school to and from school, Natsume pours water on a dehydrated kappa.

At school Natsume is invited to a school "Trial of Courage" at an old building that is about to be torn down. He decides to go and Nyanko-sensei follows him.

Slowly, people start to go missing, being captured by the spirit Shigure.

Characters in Order of Appearance


Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3
Chapter 05Chapter 06Chapter 07Chapter 08

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