Natsume's Book of Friends Film Adds Comedy Duo 'Viking' to Guest Cast

The official website for Gekijōban Natsume Yūjin-Chō: Utsusemi ni Musubu (Natsume’s Book of Friends the Movie: Tied to the Temporal World), the anime film of Yuki Midorikawa‘s Natsume’s Book of Friends (Natsume Yūjin-Chō) manga, revealed on Tuesday that the film has cast Viking comedy duo members Eiji Kotōge and Mizuki Nishimura as guest cast members.

Kotōge (left in picture above) plays Monmonbō, a yōkai that has come take its name back from Natsume, while Nishimura (right) plays Roppon-ude, a six-armed yōkai who aims to take Natsume’s book. The roles will be the comedy duo’s first voice acting roles.

The anime will premiere on September 29 in Japan.

The returning cast includes:

In addition, Kengo Kora plays Rio Tsumura, a young man whom Natsume meets and befriends. Sumi Shimamoto plays Yori Tsumura, Rio’s mother. Ayumu Murase plays Daisuke Yūki, Natsume’s schoolmate from elementary school.

Midorikawa is supervising the film’s original

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