Takashi Natsume, often referred simply by his family name Natsume, is the main protagonist of Yuki Midorikawa's manga Natsume's Book of Friends, and its anime adaptations by Brain's Base (seasons 1-4, OVA 1) and Shuka (seasons 5-6 & the 2018 movie).  He is the current owner of the titular Book of Friends, which was previously owned by his deceased grandmother Reiko.

Despite debuting in 2008 and having multiple TV-season appearances under his belt, Natsume only made his first significant tournament appearances in the mid-2010's. He eventually found a massive following among the anime watchers of China's Bilibili Moe contest, which made him one of the top favourites to win the 2017 edition.  Now, having one of the largest voterbases at his possession, Natsume proceeded to storm through the tournament stages, blowing out any opponent that comes in his way. However, his newfound strength was eventually outmatched in a very high-profile semi-finals match, narrowly losing against the louder, more ruthless, and more efficient Fate/Grand Order killing voting machine represented by Romani Archaman.  Takashi then won third place by beating Attack on Titan representative Levi Ackerman.

Natsume is a regular competitor in theInternational Saimoe League's Male division tournament, having made his first regular-season appearance in 201x. He is yet to reach the tournament's postseason stage.

Bilibili Moe[edit | edit source]

2017 edition[edit | edit source]

Round of 128 Groups

Pic Contestant Series Votes TLV
Takashi Natsume Natsume's Book of Friends 89,879 2853
Mikazuki Munechika Touken Ranbu 20,271 755
Izuku Midoriya My Hero Academia 17,262 773
Angemon Digimon 13,574 57

Bracket Stage

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