crying over the quality

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“Neither of them notice Scott standing in the shadows nearby. Having overheard the exchange, he’s smiling with pride in his best friend.”

I’m gonna legit cry over how far Natsume Yuujinchou has come when it comes to production quality and value. I mean, i started watching this show literally when it started coming out, 9 years ago when I was eleven years or twelve years old. The first season did not have stunning animation, or a huge budget. It was pretty and soft and they made due with what they had and it worked and we all loved it. Then they upped the production value for the next 3 seasons of the show and that was lovely. This was all in the 2008-2012 era though, and now basically 5 years has passed and look where the show is now. 
i think that the animation and direction for natsuyuu this season is the best its ever been from what we’ve seen so far, especially given that gorgeous opening. But they didn’t just make it pretty and give it no substance. somehow, i still feel like im watching an episode of the first season. the feeling, that gentle sweet, warm blanket feeling that was in the first season is still in this newest season and i adore it. im so happy that natsume yuujinchou exists, and so happy that its popular enough for it to be constantly improving. im just so happy.