What I love about this scene is that it means Natsume is, like, ridiculously OP. Because Matoba’s eyes are really, really good. In special chapter 15,* Matoba tests Natori’s vision by asking him about the color of a kimono that acts as a sort of litmus test for spiritual sensitivity. Natori sees it as red, which is “very powerful.” But it’s still less than what Matoba can see:
Part of me wants to laugh at the fact that this makes Natsume more or less a ludicrously overpowered shonen protagonist with the wrong temperament and stuck in the wrong genre, and part of me wants to wax philosophical about how much this says about his character and the series in general — he has no interest in joining a world where the amount of power he has is worthwhile, only in using that power to help others.
*and I flip the sign back to “0 days since akitania last ranted about special chapter 15″