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Nanase (七瀬) is an elder member of the Matoba Clan. She has made appearances in a few episodes but she's had the most character description in episode 8 of Natsume Yuujinchou Shi.


She is an older woman with grey hair and grey-green eyes and short hair.


A bit of a grouch with an aura of superiority. She seems wise but cruel (especially to youkai). However she's careful. She understands that being an exorcist is part of her "karma," and doesn't attack youkai just to make them bend to her will, but to keep a balance between the human and youkai world.


She once went out to find Reiko Natsume to become a better exorcist, and ended up meeting Mikage who taught her how to seal youkai with jade stones. To her, this was also an important life lesson.


Nanase's past is visited in order to explain how she sees her purpose as an exorcist and her ambition.

Group of exorcists in Autumn Banquet that appears briefly


Unnamed Father

Main article: Nanase's Father

Not much is known, of Nanase's relationship with her father. But he scolded her, for showing compassion to another youkai (when she was a child), when the youkai wasn't meant to be sealed away.


Main article: Mikage


Main article: Kotengu

Shuuichi Natori

Main article: Shuuichi Natori

Seiji Matoba

Main article: Seiji Matoba

She seems to be on close terms with Seiji Matoba.

Takashi Natsume

Main article: Takashi Natsume


Main article: Madara

Powers & Abilities

Nanase has many abilities as she is an upper-class exorcist and she has the ability of sealing ever since her young days.


  • The surname Nanase means "seven" (七) (nana) and "swift current, rapids" (瀬) (se).


  • In Special 17, it is mentioned by some youkai hoping to be Nanase's shiki that she hates men, which is why they took on female appearances.