The Broken Mirror is the thirty-sixth episode of the Natsume Yuujinchou anime. It first aired on September 6, 2011. It is the tenth episode for Natsume Yuujinchou San, which is the third season of the anime.


An event in the forest causes Tanuma to avoid Natsume the following days, which he becomes concerned about. Mirrors are mysteriously breaking around the school and one day Natsume catches Tanuma acting weirdly.

It turns out that Tanuma has been possessed by a youkai looking for her mirror, which had been broken into pieces during a storm a few days before. Using him as a vessel until she reclaims her mirror, Natsume has no choice but to help her. A warning is given though, that there may be other youkai seeking the mirror too.

Characters in Order of Appearance



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