To The Ephemeral Ones is the sixty-third episode of the Natsume Yuujinchou anime. It first aired on December 20, 2016. It is the eleventh episode and last episode of Natsume Yuujinchou Go, which is the fifth season of the anime.
After Natsume Takashi's exams are over, the Mid-Ranks Chukyuu forcefully take him to see rare flowers that bloom once a year, on high cliffs. Due to him not wearing a jacket, Natsume soon catches a cold, and is forced to stay at home.
After the cold and fever do not subside for a few days, his friends (both human, and youkai) become worried about him. The Chukyuu feel a sense of guilt and visit a snake youkai in order to retrieve a medicine for fever. The snake youkai, in turn, forces them to work hard in fixing all his stone lanterns in exchange for the medicine, which they complete in a couple of days.
The Chukyuu then offer the medicine to Natsume, who starts feeling better from the same day. However, unbeknownst to both the Chukyuu, as Hinoe reveals, the medicine does not work on humans.
At the same time, Kaname Tanuma visits Natsume and gives him a "Escape Illness" token he and all of Natsume's human friends prayed for at the local shrine.
The next day, Natsume goes to thank the Chukyuu for the medicine, whom he finds at the same cliff, gathering flowers. The Chukyuu then proceed to reveal their thoughts about him to the audience and each other, as they drop all the flowers on Natsume, in a heartwarming scene.
Characters in Order of Appearance
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