Day 15: Favourite Animal Sidekick, Pet, or Summoning from Any Anime
I had to really think about this one because I had quite a few that instantly popped into my mind. Yet, regardless of all the other choices, the only animal sidekick that I will adore forever and ever is the one and only:
Nyanko Sensei from Natsume’s Book of Friends (Natsume Yūjinchō).
He’s a cat. Y’all shouldn’t be surprised!
Nyanko Sensei is a cranky old man who loves to drink sake, eat, and sleep. While he initially behaved in a manner that illustrated a selfish attachment to Natsume, over the seasons he has grown to deeply care for the young kid. His compassion and bond with Natsume is so heartfelt, and super hilarious. Watching how his presence in Natsume’s life has helped the adolescent to grow and evolve as an individual, which includes building new friendships, is something that I adore profoundly.
Oh, he’s also a badass supernatural spirit that can transform himself into a gargantuan wolf!