Natsume's Book of Friends

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    • Takashi Natsume is a teenager with the ability to see spirits in objects
    • When Natsume discovers a book from his late grandmother, his desired ordinary life becomes a dream
    • A heartwarming tale of a human boy and his relationship with spirits and swords
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    Takashi Natsume is a 15-year-old boy who wants nothing more but to live a normal life like everyone else. But to his dismay, he's inherited the ability to see "youkai," or spirits, from his grandmother Reiko. Natsume eventually discovers that Reiko had bequeathed to him a book of contracts in which she had bound youkai—the “Book of Friends.” However, without Reiko ever calling upon the spirits’ names, they have been left in a confined state. Now, these spirits continuously pursue Natsume in the hopes of having their contracts dissolved for freedom.

    While there may be gentle, harmless spirits which come to Natsume for help, there are also malicious, hostile spirits that threaten him. This is where Madara steps in, a spirit disguised as a rotund cat. Commonly referred to as Nyanko-sensei by Natsume, Madara is a self-proclaimed bodyguard who has his own motives for accompanying Natsume. This is the story of a boy who struggles to live a normal life while balancing the spirit and human worlds and acquiring important life lessons along the way.
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    PublishedJun 10, 2003 to ?
    SerializationLaLa DX
    Last UpdatedJuly 14, 2019
    Other namesNatsume Yuujinchou, The Natsume Book of Friends, Manabiya no Sumi, Natsu ni wa Tameiki wo Tsuku, 夏目友人帳
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Vol.7 A Midsummer SighOct 18, 2018more_horiz
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