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Natsume's Book of Friends

152 chapters | Ongoing | Rank 1746
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 UpdatedJanuary 5, 2019
Other namesNatsume Yuujinchou, The Natsume Book of Friends, Manabiya no Sumi, Natsu ni wa Tameiki wo Tsuku, 夏目友人帳

Chapters

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Vol.22 Chapter 89.6January 5, 2019
Vol.22 Chapter 89.5January 5, 2019
Vol.22 Chapter 89July 11, 2018
Vol.22 Chapter 88June 30, 2018
Vol.22 Chapter 87February 14, 2018
Vol.22 Chapter 86.1September 25, 2017
Vol.22 Chapter 86September 4, 2017
Vol.22 Chapter 85July 25, 2017
Vol.21 Chapter 84.2August 23, 2017
Vol.21 Chapter 84.1May 30, 2017
Vol.21 Chapter 84April 12, 2017
Vol.21 Chapter 83April 12, 2017
Vol.21 Chapter 82August 30, 2016
Vol.20 End NotesOctober 27, 2018
Vol.20 AfterwordAugust 30, 2016
Vol.20 Chapter 81August 30, 2016
Vol.20 Chapter 80August 30, 2016
Vol.20 Chapter 79August 30, 2016
Vol.20 Chapter 78August 30, 2016
Vol.19 End NotesOctober 26, 2018
Vol.19 AfterwordOctober 26, 2018
Vol.19 Chapter 77August 30, 2016
Vol.19 Chapter 76August 30, 2016
Vol.19 Chapter 75August 30, 2016
Vol.19 Chapter 74August 30, 2016
Vol.18 End NotesOctober 26, 2018
Vol.18 AfterwordOctober 26, 2018
Vol.18 Special Episode 16: A Fragment of A DreamAugust 30, 2016
Vol.18 Chapter 73August 30, 2016
Vol.18 Chapter 72August 30, 2016
Vol.18 Chapter 71August 30, 2016
Vol.17 End NotesOctober 23, 2018
Vol.17 AfterwordOctober 23, 2018
Vol.17 Special Episode 15: A World without Distortion, Part 2August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Special Episode 15: A World without Distortion, Part 1August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 70August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 69August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 68August 30, 2016
Vol.16 End NotesOctober 23, 2018
Vol.16 AfterwordOctober 23, 2018
Vol.16 Special Episode 14: Out of Season BlossomsAugust 30, 2016
Vol.16 Chapter 67August 30, 2016
Vol.16 Chapter 66August 30, 2016
Vol.16 Chapter 65August 30, 2016
Vol.16 Chapter 64August 30, 2016
Vol.15 End NotesOctober 22, 2018
Vol.15 AfterwordOctober 22, 2018
Vol.15 Special Episode 13: Tôko and ShigeruAugust 24, 2017
Vol.15 Chapter 63August 30, 2016
Vol.15 Chapter 62August 30, 2016
Vol.15 Chapter 61August 30, 2016
Vol.15 Chapter 60August 30, 2016
Vol.14 End NotesOctober 22, 2018
Vol.14 AfterwordOctober 22, 2018
Vol.14 Special Episode 12: Natsume Observation Log part 6August 30, 2016
Vol.14 Chapter 59August 30, 2016
Vol.14 Chapter 58August 30, 2016
Vol.14 Chapter 57August 30, 2016
Vol.14 Chapter 56August 30, 2016
Vol.14 Chapter 55August 30, 2016
Vol.13 End NotesOctober 22, 2018
Vol.13 AfterwordOctober 22, 2018
Vol.13 Special Episode 11: Kitamoto and NatsumeAugust 30, 2016
Vol.13 Special Episode 10: Nishimura and NatsumeAugust 30, 2016
Vol.13 Chapter 54August 30, 2016
Vol.13 Chapter 53August 30, 2016
Vol.13 Chapter 52August 30, 2016
Vol.12 End NotesOctober 22, 2018
Vol.12 AfterwordOctober 22, 2018
Vol.12 Chapter 51August 30, 2016
Vol.12 Chapter 50August 30, 2016
Vol.12 Chapter 49August 30, 2016
Vol.12 Chapter 48August 30, 2016
Vol.12 Chapter 47August 30, 2016
Vol.11 End NotesOctober 21, 2018
Vol.11 AfterwordOctober 21, 2018
Vol.11 Chapter 46August 30, 2016
Vol.11 Chapter 45August 30, 2016
Vol.11 Chapter 44August 30, 2016
Vol.11 Chapter 43August 30, 2016
Vol.11 Chapter 42August 30, 2016
Vol.10 AfterwordOctober 21, 2018
Vol.10 Chapter 41August 30, 2016
Vol.10 Chapter 40August 30, 2016
Vol.10 Chapter 39August 30, 2016
Vol.10 Chapter 38August 30, 2016
Vol.10 Chapter 37August 30, 2016
Vol.9 End NotesOctober 20, 2018
Vol.9 AfterwordOctober 20, 2018
Vol.9 Special Episode 9: Natsume Observation Log, Part 5August 24, 2017
Vol.9 Chapter 36August 30, 2016
Vol.9 Chapter 35August 30, 2016
Vol.9 Chapter 34August 30, 2016
Vol.9 Chapter 33August 30, 2016
Vol.9 Chapter 32August 30, 2016
Vol.8 End NotesOctober 19, 2018
Vol.8 AfterwordOctober 19, 2018
Vol.8 Special Episode 8: Chobi Passes TimeAugust 24, 2017
Vol.8 Chapter 31August 30, 2016
Vol.8 Chapter 30August 30, 2016
Vol.8 Chapter 29August 30, 2016
Vol.8 Chapter 28August 30, 2016
Vol.8 Chapter 27August 30, 2016
Vol.7 End NotesOctober 18, 2018
Vol.7 AfterwordOctober 18, 2018
Vol.7 A Midsummer SighOctober 18, 2018
Vol.7 Special Episode 7: Natsume's Book of GamesAugust 24, 2017
Vol.7 Chapter 26August 30, 2016
Vol.7 Chapter 25August 30, 2016
Vol.7 Chapter 24August 30, 2016
Vol.7 Chapter 23August 30, 2016
Vol.6 End NotesOctober 18, 2018
Vol.6 AfterwordOctober 18, 2018
Vol.6 The Corner of the SchoolhouseOctober 18, 2018
Vol.6 Special Episode 6: Reiko's Nostalagia LogAugust 24, 2017
Vol.6 Special Episode 5: Natsume Observation Log, Part 4August 24, 2017
Vol.6 Chapter 22August 30, 2016
Vol.6 Chapter 21August 30, 2016
Vol.6 Chapter 20August 30, 2016
Vol.5 End NotesOctober 18, 2018
Vol.5 AfterwordOctober 18, 2018
Vol.5 Special Episode 4: Natsume Observation Log, Part 3August 24, 2017
Vol.5 Chapter 19August 30, 2016
Vol.5 Chapter 18August 30, 2016
Vol.5 Chapter 17August 30, 2016
Vol.5 Chapter 16August 30, 2016
Vol.4 End NotesOctober 18, 2018
Vol.4 AfterwordOctober 18, 2018
Vol.4 Special Episode 3: Nyanko Passes TimeFebruary 24, 2018
Vol.4 Special Episode 2: Natsume Observation Log, Part 2February 24, 2018
Vol.4 Special Episode 1: Natsume Observation Log, Part 1February 24, 2018
Vol.4 Chapter 15August 30, 2016
Vol.4 Chapter 14August 30, 2016
Vol.4 Chapter 13August 30, 2016
Vol.3 End NotesOctober 18, 2018
Vol.3 AfterwordOctober 18, 2018
Vol.3 Chapter 12August 30, 2016
Vol.3 Chapter 11August 30, 2016
Vol.3 Chapter 10August 30, 2016
Vol.3 Chapter 9August 30, 2016
Vol.2 End NotesOctober 18, 2018
Vol.2 AfterwordOctober 18, 2018
Vol.2 Chapter 8August 30, 2016
Vol.2 Chapter 7August 30, 2016
Vol.2 Chapter 6August 30, 2016
Vol.2 Chapter 5August 30, 2016
Vol.1 End NotesOctober 18, 2018
Vol.1 AfterwordOctober 18, 2018
Vol.1 Chapter 4August 30, 2016
Vol.1 Chapter 3August 30, 2016
Vol.1 Chapter 2August 30, 2016
Vol.1 Chapter 1August 30, 2016