Natsume is lonely; he has an ability that separates him from others: he can see and interact with spirits. Soon, however, Natsume discovers that he’s not alone: his grandmother Reiko also had the gift. But things get hectic and possibly dangerous for Natsume when he finds out that he also inherited the 'Book of Friends', a book that contains the names of all the spirits Reiko defeated and subjugated. He finds himself hounded by his grandmother's underlings and, with the help of a 'cat' charm spirit, decides to free them from the Book's shackles, as well as protect the book from those who seek to misuse its power...
Since he was a child, Kantaro Ichinomiya has had the ability to see demons; but one day, the young Kantaro was told of a goblin so powerful that it could vanquish any foe with ease. Intrigued, his search began. Now, in the present, Kantaro works as an exorcist, banishing demons who have possessed human bodies; yet still he searches – that is, until one day, he touches a mysterious seal and releases the legend itself! His name is Haruka, he's good with the ladies, and he can kick demon butt like no other; but can he help Kantaro raise enough money for his rent?
Anyone who loved the early episodes of Tactics will find more of it in the thirteen episodes of Natsume Yuujinchou. From the other direction, anyone who loved Natsume Yuujinchou will find more of it in Tactics as well -- but with more plot development with twice as many episodes (although the sequel of NY will likely close the gap). They both take place in a world of Japanese mythology, each casting a lonely boy who can see ghosts, which in these two are Kantarou and Natsume. Both of them desire a peaceful life with the monsters (Ayakashi), and they do meet some friendly Ayakashi along their daily lives. The two shows are both close to low-tension monster-of-the-week shows but not quite exactly due to the gradual development of the main characters along the episodes. They are both quite open-ended as well.
While Tactics is more focused on folklore and Natsume more on the Slice of Life aspect, both main characters have the ability to see spirits and befriend them.
Also while Natsume is supposed to be more serious, and Tactics more light-hearted, Both main characters live with youkai and take time to know each other.
Tactics has more development on characters though, as in Natsume the development is mostly on Takashi and Nyanko.
A friendly guy who can see spirits and tries to help them. While Tactics is more focussed on the folklore itself, Natsume is more focuessed on the interaction between spirits
Both of these anime focus on traditional youkai, and have matching mostly-somber atmospheres (with occasional bursts of action or comedy), a pervading sense of loss/loneliness, and washed-out color palettes. I think they'll appeal to the same audience.
If you enjoyed seeing the protagonist of one show interacting with youkai while trying to solve their problems (usually brought on by the youkai), you should check out the other. Natsume Yuujinchou includes many different adventures and stories while A Letter to Momo focuses on one, but fans of one should definitely take interest to the other. Both share a similar somber yet gentle atmosphere while the main characters also share the same experiences of loss and loneliness.
Both these anime feature a main character that can see and talk to supernatural beings. Both these anime have a mellow laid back pace that can be very relaxing to watch. Both anime involve the main human character coming into conflict with the spirit world as they try to live their normal lives.
Really what makes these two anime a good match is the general laid back atmosphere. If you're looking for anime that get away from the somewhat common fast pace and instead take their time to let their plot unfold or like anime that deal with Japanese folklore then you should try both of these shows.
Both Natsume Yuujinchou and Gingitsune share a main character who has the ability to see supernatural beings. These characters, Natsume from Natsume Yuujinchou and Makoto from Gingitsune, help spirits, other humans, and themselves throughout the series with their special ability. The characters are quite different; Makoto is more bubbly and social while Natsume is quiet and outcasted by his peers, but they're both good-natured and try to do the right thing. If you're up for more Shinto-based adventures with drama and youkai in every episode, these two are definitely worth a try.
Hanada Ichiro is an abrasive young man who lives with his hag of a mother, his father the drunk, his grandfather the absent-minded, and his older sister. One sunny afternoon, Ichiro's rebellious antics finally take a turn for the worse, causing him to get hit by a car. When he awakens, he discovers that he has the ability to see ghosts, and converse with them (much to his dismay, since they all seem to want helpful favors). Will Ichiro's newfound ability be a blessing, or just another annoyance in his life?
Don't let the art style, OP/ED, or the crude humor of Hanada Shounen-shi fool you. Hanada Shounen-shi and Natsume Yuujinchou both tell chraming stories that sometimes make you go "BAWW" because of the skill both series displayed on certain scenes.
In short, Hanada Shounen-shi is definitely a heart-warming tale about helping spirits and the after-life just like Natsume Yuujinchou.
OK, Looking at it on the surface this may seem like a slightly odd rec, Natsume Yuujinchou is a beautifully slow-paced series and Hanada Shonen-shi is brash and crude, however, at their core, both series are about helping spirits. Both have quite a heartwarming nature deep down so if you enjoyed one and like supernatural anime, then it's well worth giving both series a shot.
Art college: cradle of romance, home of bittersweet moments. Takemoto is struggling to find his direction in life, while his roommates Morita and Mayama are moving confidently - or recklessly - towards their goals. Enter Hagu-chan, the childlike and beautiful prodigy whom everyone admires; and thus the love triangles begin. Together, the trio explore the pain of first love, the trials of romantic conflict, and our loyalty to those annoying people who happen to be our closest friends.
I admit this may be a weird recommendation, but I do think these shows may share a similar audience. They are both josei with a sort of thoughtful and relaxing atmosphere. They also have heart-warming stories with great characters and a little humor thrown in. If you enjoyed the pace and style of one of these shows, give the other a try.
While Honey and Clover features a heavier focus on romance and everyday life than Natsume Yuujinchou's supernatural aspects, both series possess a gentle, melancholic feeling and emotional plots.