Natsume Yuujinchou

Alt title: Natsume's Book of Friends

TV (13 eps)
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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...

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  • The Cat And The Book Of Friends image

    Episode 1

    The Cat And The Book Of Friends

  • The Dew God's Small Shrine image

    Episode 2

    The Dew God's Small Shrine

  • The Mysterious Person at the Eight Fields image

    Episode 3

    The Mysterious Person at the Eight Fields

  • Shigure and the Girl image

    Episode 4

    Shigure and the Girl

  • Heart-Colored Ticket image

    Episode 5

    Heart-Colored Ticket

  • Swallow at the Lake Bottom image

    Episode 6

    Swallow at the Lake Bottom

  • The Little Fox's Hat image

    Episode 7

    The Little Fox's Hat

  • Fleeting Light image

    Episode 8

    Fleeting Light

  • Ayakashi Exorcism image

    Episode 9

    Ayakashi Exorcism

  • Asagi's Koto image

    Episode 10

    Asagi's Koto

  • Nyanko's Book of Boredom image

    Episode 11

    Nyanko's Book of Boredom

  • Five Day Mark image

    Episode 12

    Five Day Mark

  • Autumn Banquet image

    Episode 13

    Autumn Banquet

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VivisQueen's avatar by VivisQueen on Oct 9, 2008
Score 7.5/10

Fans of Haibane Renmei and Mushishi rejoice! Natsume Yuujinchou has finally arrived, and what better way to explore the theme of loneliness than through the eyes of a boy who can see things nobody else can? Packed at every turn with great humour, intense tragedy and snippets of poetic dialogue, Natsume Yuujinchou is designed to evoke subtle emotion and leave you smiling sappily at the rest of the... read more

Klitch's avatar by Klitch on Sep 7, 2010
Score 5.5/10

If you are looking for a time-filler that won't bore you to death or annoy you incessantly, then Natsume Yuujinchou will serve your needs if you are willing to forgive its plot problems. If you are looking for a memorable anime or one with an impact, I'd advise you to look elsewhere. Story:  As a self-described story snob, chances were very good coming into an episodic anime like Natsume... read more

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Natsume's Book of Friends 2005 Original Manga
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