Natsume's Book of Friends

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xxxHolic

xxxHolic

At first glance, Kimihiro Watanuki appears to be a normal high school student; but little do people know that not only is Watanuki able to see spirits, but he's also a magnet for them! One day, after being chased by one such spirit, Watanuki happens upon a strange building. There he meets a mysterious witch named Yuuko, who claims she can get rid of his ability to see spirits - for a price: Watanuki must work as her housekeeper until he has paid off the cost of granting his wish. Now Watanuki's eyes are being opened to an entirely new side of the world as he assists Yuuko in her work, all while balancing the housework, his schoolwork, and most importantly, ensuring that Yuuko is never out of sake!

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cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Though xxxHolic is more based upon fate and mystery, both of these manga feature young boys with the ability to see things they wish they couldn't and how they cope with their gifts. If you liked that in one, you may enjoy the other.

EmpressMadara EmpressMadara says...

Spirit world, all kinds of shananingans is keys to both these mangas. Even Natsume and Watanuki is similar in some way like Madara is very similar with Yuuko. Liked one - deffinetely try another.

Tactics

Tactics

Kantaro Ichinomiya has been able to see youkai and befriend them since he was a young child, but there is one particular spirit that he has always wanted to meet. Intrigued by the tale of the legendary demon-eating tengu, Kantaro’s goal for many years has been to make friends with the strongest youkai of all. Now, as a young adult Kantaro works as an exorcist, yet he has never forgotten his true desire, and one day his dreams come true when he breaks a holy seal, releasing the fabled demon-eating tengu. As the spirit’s new master, Kantaro names his new friend Haruka and now the pair work together to solve the city’s supernatural problems.

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cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Both Natsume Yuujinchou and Tactics follow a young man interacting with youkai. Both have a similar sort of monster-of-the-week style about them and heavily reflect the more supernatural side of Japanese culture.

Dusk Story - Tasogare Monogatari

Dusk Story - Tasogare Monogatari
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beatlesgirl95 beatlesgirl95 says...

Both tell the story of an orphaned boy that can see supernatural things. Tact, in Dusk Story, seeing ghosts and the like, and Takashi, in Natsume's Book of Friends, seeing youkai. They also have similar art style and story telling. 

Hotarubi no Mori e

Hotarubi no Mori e
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SSailorSScoutSS SSailorSScoutSS says...

Natsume's Book Of Friends and Hotarubi No Mori E are both written by the same author.  They both involve the Yokai and spirits and someone who can see them.  If you love Hotarubi No Mori E, then you'll love Natusme's Book Of Firiends