Natsume Yuujinchou

Alt title: Natsume's Book of Friends

TV (13 eps)
4.392 out of 5 from 13,248 votes
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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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Episode 1

The Cat And The Book Of Friends

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Episode 2

The Dew God's Small Shrine

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Episode 3

The Mysterious Person at the Eight Fields

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Episode 4

Shigure and the Girl

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Episode 5

Heart-Colored Ticket

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Episode 6

Swallow at the Lake Bottom

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Episode 7

The Little Fox's Hat

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Episode 8

Fleeting Light

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Episode 9

Ayakashi Exorcism

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Episode 10

Asagi's Koto

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Episode 11

Nyanko's Book of Boredom

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Episode 12

Five Day Mark

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VivisQueen Oct 9, 2008
Score 7.5/10

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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

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mahius Aug 30, 2015
Score 7.5/10

Natsume Yuuhjinchou (AKA Natsume’s Book of Friends) is a 13 episode episodic supernatural drama anime featuring a lot of Japanese mythology and a pinch of comedy. This anime reminded me of XXXHOLiC a lot and feels very similar in a slice of life, episodic way. It’s a positive and relaxed anime, with themes of peace and friendship, but it does have some action. The main character has a long term goal... read more

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