Natsume discovers that the heirloom "Book of Friends" that his grandmother, Reiko, gave him possesses the names of the spirits she defeated and bound to her will. Assisted by a cat whom Natsume addresses as Nyanko-Sensei (lit. Master Little Meow), Natsume aims to return all of the names to their rightful owners.
The Cat And The Book Of Friends
The Dew God's Small Shrine
The Mysterious Person at the Eight Fields
Shigure and the Girl
Swallow at the Lake Bottom
The Little Fox's Hat
Nyanko's Book of Boredom
Five Day Mark
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Gingitsune: Messenger Fox of the Gods follows the everyday life of Makoto Saeki, who is the 15th successor to her family’s shrine. As a result, Makoto is able to see Gintaro, a messenger of the gods who is the spirit of a sacred silver fox and has lived at the shrine for over 350 years. As a messenger of the gods, Gintaro has the ability to see...
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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.
These wo show give off he simlar vibe/felling i rec. them both , their both a good watch . N.Y has more episode so there is more depth while G. is only 12 episode but they are all solid watches. They are both slow-paced slice of lifes that you will fall in love with
Ashiya has spent the first seven days of high school stuck in the infirmary because of a youkai attaching itself to him. He ends up asking the owner of a small tea room called the "Mononokean" for help. Mysterious stories involving the very morose owner of Mononokean guiding the youkai that happened to wander into this world go to the next...
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Stories featuring high school boys dealing with youkai that only they can see in the human world.
Both MC still has a sort of mentor along the way that's grumpy, Nyanko Sensei and Abeno. The story itself remains pretty light hearted, characters do not get seriously injured. If anything Natsume might be a little more dramatic at times, but both deal with Youkai and how to get along with them rather that just exorcise them. The MC in Mononokean seems a bit more talkative and outgoing, but many personality traits like good manners and good heartedness match up with Natsume.
Both anime revolve around Yokai and Japanese mythology but in two different angles. They both have some slice of life elements, comedy to keep it entertaining and overall both are calming to watch after a long day. Highly recommend either.
Makoto Kowata is a 15 year-old witch-in-training who moves out of her parents' home in Yokohama to live with relatives in rural Aomori. She has a lot to learn about magic and living in the countryside, and she's enthusiastic to begin these new adventures. Balancing her days with both the otherworldly and the mundane, Makoto practices casting magic spells one...
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Laid back series about teenagers with a foot in the supernatural world who come to live with distant relatives in a rural community.
Its a captivating anime that shows friendship and family ties combined with magic.
I love the chill nature of the characters, the ville landscapes are definitely places where I would like to be <3
Both of these supernatural anime are set in rural Japan, and both are fairly calming anime. If you like the rural slice-of-life feel with a touch of magic, both of these anime have that to spare. Both also have teenage protagonists that are still learning about the world of myth and magic around them.