Natsume Yuujinchou

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Name: 夏目友人帳, Natsume Yuujinchou, Natsume's Book of Friends
Creator: Yuki Midorikawa
Date(s): 2005 - ongoing (as of Summer 2020)
Medium: manga, anime
Country of Origin: Japan
External Links: Natsume Yuujinchou on Wikipedia Official Manga Website Official Anime Website
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Natsume Yuujinchou is a manga series by Yuki Midorikawa. It was also adapted as an anime.

The main character is Natsume Takashi, a lonely orphaned teenage boy who can see spirits (ayakashi/youkai) and inherited from his grandmother a book she used to capture the names of spirits and control them. Over the course of the series he gains a loving foster family, a spirit bodyguard, and human and spirit friends.


The fandom has many gen stories and loves the found family trope. Over half of the works included on Archive of Our Own are rated for general audiences[1] and almost the same number are placed in the gen category.

Popular pairings include Natsume/Tanuma and Matoba/Natori.

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  1. ^ Currently 732 works for general audiences are listed on the Natsume Yuujinchou fandom tag. Archive of Our Own. (Accessed 10 June 2020.).