|Name:||夏目友人帳, Natsume Yuujinchou, Natsume's Book of Friends|
|Date(s):||2005 - ongoing (as of Summer 2020)|
|Country of Origin:||Japan|
|External Links:||Natsume Yuujinchou on Wikipedia Official Manga Website Official Anime Website|
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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 and almost the same number are placed in the gen category.
Fanworks Archives and Challenges
- Currently 732 works for general audiences are listed on the Natsume Yuujinchou fandom tag. Archive of Our Own. (Accessed 10 June 2020.).