|Name:||夏目友人帳, Natsume Yuujinchou, Natsume's Book of Friends|
|Date(s):||2005 - ongoing (as of Autumn 2019)|
|Country of Origin:||Japan|
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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.