Natsume's Book of Friends, Vol. 1 Paperback – Jan 5 2010
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About the Author
Yuki Midorikawa is the creator of the Manga Taisho nominated series Natsume’s Book of Friends. Her other titles published in Japan include Hotarubi no Mori e (Into the Forest of Fireflies), Hiiro no Isu (The Scarlet Chair), and Akaku Sake Ko (The Voice that Blooms Red).
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While on the run from a one-eyed creature, Natsume accidentally frees a cat-shaped spirit from a little shrine. The cat (whose name is later revealed to be Madara) reveals that the spirits chase Natsume because he resembles his grandmother Reiko -- she was considered creepy, so she responded by taking control of spirits and binding their names in her "Book of Friends." Anyone who has the book has the power to control the people whose names are in it... and Natsume has inherited it.
But Natsume doesn't want to keep the spirits enslaved to him, so he learns the method of giving them back their names. And when he's not releasing names from the book Natsume is called on to deal with other problems among the spirits -- befriending a tiny local deity whose days are numbered, and who quietly loves an old woman; granting the wish of a strange girl who was once a sparrow, and now wants to meet the man who tried to save her; and dealing with a mysterious exorcist who is causing trouble for the local creatures in the woods.
"Natsume's Book of Friends" has one of the smoothest introductions I've ever seen in a manga series, mainly because both the concept and the cast are very simple.Read more ›
Natsume reluctantly joins in a test of courage with his classmates, at a local house said to be haunted -- and a sinister local ghost starts kidnapping all of his classmates, except for the one girl who wants to see it. And after Natsume is chased by a bizarre rocklike spirit, he finds a strange curse marking on his arm, and a shadow with a gaping mouth starts following him wherever he goes. If he and an old friend of his grandmother's can't stop it, he'll be eaten alive...
Then Natsume encounters a famous young actor named Natori, who turns out to have some magical powers of his own -- he can create shikigami paper dolls, and exorcises spirits as a side-job. But Natsume is increasingly uncomfortable with Natori's way of handling spirits, especially when he learns of a captive spirit's connection to him. And a spirit tries to claim Natsume's body for his friend Asagi, who has become too sick to play her koto -- and before she dies, he's determined to let her play for her beloved Lord Mibu.
"Natsume's Book of Friends Volume 2" doesn't spend as much time as the first volume focusing on the Book of Friends itself. Instead, the focus here is on the personal problems of/with the supernatural populace, whether they're trying to eat him or enlist his help (and occasionally a lesbian spirit pounces on him because she mistakes him for his grandmother).Read more ›
We finally get to see the meeting between Tanuma and Natori! And see Tanuma being badass (sort of). Loved it!
and i know a lot of mangas it cute and cool
a must read