Natsume's Book of Friends, Volume 1

Natsume's Book of Friends, Volume 1

With friends like these, enemies are overkill. R to L (Japanese Style). Takashi Natsume can see the spirits and demons that hide from the rest of humanity. He has always been set apart from other people because of his gift, drifting from relative to relative, never fitting in. Now he is a troubled high school student who has come to live in the small town where his grandmo With friends like these, enemies are overkill. R to L (Japanese Style). Takashi Natsume can see the spirits and demons th...

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Title:Natsume's Book of Friends, Volume 1
Author:Yuki Midorikawa
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:夏目友人帳 1
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:208 pages pages

Natsume's Book of Friends, Volume 1 Reviews

  • Maija
    Mar 19, 2018

    A gentle sort of supernatural crossed with slice-of life tale. I began, as usual, with the anime, and have followed it through all six currently extant 13-episode seasons. My local library had the e-manga, so I've just read Volume One for compare-and-contrast. As is not-uncommon, the...

    If I could, I'd give this book, and the rest of the series, a million stars. Having read at least five hundred different series of manga/manhwa of a rainbow of genres, I reach this conclusion: Natsume Yuujinchou is my favourite manga out there. Sure, the art's not mainstream, the autho...

    Natsume can see and talk to yokai (spirits, essentially) that nobody else can see, which makes him seem odd. He isn't terribly surprised to discover that he's not the first person in his family to have this ability. His grandmother could do the same, and bullied the yokai around her by...

    This was absolutely charming. There is no other way to describe it. And that last story with the sparrow? Beautiful. Absolutely stunning. This is a quirky little story that tugs at your heartstrings one minute and will have you laughing the next. It reminds me a bit of...

    LOVE! ...

    4 stars This is a re-read. Since the library had the first 14 volumes on the shelf, I decided to take them home :) I do own a few volumes of the series, but they are scattered all over my bookshelves, so it was easier to just grab what was available at the library. This is a cute...

    There isn't much to say about this book. The art-style takes a bit getting used to in my mind, especially when regarding the Yokai, but for the most part its ok. Emotional ways only one of the stories is really gripping, the other ones not so much. But as it isn't incredibly good it i...

    I admit that I watched the animated version of this series before I read. At first, I was looking for a lighthearted series that gave a kind of post-reading warm feeling, and NY was the answer unexpected. Midorikawa-sensei's simple artwork definitely works to build the right atmosph...

    3.5 stars A manga about a boy who can see yokai (spirits and demons). Even though the book consists of calm stories mostly about kindness, I liked that they had this almost melancholic atmosphere. The stories were episodic in nature, and I would've liked there to also be a longer s...

  • Dorcas
    Jan 27, 2010

    A gentle sort of supernatural crossed with slice-of life tale. I began, as usual, with the anime, and have followed it through all six currently extant 13-episode seasons. My local library had the e-manga, so I've just read Volume One for compare-and-contrast. As is not-uncommon, the...

    If I could, I'd give this book, and the rest of the series, a million stars. Having read at least five hundred different series of manga/manhwa of a rainbow of genres, I reach this conclusion: Natsume Yuujinchou is my favourite manga out there. Sure, the art's not mainstream, the autho...

    Natsume can see and talk to yokai (spirits, essentially) that nobody else can see, which makes him seem odd. He isn't terribly surprised to discover that he's not the first person in his family to have this ability. His grandmother could do the same, and bullied the yokai around her by...

    This was absolutely charming. There is no other way to describe it. And that last story with the sparrow? Beautiful. Absolutely stunning. This is a quirky little story that tugs at your heartstrings one minute and will have you laughing the next. It reminds me a bit of...

    LOVE! ...

    4 stars This is a re-read. Since the library had the first 14 volumes on the shelf, I decided to take them home :) I do own a few volumes of the series, but they are scattered all over my bookshelves, so it was easier to just grab what was available at the library. This is a cute...

    There isn't much to say about this book. The art-style takes a bit getting used to in my mind, especially when regarding the Yokai, but for the most part its ok. Emotional ways only one of the stories is really gripping, the other ones not so much. But as it isn't incredibly good it i...

    I admit that I watched the animated version of this series before I read. At first, I was looking for a lighthearted series that gave a kind of post-reading warm feeling, and NY was the answer unexpected. Midorikawa-sensei's simple artwork definitely works to build the right atmosph...

    3.5 stars A manga about a boy who can see yokai (spirits and demons). Even though the book consists of calm stories mostly about kindness, I liked that they had this almost melancholic atmosphere. The stories were episodic in nature, and I would've liked there to also be a longer s...

    Ah Natsume Yuujinchou... Beni bilenler bilir, tamam burada kimse bilmiyor, ok severim Natsume'yi ben... nce anime serisiyle tan??m??t?m. 8-10 ay kadar nce de mangan?n bu cildini, ar?ivime eklemi?tim, fiziksel olarak diyorum. >.< ^^' Animenin 5.sezonu gelecekken dedi...

    I?m going to be honest: I have never completed a manga before this one. It?s shocking, I know. They?re such short reads, I should have been able to complete one by now. Somehow, however, I have never managed. Therefore, the fact I managed this one says volumes about how fun it...

    First read in scanlation, then saw the fansubbed anime and now I'm willing to buy anything in a licensed version I can get. This is more episodic youkai-life than most of the series with youkai in them, it's also not as metaphysical as Mushishi, but I prefer it for the characters and t...

    A delightful premise, the kind that makes you wish you'd thought of it yourself, and even if you did, could not have pulled off half so well as Midorikawa has in Natsume's Book of Friends. Heartwarming one moment, heartbreaking the next, the story of Natsume explores themes of friendsh...

    Slow. Repetitive. Episodic. And an indescribably beautiful masterpiece. ...

    I bought the manga because I'm completely in love with the anime. It's full of warmth and love but at the same time a bit creepy and sad. Natsume is such a relatable character and I love his view on life and his efforts to stay a kind person even though he had such a horrible childhood...

    The plot in this first volume is so strong. I was really impressed with it. Yuki Midorikawa's light sketching art style adds to the atmosphere. Even though the story is episodic, it does not feel short or choppy. I teared up twice. FULL REVIEW: Rating: 5/5 I have had a nonsens...

    A fun series about a young man and his relationship with Yokai. It kind of reminds me of Card Captor Sakura. The Yokai can range from mischievous to man-eaters, but there's an inherit innocence and optimism with Natsume. Instead of exterminating them, he opens his heart to the Yokai. I...

    Carino e molto scorrevole,ma non di certo ai livelli di Noragami o Attack on titan,che personalmente considero capolavori. ...

    4/5stars this was a great intro to this series! It's really fun and definitely a unique adventure-ish story that I can see myself getting into! ...

    I feel like this could be a fabulous Miyazaki film! ...

    I have been searching for a manga that features Yokai and explores them as sympathetic monsters and Natsume?s Book of Friends does that. The Yokai are not human in their sympathetic natures and are still other-than-human in their morality and outlook on the world, but they have a bea...

    very cute series! ...

    ????? ?????? ?????? - ?????????? ??????? ??????. ??????? ?????? ???????, ??????????? ??????, ???????? ? ?????????? ?????. ? ???????????? ???????????. ? ????...

    Natsume's Book of Friends volume 1 by Yuki Midorikawa, translated by Lillian Olsen, published 2010. Modern fantasy. Comics, manga. Grades 7-10. Found via School Library Journal, reviewed by Karen Alexander. Takashi Natsume is a boy who's never fit in because he can see y...

    (akhirna saya memasukkan manga ke rak GR saya :p) FAVORIT~~~ ??? SAYA IRI KEPADA Midorikawa-Sensei karena beliau bisa membuat cerita selembut ini! >A< Beliau berhasil membuat saya SELALU nangis baca Natsume! ;w; #padahal emang dasarnya cengeng Natsume Yuujinchou dan ka...

    I really wish I could put into words what it is about this series that makes me love it. If I look at it objectively, the writing is nothing special. You know what's going to happen, more or less. The character development is slow and sometimes clunky and doesn't always make sense. The...

    ~~~ Review 9 Oktober 2015 ~~~ baca ulang untuk yang kesekian kalinya fu fu fu. Sukaaa sekali sama komik ini, membuat hati menjadi nyaman dan tenang. Walaupun gambar Natsume-nya gantengan dianimenya hi hi. Satu hal yang tidak kusuka dari komik ini yaitu setiap masuk bab baru kemam...

    Yes, Natsume Takashi sees yokai. The ability actually leaves him rather lonely and ostracized. A strange legacy left behind by his mysterious grandmother, encourages him not only to help set yokai free, but along the way he learns to open himself up and build relationships with humans ...

  • Theresia
    Jan 02, 2009

    A gentle sort of supernatural crossed with slice-of life tale. I began, as usual, with the anime, and have followed it through all six currently extant 13-episode seasons. My local library had the e-manga, so I've just read Volume One for compare-and-contrast. As is not-uncommon, the...

    If I could, I'd give this book, and the rest of the series, a million stars. Having read at least five hundred different series of manga/manhwa of a rainbow of genres, I reach this conclusion: Natsume Yuujinchou is my favourite manga out there. Sure, the art's not mainstream, the autho...

    Natsume can see and talk to yokai (spirits, essentially) that nobody else can see, which makes him seem odd. He isn't terribly surprised to discover that he's not the first person in his family to have this ability. His grandmother could do the same, and bullied the yokai around her by...

    This was absolutely charming. There is no other way to describe it. And that last story with the sparrow? Beautiful. Absolutely stunning. This is a quirky little story that tugs at your heartstrings one minute and will have you laughing the next. It reminds me a bit of...

    LOVE! ...

    4 stars This is a re-read. Since the library had the first 14 volumes on the shelf, I decided to take them home :) I do own a few volumes of the series, but they are scattered all over my bookshelves, so it was easier to just grab what was available at the library. This is a cute...

    There isn't much to say about this book. The art-style takes a bit getting used to in my mind, especially when regarding the Yokai, but for the most part its ok. Emotional ways only one of the stories is really gripping, the other ones not so much. But as it isn't incredibly good it i...

    I admit that I watched the animated version of this series before I read. At first, I was looking for a lighthearted series that gave a kind of post-reading warm feeling, and NY was the answer unexpected. Midorikawa-sensei's simple artwork definitely works to build the right atmosph...

  • Alex
    Oct 03, 2017

    A gentle sort of supernatural crossed with slice-of life tale. I began, as usual, with the anime, and have followed it through all six currently extant 13-episode seasons. My local library had the e-manga, so I've just read Volume One for compare-and-contrast. As is not-uncommon, the...

    If I could, I'd give this book, and the rest of the series, a million stars. Having read at least five hundred different series of manga/manhwa of a rainbow of genres, I reach this conclusion: Natsume Yuujinchou is my favourite manga out there. Sure, the art's not mainstream, the autho...

    Natsume can see and talk to yokai (spirits, essentially) that nobody else can see, which makes him seem odd. He isn't terribly surprised to discover that he's not the first person in his family to have this ability. His grandmother could do the same, and bullied the yokai around her by...

    This was absolutely charming. There is no other way to describe it. And that last story with the sparrow? Beautiful. Absolutely stunning. This is a quirky little story that tugs at your heartstrings one minute and will have you laughing the next. It reminds me a bit of...

    LOVE! ...

    4 stars This is a re-read. Since the library had the first 14 volumes on the shelf, I decided to take them home :) I do own a few volumes of the series, but they are scattered all over my bookshelves, so it was easier to just grab what was available at the library. This is a cute...

    There isn't much to say about this book. The art-style takes a bit getting used to in my mind, especially when regarding the Yokai, but for the most part its ok. Emotional ways only one of the stories is really gripping, the other ones not so much. But as it isn't incredibly good it i...

    I admit that I watched the animated version of this series before I read. At first, I was looking for a lighthearted series that gave a kind of post-reading warm feeling, and NY was the answer unexpected. Midorikawa-sensei's simple artwork definitely works to build the right atmosph...

    3.5 stars A manga about a boy who can see yokai (spirits and demons). Even though the book consists of calm stories mostly about kindness, I liked that they had this almost melancholic atmosphere. The stories were episodic in nature, and I would've liked there to also be a longer s...

    Ah Natsume Yuujinchou... Beni bilenler bilir, tamam burada kimse bilmiyor, ok severim Natsume'yi ben... nce anime serisiyle tan??m??t?m. 8-10 ay kadar nce de mangan?n bu cildini, ar?ivime eklemi?tim, fiziksel olarak diyorum. >.< ^^' Animenin 5.sezonu gelecekken dedi...

    I?m going to be honest: I have never completed a manga before this one. It?s shocking, I know. They?re such short reads, I should have been able to complete one by now. Somehow, however, I have never managed. Therefore, the fact I managed this one says volumes about how fun it...

    First read in scanlation, then saw the fansubbed anime and now I'm willing to buy anything in a licensed version I can get. This is more episodic youkai-life than most of the series with youkai in them, it's also not as metaphysical as Mushishi, but I prefer it for the characters and t...

    A delightful premise, the kind that makes you wish you'd thought of it yourself, and even if you did, could not have pulled off half so well as Midorikawa has in Natsume's Book of Friends. Heartwarming one moment, heartbreaking the next, the story of Natsume explores themes of friendsh...

    Slow. Repetitive. Episodic. And an indescribably beautiful masterpiece. ...

    I bought the manga because I'm completely in love with the anime. It's full of warmth and love but at the same time a bit creepy and sad. Natsume is such a relatable character and I love his view on life and his efforts to stay a kind person even though he had such a horrible childhood...

    The plot in this first volume is so strong. I was really impressed with it. Yuki Midorikawa's light sketching art style adds to the atmosphere. Even though the story is episodic, it does not feel short or choppy. I teared up twice. FULL REVIEW: Rating: 5/5 I have had a nonsens...

    A fun series about a young man and his relationship with Yokai. It kind of reminds me of Card Captor Sakura. The Yokai can range from mischievous to man-eaters, but there's an inherit innocence and optimism with Natsume. Instead of exterminating them, he opens his heart to the Yokai. I...

    Carino e molto scorrevole,ma non di certo ai livelli di Noragami o Attack on titan,che personalmente considero capolavori. ...

    4/5stars this was a great intro to this series! It's really fun and definitely a unique adventure-ish story that I can see myself getting into! ...

    I feel like this could be a fabulous Miyazaki film! ...

  • cindy
    Jun 16, 2013

    A gentle sort of supernatural crossed with slice-of life tale. I began, as usual, with the anime, and have followed it through all six currently extant 13-episode seasons. My local library had the e-manga, so I've just read Volume One for compare-and-contrast. As is not-uncommon, the...

    If I could, I'd give this book, and the rest of the series, a million stars. Having read at least five hundred different series of manga/manhwa of a rainbow of genres, I reach this conclusion: Natsume Yuujinchou is my favourite manga out there. Sure, the art's not mainstream, the autho...

    Natsume can see and talk to yokai (spirits, essentially) that nobody else can see, which makes him seem odd. He isn't terribly surprised to discover that he's not the first person in his family to have this ability. His grandmother could do the same, and bullied the yokai around her by...

    This was absolutely charming. There is no other way to describe it. And that last story with the sparrow? Beautiful. Absolutely stunning. This is a quirky little story that tugs at your heartstrings one minute and will have you laughing the next. It reminds me a bit of...

    LOVE! ...

    4 stars This is a re-read. Since the library had the first 14 volumes on the shelf, I decided to take them home :) I do own a few volumes of the series, but they are scattered all over my bookshelves, so it was easier to just grab what was available at the library. This is a cute...

    There isn't much to say about this book. The art-style takes a bit getting used to in my mind, especially when regarding the Yokai, but for the most part its ok. Emotional ways only one of the stories is really gripping, the other ones not so much. But as it isn't incredibly good it i...

    I admit that I watched the animated version of this series before I read. At first, I was looking for a lighthearted series that gave a kind of post-reading warm feeling, and NY was the answer unexpected. Midorikawa-sensei's simple artwork definitely works to build the right atmosph...

    3.5 stars A manga about a boy who can see yokai (spirits and demons). Even though the book consists of calm stories mostly about kindness, I liked that they had this almost melancholic atmosphere. The stories were episodic in nature, and I would've liked there to also be a longer s...

    Ah Natsume Yuujinchou... Beni bilenler bilir, tamam burada kimse bilmiyor, ok severim Natsume'yi ben... nce anime serisiyle tan??m??t?m. 8-10 ay kadar nce de mangan?n bu cildini, ar?ivime eklemi?tim, fiziksel olarak diyorum. >.< ^^' Animenin 5.sezonu gelecekken dedi...

    I?m going to be honest: I have never completed a manga before this one. It?s shocking, I know. They?re such short reads, I should have been able to complete one by now. Somehow, however, I have never managed. Therefore, the fact I managed this one says volumes about how fun it...

    First read in scanlation, then saw the fansubbed anime and now I'm willing to buy anything in a licensed version I can get. This is more episodic youkai-life than most of the series with youkai in them, it's also not as metaphysical as Mushishi, but I prefer it for the characters and t...

    A delightful premise, the kind that makes you wish you'd thought of it yourself, and even if you did, could not have pulled off half so well as Midorikawa has in Natsume's Book of Friends. Heartwarming one moment, heartbreaking the next, the story of Natsume explores themes of friendsh...

    Slow. Repetitive. Episodic. And an indescribably beautiful masterpiece. ...

    I bought the manga because I'm completely in love with the anime. It's full of warmth and love but at the same time a bit creepy and sad. Natsume is such a relatable character and I love his view on life and his efforts to stay a kind person even though he had such a horrible childhood...

    The plot in this first volume is so strong. I was really impressed with it. Yuki Midorikawa's light sketching art style adds to the atmosphere. Even though the story is episodic, it does not feel short or choppy. I teared up twice. FULL REVIEW: Rating: 5/5 I have had a nonsens...

    A fun series about a young man and his relationship with Yokai. It kind of reminds me of Card Captor Sakura. The Yokai can range from mischievous to man-eaters, but there's an inherit innocence and optimism with Natsume. Instead of exterminating them, he opens his heart to the Yokai. I...

    Carino e molto scorrevole,ma non di certo ai livelli di Noragami o Attack on titan,che personalmente considero capolavori. ...

    4/5stars this was a great intro to this series! It's really fun and definitely a unique adventure-ish story that I can see myself getting into! ...

    I feel like this could be a fabulous Miyazaki film! ...

    I have been searching for a manga that features Yokai and explores them as sympathetic monsters and Natsume?s Book of Friends does that. The Yokai are not human in their sympathetic natures and are still other-than-human in their morality and outlook on the world, but they have a bea...

    very cute series! ...

    ????? ?????? ?????? - ?????????? ??????? ??????. ??????? ?????? ???????, ??????????? ??????, ???????? ? ?????????? ?????. ? ???????????? ???????????. ? ????...

    Natsume's Book of Friends volume 1 by Yuki Midorikawa, translated by Lillian Olsen, published 2010. Modern fantasy. Comics, manga. Grades 7-10. Found via School Library Journal, reviewed by Karen Alexander. Takashi Natsume is a boy who's never fit in because he can see y...

    (akhirna saya memasukkan manga ke rak GR saya :p) FAVORIT~~~ ??? SAYA IRI KEPADA Midorikawa-Sensei karena beliau bisa membuat cerita selembut ini! >A< Beliau berhasil membuat saya SELALU nangis baca Natsume! ;w; #padahal emang dasarnya cengeng Natsume Yuujinchou dan ka...

    I really wish I could put into words what it is about this series that makes me love it. If I look at it objectively, the writing is nothing special. You know what's going to happen, more or less. The character development is slow and sometimes clunky and doesn't always make sense. The...

    ~~~ Review 9 Oktober 2015 ~~~ baca ulang untuk yang kesekian kalinya fu fu fu. Sukaaa sekali sama komik ini, membuat hati menjadi nyaman dan tenang. Walaupun gambar Natsume-nya gantengan dianimenya hi hi. Satu hal yang tidak kusuka dari komik ini yaitu setiap masuk bab baru kemam...

    Yes, Natsume Takashi sees yokai. The ability actually leaves him rather lonely and ostracized. A strange legacy left behind by his mysterious grandmother, encourages him not only to help set yokai free, but along the way he learns to open himself up and build relationships with humans ...

    At first, the story reminds me of Kekkaishi and XXXholic, but then, to think again, it actually about acceptance, having people(or yokai... or whatever) as family and friends and a place to be called home, a place you can always come back. Read Vol 1 - 15. Loving it so far. Looks li...

  • Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
    Jan 09, 2010

    A gentle sort of supernatural crossed with slice-of life tale. I began, as usual, with the anime, and have followed it through all six currently extant 13-episode seasons. My local library had the e-manga, so I've just read Volume One for compare-and-contrast. As is not-uncommon, the...

    If I could, I'd give this book, and the rest of the series, a million stars. Having read at least five hundred different series of manga/manhwa of a rainbow of genres, I reach this conclusion: Natsume Yuujinchou is my favourite manga out there. Sure, the art's not mainstream, the autho...

    Natsume can see and talk to yokai (spirits, essentially) that nobody else can see, which makes him seem odd. He isn't terribly surprised to discover that he's not the first person in his family to have this ability. His grandmother could do the same, and bullied the yokai around her by...

    This was absolutely charming. There is no other way to describe it. And that last story with the sparrow? Beautiful. Absolutely stunning. This is a quirky little story that tugs at your heartstrings one minute and will have you laughing the next. It reminds me a bit of...

    LOVE! ...

    4 stars This is a re-read. Since the library had the first 14 volumes on the shelf, I decided to take them home :) I do own a few volumes of the series, but they are scattered all over my bookshelves, so it was easier to just grab what was available at the library. This is a cute...

  • Elspeth
    May 05, 2012

    A gentle sort of supernatural crossed with slice-of life tale. I began, as usual, with the anime, and have followed it through all six currently extant 13-episode seasons. My local library had the e-manga, so I've just read Volume One for compare-and-contrast. As is not-uncommon, the...

    If I could, I'd give this book, and the rest of the series, a million stars. Having read at least five hundred different series of manga/manhwa of a rainbow of genres, I reach this conclusion: Natsume Yuujinchou is my favourite manga out there. Sure, the art's not mainstream, the autho...

    Natsume can see and talk to yokai (spirits, essentially) that nobody else can see, which makes him seem odd. He isn't terribly surprised to discover that he's not the first person in his family to have this ability. His grandmother could do the same, and bullied the yokai around her by...

    This was absolutely charming. There is no other way to describe it. And that last story with the sparrow? Beautiful. Absolutely stunning. This is a quirky little story that tugs at your heartstrings one minute and will have you laughing the next. It reminds me a bit of...

    LOVE! ...

  • NN
    Feb 03, 2015

    A gentle sort of supernatural crossed with slice-of life tale. I began, as usual, with the anime, and have followed it through all six currently extant 13-episode seasons. My local library had the e-manga, so I've just read Volume One for compare-and-contrast. As is not-uncommon, the...

    If I could, I'd give this book, and the rest of the series, a million stars. Having read at least five hundred different series of manga/manhwa of a rainbow of genres, I reach this conclusion: Natsume Yuujinchou is my favourite manga out there. Sure, the art's not mainstream, the autho...

    Natsume can see and talk to yokai (spirits, essentially) that nobody else can see, which makes him seem odd. He isn't terribly surprised to discover that he's not the first person in his family to have this ability. His grandmother could do the same, and bullied the yokai around her by...

    This was absolutely charming. There is no other way to describe it. And that last story with the sparrow? Beautiful. Absolutely stunning. This is a quirky little story that tugs at your heartstrings one minute and will have you laughing the next. It reminds me a bit of...

    LOVE! ...

    4 stars This is a re-read. Since the library had the first 14 volumes on the shelf, I decided to take them home :) I do own a few volumes of the series, but they are scattered all over my bookshelves, so it was easier to just grab what was available at the library. This is a cute...

    There isn't much to say about this book. The art-style takes a bit getting used to in my mind, especially when regarding the Yokai, but for the most part its ok. Emotional ways only one of the stories is really gripping, the other ones not so much. But as it isn't incredibly good it i...

    I admit that I watched the animated version of this series before I read. At first, I was looking for a lighthearted series that gave a kind of post-reading warm feeling, and NY was the answer unexpected. Midorikawa-sensei's simple artwork definitely works to build the right atmosph...

    3.5 stars A manga about a boy who can see yokai (spirits and demons). Even though the book consists of calm stories mostly about kindness, I liked that they had this almost melancholic atmosphere. The stories were episodic in nature, and I would've liked there to also be a longer s...

    Ah Natsume Yuujinchou... Beni bilenler bilir, tamam burada kimse bilmiyor, ok severim Natsume'yi ben... nce anime serisiyle tan??m??t?m. 8-10 ay kadar nce de mangan?n bu cildini, ar?ivime eklemi?tim, fiziksel olarak diyorum. >.< ^^' Animenin 5.sezonu gelecekken dedi...

    I?m going to be honest: I have never completed a manga before this one. It?s shocking, I know. They?re such short reads, I should have been able to complete one by now. Somehow, however, I have never managed. Therefore, the fact I managed this one says volumes about how fun it...

    First read in scanlation, then saw the fansubbed anime and now I'm willing to buy anything in a licensed version I can get. This is more episodic youkai-life than most of the series with youkai in them, it's also not as metaphysical as Mushishi, but I prefer it for the characters and t...

    A delightful premise, the kind that makes you wish you'd thought of it yourself, and even if you did, could not have pulled off half so well as Midorikawa has in Natsume's Book of Friends. Heartwarming one moment, heartbreaking the next, the story of Natsume explores themes of friendsh...

    Slow. Repetitive. Episodic. And an indescribably beautiful masterpiece. ...

    I bought the manga because I'm completely in love with the anime. It's full of warmth and love but at the same time a bit creepy and sad. Natsume is such a relatable character and I love his view on life and his efforts to stay a kind person even though he had such a horrible childhood...

    The plot in this first volume is so strong. I was really impressed with it. Yuki Midorikawa's light sketching art style adds to the atmosphere. Even though the story is episodic, it does not feel short or choppy. I teared up twice. FULL REVIEW: Rating: 5/5 I have had a nonsens...

    A fun series about a young man and his relationship with Yokai. It kind of reminds me of Card Captor Sakura. The Yokai can range from mischievous to man-eaters, but there's an inherit innocence and optimism with Natsume. Instead of exterminating them, he opens his heart to the Yokai. I...

    Carino e molto scorrevole,ma non di certo ai livelli di Noragami o Attack on titan,che personalmente considero capolavori. ...

    4/5stars this was a great intro to this series! It's really fun and definitely a unique adventure-ish story that I can see myself getting into! ...

    I feel like this could be a fabulous Miyazaki film! ...

    I have been searching for a manga that features Yokai and explores them as sympathetic monsters and Natsume?s Book of Friends does that. The Yokai are not human in their sympathetic natures and are still other-than-human in their morality and outlook on the world, but they have a bea...

    very cute series! ...

    ????? ?????? ?????? - ?????????? ??????? ??????. ??????? ?????? ???????, ??????????? ??????, ???????? ? ?????????? ?????. ? ???????????? ???????????. ? ????...

    Natsume's Book of Friends volume 1 by Yuki Midorikawa, translated by Lillian Olsen, published 2010. Modern fantasy. Comics, manga. Grades 7-10. Found via School Library Journal, reviewed by Karen Alexander. Takashi Natsume is a boy who's never fit in because he can see y...

    (akhirna saya memasukkan manga ke rak GR saya :p) FAVORIT~~~ ??? SAYA IRI KEPADA Midorikawa-Sensei karena beliau bisa membuat cerita selembut ini! >A< Beliau berhasil membuat saya SELALU nangis baca Natsume! ;w; #padahal emang dasarnya cengeng Natsume Yuujinchou dan ka...

    I really wish I could put into words what it is about this series that makes me love it. If I look at it objectively, the writing is nothing special. You know what's going to happen, more or less. The character development is slow and sometimes clunky and doesn't always make sense. The...

    ~~~ Review 9 Oktober 2015 ~~~ baca ulang untuk yang kesekian kalinya fu fu fu. Sukaaa sekali sama komik ini, membuat hati menjadi nyaman dan tenang. Walaupun gambar Natsume-nya gantengan dianimenya hi hi. Satu hal yang tidak kusuka dari komik ini yaitu setiap masuk bab baru kemam...

  • Estara
    Nov 20, 2010

    A gentle sort of supernatural crossed with slice-of life tale. I began, as usual, with the anime, and have followed it through all six currently extant 13-episode seasons. My local library had the e-manga, so I've just read Volume One for compare-and-contrast. As is not-uncommon, the...

    If I could, I'd give this book, and the rest of the series, a million stars. Having read at least five hundred different series of manga/manhwa of a rainbow of genres, I reach this conclusion: Natsume Yuujinchou is my favourite manga out there. Sure, the art's not mainstream, the autho...

    Natsume can see and talk to yokai (spirits, essentially) that nobody else can see, which makes him seem odd. He isn't terribly surprised to discover that he's not the first person in his family to have this ability. His grandmother could do the same, and bullied the yokai around her by...

    This was absolutely charming. There is no other way to describe it. And that last story with the sparrow? Beautiful. Absolutely stunning. This is a quirky little story that tugs at your heartstrings one minute and will have you laughing the next. It reminds me a bit of...

    LOVE! ...

    4 stars This is a re-read. Since the library had the first 14 volumes on the shelf, I decided to take them home :) I do own a few volumes of the series, but they are scattered all over my bookshelves, so it was easier to just grab what was available at the library. This is a cute...

    There isn't much to say about this book. The art-style takes a bit getting used to in my mind, especially when regarding the Yokai, but for the most part its ok. Emotional ways only one of the stories is really gripping, the other ones not so much. But as it isn't incredibly good it i...

    I admit that I watched the animated version of this series before I read. At first, I was looking for a lighthearted series that gave a kind of post-reading warm feeling, and NY was the answer unexpected. Midorikawa-sensei's simple artwork definitely works to build the right atmosph...

    3.5 stars A manga about a boy who can see yokai (spirits and demons). Even though the book consists of calm stories mostly about kindness, I liked that they had this almost melancholic atmosphere. The stories were episodic in nature, and I would've liked there to also be a longer s...

    Ah Natsume Yuujinchou... Beni bilenler bilir, tamam burada kimse bilmiyor, ok severim Natsume'yi ben... nce anime serisiyle tan??m??t?m. 8-10 ay kadar nce de mangan?n bu cildini, ar?ivime eklemi?tim, fiziksel olarak diyorum. >.< ^^' Animenin 5.sezonu gelecekken dedi...

    I?m going to be honest: I have never completed a manga before this one. It?s shocking, I know. They?re such short reads, I should have been able to complete one by now. Somehow, however, I have never managed. Therefore, the fact I managed this one says volumes about how fun it...

    First read in scanlation, then saw the fansubbed anime and now I'm willing to buy anything in a licensed version I can get. This is more episodic youkai-life than most of the series with youkai in them, it's also not as metaphysical as Mushishi, but I prefer it for the characters and t...

  • Selena
    Apr 20, 2014

    A gentle sort of supernatural crossed with slice-of life tale. I began, as usual, with the anime, and have followed it through all six currently extant 13-episode seasons. My local library had the e-manga, so I've just read Volume One for compare-and-contrast. As is not-uncommon, the...

    If I could, I'd give this book, and the rest of the series, a million stars. Having read at least five hundred different series of manga/manhwa of a rainbow of genres, I reach this conclusion: Natsume Yuujinchou is my favourite manga out there. Sure, the art's not mainstream, the autho...

    Natsume can see and talk to yokai (spirits, essentially) that nobody else can see, which makes him seem odd. He isn't terribly surprised to discover that he's not the first person in his family to have this ability. His grandmother could do the same, and bullied the yokai around her by...

    This was absolutely charming. There is no other way to describe it. And that last story with the sparrow? Beautiful. Absolutely stunning. This is a quirky little story that tugs at your heartstrings one minute and will have you laughing the next. It reminds me a bit of...

  • Sesana
    Sep 26, 2012

    A gentle sort of supernatural crossed with slice-of life tale. I began, as usual, with the anime, and have followed it through all six currently extant 13-episode seasons. My local library had the e-manga, so I've just read Volume One for compare-and-contrast. As is not-uncommon, the...

    If I could, I'd give this book, and the rest of the series, a million stars. Having read at least five hundred different series of manga/manhwa of a rainbow of genres, I reach this conclusion: Natsume Yuujinchou is my favourite manga out there. Sure, the art's not mainstream, the autho...

    Natsume can see and talk to yokai (spirits, essentially) that nobody else can see, which makes him seem odd. He isn't terribly surprised to discover that he's not the first person in his family to have this ability. His grandmother could do the same, and bullied the yokai around her by...

  • Lissibith
    Dec 09, 2012

    A gentle sort of supernatural crossed with slice-of life tale. I began, as usual, with the anime, and have followed it through all six currently extant 13-episode seasons. My local library had the e-manga, so I've just read Volume One for compare-and-contrast. As is not-uncommon, the...

    If I could, I'd give this book, and the rest of the series, a million stars. Having read at least five hundred different series of manga/manhwa of a rainbow of genres, I reach this conclusion: Natsume Yuujinchou is my favourite manga out there. Sure, the art's not mainstream, the autho...

    Natsume can see and talk to yokai (spirits, essentially) that nobody else can see, which makes him seem odd. He isn't terribly surprised to discover that he's not the first person in his family to have this ability. His grandmother could do the same, and bullied the yokai around her by...

    This was absolutely charming. There is no other way to describe it. And that last story with the sparrow? Beautiful. Absolutely stunning. This is a quirky little story that tugs at your heartstrings one minute and will have you laughing the next. It reminds me a bit of...

    LOVE! ...

    4 stars This is a re-read. Since the library had the first 14 volumes on the shelf, I decided to take them home :) I do own a few volumes of the series, but they are scattered all over my bookshelves, so it was easier to just grab what was available at the library. This is a cute...

    There isn't much to say about this book. The art-style takes a bit getting used to in my mind, especially when regarding the Yokai, but for the most part its ok. Emotional ways only one of the stories is really gripping, the other ones not so much. But as it isn't incredibly good it i...

    I admit that I watched the animated version of this series before I read. At first, I was looking for a lighthearted series that gave a kind of post-reading warm feeling, and NY was the answer unexpected. Midorikawa-sensei's simple artwork definitely works to build the right atmosph...

    3.5 stars A manga about a boy who can see yokai (spirits and demons). Even though the book consists of calm stories mostly about kindness, I liked that they had this almost melancholic atmosphere. The stories were episodic in nature, and I would've liked there to also be a longer s...

    Ah Natsume Yuujinchou... Beni bilenler bilir, tamam burada kimse bilmiyor, ok severim Natsume'yi ben... nce anime serisiyle tan??m??t?m. 8-10 ay kadar nce de mangan?n bu cildini, ar?ivime eklemi?tim, fiziksel olarak diyorum. >.< ^^' Animenin 5.sezonu gelecekken dedi...

    I?m going to be honest: I have never completed a manga before this one. It?s shocking, I know. They?re such short reads, I should have been able to complete one by now. Somehow, however, I have never managed. Therefore, the fact I managed this one says volumes about how fun it...

    First read in scanlation, then saw the fansubbed anime and now I'm willing to buy anything in a licensed version I can get. This is more episodic youkai-life than most of the series with youkai in them, it's also not as metaphysical as Mushishi, but I prefer it for the characters and t...

    A delightful premise, the kind that makes you wish you'd thought of it yourself, and even if you did, could not have pulled off half so well as Midorikawa has in Natsume's Book of Friends. Heartwarming one moment, heartbreaking the next, the story of Natsume explores themes of friendsh...

    Slow. Repetitive. Episodic. And an indescribably beautiful masterpiece. ...

    I bought the manga because I'm completely in love with the anime. It's full of warmth and love but at the same time a bit creepy and sad. Natsume is such a relatable character and I love his view on life and his efforts to stay a kind person even though he had such a horrible childhood...

    The plot in this first volume is so strong. I was really impressed with it. Yuki Midorikawa's light sketching art style adds to the atmosphere. Even though the story is episodic, it does not feel short or choppy. I teared up twice. FULL REVIEW: Rating: 5/5 I have had a nonsens...

    A fun series about a young man and his relationship with Yokai. It kind of reminds me of Card Captor Sakura. The Yokai can range from mischievous to man-eaters, but there's an inherit innocence and optimism with Natsume. Instead of exterminating them, he opens his heart to the Yokai. I...

    Carino e molto scorrevole,ma non di certo ai livelli di Noragami o Attack on titan,che personalmente considero capolavori. ...

    4/5stars this was a great intro to this series! It's really fun and definitely a unique adventure-ish story that I can see myself getting into! ...

    I feel like this could be a fabulous Miyazaki film! ...

    I have been searching for a manga that features Yokai and explores them as sympathetic monsters and Natsume?s Book of Friends does that. The Yokai are not human in their sympathetic natures and are still other-than-human in their morality and outlook on the world, but they have a bea...

    very cute series! ...

    ????? ?????? ?????? - ?????????? ??????? ??????. ??????? ?????? ???????, ??????????? ??????, ???????? ? ?????????? ?????. ? ???????????? ???????????. ? ????...

    Natsume's Book of Friends volume 1 by Yuki Midorikawa, translated by Lillian Olsen, published 2010. Modern fantasy. Comics, manga. Grades 7-10. Found via School Library Journal, reviewed by Karen Alexander. Takashi Natsume is a boy who's never fit in because he can see y...

    (akhirna saya memasukkan manga ke rak GR saya :p) FAVORIT~~~ ??? SAYA IRI KEPADA Midorikawa-Sensei karena beliau bisa membuat cerita selembut ini! >A< Beliau berhasil membuat saya SELALU nangis baca Natsume! ;w; #padahal emang dasarnya cengeng Natsume Yuujinchou dan ka...

    I really wish I could put into words what it is about this series that makes me love it. If I look at it objectively, the writing is nothing special. You know what's going to happen, more or less. The character development is slow and sometimes clunky and doesn't always make sense. The...

  • Andre
    Nov 01, 2014

    A gentle sort of supernatural crossed with slice-of life tale. I began, as usual, with the anime, and have followed it through all six currently extant 13-episode seasons. My local library had the e-manga, so I've just read Volume One for compare-and-contrast. As is not-uncommon, the...

    If I could, I'd give this book, and the rest of the series, a million stars. Having read at least five hundred different series of manga/manhwa of a rainbow of genres, I reach this conclusion: Natsume Yuujinchou is my favourite manga out there. Sure, the art's not mainstream, the autho...

    Natsume can see and talk to yokai (spirits, essentially) that nobody else can see, which makes him seem odd. He isn't terribly surprised to discover that he's not the first person in his family to have this ability. His grandmother could do the same, and bullied the yokai around her by...

    This was absolutely charming. There is no other way to describe it. And that last story with the sparrow? Beautiful. Absolutely stunning. This is a quirky little story that tugs at your heartstrings one minute and will have you laughing the next. It reminds me a bit of...

    LOVE! ...

    4 stars This is a re-read. Since the library had the first 14 volumes on the shelf, I decided to take them home :) I do own a few volumes of the series, but they are scattered all over my bookshelves, so it was easier to just grab what was available at the library. This is a cute...

    There isn't much to say about this book. The art-style takes a bit getting used to in my mind, especially when regarding the Yokai, but for the most part its ok. Emotional ways only one of the stories is really gripping, the other ones not so much. But as it isn't incredibly good it i...

  • osoi
    Mar 25, 2017

    A gentle sort of supernatural crossed with slice-of life tale. I began, as usual, with the anime, and have followed it through all six currently extant 13-episode seasons. My local library had the e-manga, so I've just read Volume One for compare-and-contrast. As is not-uncommon, the...

    If I could, I'd give this book, and the rest of the series, a million stars. Having read at least five hundred different series of manga/manhwa of a rainbow of genres, I reach this conclusion: Natsume Yuujinchou is my favourite manga out there. Sure, the art's not mainstream, the autho...

    Natsume can see and talk to yokai (spirits, essentially) that nobody else can see, which makes him seem odd. He isn't terribly surprised to discover that he's not the first person in his family to have this ability. His grandmother could do the same, and bullied the yokai around her by...

    This was absolutely charming. There is no other way to describe it. And that last story with the sparrow? Beautiful. Absolutely stunning. This is a quirky little story that tugs at your heartstrings one minute and will have you laughing the next. It reminds me a bit of...

    LOVE! ...

    4 stars This is a re-read. Since the library had the first 14 volumes on the shelf, I decided to take them home :) I do own a few volumes of the series, but they are scattered all over my bookshelves, so it was easier to just grab what was available at the library. This is a cute...

    There isn't much to say about this book. The art-style takes a bit getting used to in my mind, especially when regarding the Yokai, but for the most part its ok. Emotional ways only one of the stories is really gripping, the other ones not so much. But as it isn't incredibly good it i...

    I admit that I watched the animated version of this series before I read. At first, I was looking for a lighthearted series that gave a kind of post-reading warm feeling, and NY was the answer unexpected. Midorikawa-sensei's simple artwork definitely works to build the right atmosph...

    3.5 stars A manga about a boy who can see yokai (spirits and demons). Even though the book consists of calm stories mostly about kindness, I liked that they had this almost melancholic atmosphere. The stories were episodic in nature, and I would've liked there to also be a longer s...

    Ah Natsume Yuujinchou... Beni bilenler bilir, tamam burada kimse bilmiyor, ok severim Natsume'yi ben... nce anime serisiyle tan??m??t?m. 8-10 ay kadar nce de mangan?n bu cildini, ar?ivime eklemi?tim, fiziksel olarak diyorum. >.< ^^' Animenin 5.sezonu gelecekken dedi...

    I?m going to be honest: I have never completed a manga before this one. It?s shocking, I know. They?re such short reads, I should have been able to complete one by now. Somehow, however, I have never managed. Therefore, the fact I managed this one says volumes about how fun it...

    First read in scanlation, then saw the fansubbed anime and now I'm willing to buy anything in a licensed version I can get. This is more episodic youkai-life than most of the series with youkai in them, it's also not as metaphysical as Mushishi, but I prefer it for the characters and t...

    A delightful premise, the kind that makes you wish you'd thought of it yourself, and even if you did, could not have pulled off half so well as Midorikawa has in Natsume's Book of Friends. Heartwarming one moment, heartbreaking the next, the story of Natsume explores themes of friendsh...

    Slow. Repetitive. Episodic. And an indescribably beautiful masterpiece. ...

    I bought the manga because I'm completely in love with the anime. It's full of warmth and love but at the same time a bit creepy and sad. Natsume is such a relatable character and I love his view on life and his efforts to stay a kind person even though he had such a horrible childhood...

    The plot in this first volume is so strong. I was really impressed with it. Yuki Midorikawa's light sketching art style adds to the atmosphere. Even though the story is episodic, it does not feel short or choppy. I teared up twice. FULL REVIEW: Rating: 5/5 I have had a nonsens...

    A fun series about a young man and his relationship with Yokai. It kind of reminds me of Card Captor Sakura. The Yokai can range from mischievous to man-eaters, but there's an inherit innocence and optimism with Natsume. Instead of exterminating them, he opens his heart to the Yokai. I...

    Carino e molto scorrevole,ma non di certo ai livelli di Noragami o Attack on titan,che personalmente considero capolavori. ...

    4/5stars this was a great intro to this series! It's really fun and definitely a unique adventure-ish story that I can see myself getting into! ...

    I feel like this could be a fabulous Miyazaki film! ...

    I have been searching for a manga that features Yokai and explores them as sympathetic monsters and Natsume?s Book of Friends does that. The Yokai are not human in their sympathetic natures and are still other-than-human in their morality and outlook on the world, but they have a bea...

    very cute series! ...

    ????? ?????? ?????? - ?????????? ??????? ??????. ??????? ?????? ???????, ??????????? ??????, ???????? ? ?????????? ?????. ? ???????????? ???????????. ? ????...

  • Jenny Ge
    Feb 01, 2012

    A gentle sort of supernatural crossed with slice-of life tale. I began, as usual, with the anime, and have followed it through all six currently extant 13-episode seasons. My local library had the e-manga, so I've just read Volume One for compare-and-contrast. As is not-uncommon, the...

    If I could, I'd give this book, and the rest of the series, a million stars. Having read at least five hundred different series of manga/manhwa of a rainbow of genres, I reach this conclusion: Natsume Yuujinchou is my favourite manga out there. Sure, the art's not mainstream, the autho...

  • Lois Bujold
    Dec 06, 2017

    A gentle sort of supernatural crossed with slice-of life tale. I began, as usual, with the anime, and have followed it through all six currently extant 13-episode seasons. My local library had the e-manga, so I've just read Volume One for compare-and-contrast. As is not-uncommon, the...

  • duniamimpigie Anggi
    Apr 17, 2012

    A gentle sort of supernatural crossed with slice-of life tale. I began, as usual, with the anime, and have followed it through all six currently extant 13-episode seasons. My local library had the e-manga, so I've just read Volume One for compare-and-contrast. As is not-uncommon, the...

    If I could, I'd give this book, and the rest of the series, a million stars. Having read at least five hundred different series of manga/manhwa of a rainbow of genres, I reach this conclusion: Natsume Yuujinchou is my favourite manga out there. Sure, the art's not mainstream, the autho...

    Natsume can see and talk to yokai (spirits, essentially) that nobody else can see, which makes him seem odd. He isn't terribly surprised to discover that he's not the first person in his family to have this ability. His grandmother could do the same, and bullied the yokai around her by...

    This was absolutely charming. There is no other way to describe it. And that last story with the sparrow? Beautiful. Absolutely stunning. This is a quirky little story that tugs at your heartstrings one minute and will have you laughing the next. It reminds me a bit of...

    LOVE! ...

    4 stars This is a re-read. Since the library had the first 14 volumes on the shelf, I decided to take them home :) I do own a few volumes of the series, but they are scattered all over my bookshelves, so it was easier to just grab what was available at the library. This is a cute...

    There isn't much to say about this book. The art-style takes a bit getting used to in my mind, especially when regarding the Yokai, but for the most part its ok. Emotional ways only one of the stories is really gripping, the other ones not so much. But as it isn't incredibly good it i...

    I admit that I watched the animated version of this series before I read. At first, I was looking for a lighthearted series that gave a kind of post-reading warm feeling, and NY was the answer unexpected. Midorikawa-sensei's simple artwork definitely works to build the right atmosph...

    3.5 stars A manga about a boy who can see yokai (spirits and demons). Even though the book consists of calm stories mostly about kindness, I liked that they had this almost melancholic atmosphere. The stories were episodic in nature, and I would've liked there to also be a longer s...

    Ah Natsume Yuujinchou... Beni bilenler bilir, tamam burada kimse bilmiyor, ok severim Natsume'yi ben... nce anime serisiyle tan??m??t?m. 8-10 ay kadar nce de mangan?n bu cildini, ar?ivime eklemi?tim, fiziksel olarak diyorum. >.< ^^' Animenin 5.sezonu gelecekken dedi...

    I?m going to be honest: I have never completed a manga before this one. It?s shocking, I know. They?re such short reads, I should have been able to complete one by now. Somehow, however, I have never managed. Therefore, the fact I managed this one says volumes about how fun it...

    First read in scanlation, then saw the fansubbed anime and now I'm willing to buy anything in a licensed version I can get. This is more episodic youkai-life than most of the series with youkai in them, it's also not as metaphysical as Mushishi, but I prefer it for the characters and t...

    A delightful premise, the kind that makes you wish you'd thought of it yourself, and even if you did, could not have pulled off half so well as Midorikawa has in Natsume's Book of Friends. Heartwarming one moment, heartbreaking the next, the story of Natsume explores themes of friendsh...

    Slow. Repetitive. Episodic. And an indescribably beautiful masterpiece. ...

    I bought the manga because I'm completely in love with the anime. It's full of warmth and love but at the same time a bit creepy and sad. Natsume is such a relatable character and I love his view on life and his efforts to stay a kind person even though he had such a horrible childhood...

    The plot in this first volume is so strong. I was really impressed with it. Yuki Midorikawa's light sketching art style adds to the atmosphere. Even though the story is episodic, it does not feel short or choppy. I teared up twice. FULL REVIEW: Rating: 5/5 I have had a nonsens...

    A fun series about a young man and his relationship with Yokai. It kind of reminds me of Card Captor Sakura. The Yokai can range from mischievous to man-eaters, but there's an inherit innocence and optimism with Natsume. Instead of exterminating them, he opens his heart to the Yokai. I...

    Carino e molto scorrevole,ma non di certo ai livelli di Noragami o Attack on titan,che personalmente considero capolavori. ...

    4/5stars this was a great intro to this series! It's really fun and definitely a unique adventure-ish story that I can see myself getting into! ...

    I feel like this could be a fabulous Miyazaki film! ...

    I have been searching for a manga that features Yokai and explores them as sympathetic monsters and Natsume?s Book of Friends does that. The Yokai are not human in their sympathetic natures and are still other-than-human in their morality and outlook on the world, but they have a bea...

    very cute series! ...

    ????? ?????? ?????? - ?????????? ??????? ??????. ??????? ?????? ???????, ??????????? ??????, ???????? ? ?????????? ?????. ? ???????????? ???????????. ? ????...

    Natsume's Book of Friends volume 1 by Yuki Midorikawa, translated by Lillian Olsen, published 2010. Modern fantasy. Comics, manga. Grades 7-10. Found via School Library Journal, reviewed by Karen Alexander. Takashi Natsume is a boy who's never fit in because he can see y...

    (akhirna saya memasukkan manga ke rak GR saya :p) FAVORIT~~~ ??? SAYA IRI KEPADA Midorikawa-Sensei karena beliau bisa membuat cerita selembut ini! >A< Beliau berhasil membuat saya SELALU nangis baca Natsume! ;w; #padahal emang dasarnya cengeng Natsume Yuujinchou dan ka...

  • Crystal Bandel
    Dec 05, 2013

    A gentle sort of supernatural crossed with slice-of life tale. I began, as usual, with the anime, and have followed it through all six currently extant 13-episode seasons. My local library had the e-manga, so I've just read Volume One for compare-and-contrast. As is not-uncommon, the...

    If I could, I'd give this book, and the rest of the series, a million stars. Having read at least five hundred different series of manga/manhwa of a rainbow of genres, I reach this conclusion: Natsume Yuujinchou is my favourite manga out there. Sure, the art's not mainstream, the autho...

    Natsume can see and talk to yokai (spirits, essentially) that nobody else can see, which makes him seem odd. He isn't terribly surprised to discover that he's not the first person in his family to have this ability. His grandmother could do the same, and bullied the yokai around her by...

    This was absolutely charming. There is no other way to describe it. And that last story with the sparrow? Beautiful. Absolutely stunning. This is a quirky little story that tugs at your heartstrings one minute and will have you laughing the next. It reminds me a bit of...

    LOVE! ...

    4 stars This is a re-read. Since the library had the first 14 volumes on the shelf, I decided to take them home :) I do own a few volumes of the series, but they are scattered all over my bookshelves, so it was easier to just grab what was available at the library. This is a cute...

    There isn't much to say about this book. The art-style takes a bit getting used to in my mind, especially when regarding the Yokai, but for the most part its ok. Emotional ways only one of the stories is really gripping, the other ones not so much. But as it isn't incredibly good it i...

    I admit that I watched the animated version of this series before I read. At first, I was looking for a lighthearted series that gave a kind of post-reading warm feeling, and NY was the answer unexpected. Midorikawa-sensei's simple artwork definitely works to build the right atmosph...

    3.5 stars A manga about a boy who can see yokai (spirits and demons). Even though the book consists of calm stories mostly about kindness, I liked that they had this almost melancholic atmosphere. The stories were episodic in nature, and I would've liked there to also be a longer s...

    Ah Natsume Yuujinchou... Beni bilenler bilir, tamam burada kimse bilmiyor, ok severim Natsume'yi ben... nce anime serisiyle tan??m??t?m. 8-10 ay kadar nce de mangan?n bu cildini, ar?ivime eklemi?tim, fiziksel olarak diyorum. >.< ^^' Animenin 5.sezonu gelecekken dedi...

    I?m going to be honest: I have never completed a manga before this one. It?s shocking, I know. They?re such short reads, I should have been able to complete one by now. Somehow, however, I have never managed. Therefore, the fact I managed this one says volumes about how fun it...

    First read in scanlation, then saw the fansubbed anime and now I'm willing to buy anything in a licensed version I can get. This is more episodic youkai-life than most of the series with youkai in them, it's also not as metaphysical as Mushishi, but I prefer it for the characters and t...

    A delightful premise, the kind that makes you wish you'd thought of it yourself, and even if you did, could not have pulled off half so well as Midorikawa has in Natsume's Book of Friends. Heartwarming one moment, heartbreaking the next, the story of Natsume explores themes of friendsh...

    Slow. Repetitive. Episodic. And an indescribably beautiful masterpiece. ...

    I bought the manga because I'm completely in love with the anime. It's full of warmth and love but at the same time a bit creepy and sad. Natsume is such a relatable character and I love his view on life and his efforts to stay a kind person even though he had such a horrible childhood...

    The plot in this first volume is so strong. I was really impressed with it. Yuki Midorikawa's light sketching art style adds to the atmosphere. Even though the story is episodic, it does not feel short or choppy. I teared up twice. FULL REVIEW: Rating: 5/5 I have had a nonsens...

    A fun series about a young man and his relationship with Yokai. It kind of reminds me of Card Captor Sakura. The Yokai can range from mischievous to man-eaters, but there's an inherit innocence and optimism with Natsume. Instead of exterminating them, he opens his heart to the Yokai. I...

    Carino e molto scorrevole,ma non di certo ai livelli di Noragami o Attack on titan,che personalmente considero capolavori. ...

    4/5stars this was a great intro to this series! It's really fun and definitely a unique adventure-ish story that I can see myself getting into! ...

    I feel like this could be a fabulous Miyazaki film! ...

    I have been searching for a manga that features Yokai and explores them as sympathetic monsters and Natsume?s Book of Friends does that. The Yokai are not human in their sympathetic natures and are still other-than-human in their morality and outlook on the world, but they have a bea...

    very cute series! ...

    ????? ?????? ?????? - ?????????? ??????? ??????. ??????? ?????? ???????, ??????????? ??????, ???????? ? ?????????? ?????. ? ???????????? ???????????. ? ????...

    Natsume's Book of Friends volume 1 by Yuki Midorikawa, translated by Lillian Olsen, published 2010. Modern fantasy. Comics, manga. Grades 7-10. Found via School Library Journal, reviewed by Karen Alexander. Takashi Natsume is a boy who's never fit in because he can see y...

  • Derek Newman-Stille
    Jul 09, 2018

    A gentle sort of supernatural crossed with slice-of life tale. I began, as usual, with the anime, and have followed it through all six currently extant 13-episode seasons. My local library had the e-manga, so I've just read Volume One for compare-and-contrast. As is not-uncommon, the...

    If I could, I'd give this book, and the rest of the series, a million stars. Having read at least five hundred different series of manga/manhwa of a rainbow of genres, I reach this conclusion: Natsume Yuujinchou is my favourite manga out there. Sure, the art's not mainstream, the autho...

    Natsume can see and talk to yokai (spirits, essentially) that nobody else can see, which makes him seem odd. He isn't terribly surprised to discover that he's not the first person in his family to have this ability. His grandmother could do the same, and bullied the yokai around her by...

    This was absolutely charming. There is no other way to describe it. And that last story with the sparrow? Beautiful. Absolutely stunning. This is a quirky little story that tugs at your heartstrings one minute and will have you laughing the next. It reminds me a bit of...

    LOVE! ...

    4 stars This is a re-read. Since the library had the first 14 volumes on the shelf, I decided to take them home :) I do own a few volumes of the series, but they are scattered all over my bookshelves, so it was easier to just grab what was available at the library. This is a cute...

    There isn't much to say about this book. The art-style takes a bit getting used to in my mind, especially when regarding the Yokai, but for the most part its ok. Emotional ways only one of the stories is really gripping, the other ones not so much. But as it isn't incredibly good it i...

    I admit that I watched the animated version of this series before I read. At first, I was looking for a lighthearted series that gave a kind of post-reading warm feeling, and NY was the answer unexpected. Midorikawa-sensei's simple artwork definitely works to build the right atmosph...

    3.5 stars A manga about a boy who can see yokai (spirits and demons). Even though the book consists of calm stories mostly about kindness, I liked that they had this almost melancholic atmosphere. The stories were episodic in nature, and I would've liked there to also be a longer s...

    Ah Natsume Yuujinchou... Beni bilenler bilir, tamam burada kimse bilmiyor, ok severim Natsume'yi ben... nce anime serisiyle tan??m??t?m. 8-10 ay kadar nce de mangan?n bu cildini, ar?ivime eklemi?tim, fiziksel olarak diyorum. >.< ^^' Animenin 5.sezonu gelecekken dedi...

    I?m going to be honest: I have never completed a manga before this one. It?s shocking, I know. They?re such short reads, I should have been able to complete one by now. Somehow, however, I have never managed. Therefore, the fact I managed this one says volumes about how fun it...

    First read in scanlation, then saw the fansubbed anime and now I'm willing to buy anything in a licensed version I can get. This is more episodic youkai-life than most of the series with youkai in them, it's also not as metaphysical as Mushishi, but I prefer it for the characters and t...

    A delightful premise, the kind that makes you wish you'd thought of it yourself, and even if you did, could not have pulled off half so well as Midorikawa has in Natsume's Book of Friends. Heartwarming one moment, heartbreaking the next, the story of Natsume explores themes of friendsh...

    Slow. Repetitive. Episodic. And an indescribably beautiful masterpiece. ...

    I bought the manga because I'm completely in love with the anime. It's full of warmth and love but at the same time a bit creepy and sad. Natsume is such a relatable character and I love his view on life and his efforts to stay a kind person even though he had such a horrible childhood...

    The plot in this first volume is so strong. I was really impressed with it. Yuki Midorikawa's light sketching art style adds to the atmosphere. Even though the story is episodic, it does not feel short or choppy. I teared up twice. FULL REVIEW: Rating: 5/5 I have had a nonsens...

    A fun series about a young man and his relationship with Yokai. It kind of reminds me of Card Captor Sakura. The Yokai can range from mischievous to man-eaters, but there's an inherit innocence and optimism with Natsume. Instead of exterminating them, he opens his heart to the Yokai. I...

    Carino e molto scorrevole,ma non di certo ai livelli di Noragami o Attack on titan,che personalmente considero capolavori. ...

    4/5stars this was a great intro to this series! It's really fun and definitely a unique adventure-ish story that I can see myself getting into! ...

    I feel like this could be a fabulous Miyazaki film! ...

    I have been searching for a manga that features Yokai and explores them as sympathetic monsters and Natsume?s Book of Friends does that. The Yokai are not human in their sympathetic natures and are still other-than-human in their morality and outlook on the world, but they have a bea...

  • Lissa Adamson
    Jun 18, 2018

    A gentle sort of supernatural crossed with slice-of life tale. I began, as usual, with the anime, and have followed it through all six currently extant 13-episode seasons. My local library had the e-manga, so I've just read Volume One for compare-and-contrast. As is not-uncommon, the...

    If I could, I'd give this book, and the rest of the series, a million stars. Having read at least five hundred different series of manga/manhwa of a rainbow of genres, I reach this conclusion: Natsume Yuujinchou is my favourite manga out there. Sure, the art's not mainstream, the autho...

    Natsume can see and talk to yokai (spirits, essentially) that nobody else can see, which makes him seem odd. He isn't terribly surprised to discover that he's not the first person in his family to have this ability. His grandmother could do the same, and bullied the yokai around her by...

    This was absolutely charming. There is no other way to describe it. And that last story with the sparrow? Beautiful. Absolutely stunning. This is a quirky little story that tugs at your heartstrings one minute and will have you laughing the next. It reminds me a bit of...

    LOVE! ...

    4 stars This is a re-read. Since the library had the first 14 volumes on the shelf, I decided to take them home :) I do own a few volumes of the series, but they are scattered all over my bookshelves, so it was easier to just grab what was available at the library. This is a cute...

    There isn't much to say about this book. The art-style takes a bit getting used to in my mind, especially when regarding the Yokai, but for the most part its ok. Emotional ways only one of the stories is really gripping, the other ones not so much. But as it isn't incredibly good it i...

    I admit that I watched the animated version of this series before I read. At first, I was looking for a lighthearted series that gave a kind of post-reading warm feeling, and NY was the answer unexpected. Midorikawa-sensei's simple artwork definitely works to build the right atmosph...

    3.5 stars A manga about a boy who can see yokai (spirits and demons). Even though the book consists of calm stories mostly about kindness, I liked that they had this almost melancholic atmosphere. The stories were episodic in nature, and I would've liked there to also be a longer s...

    Ah Natsume Yuujinchou... Beni bilenler bilir, tamam burada kimse bilmiyor, ok severim Natsume'yi ben... nce anime serisiyle tan??m??t?m. 8-10 ay kadar nce de mangan?n bu cildini, ar?ivime eklemi?tim, fiziksel olarak diyorum. >.< ^^' Animenin 5.sezonu gelecekken dedi...

    I?m going to be honest: I have never completed a manga before this one. It?s shocking, I know. They?re such short reads, I should have been able to complete one by now. Somehow, however, I have never managed. Therefore, the fact I managed this one says volumes about how fun it...

    First read in scanlation, then saw the fansubbed anime and now I'm willing to buy anything in a licensed version I can get. This is more episodic youkai-life than most of the series with youkai in them, it's also not as metaphysical as Mushishi, but I prefer it for the characters and t...

    A delightful premise, the kind that makes you wish you'd thought of it yourself, and even if you did, could not have pulled off half so well as Midorikawa has in Natsume's Book of Friends. Heartwarming one moment, heartbreaking the next, the story of Natsume explores themes of friendsh...

    Slow. Repetitive. Episodic. And an indescribably beautiful masterpiece. ...

    I bought the manga because I'm completely in love with the anime. It's full of warmth and love but at the same time a bit creepy and sad. Natsume is such a relatable character and I love his view on life and his efforts to stay a kind person even though he had such a horrible childhood...

    The plot in this first volume is so strong. I was really impressed with it. Yuki Midorikawa's light sketching art style adds to the atmosphere. Even though the story is episodic, it does not feel short or choppy. I teared up twice. FULL REVIEW: Rating: 5/5 I have had a nonsens...

    A fun series about a young man and his relationship with Yokai. It kind of reminds me of Card Captor Sakura. The Yokai can range from mischievous to man-eaters, but there's an inherit innocence and optimism with Natsume. Instead of exterminating them, he opens his heart to the Yokai. I...

    Carino e molto scorrevole,ma non di certo ai livelli di Noragami o Attack on titan,che personalmente considero capolavori. ...

    4/5stars this was a great intro to this series! It's really fun and definitely a unique adventure-ish story that I can see myself getting into! ...

    I feel like this could be a fabulous Miyazaki film! ...

    I have been searching for a manga that features Yokai and explores them as sympathetic monsters and Natsume?s Book of Friends does that. The Yokai are not human in their sympathetic natures and are still other-than-human in their morality and outlook on the world, but they have a bea...

    very cute series! ...

  • Hilâl
    Sep 22, 2016

    A gentle sort of supernatural crossed with slice-of life tale. I began, as usual, with the anime, and have followed it through all six currently extant 13-episode seasons. My local library had the e-manga, so I've just read Volume One for compare-and-contrast. As is not-uncommon, the...

    If I could, I'd give this book, and the rest of the series, a million stars. Having read at least five hundred different series of manga/manhwa of a rainbow of genres, I reach this conclusion: Natsume Yuujinchou is my favourite manga out there. Sure, the art's not mainstream, the autho...

    Natsume can see and talk to yokai (spirits, essentially) that nobody else can see, which makes him seem odd. He isn't terribly surprised to discover that he's not the first person in his family to have this ability. His grandmother could do the same, and bullied the yokai around her by...

    This was absolutely charming. There is no other way to describe it. And that last story with the sparrow? Beautiful. Absolutely stunning. This is a quirky little story that tugs at your heartstrings one minute and will have you laughing the next. It reminds me a bit of...

    LOVE! ...

    4 stars This is a re-read. Since the library had the first 14 volumes on the shelf, I decided to take them home :) I do own a few volumes of the series, but they are scattered all over my bookshelves, so it was easier to just grab what was available at the library. This is a cute...

    There isn't much to say about this book. The art-style takes a bit getting used to in my mind, especially when regarding the Yokai, but for the most part its ok. Emotional ways only one of the stories is really gripping, the other ones not so much. But as it isn't incredibly good it i...

    I admit that I watched the animated version of this series before I read. At first, I was looking for a lighthearted series that gave a kind of post-reading warm feeling, and NY was the answer unexpected. Midorikawa-sensei's simple artwork definitely works to build the right atmosph...

    3.5 stars A manga about a boy who can see yokai (spirits and demons). Even though the book consists of calm stories mostly about kindness, I liked that they had this almost melancholic atmosphere. The stories were episodic in nature, and I would've liked there to also be a longer s...

    Ah Natsume Yuujinchou... Beni bilenler bilir, tamam burada kimse bilmiyor, ok severim Natsume'yi ben... nce anime serisiyle tan??m??t?m. 8-10 ay kadar nce de mangan?n bu cildini, ar?ivime eklemi?tim, fiziksel olarak diyorum. >.< ^^' Animenin 5.sezonu gelecekken dedi...

  • Amy
    Jun 16, 2014

    A gentle sort of supernatural crossed with slice-of life tale. I began, as usual, with the anime, and have followed it through all six currently extant 13-episode seasons. My local library had the e-manga, so I've just read Volume One for compare-and-contrast. As is not-uncommon, the...

    If I could, I'd give this book, and the rest of the series, a million stars. Having read at least five hundred different series of manga/manhwa of a rainbow of genres, I reach this conclusion: Natsume Yuujinchou is my favourite manga out there. Sure, the art's not mainstream, the autho...

    Natsume can see and talk to yokai (spirits, essentially) that nobody else can see, which makes him seem odd. He isn't terribly surprised to discover that he's not the first person in his family to have this ability. His grandmother could do the same, and bullied the yokai around her by...

    This was absolutely charming. There is no other way to describe it. And that last story with the sparrow? Beautiful. Absolutely stunning. This is a quirky little story that tugs at your heartstrings one minute and will have you laughing the next. It reminds me a bit of...

    LOVE! ...

    4 stars This is a re-read. Since the library had the first 14 volumes on the shelf, I decided to take them home :) I do own a few volumes of the series, but they are scattered all over my bookshelves, so it was easier to just grab what was available at the library. This is a cute...

    There isn't much to say about this book. The art-style takes a bit getting used to in my mind, especially when regarding the Yokai, but for the most part its ok. Emotional ways only one of the stories is really gripping, the other ones not so much. But as it isn't incredibly good it i...

    I admit that I watched the animated version of this series before I read. At first, I was looking for a lighthearted series that gave a kind of post-reading warm feeling, and NY was the answer unexpected. Midorikawa-sensei's simple artwork definitely works to build the right atmosph...

    3.5 stars A manga about a boy who can see yokai (spirits and demons). Even though the book consists of calm stories mostly about kindness, I liked that they had this almost melancholic atmosphere. The stories were episodic in nature, and I would've liked there to also be a longer s...

    Ah Natsume Yuujinchou... Beni bilenler bilir, tamam burada kimse bilmiyor, ok severim Natsume'yi ben... nce anime serisiyle tan??m??t?m. 8-10 ay kadar nce de mangan?n bu cildini, ar?ivime eklemi?tim, fiziksel olarak diyorum. >.< ^^' Animenin 5.sezonu gelecekken dedi...

    I?m going to be honest: I have never completed a manga before this one. It?s shocking, I know. They?re such short reads, I should have been able to complete one by now. Somehow, however, I have never managed. Therefore, the fact I managed this one says volumes about how fun it...

    First read in scanlation, then saw the fansubbed anime and now I'm willing to buy anything in a licensed version I can get. This is more episodic youkai-life than most of the series with youkai in them, it's also not as metaphysical as Mushishi, but I prefer it for the characters and t...

    A delightful premise, the kind that makes you wish you'd thought of it yourself, and even if you did, could not have pulled off half so well as Midorikawa has in Natsume's Book of Friends. Heartwarming one moment, heartbreaking the next, the story of Natsume explores themes of friendsh...

    Slow. Repetitive. Episodic. And an indescribably beautiful masterpiece. ...

    I bought the manga because I'm completely in love with the anime. It's full of warmth and love but at the same time a bit creepy and sad. Natsume is such a relatable character and I love his view on life and his efforts to stay a kind person even though he had such a horrible childhood...

    The plot in this first volume is so strong. I was really impressed with it. Yuki Midorikawa's light sketching art style adds to the atmosphere. Even though the story is episodic, it does not feel short or choppy. I teared up twice. FULL REVIEW: Rating: 5/5 I have had a nonsens...

    A fun series about a young man and his relationship with Yokai. It kind of reminds me of Card Captor Sakura. The Yokai can range from mischievous to man-eaters, but there's an inherit innocence and optimism with Natsume. Instead of exterminating them, he opens his heart to the Yokai. I...

    Carino e molto scorrevole,ma non di certo ai livelli di Noragami o Attack on titan,che personalmente considero capolavori. ...

    4/5stars this was a great intro to this series! It's really fun and definitely a unique adventure-ish story that I can see myself getting into! ...

    I feel like this could be a fabulous Miyazaki film! ...

    I have been searching for a manga that features Yokai and explores them as sympathetic monsters and Natsume?s Book of Friends does that. The Yokai are not human in their sympathetic natures and are still other-than-human in their morality and outlook on the world, but they have a bea...

    very cute series! ...

    ????? ?????? ?????? - ?????????? ??????? ??????. ??????? ?????? ???????, ??????????? ??????, ???????? ? ?????????? ?????. ? ???????????? ???????????. ? ????...

    Natsume's Book of Friends volume 1 by Yuki Midorikawa, translated by Lillian Olsen, published 2010. Modern fantasy. Comics, manga. Grades 7-10. Found via School Library Journal, reviewed by Karen Alexander. Takashi Natsume is a boy who's never fit in because he can see y...

    (akhirna saya memasukkan manga ke rak GR saya :p) FAVORIT~~~ ??? SAYA IRI KEPADA Midorikawa-Sensei karena beliau bisa membuat cerita selembut ini! >A< Beliau berhasil membuat saya SELALU nangis baca Natsume! ;w; #padahal emang dasarnya cengeng Natsume Yuujinchou dan ka...

    I really wish I could put into words what it is about this series that makes me love it. If I look at it objectively, the writing is nothing special. You know what's going to happen, more or less. The character development is slow and sometimes clunky and doesn't always make sense. The...

    ~~~ Review 9 Oktober 2015 ~~~ baca ulang untuk yang kesekian kalinya fu fu fu. Sukaaa sekali sama komik ini, membuat hati menjadi nyaman dan tenang. Walaupun gambar Natsume-nya gantengan dianimenya hi hi. Satu hal yang tidak kusuka dari komik ini yaitu setiap masuk bab baru kemam...

    Yes, Natsume Takashi sees yokai. The ability actually leaves him rather lonely and ostracized. A strange legacy left behind by his mysterious grandmother, encourages him not only to help set yokai free, but along the way he learns to open himself up and build relationships with humans ...

    At first, the story reminds me of Kekkaishi and XXXholic, but then, to think again, it actually about acceptance, having people(or yokai... or whatever) as family and friends and a place to be called home, a place you can always come back. Read Vol 1 - 15. Loving it so far. Looks li...

    This is a solid 4-star volume, even though the art-style is a bit wonky at first, but I love the message that the mangaka brought out. The relationship between Natsume and the spirit world has changed since he found nyanko-sensei and the book of friends. I love it a lot. It's a slice o...

  • Eric Seal
    Jul 06, 2015

    A gentle sort of supernatural crossed with slice-of life tale. I began, as usual, with the anime, and have followed it through all six currently extant 13-episode seasons. My local library had the e-manga, so I've just read Volume One for compare-and-contrast. As is not-uncommon, the...

    If I could, I'd give this book, and the rest of the series, a million stars. Having read at least five hundred different series of manga/manhwa of a rainbow of genres, I reach this conclusion: Natsume Yuujinchou is my favourite manga out there. Sure, the art's not mainstream, the autho...

    Natsume can see and talk to yokai (spirits, essentially) that nobody else can see, which makes him seem odd. He isn't terribly surprised to discover that he's not the first person in his family to have this ability. His grandmother could do the same, and bullied the yokai around her by...

    This was absolutely charming. There is no other way to describe it. And that last story with the sparrow? Beautiful. Absolutely stunning. This is a quirky little story that tugs at your heartstrings one minute and will have you laughing the next. It reminds me a bit of...

    LOVE! ...

    4 stars This is a re-read. Since the library had the first 14 volumes on the shelf, I decided to take them home :) I do own a few volumes of the series, but they are scattered all over my bookshelves, so it was easier to just grab what was available at the library. This is a cute...

    There isn't much to say about this book. The art-style takes a bit getting used to in my mind, especially when regarding the Yokai, but for the most part its ok. Emotional ways only one of the stories is really gripping, the other ones not so much. But as it isn't incredibly good it i...

    I admit that I watched the animated version of this series before I read. At first, I was looking for a lighthearted series that gave a kind of post-reading warm feeling, and NY was the answer unexpected. Midorikawa-sensei's simple artwork definitely works to build the right atmosph...

    3.5 stars A manga about a boy who can see yokai (spirits and demons). Even though the book consists of calm stories mostly about kindness, I liked that they had this almost melancholic atmosphere. The stories were episodic in nature, and I would've liked there to also be a longer s...

    Ah Natsume Yuujinchou... Beni bilenler bilir, tamam burada kimse bilmiyor, ok severim Natsume'yi ben... nce anime serisiyle tan??m??t?m. 8-10 ay kadar nce de mangan?n bu cildini, ar?ivime eklemi?tim, fiziksel olarak diyorum. >.< ^^' Animenin 5.sezonu gelecekken dedi...

    I?m going to be honest: I have never completed a manga before this one. It?s shocking, I know. They?re such short reads, I should have been able to complete one by now. Somehow, however, I have never managed. Therefore, the fact I managed this one says volumes about how fun it...

    First read in scanlation, then saw the fansubbed anime and now I'm willing to buy anything in a licensed version I can get. This is more episodic youkai-life than most of the series with youkai in them, it's also not as metaphysical as Mushishi, but I prefer it for the characters and t...

    A delightful premise, the kind that makes you wish you'd thought of it yourself, and even if you did, could not have pulled off half so well as Midorikawa has in Natsume's Book of Friends. Heartwarming one moment, heartbreaking the next, the story of Natsume explores themes of friendsh...

  • Kate
    Jan 29, 2018

    A gentle sort of supernatural crossed with slice-of life tale. I began, as usual, with the anime, and have followed it through all six currently extant 13-episode seasons. My local library had the e-manga, so I've just read Volume One for compare-and-contrast. As is not-uncommon, the...

    If I could, I'd give this book, and the rest of the series, a million stars. Having read at least five hundred different series of manga/manhwa of a rainbow of genres, I reach this conclusion: Natsume Yuujinchou is my favourite manga out there. Sure, the art's not mainstream, the autho...

    Natsume can see and talk to yokai (spirits, essentially) that nobody else can see, which makes him seem odd. He isn't terribly surprised to discover that he's not the first person in his family to have this ability. His grandmother could do the same, and bullied the yokai around her by...

    This was absolutely charming. There is no other way to describe it. And that last story with the sparrow? Beautiful. Absolutely stunning. This is a quirky little story that tugs at your heartstrings one minute and will have you laughing the next. It reminds me a bit of...

    LOVE! ...

    4 stars This is a re-read. Since the library had the first 14 volumes on the shelf, I decided to take them home :) I do own a few volumes of the series, but they are scattered all over my bookshelves, so it was easier to just grab what was available at the library. This is a cute...

    There isn't much to say about this book. The art-style takes a bit getting used to in my mind, especially when regarding the Yokai, but for the most part its ok. Emotional ways only one of the stories is really gripping, the other ones not so much. But as it isn't incredibly good it i...

    I admit that I watched the animated version of this series before I read. At first, I was looking for a lighthearted series that gave a kind of post-reading warm feeling, and NY was the answer unexpected. Midorikawa-sensei's simple artwork definitely works to build the right atmosph...

    3.5 stars A manga about a boy who can see yokai (spirits and demons). Even though the book consists of calm stories mostly about kindness, I liked that they had this almost melancholic atmosphere. The stories were episodic in nature, and I would've liked there to also be a longer s...

    Ah Natsume Yuujinchou... Beni bilenler bilir, tamam burada kimse bilmiyor, ok severim Natsume'yi ben... nce anime serisiyle tan??m??t?m. 8-10 ay kadar nce de mangan?n bu cildini, ar?ivime eklemi?tim, fiziksel olarak diyorum. >.< ^^' Animenin 5.sezonu gelecekken dedi...

    I?m going to be honest: I have never completed a manga before this one. It?s shocking, I know. They?re such short reads, I should have been able to complete one by now. Somehow, however, I have never managed. Therefore, the fact I managed this one says volumes about how fun it...

    First read in scanlation, then saw the fansubbed anime and now I'm willing to buy anything in a licensed version I can get. This is more episodic youkai-life than most of the series with youkai in them, it's also not as metaphysical as Mushishi, but I prefer it for the characters and t...

    A delightful premise, the kind that makes you wish you'd thought of it yourself, and even if you did, could not have pulled off half so well as Midorikawa has in Natsume's Book of Friends. Heartwarming one moment, heartbreaking the next, the story of Natsume explores themes of friendsh...

    Slow. Repetitive. Episodic. And an indescribably beautiful masterpiece. ...

    I bought the manga because I'm completely in love with the anime. It's full of warmth and love but at the same time a bit creepy and sad. Natsume is such a relatable character and I love his view on life and his efforts to stay a kind person even though he had such a horrible childhood...

    The plot in this first volume is so strong. I was really impressed with it. Yuki Midorikawa's light sketching art style adds to the atmosphere. Even though the story is episodic, it does not feel short or choppy. I teared up twice. FULL REVIEW: Rating: 5/5 I have had a nonsens...

    A fun series about a young man and his relationship with Yokai. It kind of reminds me of Card Captor Sakura. The Yokai can range from mischievous to man-eaters, but there's an inherit innocence and optimism with Natsume. Instead of exterminating them, he opens his heart to the Yokai. I...

    Carino e molto scorrevole,ma non di certo ai livelli di Noragami o Attack on titan,che personalmente considero capolavori. ...

    4/5stars this was a great intro to this series! It's really fun and definitely a unique adventure-ish story that I can see myself getting into! ...

  • Ken Yuen
    Jun 28, 2017

    A gentle sort of supernatural crossed with slice-of life tale. I began, as usual, with the anime, and have followed it through all six currently extant 13-episode seasons. My local library had the e-manga, so I've just read Volume One for compare-and-contrast. As is not-uncommon, the...

    If I could, I'd give this book, and the rest of the series, a million stars. Having read at least five hundred different series of manga/manhwa of a rainbow of genres, I reach this conclusion: Natsume Yuujinchou is my favourite manga out there. Sure, the art's not mainstream, the autho...

    Natsume can see and talk to yokai (spirits, essentially) that nobody else can see, which makes him seem odd. He isn't terribly surprised to discover that he's not the first person in his family to have this ability. His grandmother could do the same, and bullied the yokai around her by...

    This was absolutely charming. There is no other way to describe it. And that last story with the sparrow? Beautiful. Absolutely stunning. This is a quirky little story that tugs at your heartstrings one minute and will have you laughing the next. It reminds me a bit of...

    LOVE! ...

    4 stars This is a re-read. Since the library had the first 14 volumes on the shelf, I decided to take them home :) I do own a few volumes of the series, but they are scattered all over my bookshelves, so it was easier to just grab what was available at the library. This is a cute...

    There isn't much to say about this book. The art-style takes a bit getting used to in my mind, especially when regarding the Yokai, but for the most part its ok. Emotional ways only one of the stories is really gripping, the other ones not so much. But as it isn't incredibly good it i...

    I admit that I watched the animated version of this series before I read. At first, I was looking for a lighthearted series that gave a kind of post-reading warm feeling, and NY was the answer unexpected. Midorikawa-sensei's simple artwork definitely works to build the right atmosph...

    3.5 stars A manga about a boy who can see yokai (spirits and demons). Even though the book consists of calm stories mostly about kindness, I liked that they had this almost melancholic atmosphere. The stories were episodic in nature, and I would've liked there to also be a longer s...

    Ah Natsume Yuujinchou... Beni bilenler bilir, tamam burada kimse bilmiyor, ok severim Natsume'yi ben... nce anime serisiyle tan??m??t?m. 8-10 ay kadar nce de mangan?n bu cildini, ar?ivime eklemi?tim, fiziksel olarak diyorum. >.< ^^' Animenin 5.sezonu gelecekken dedi...

    I?m going to be honest: I have never completed a manga before this one. It?s shocking, I know. They?re such short reads, I should have been able to complete one by now. Somehow, however, I have never managed. Therefore, the fact I managed this one says volumes about how fun it...

    First read in scanlation, then saw the fansubbed anime and now I'm willing to buy anything in a licensed version I can get. This is more episodic youkai-life than most of the series with youkai in them, it's also not as metaphysical as Mushishi, but I prefer it for the characters and t...

    A delightful premise, the kind that makes you wish you'd thought of it yourself, and even if you did, could not have pulled off half so well as Midorikawa has in Natsume's Book of Friends. Heartwarming one moment, heartbreaking the next, the story of Natsume explores themes of friendsh...

    Slow. Repetitive. Episodic. And an indescribably beautiful masterpiece. ...

    I bought the manga because I'm completely in love with the anime. It's full of warmth and love but at the same time a bit creepy and sad. Natsume is such a relatable character and I love his view on life and his efforts to stay a kind person even though he had such a horrible childhood...

    The plot in this first volume is so strong. I was really impressed with it. Yuki Midorikawa's light sketching art style adds to the atmosphere. Even though the story is episodic, it does not feel short or choppy. I teared up twice. FULL REVIEW: Rating: 5/5 I have had a nonsens...

    A fun series about a young man and his relationship with Yokai. It kind of reminds me of Card Captor Sakura. The Yokai can range from mischievous to man-eaters, but there's an inherit innocence and optimism with Natsume. Instead of exterminating them, he opens his heart to the Yokai. I...

  • Aravena
    Oct 06, 2016

    A gentle sort of supernatural crossed with slice-of life tale. I began, as usual, with the anime, and have followed it through all six currently extant 13-episode seasons. My local library had the e-manga, so I've just read Volume One for compare-and-contrast. As is not-uncommon, the...

    If I could, I'd give this book, and the rest of the series, a million stars. Having read at least five hundred different series of manga/manhwa of a rainbow of genres, I reach this conclusion: Natsume Yuujinchou is my favourite manga out there. Sure, the art's not mainstream, the autho...

    Natsume can see and talk to yokai (spirits, essentially) that nobody else can see, which makes him seem odd. He isn't terribly surprised to discover that he's not the first person in his family to have this ability. His grandmother could do the same, and bullied the yokai around her by...

    This was absolutely charming. There is no other way to describe it. And that last story with the sparrow? Beautiful. Absolutely stunning. This is a quirky little story that tugs at your heartstrings one minute and will have you laughing the next. It reminds me a bit of...

    LOVE! ...

    4 stars This is a re-read. Since the library had the first 14 volumes on the shelf, I decided to take them home :) I do own a few volumes of the series, but they are scattered all over my bookshelves, so it was easier to just grab what was available at the library. This is a cute...

    There isn't much to say about this book. The art-style takes a bit getting used to in my mind, especially when regarding the Yokai, but for the most part its ok. Emotional ways only one of the stories is really gripping, the other ones not so much. But as it isn't incredibly good it i...

    I admit that I watched the animated version of this series before I read. At first, I was looking for a lighthearted series that gave a kind of post-reading warm feeling, and NY was the answer unexpected. Midorikawa-sensei's simple artwork definitely works to build the right atmosph...

    3.5 stars A manga about a boy who can see yokai (spirits and demons). Even though the book consists of calm stories mostly about kindness, I liked that they had this almost melancholic atmosphere. The stories were episodic in nature, and I would've liked there to also be a longer s...

    Ah Natsume Yuujinchou... Beni bilenler bilir, tamam burada kimse bilmiyor, ok severim Natsume'yi ben... nce anime serisiyle tan??m??t?m. 8-10 ay kadar nce de mangan?n bu cildini, ar?ivime eklemi?tim, fiziksel olarak diyorum. >.< ^^' Animenin 5.sezonu gelecekken dedi...

    I?m going to be honest: I have never completed a manga before this one. It?s shocking, I know. They?re such short reads, I should have been able to complete one by now. Somehow, however, I have never managed. Therefore, the fact I managed this one says volumes about how fun it...

    First read in scanlation, then saw the fansubbed anime and now I'm willing to buy anything in a licensed version I can get. This is more episodic youkai-life than most of the series with youkai in them, it's also not as metaphysical as Mushishi, but I prefer it for the characters and t...

    A delightful premise, the kind that makes you wish you'd thought of it yourself, and even if you did, could not have pulled off half so well as Midorikawa has in Natsume's Book of Friends. Heartwarming one moment, heartbreaking the next, the story of Natsume explores themes of friendsh...

    Slow. Repetitive. Episodic. And an indescribably beautiful masterpiece. ...

  • Siobhan
    May 07, 2016

    A gentle sort of supernatural crossed with slice-of life tale. I began, as usual, with the anime, and have followed it through all six currently extant 13-episode seasons. My local library had the e-manga, so I've just read Volume One for compare-and-contrast. As is not-uncommon, the...

    If I could, I'd give this book, and the rest of the series, a million stars. Having read at least five hundred different series of manga/manhwa of a rainbow of genres, I reach this conclusion: Natsume Yuujinchou is my favourite manga out there. Sure, the art's not mainstream, the autho...

    Natsume can see and talk to yokai (spirits, essentially) that nobody else can see, which makes him seem odd. He isn't terribly surprised to discover that he's not the first person in his family to have this ability. His grandmother could do the same, and bullied the yokai around her by...

    This was absolutely charming. There is no other way to describe it. And that last story with the sparrow? Beautiful. Absolutely stunning. This is a quirky little story that tugs at your heartstrings one minute and will have you laughing the next. It reminds me a bit of...

    LOVE! ...

    4 stars This is a re-read. Since the library had the first 14 volumes on the shelf, I decided to take them home :) I do own a few volumes of the series, but they are scattered all over my bookshelves, so it was easier to just grab what was available at the library. This is a cute...

    There isn't much to say about this book. The art-style takes a bit getting used to in my mind, especially when regarding the Yokai, but for the most part its ok. Emotional ways only one of the stories is really gripping, the other ones not so much. But as it isn't incredibly good it i...

    I admit that I watched the animated version of this series before I read. At first, I was looking for a lighthearted series that gave a kind of post-reading warm feeling, and NY was the answer unexpected. Midorikawa-sensei's simple artwork definitely works to build the right atmosph...

    3.5 stars A manga about a boy who can see yokai (spirits and demons). Even though the book consists of calm stories mostly about kindness, I liked that they had this almost melancholic atmosphere. The stories were episodic in nature, and I would've liked there to also be a longer s...

    Ah Natsume Yuujinchou... Beni bilenler bilir, tamam burada kimse bilmiyor, ok severim Natsume'yi ben... nce anime serisiyle tan??m??t?m. 8-10 ay kadar nce de mangan?n bu cildini, ar?ivime eklemi?tim, fiziksel olarak diyorum. >.< ^^' Animenin 5.sezonu gelecekken dedi...

    I?m going to be honest: I have never completed a manga before this one. It?s shocking, I know. They?re such short reads, I should have been able to complete one by now. Somehow, however, I have never managed. Therefore, the fact I managed this one says volumes about how fun it...

  • Amanda at Nerdification Reviews
    Mar 01, 2017

    A gentle sort of supernatural crossed with slice-of life tale. I began, as usual, with the anime, and have followed it through all six currently extant 13-episode seasons. My local library had the e-manga, so I've just read Volume One for compare-and-contrast. As is not-uncommon, the...

    If I could, I'd give this book, and the rest of the series, a million stars. Having read at least five hundred different series of manga/manhwa of a rainbow of genres, I reach this conclusion: Natsume Yuujinchou is my favourite manga out there. Sure, the art's not mainstream, the autho...

    Natsume can see and talk to yokai (spirits, essentially) that nobody else can see, which makes him seem odd. He isn't terribly surprised to discover that he's not the first person in his family to have this ability. His grandmother could do the same, and bullied the yokai around her by...

    This was absolutely charming. There is no other way to describe it. And that last story with the sparrow? Beautiful. Absolutely stunning. This is a quirky little story that tugs at your heartstrings one minute and will have you laughing the next. It reminds me a bit of...

    LOVE! ...

    4 stars This is a re-read. Since the library had the first 14 volumes on the shelf, I decided to take them home :) I do own a few volumes of the series, but they are scattered all over my bookshelves, so it was easier to just grab what was available at the library. This is a cute...

    There isn't much to say about this book. The art-style takes a bit getting used to in my mind, especially when regarding the Yokai, but for the most part its ok. Emotional ways only one of the stories is really gripping, the other ones not so much. But as it isn't incredibly good it i...

    I admit that I watched the animated version of this series before I read. At first, I was looking for a lighthearted series that gave a kind of post-reading warm feeling, and NY was the answer unexpected. Midorikawa-sensei's simple artwork definitely works to build the right atmosph...

    3.5 stars A manga about a boy who can see yokai (spirits and demons). Even though the book consists of calm stories mostly about kindness, I liked that they had this almost melancholic atmosphere. The stories were episodic in nature, and I would've liked there to also be a longer s...

    Ah Natsume Yuujinchou... Beni bilenler bilir, tamam burada kimse bilmiyor, ok severim Natsume'yi ben... nce anime serisiyle tan??m??t?m. 8-10 ay kadar nce de mangan?n bu cildini, ar?ivime eklemi?tim, fiziksel olarak diyorum. >.< ^^' Animenin 5.sezonu gelecekken dedi...

    I?m going to be honest: I have never completed a manga before this one. It?s shocking, I know. They?re such short reads, I should have been able to complete one by now. Somehow, however, I have never managed. Therefore, the fact I managed this one says volumes about how fun it...

    First read in scanlation, then saw the fansubbed anime and now I'm willing to buy anything in a licensed version I can get. This is more episodic youkai-life than most of the series with youkai in them, it's also not as metaphysical as Mushishi, but I prefer it for the characters and t...

    A delightful premise, the kind that makes you wish you'd thought of it yourself, and even if you did, could not have pulled off half so well as Midorikawa has in Natsume's Book of Friends. Heartwarming one moment, heartbreaking the next, the story of Natsume explores themes of friendsh...

    Slow. Repetitive. Episodic. And an indescribably beautiful masterpiece. ...

    I bought the manga because I'm completely in love with the anime. It's full of warmth and love but at the same time a bit creepy and sad. Natsume is such a relatable character and I love his view on life and his efforts to stay a kind person even though he had such a horrible childhood...

    The plot in this first volume is so strong. I was really impressed with it. Yuki Midorikawa's light sketching art style adds to the atmosphere. Even though the story is episodic, it does not feel short or choppy. I teared up twice. FULL REVIEW: Rating: 5/5 I have had a nonsens...

  • Silvi
    Feb 10, 2017

    A gentle sort of supernatural crossed with slice-of life tale. I began, as usual, with the anime, and have followed it through all six currently extant 13-episode seasons. My local library had the e-manga, so I've just read Volume One for compare-and-contrast. As is not-uncommon, the...

    If I could, I'd give this book, and the rest of the series, a million stars. Having read at least five hundred different series of manga/manhwa of a rainbow of genres, I reach this conclusion: Natsume Yuujinchou is my favourite manga out there. Sure, the art's not mainstream, the autho...

    Natsume can see and talk to yokai (spirits, essentially) that nobody else can see, which makes him seem odd. He isn't terribly surprised to discover that he's not the first person in his family to have this ability. His grandmother could do the same, and bullied the yokai around her by...

    This was absolutely charming. There is no other way to describe it. And that last story with the sparrow? Beautiful. Absolutely stunning. This is a quirky little story that tugs at your heartstrings one minute and will have you laughing the next. It reminds me a bit of...

    LOVE! ...

    4 stars This is a re-read. Since the library had the first 14 volumes on the shelf, I decided to take them home :) I do own a few volumes of the series, but they are scattered all over my bookshelves, so it was easier to just grab what was available at the library. This is a cute...

    There isn't much to say about this book. The art-style takes a bit getting used to in my mind, especially when regarding the Yokai, but for the most part its ok. Emotional ways only one of the stories is really gripping, the other ones not so much. But as it isn't incredibly good it i...

    I admit that I watched the animated version of this series before I read. At first, I was looking for a lighthearted series that gave a kind of post-reading warm feeling, and NY was the answer unexpected. Midorikawa-sensei's simple artwork definitely works to build the right atmosph...

    3.5 stars A manga about a boy who can see yokai (spirits and demons). Even though the book consists of calm stories mostly about kindness, I liked that they had this almost melancholic atmosphere. The stories were episodic in nature, and I would've liked there to also be a longer s...

    Ah Natsume Yuujinchou... Beni bilenler bilir, tamam burada kimse bilmiyor, ok severim Natsume'yi ben... nce anime serisiyle tan??m??t?m. 8-10 ay kadar nce de mangan?n bu cildini, ar?ivime eklemi?tim, fiziksel olarak diyorum. >.< ^^' Animenin 5.sezonu gelecekken dedi...

    I?m going to be honest: I have never completed a manga before this one. It?s shocking, I know. They?re such short reads, I should have been able to complete one by now. Somehow, however, I have never managed. Therefore, the fact I managed this one says volumes about how fun it...

    First read in scanlation, then saw the fansubbed anime and now I'm willing to buy anything in a licensed version I can get. This is more episodic youkai-life than most of the series with youkai in them, it's also not as metaphysical as Mushishi, but I prefer it for the characters and t...

    A delightful premise, the kind that makes you wish you'd thought of it yourself, and even if you did, could not have pulled off half so well as Midorikawa has in Natsume's Book of Friends. Heartwarming one moment, heartbreaking the next, the story of Natsume explores themes of friendsh...

    Slow. Repetitive. Episodic. And an indescribably beautiful masterpiece. ...

    I bought the manga because I'm completely in love with the anime. It's full of warmth and love but at the same time a bit creepy and sad. Natsume is such a relatable character and I love his view on life and his efforts to stay a kind person even though he had such a horrible childhood...

  • Manu Db
    Oct 30, 2017

    A gentle sort of supernatural crossed with slice-of life tale. I began, as usual, with the anime, and have followed it through all six currently extant 13-episode seasons. My local library had the e-manga, so I've just read Volume One for compare-and-contrast. As is not-uncommon, the...

    If I could, I'd give this book, and the rest of the series, a million stars. Having read at least five hundred different series of manga/manhwa of a rainbow of genres, I reach this conclusion: Natsume Yuujinchou is my favourite manga out there. Sure, the art's not mainstream, the autho...

    Natsume can see and talk to yokai (spirits, essentially) that nobody else can see, which makes him seem odd. He isn't terribly surprised to discover that he's not the first person in his family to have this ability. His grandmother could do the same, and bullied the yokai around her by...

    This was absolutely charming. There is no other way to describe it. And that last story with the sparrow? Beautiful. Absolutely stunning. This is a quirky little story that tugs at your heartstrings one minute and will have you laughing the next. It reminds me a bit of...

    LOVE! ...

    4 stars This is a re-read. Since the library had the first 14 volumes on the shelf, I decided to take them home :) I do own a few volumes of the series, but they are scattered all over my bookshelves, so it was easier to just grab what was available at the library. This is a cute...

    There isn't much to say about this book. The art-style takes a bit getting used to in my mind, especially when regarding the Yokai, but for the most part its ok. Emotional ways only one of the stories is really gripping, the other ones not so much. But as it isn't incredibly good it i...

    I admit that I watched the animated version of this series before I read. At first, I was looking for a lighthearted series that gave a kind of post-reading warm feeling, and NY was the answer unexpected. Midorikawa-sensei's simple artwork definitely works to build the right atmosph...

    3.5 stars A manga about a boy who can see yokai (spirits and demons). Even though the book consists of calm stories mostly about kindness, I liked that they had this almost melancholic atmosphere. The stories were episodic in nature, and I would've liked there to also be a longer s...

    Ah Natsume Yuujinchou... Beni bilenler bilir, tamam burada kimse bilmiyor, ok severim Natsume'yi ben... nce anime serisiyle tan??m??t?m. 8-10 ay kadar nce de mangan?n bu cildini, ar?ivime eklemi?tim, fiziksel olarak diyorum. >.< ^^' Animenin 5.sezonu gelecekken dedi...

    I?m going to be honest: I have never completed a manga before this one. It?s shocking, I know. They?re such short reads, I should have been able to complete one by now. Somehow, however, I have never managed. Therefore, the fact I managed this one says volumes about how fun it...

    First read in scanlation, then saw the fansubbed anime and now I'm willing to buy anything in a licensed version I can get. This is more episodic youkai-life than most of the series with youkai in them, it's also not as metaphysical as Mushishi, but I prefer it for the characters and t...

    A delightful premise, the kind that makes you wish you'd thought of it yourself, and even if you did, could not have pulled off half so well as Midorikawa has in Natsume's Book of Friends. Heartwarming one moment, heartbreaking the next, the story of Natsume explores themes of friendsh...

    Slow. Repetitive. Episodic. And an indescribably beautiful masterpiece. ...

    I bought the manga because I'm completely in love with the anime. It's full of warmth and love but at the same time a bit creepy and sad. Natsume is such a relatable character and I love his view on life and his efforts to stay a kind person even though he had such a horrible childhood...

    The plot in this first volume is so strong. I was really impressed with it. Yuki Midorikawa's light sketching art style adds to the atmosphere. Even though the story is episodic, it does not feel short or choppy. I teared up twice. FULL REVIEW: Rating: 5/5 I have had a nonsens...

    A fun series about a young man and his relationship with Yokai. It kind of reminds me of Card Captor Sakura. The Yokai can range from mischievous to man-eaters, but there's an inherit innocence and optimism with Natsume. Instead of exterminating them, he opens his heart to the Yokai. I...

    Carino e molto scorrevole,ma non di certo ai livelli di Noragami o Attack on titan,che personalmente considero capolavori. ...