Natsume Yuujinchou

Natsume’s Book of Friends. I always have a hard time pinpointing my favorite anything … because it always depends. I don’t have a single favorite book, but I can narrow down my favorites within a genre (eg. my favorite book with dragons in it or my current favorite investigative duo). I don’t have a favorite song, because what I want to listen to depends entirely on my mood. I also don’t have a favorite character (of my own). People ask me this a lot, actually. And I have a pat answer: “The one I’m writing now.” Which means today … it’s Mikoto. ::twinkle::

But if I were backed into a corner and someone demanded that I declare a favorite anime, I’d definitely (probably) have to say Natsume Yuujinchou. It’s slice-of-life with a paranormal twist, about a boy who can see youkai. I have been collecting the manga, but it’s the anime that first won my heart. From the first, I knew I’d found a kindred spirit. There’s a soothing ambiance, emotional depth, unexpected friendships, heartwarming moments, and deepening ties. I love its gentleness. If you can find them where you watch anime, there are currently six seasons of Natsume’s Book of Friends. And the newest volume (24) of the manga just released (yesterday!) in the US. Highly recommended.

Natsume Yuujinchou

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