Natsume's Book of Friends, Volume 1 [NOOK Book]

Overview

When Reiko was Takashi's age, she bound the names of demons and spirits in her Book of Friends, enslaving them to her capricious whim. Now Takashi is the owner of the book, and the creatures will do anything to get their names back.
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Natsume's Book of Friends, Volume 1

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Overview

When Reiko was Takashi's age, she bound the names of demons and spirits in her Book of Friends, enslaving them to her capricious whim. Now Takashi is the owner of the book, and the creatures will do anything to get their names back.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—What appears to be a demon vs. boy story turns out to be a tame tale rich in Japanese folklore. Natsume has always been able to see the supernatural, but now the Yokai spirits and demons have been pestering him because his grandmother has trapped the creatures in "the book of friends" and they want to be released. Natsume makes a deal with Nyanko, a demon trapped in a Beckoning Cat sculpture, and agrees to help release the "Friends." If Natsume dies during the course of the venture, Nyanko will gain control of the book. Stand-alone chapters allow for the development of several supernatural beings. Natsume does not make friends easily at his new school but eventually meets Tanuma, who also has paranormal ability. This friendship, along with wondering who will gain control of the book, will keep readers interested in the series. The pace is slow at times, but the introduction of new characters will hold readers' interest. The black-and-white artwork has light lines that will cause readers to look carefully and pay attention to the action and drama of the story. Endnotes and short chapter summaries help them understand it.—Karen Alexander, Lake Fenton High School, Linden, MI
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421544021
  • Publisher: VIZ Media
  • Publication date: 10/30/2012
  • Series: Natsume's Book of Friends Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: VIZ Rating: T
  • Sales rank: 450,981
  • File size: 57 MB
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Meet the Author

Yuki Midorikawa is the creator of the Manga Taisho nominated series Natsume’s Book of Friends. Her other titles published in Japan include Hotarubi no Mori e (Into the Forest of Fireflies), Hiiro no Isu (The Scarlet Chair), and Akaku Sake Ko (The Voice that Blooms Red).

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

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    I enjoyed this title very very much...

    ... after watching the anime, I was already in love with the characters. I loved the story and was just waiting patiently for this release in book format. I must admit the art isn't my favorite, but everything else makes up for it. It is such a deep, touching story, actually, collection of stories, focused on the main characters, but standing on their own as each chapter begins and ends, standing alone in its own right. My favorite stories in this volume are the one about the Rain God and the one about the Swallow. I can't wait for the next volume to be released!!! :D I have never found a title like this and it's very difficult to categorize and find something "like" it...

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2012

    A wonderful work that introduces the reader to the world of Nats

    A wonderful work that introduces the reader to the world of Natsume and, well, his friends. Midorikawa creates a unique atmosphere, and each volume is better than the last. I highly recommend reading this if you are looking for something wholly unique. The best way I can describe this series is, "Beautiful."

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    I loved this manga

    I really like getting mangas on the nook because its inexpensive and fun. I had just finished reading the death note series and I found this and it just looked amazing! It was too. If you havn't already seen the anime, you should read the manga first because its amazing!

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    Posted May 8, 2012

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