Without parents and a loving home, and constantly being hunted by hostile, merciless youkai, Natsume is looking for solace—a place where he belongs. However, his only companion is a self-proclaimed bodyguard named Madara. Fondly referred to as Nyanko-sensei, Madara is a mysterious, pint-sized feline spirit who has his own reasons for sticking with the boy.
Based on the critically acclaimed manga by Yuki Midorikawa, Natsume Yuujinchou is an unconventional and supernatural slice-of-life series that follows Natsume as he, with his infamous protector Madara, endeavors to free the spirits bound by his grandmother's contract.
English: Natsume's Book of Friends
Synonyms: Natsume Yujincho, Natsume Yujin-cho
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 08, 2008 to Sep 30, 2008
Season: Summer 2008
Studio: Brain's Base
Duration: 24 minutes