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Natsume Yūjin-Chō Manga to be Animated for TV (Updated)

posted on 2008-02-22 10:00 EST
Shōjo title about boy who inherits book that binds ghosts by contract

The April issue (released on February 23) of Hakusensha's LaLa shōjo magazine has announced in its next-issue preview that Yuki Midorikawa's Natsume Yūjin-Chō (Natsume's Book of Friends) ghost-story manga will be animated for television. The manga began in LaLa magazine in 2005, and the fifth volume of the manga will be released in Japan on March 5.

The story revolves around Natsume, a boy who has been able to see ghosts since he was little. Unfortunately, humans shun him, and there is not much fondness between him and ghosts either. One day, he inherits a Yūjin-Chō ("Book of Friends") from his grandmother. The book is actually full of contracts that his grandmother made to trap ghosts. As one ghost after another shows up, Natsume tries to release or help them — even while many of them seek vengeance on him.

Update: Direct link to the magazine's next-issue preview added. Thanks, dormcat.


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