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Natsume's Book of Friends, Vol. 2 (Natsume's Book of Friends #2)

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Most books just describe the supernatural. This one brings it.

R to L (Japanese Style). Most books just describe the supernatural. This one brings it. Much to his surprise, Takashi is settling into his new home. He's even making friends at school. So when some of the other kids invite him to a test of courage at the old abandoned high school, he joins in despite his reserva
Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 6th 2010 by VIZ Media LLC (first published August 5th 2006)
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Jan 31, 2014 Angel rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, fantasy
The atmosphere of Book of a Friends is so peaceful and gentle, making a very delightful read.

In this volume the mangaka tested out several ideas relating to the yokai and Natsume's relationship. Perhaps not plot twists as such (seeing as this is an episodic manga) but ideas that were a little out of the ordinary.

I am beginning to like this manga more and more. It's simple charm and art are combined to take the reader on a journey through fantasy.
Jul 10, 2012 Miriam rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic
Now protected by his cat "sensei" Natsume becomes more confident and dares some interaction with both classmates and yokai. This brings him both greater happiness and greater risk.
Apr 24, 2011 Cornerofmadness rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
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Elena T.
Jan 22, 2015 Elena T. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Natsume Yuujinchou di Yuki Midorikawa è, prima di un manga, un'opera eccellentemente strutturata: la predisposizione di lettura "alla giapponese" (ovvero da destra verso sinistra, che a noi occidentali pare così inconsueta) è ben gestibile e il tratto delle immagini è poetico, misurato, empatico e perfettamente in linea con il sentimento generale che avvolge una storia che riecheggia alle più antiche tradizioni nipponiche (yokai/spiriti, accettazione, solitudine).
Jan 14, 2015 Kimi rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, ya
I liked this volume than the first one, definitely. I am glad it moved past the formulaic nature of the first one, but it still doesn't live up to my xxxHolic standards. It just doesn't have the same tone, although there are some similarities in the story. However, I will probably keep reading it because I love yokai and monsters.
Sarah Maddaford
Although this volume continues to be episodic, it also features Natsume meeting another person who can see youkai. Their two views on how to deal with youkai will be interesting to follow through the series. I really like the fact that the youkai are increasingly Natsume's path into the human world despite his efforts to be normal.

The manga includes some violence including evidence of bullying, fights between youkai, Natsume and Nyanko-sensei, but most seem to result in bruising and fainting. Th
Feb 11, 2016 Sylvia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books, library-books
Takashi is still returning the names and spirits. He finds someone like him who can see Yokai, but this guy is an exorcist and Takashi doesn't agree with his methods and helps save a Yokai.
Jun 29, 2016 Mariah rated it really liked it
Again, the art style seems a bit unfinished but it is starting to grow on me. As is the story. The yokai continue to be interesting and each story absorbs a bit more of my attention.
Jul 12, 2014 Chrissy rated it really liked it
Beautifully artwork, and the characters are growing even more likeable.
Only downside seems to be that the synopsis get repeated at some point every chapter.
Loved it.

This time, there are some stories that involve the titular Book of Friends and some that do not. As before, the only constant characters are Nyanko and Natsume, but we get a returning friend from a previous volume (and I think I can safely say that this character is a "friend" who will hopefully return again).
Jan 16, 2016 Samantha rated it it was amazing
Love this manga!
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
That cover. Another good volume.
Nov 20, 2010 Estara rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, read-in-2010
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 the slow development and growth of the main character. However, a lot of the episodes are bitter-sweet, so if you're a person who is moved to tears by a story easily (like me) bring tissues and pace your reading.
Jan 24, 2015 Sophie rated it really liked it
When I read the first volume, I wasn't immediately hooked, but I am glad I ended up picking up another volume. Natsume is a boy who can see Yokai, and he ends up getting involved with them again and again. The mood created in these stories is just lovely - slowly, Natsume is learning about friendship and getting close to people. Ah, this is difficult to describe. But this really pulled me in, thanks to the art and the mood which is a - happy sort of melancholy? Anyway, lovely. Yes.
Candice M (tinylibrarian)
Apr 26, 2010 Candice M (tinylibrarian) rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
Beautiful art, and the story of Natsume and the world of yokai continue in this 2nd volume. Enjoyable but I'm not sure it advances the series much. His encounter with the exorcist was interesting as it shows how important individual choices are, but other than that, I'm not convinced that this volume is differently great than volume 1. I could probably be convince, though... ^_^
Jul 26, 2011 Marie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, fantastique
Nouvelle série sur les yôkai, à l'instar de Mushishi et du Cortège des cent démons, Le pacte des Yôkai est une série assez douce. Comme dans Le Cortège des cent démons, un jeune garçon affublé d'un yôkai "protecteur" règle des affaires concernant les yôkai. Au fur et à mesure que Natsume fréquente les yôkai, il se prend d'affection pour eux et leur monde.
Kim Dyer
Jun 06, 2016 Kim Dyer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-comics
This second volume made a nice continuation of the first. The art is gorgeous and the stories are all stand alone. This time, Natsume meets another human who can see yokai but quickly discovers he doesn’t agree with the man's methods.

Easy to read, sometimes sad and sometimes scary, Natsume is still a lovely series. I can't wait to read more.
May 07, 2015 τλιϓλ rated it it was amazing
I really can't believe that I'm reading manga and manage somehow to finish the second volume, still not good to read from right to left with English, the only way for to read as such is when I'm reading an Arabic book ^_^

the volume was nice one, I enjoyed it and always hearing their voices in my ears ^_^
Doroty Ellis
Dec 30, 2013 Doroty Ellis rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, manga
Dec 09, 2012 Lissibith rated it really liked it
I think this second volume is a little stronger than the first, but it carries on that atmosphere that makes me love this series. The story of a test of courage in an old school leads to questions of self-image and worth and friendship and kindness. A lovely volume. :)
Anna Kļaviņa
Jun 02, 2011 Anna Kļaviņa rated it liked it
Shelves: manga, read-in-2011
Each chapter is new story about Natsume meeting spirits or demons. What I liked the best is I could totally understand what going on despite me accidently picking up second volume instead of first.
Nice story and beautiful art.
Laurianne Uy
May 03, 2013 Laurianne Uy rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
I think it's Midorikawa's delicate lines and the general wispy-ness of it that's making me really enjoy this series.

I hear Natsume's slightly nicer in the series and that's a shame because I like how feisty he is in the books.
Okay, it was just the first 3 chapters of the series that I felt the art wasn't quite up to par with the quality in the anime. Now I see the 4th chapter (vol. 1) and the chapters in volume 2 are all great. I have no complaints.
Sep 27, 2013 Christina rated it liked it
3.5 stars.

Natsume is beginning to fit in more and more as he makes new friends, both human and yokai.
Natsume is learning a life time's worth of feelings through the many yokai he encounters.
Jun 29, 2010 Elizabeth rated it it was ok
And despite my review of book 1 I started book 2. I gave up after a few pages because it just isn't worth it. There are so many more interesting stories out there.
Chantell  Petrell
Jun 16, 2013 Chantell Petrell rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
Better character development in this volume than the first; I warmed up to Natsume a lot more, and actually began to care about his character.
Aug 21, 2010 Kerry rated it liked it
Shelves: manga, 2010-releases
Not as good as the first one, but that's because it's just the same thing over and over. How many volumes are there? I think I'm done at 2.
Oct 15, 2010 Mel added it
Shelves: manga
I love the art work of this series it's simple but really elgant and beautiful, can't wait to get book three.
Jul 17, 2010 Snow rated it liked it
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Apr 08, 2012 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
A boy and his demonic cat have adventures. Great artwork. Recommended.
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Yuki Midorikawa (緑川ゆき, Midorikawa Yuki) is a Japanese mangaka (manga artist). Midorikawa is best known for drawing the manga series Natsume Yujin-cho ("Natsume's Book of Friends").

Yuki Midorikawa started writing manga when she was an elementary school girl. When she was a junior high school student, she sent her manga for the first time to "Hana to Yume", a semi-monthly Japanese shōjo manga magaz
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