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Natsume's Book of Friends, Vol. 8 (Natsume's Book of Friends #8)

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Nyanko Sensei is recovering after being wounded in the last yokai incident, so Takashi is on his own when he accidentally releases a yokai right before the school festival. With new friends and his ever-strengthening relationship with the Fujiwaras, Takashi has more reasons than ever to keep the supernatural at bay. But does he stand a chance without Nyanko Sensei's power ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 2nd 2011 by VIZ Media LLC (first published July 3rd 2009)
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Miriam
Jun 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, ya, graphic, younger
I picked this up at the library without having read the previous volumes. The premise is easy to understand and the stories episodic in nature, so I didn't have any trouble following the plot. The character dynamics are also easy to pick up on. Even without having read the earlier stories, it was clear that there has been a lot of character growth and that this is something of a transitional period for Natsume. Obviously it would be better to start at the beginning, but if you can't find the boo ...more
Sarah Hayes
Jul 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga-lns-misc
This may be odd to say about a manga that is steeped in the supernatural and Japanese mythology, but this latest volume of Natsume Yuujinchou could be summed up in one word: human. It is achingly human in its focus and its stories, especially when it focuses on the life and history of Takashi Natsume, a boy who has clearly lived a hard and grief-filled life since the start. He did not ask for his special sight but as it is painfully revealed in this book, the things you cannot change are the one ...more
Miss
Jan 12, 2012 rated it liked it
I really love this series because it's one of the few shoujo I can think that's so strongly thematically structured around friendship. Romance is barely a presence; it's a bit like Diana Wynne Jones that way. And while I have nothing against romance (a comment oft heard from me on anime: great but they should've kissed) getting to see friendship so emphasized is a really lovely change. I have a lot of feelings about Natsume building connections with people! And this entire volume is about that, ...more
Rici
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2017
In diesem Band geht es mehr um natsumes beziehung zu den Menschen, und wie er sich emotional langsam öffnet. Dazu aber auch noch Yokais, die seine Hilfe benötigen. Die letzte Story war, wie er zu seinem derzeitigem Haus kam, welche gut und traurig und emotional war. Seine Pflegeeltern sind wirklich toll.
Estara
Oct 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of the series
Shelves: manga, read-in-2011
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Sarah Maddaford
The first half of this volume focuses on Natusme's classmates. He's adjusting to the fact that they like him and want him around even though he his still hiding things from them. Then he has Tanuma and Taki who can both get glimpses at his world, but still can't quite understand. They both help him despite his efforts to keep them out of trouble.
The second half is about how the Fujiwaras came and asked him to stay with him. They wanted him even though they had heard all the stories from the res
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Sophie
Nov 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This volume has one of my favourite stories so far; the two-parter focussing on Natsume and Tanuma and on the difficulty of getting closer to other people.

This series has definitely found its way into my heart. Usually, when I love something as much as I love this series, I get all excited and bubbly and whatnot. Here, it's more quiet, in a way (at least so far), but I truly love it. These stories are so well told and have a powerful message that's truly heartwarming.
A.K. Skelding
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
In this volume, Natsume is stronger due to the power of ~FRIENDSHIP~!!! (The power of ~FRIENDSHIP~ is one of my very favorite things.) Look, all of his human friends get to be on one page here!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

It's also the first volume with direct continuity from a previous volume, as Nyanko-sensei is still recovering from the events of the last book.
scarlettraces
Apr 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: loaners, manga-manhwa
i wish goodreads let you give half stars (or maybe i shouldn't be fixated on rating things), because natsume really is 4 and a half, and it's getting better all the time. a particular reward in this volume, for those who've read from the beginning, is the account of the specific events that led to Natsume coming to live with the Fujiwaras.
Mely
Aug 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, shojo, read-seq-art
The backstory about Natsume coming to live with the Fujiwaras is a little manipulative, but it made me cry anyway. Oh, Aunt Toko!

I love seeing Natsume get back together with Tanuma and Taki, who know more about him than most people. I hope they will all have adventures together.
Kate
Jul 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Amazing volume for the series with a lot more happening now. I enjoyed seeing Natsume interact more with his friends Tanuma and Taki. Tanuma got a much more developed story this time. And we finally see why Natsume chose to come live at the Fujiwaras (his foster home).
Pip
Apr 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This volume was so good! I need more Tanuma in my life as well as Natsume's past.
Mariah
Jul 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Nastiness safety is alway in question. Good thing he has good friends!
Judy (Geeky Reading)
Feb 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Another good volume in the series.
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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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