Natsume Yuujin Chou a.k.a Natsume's Book of Friends
is an ongoing fantasy manga series by Yuki Midorikawa. It began serialization by Hakusensha in the shojo manga magazine LaLa DX in 2005, before switching to LaLa in 2008. Chapters have been collected in nine bound volumes as of January 2010[update]. The series is about Natsume, an orphaned teenage boy who can see spirits, who inherits from his grandmother the notebook she used to bind spirits under her control. Natsume's Book of Friends was a finalist for the first Manga Taisho award in 2008.