Midorikawa Yuki's famous"Natsume's book of friends" (aka Natsume Yuujinchou) will celebrate its 10th anniversary of serialization next year. The heart-warming adventures of Natsume, an orphaned teenage boy who can see spirits, and his "special" youkai friend called Nyanko sensei have been drawing a lot of attention in Japan and around the world.
Natsume's Book of Friends has been adapted as an anime television series, which was broadcast on TV Tokyo in 4 seasons in 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012. Next year will be Natsume Yuujinchou 10 year anniversary and The celebration will start a the beginning of the year.
First of all, the long-awaited volume 15 will soon to be released on 2013 January, 4. The manga series’ novel counterpart is slated for release on the same day. the manga series’ novel counterpart is written by Sadayuki Murai (the script writer of the Natsume Yuujinchou TV anime). Sadayuki Murai is a famous scriptwriter/writer who has been working on a lot of other famous anime like "Millennium Actress", "STEAM BOY" or "MUSHISHI" ... Everybody is looking forward to see the world of "Natsume's book of friends" created by him. Hakusensha also will give out 100 special library cards (picture as above) to 100 buyers who buy both 15th volume and the novel as a part of the anniversary celebration.
As part of the festivities, MANGART BEAMS is working on the anniversary t-shirts.Famimakkusu x famima.com is also selling Nyakosensei's limited goods. Also there is a special menu called “Nyanko sensei set” which have been created as the result of the collaboration between Tendon Tenya (restaurant chains in Japan) with “Natsume’s book of friends”.