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NHK ni Youkoso!

NHK ni Youkoso!

Alternative Titles

English: Welcome to the N.H.K.
Synonyms: Welcome to the NHK
Japanese: N・H・Kにようこそ!

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 10, 2006 to Dec 18, 2006
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.451 (scored by 89121 users)
Ranked: #1262
Popularity: #75
Members: 158,116
Favorites: 6,809
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

comedy drama psychological romance slice of life

Synopsis

Satou Tatsuhiro, 22 years old, thinks that everything that happens around him is a conspiracy. He even figured out who is behind it all: The NHK, an evil secret company.

"When you think anime, you think otaku. When you think otaku, you think people that dislike other people. Those people become hikikomori (people who shut themselves in)." So Satou manages to uncover the plot of The NHK (stands for Nihon Hikikomori Kyokai), after three years of shutting himself in (and rapidly approaching the fourth).

In reality, he is nothing more than a NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training), desperately in need of a cure from that "disease." He wants to break out from the curse, but going out and getting a job is frightening enough for him. That is until he gets selected for a "project"; it is a plan to help hikikomori like him in facing the reality of this world.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: NHK ni Youkoso!, NHK ni Youkoso!

Characters & Voice Actors

Nakahara, Misaki
Nakahara, Misaki
Main
Makino, Yui
Japanese
Makino, Yui
Wittels, Stephanie
English
Wittels, Stephanie
...
Satou, Tatsuhiro
Satou, Tatsuhiro
Main
Patton, Chris
English
Patton, Chris
Koizumi, Yutaka
Japanese
Koizumi, Yutaka
...
Yamazaki, Kaoru
Yamazaki, Kaoru
Main
Ayres, Greg
English
Ayres, Greg
Sakaguchi, Daisuke
Japanese
Sakaguchi, Daisuke
...
Purin
Purin
Supporting
Rial, Monica
English
Rial, Monica
Shishido, Rumi
Japanese
Shishido, Rumi

Staff

Yamamoto, Yuusuke
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Shioya, Yoku
Sound Director
Fujimoto, Jirou
Episode Director
Kaburaki, Hiro
Episode Director, Storyboard



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Jan 15, 2009
Mikkie
Outstanding thing. Some times it was amusing to watch, sometimes it was painfully.

"Welcome to the NHK" is a kind of collection. Collection of troubles and problems we can meet in our life. It doesn't perceive as anime. It doesn't perceive as something fictitious. It is life. Hateful everyday life gets emotional colors and draws a wide reaction with slowly walking real life on the our side of screen.

In "NHK" everyday events are not shown grotesque and mockingly as in parodies and not weightly depressed as in psychological thrillers but somehow chaotically and read more
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Yesterday, 8:56 AM
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Basic Analysis:
NHK ni Youkoso! is about 22 year old college dropout Satou who has shut himself off from the world for 3 years. He is a hikikomori or N.E.E.T(Not in education, employment, or training). The anime basically shows how Satou deals with his hikikomori condition with the help of a mysterious girl named, Misaki. It explores themes of social isolation, human behavior and interaction. Even with the dark plot lines, the creators manage to make it funny with Satou's crazy imagination and Yamazaki's (Satou's neighbor) antics.

A Closer Look:
NHK ni Youkoso! doesn't have the best animation or the best soundtrack for that matter. Yet in read more
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Recommendations

shows about being an otaku...experiences, people you meet and the trouble being part of a subculture or fitting in the "normal" world...NHK goes even further...the main protag is a NEET and not only a plain otaku. Genshiken is much more light-hearted opposed to the often very dark sarcastic humor of NHK.
THe main characters in both shows live a hikikomori lifestyle until a mysterious girl 'welcomes' them to the outside world. Both characters also display many of the positive schizophrenic symptoms.

Opening Theme

#1: "Puzzle" by ROUND TABLE feat. Nino (eps 1-12)
#2: "Puzzle -extra hot mix-" by ROUND TABLE feat. Nino (eps 13-23)

Ending Theme

#1: "Odoru Akachan Ningen" by Kenji Ohtsuki and Fumihiko Kitsutaka (eps 1-12)
#2: "Modokashii Sekai no Ue de" by Yui Makino (eps 13-22,24)

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