NHK ni Youkoso!

Welcome to the N.H.K.

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Synonyms: Welcome to the NHK
Japanese: N・H・Kにようこそ!
English: Welcome to the N.H.K.
German: Welcome to the N-H-K
Spanish: Welcome to the N-H-K
French: Bienvenue Dans La NHK!
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 10, 2006 to Dec 18, 2006
Premiered: Summer 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: ADV Films, Funimation
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, Otaku CultureOtaku Culture, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 8.311 (scored by 326604326,604 users)
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Ranked: #2412
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #258
Members: 720,986
Favorites: 25,952

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Twenty-two-year-old college dropout Tatsuhiro Satou has been a hikikomori for almost four years now. In his isolation, he has come to believe in many obscure conspiracy theories, but there is one in particular which he holds unshakable faith in: the theory that the evil conspirator behind his shut-in NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) status is the Nihon Hikikomori Kyokai (NHK)—an evil and secret organization dedicated to fostering the spread of hikikomori culture.

NHK ni Youkoso! is a psychological dramedy that follows Tatsuhiro as he strives to escape from the NHK's wicked machinations and the disease of self-wrought isolation, while struggling to even just leave his apartment and find a job. His unexpected encounter with the mysterious Misaki Nakahara might signal a reversal of fortune for Tatsuhiro, but with this meeting comes the inevitable cost of having to face his greatest fear—society.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Yamamoto, Yuusuke
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Shioya, Yoku
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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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)


Sep 9, 2023
Welcome to the NHK! It is a special series within the medium. There are few animes out there that dare to say things so clearly and crudely to their target audience while their characters and visual language will move you with the situations they face, these being those in which we ourselves have once been. It's not a series for those who wish to escape reality; It's a slap in the face of reality and there will be moments where you won't have a good time. And that is incredible.

This is not a series for those who wish to escape reality through their perfect waifu ...
Aug 21, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Welcome to the N-H-K? You know in the States they call it Nestle :)

The show was very realistic in how it handled its characters, especially Satou. I don't hate him but I also don't like him, he's a product of his environment in a way.—Like honestly in one episode Megumi NEET brother had more character development than Sauto did in the whole series. I tried rooting for him but he kept on failing and failing, it was honestly frustrating. My favorite character was definitely Yamazaki, being the voice of reason to Satous stupidity and an overall good friend. Hitomi (Senpai) came off as manipulative ...
Jun 19, 2023
If you are researching how schizophrenia is portrayed in media, this anime falls short of providing an accurate representation.

If you were hoping for comedic content that goes beyond shallow sexual references, this anime will not meet your expectations.

If you value your well-being and want to invest your time wisely, I strongly advise against engaging with this disappointing piece of work.

Here are a few reasons why:

The anime is riddled with an overwhelming number of negative post-hypnotic suggestions, which can be mentally draining and unsettling.
Rather than providing insight into schizophrenia, it may actually make you feel more confused or misinformed about the condition.
It initially entices viewers with ...

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