NHK ni Youkoso!

Welcome to the N.H.K.

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Alternative Titles

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, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, Otaku CultureOtaku Culture, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 8.311 (scored by 338298338,298 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2542
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #265
Members: 749,704
Favorites: 26,910

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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)

Episode Videos


Jan 15, 2009
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 ...
Dec 23, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Welcome to the NHK was an interesting experience for me, I didn't know what to expect from the show while diving into it, so it's not like I set my expectation high but I was still really disappointed by it, for a number of reasons that I will explain in this review.

The Story. It's about a NEET & Hiki named Satou and his crazy depressing life with several other characters. It was more or less a social commentary about a serious issue in modern society with a black comedy tone. The story was incoherent, at times it was about Satou and his problems and how ...
Jun 4, 2016
I can honestly say that I've never been so happy to be done with a series. This show is barely watchable, and it all stems from the main character.

The Worst Person In The Entire World
At first, I thought I'd really enjoy the show. The first 6-8 episodes or so have a unique feel with some decent comedy and interesting characters, but then it takes a turn that it never recovers from. The main character, Sato, is a twenty-something-year-old version of your boiler plate Shinji character, but it doesn't seem that way at first. Don't be fooled; once he starts exhibiting the cliche weak, hesitant, self-centered, ...

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