NHK ni Youkoso!
Welcome to the N.H.K.
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NHK ni Youkoso!

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Synonyms: Welcome to the NHK!
Japanese: NHKにようこそ!
English: Welcome to the N.H.K.
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 40
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 26, 2003 to Apr 26, 2007
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Themes: Otaku Culture Otaku Culture, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Ace
Authors: Ooiwa, Kenji (Art), Takimoto, Tatsuhiko (Story)


Score: 8.151 (scored by 2403024,030 users)
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Ranked: #4832
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Popularity: #278
Members: 56,786
Favorites: 3,082


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Tatsuhiro Satou is a 22-year-old hikikomori who dropped out of college and is now entering his fourth year of unemployment. He consumes hallucinatory drugs to escape reality, leading him to come up with various conspiracy theories. One such theory concerns the existence of a secret organization called the Nihon Hikikomori Kyoukai (NHK), which is supposedly responsible for Tatsuhiro's shut-in nature and the increasing number of hikikomori people across Japan.

On a quest to fight back against NHK, Tatsuhiro swears to leave behind his socially inept self. However, Tatsuhiro soon realizes that socializing may be too far-fetched a dream for him, as he struggles to get through even the most basic interactions with others. With the help of the mysterious Misaki Nakahara, who claims she can cure him of his current lifestyle, will he be able to turn his life around?

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NHK ni Youkoso! is the manga adaptation of Tatsuhiko Takimoto's novel of the same title published on January 28, 2002. The manga series was published in English as Welcome to the N.H.K. by Tokyopop from October 10, 2006 to September 16, 2008. VIZ Media republished the series digitally under the VIZ Select imprint from June 16 to December 9, 2015. It was also published in Brazilian Portuguese by Panini Comics from November 2010 to February 2012.

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Aug 14, 2008
This is one of my favorite manga and, since it had few reviews, I thought I could add a bit more of information for those who are uncertain whether to read this or not.

Well, as it says on the synopsis, this manga follows the life of a hikikomori, who thinks an organization called NHK is targeting him. (oh really?!) xD
The main character actually posseses psychological problems, such as paranoia ,which leads him to believe his life is being controlled by NHK, and all the bad things that happens to him are their doing.

Suddenly, he meets a girl called Misaki who says he had been chosen ...
Jan 12, 2018
Mixed Feelings
I used to watch "Welcome to the N.H.K." anime version in high school, I forgot about my impression of this anime and now after almost 4 years, I decided to read the manga version for nostalgia reason. Apparently, my age and situation make this anime more relatable than previous experience. I noticed some change in animation vs manga too like the use of drugs, a different conclusion for some characters, and the conflict is also more simple in the anime.

The manga itself has its shining moment like an interesting new conflict, expressive art, many funny scenes from its quirky character, and some dramatic scene that ...
Jul 30, 2010
What happens when a series about social issues is not really enlightening on said social issues but is praised because it addresses them?

Welcome to NHK in my opinion is among the "untouchable" series in an age I dub the generation of fantastic hypocrites.

It's not that manga has never been experimental or fantastic nor am I saying many of the fans of this series are dumb.

If anything I think it's the reverse. We've come to the point where intellectual laziness is so... on the surface that we now have a culture that's "smart" enough to belittle the moral cliches of underdog stories, harem, fighters shouting out ...

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