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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: NHKにようこそ!


Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 40
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 26, 2003 to Apr 26, 2007
Authors: Ooiwa, Kenji (Art), Takimoto, Tatsuhiko (Story)
Serialization: Shounen Ace


Score: 8.251 (scored by 15605 users)
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Ranked: #4252
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Popularity: #165
Members: 32,657
Favorites: 2,352


While Onani starts out purely as a Death Note parody about masturbation, complete with Light's 'Just as planned!' faces and in-depth planning, it quickly takes a turn for the serious, delving into anti-social behavior, bullying, first loves and, basically, school life in general. Think of it as a realistic school slice-of-life (with masturbation in the girls’ toilet!) about Light, without Death Notes and his popularity, and you wouldn't be far wrong. NHK deals with many similar issues, such as not making friends out of fear of rejection and hiding away from the world. There's even a 'contract' with a weird girl in both, though what the  read more 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
The overall themes and the general aesthetic of both series are very similar; particularly in regard to NEETs and otaku life. 
reportRecommended by radiantfire
Are you a shut-in, scared to go out and living in isolation? If so, excellent - these two are perfect for you! Me-Teru No Kimochi is the spiritual brother of NHK. In both the main character are recluses (although Me-Teru's lead has been one for far longer) and in both a beautiful woman enters the picture, intent on changing their lives. NHK is more believable and has a girl with small breasts, Me-Teru has a sillier premise and a woman with big breasts. If in doubt, go with the one with the bigger boobs - that's my suggestion. 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
Chances are you read NHK first as it is better known so I am going to focus more on NHCE. So like NHK, NHCE is a manga adaptation from a novel by Takimoto Tatsuhiko, his first novel to be exact. And from the beginning of the story, we instantly see that we're in familiar ground. Takimoto seems to draw all his main male characters from the same model, he himself that is. Yamamoto could easily be seen as a young Satō, who hasn't become a hikikomori yet. He is a depressed, lazy, immature high school student and a coward, who'd rather hide in his imaginary "cool"  read more 
reportRecommended by Barth
Both can be hilarious, dark, insightful, disturbing and lighthearted all at the same time. They're both slice of life about a naive character dealing with the world around him.  
reportRecommended by Danish
The art is quite different but the relationship between Sakai and Shoji reminds me a lot of Satou and Yamazaki. Both feature friends working together on a project. NHK is darker than Baka & Gogh, but both are funny and deal with human relationships and emotions.  
reportRecommended by swampsickness
The main reason behind the similiarity between these two stories might be spoilerish, but it ultimately lies in the relationship between the two main characters and the mutual use and abuse they make of each other. 
reportRecommended by Valefor
Both run on black comedy that makes you cringe at the protagonists' embarrassment, while they fail at any attempt to improve their lives.  
reportRecommended by ReaperCreeper
Both manga attempt to show the struggles of a shy, unpopular and socially excluded protaganist and how they try to make adjustments to their life by changing the way they mentally approach the world. Again!! is less sensationalised and doesn't really try to play up that it's delving into psychology but rather just gets the job done in a realistic manner. NHK has a less continuity to the characterisation, and I'd say it also has a more stereotypical unpopular main character who is genuinely a bit of a prick, whereas Imamura in Again!! is a genuinely nice person underneath it all. Overall if you liked the  read more 
reportRecommended by wolffanghameha
Guy gets involved with a pretty girl which leads to complications/romance. Shut in. Social outcast. Character growth. Cool Otaku. 
reportRecommended by jyagan0
Both Male protagonists have a phobia of interacting with people. The two characters get help to cure their illness but go through a lot of drama and set backs, which puts more mental stress on them. Both protagonists build a deeper relationship with their physician, it helps them to break old habits and keeping them motivated.  
reportRecommended by Obeythealfa
Both have that crazy feel to them like psychological. Think of Love Suicide as almost a prequel to NHK 
reportRecommended by Tobuay
Welcome to the NHK, for me, was highly reminiscent of Chobits. the whole time i read it i was thinking "Chobits". NHK has a remarkably similar feel to Chobits, in my opinion. Both, in a way, deal with reality vs the 2D world (anime, manga, games (and persocoms)). Though they have different messages about each. If you want a similar story to NHK, Chobits isn't your best choice, but if you're looking for something that makes you feel the same way, and keep you on the edge of your seat in the same way, it would be a wise decision. 
reportRecommended by jetpackman
Similarities: - slice of life - deals with otaku culture - a young girl enters the main character's life which changes their lifestyle - a good balance between comedy and drama 
reportRecommended by chaindrop
The main male protagonist is a hikkikomori, and the story has some focus on his recovery with the help of the female protagonist(s). Welcome to the NHK is a more realistic story with a heavy focus on hikkikomori issues, whereas Rozen Maiden is a fantasy involving living dolls, but the male protags' struggles in both series revolve around their status as shut-ins. 
reportRecommended by Numi
They both deal with a person who has no dreams or aspirations and have no idea what to do with their life. NHK deals with hikkikomori while Hmizu deals with someone who's just lazy. They both do wild things to try and improve their lives but end up being futile. 
reportRecommended by Danish
The main trio's relationship (and character designs, in terms of the guys) is SOMEWHAT similar to that of NHK. A loser(ish) lead gets pulled into a plan to save himself from being a nobody (NHK = hentai game creation; Spike = exam question theft) by a glasses-wearing intelligent fella, friendship blossoming between the two and an ever-so-slightly crazy girl in the middle of all the psychological foreplay/characterisation. The plots are different but there are some definite similarities. 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
Both stories center around a male protagonist, trying to get a handle on his life. Oguro (I'll Give It My All... Tomorrow) and Satou (Welcome to the NHK) are both, despite their efforts, considered to be failures by those around them, struggling with work, relationships and aspirations. Both series can be quite demoralising, at times, though offset their bleak themes with humour (though, 'I'll Give It My All' is arguably far dryer). If you found one male lead relatable, then you're likely to connect (in some way) with the other, as well. 
reportRecommended by dairysorbet
Both involve two guys who are being forced to do things they would never do by weird girls who just really want to help them. 
reportRecommended by BlindSpot101
Both deal with characters in roughly the same age group that are otakus. As Genshiken comes to a close and the characters start looking for work, it almost works as a segway into Welcome to the NHK, which deals with a similar otaku character who is unemployeed and trying to make sense of his life. 
reportRecommended by Vespers
Both series feature a guy with very little ambition as well as a rather somber atmosphere. They also have the ex-girlfriend or in Welcome to the NHK's case the former love interest reappear in to the main characters life throwing the main character in to disarray. And finally they both start off with a very eccentric, and somewhat younger girl entering their life as well as both girls having romantic feelings for the main male characters. Welcome to the NHK is more of a psychological anime and contains drug abuse whereas Yesterday wo Utatte is more of a slice of life about a convenience store  read more 
reportRecommended by Pirating_Ninja
Sayonara Zetsubou-sensei and Welcome to the NHK are timely satires. Both series also focus on pessimism and despair, as exemplified by Satou's being a hikikomori, adult-game developer and Nozomu's being a suicidal teacher. 
reportRecommended by Frazer