NHK ni Youkoso!
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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 2401724,017 users)
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Ranked: #4832
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Popularity: #278
Members: 56,772
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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Jul 21, 2021
I don't know what to say when talking about NHK. I really enjoyed it in the end, I found myself to love the characters -though admittedly their personalities are pretty frustrating most of the time. At first, I wasn't fond of the premise, following a hikikomori around as they constantly make promises of redemption that are never kept was kinda grading...but the psychological spins that would unravel made up for some of that. I think the main thing for that kept this from being something more special than it was, is the fact that you have quite a dark premise with some quite realistic themes ...
Jun 29, 2021
Mixed Feelings
While the Manga is still funny and has some of the same Humor it's definitely the weakest of the 3 versions of the story. If I can even call it a story - that is. The plot is a complete mess. Characters from the novel are butchered and the ending provides no resolution to the plot.

The characters are so badly written it feels like I'm reading Rick & Morty rather than NHK. The subtlety of the Novel and Anime are nowhere to be found. It over-exagerrates everything and the characters are impossible to take seriously.

For this kind of story to work it has to ...
Jun 13, 2022
An excelent premise, good firsts volumes, but sadly, a poorly executed work and lots of wasted potential.

Welcome to the NHK is one of my favorite anime of all time, so i checked out the manga to see what it was like and... it was VERY dissapointing.
Leaving my expectations besides, the story and character arcs in this Manga are very poor. Both the Story and the Characters go in circles for WAY too long. You get angry at them because you don't feel any sort of progression in the story whatsoever.
None of them has any sort of real resolution or redeemable qualities at all! They end ...

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