Welcome to the NHK!

Alt titles: NHK ni Youkoso!

TV (24 eps)
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Tatsuhiro Sato is a university dropout and a "hikikomori" – a person suffering from social withdrawal. To Sato’s dismay, his self-imposed exile from the world is rudely interrupted when a mysterious girl knocks on his door. She has charged herself with the task of curing Sato of his hikikimori ways! Now, as new problems ranging from hentai games to internet suicide spring up, can Sato manage to overcome his hermit-like ways, or will the imaginary N.H.K conspiracy force him to remain a hikikomori forever?

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vivafruit's avatar by vivafruit on Apr 29, 2007
Score: 8.5/10

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Note: Nope, haven’t read the manga yet. Almost nothing is better than watching a show that exceeds all of your expectations. I jumped into this series expecting a polished rehash of the same old theme that almost all ecchi shows have: namely, one (or more!) cute girls inexplicably falling for an insultingly spineless Keitarou-clone loser. However, this GONZO work is not, by any stretch of... read more

Kaltos's avatar by Kaltos on Jul 28, 2014
Score: 6.5/10

So, I expected Welcome to the N.H.K. to be a wonderful story about hikikomori life featuring characters that developed and reacted to things with sense, but I was sorely disappointed in that I didn't like it as much, since it wasn't really what I was looking for.  However, if you're not looking for a true portrayal of hikikomori life and the social anxieties and problems they face, and you're looking for... read more

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Welcome to the NHK! (Light Novel) 2002
Welcome to the NHK! 2004 Original Manga

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