Welcome to the NHK!

Alt title: NHK ni Youkoso!

TV (24 eps)
4.365 of 5 from 20,902 votes
Rank #235

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 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

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Hesse Dec 19, 2010
Score 9/10

Story: 9/10 What do a delusional recluse, an obsessive otaku, and a misfit missionary have in common?  Utter insanity would be the right phrase to describe the crazy-fest that is Welcome to the NHK!.  A black comedy set in modern day Tokyo, Welcome to the NHK! follows the not-so-normal lives of four young adults as they struggle to find meaning in an often unforgiving world. Sato... read more

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Welcome to the NHK! (Light Novel)
  • Vol: 1; Ch: 11
  • 2002
Welcome to the NHK!
  • Vol: 8; Ch: 40
  • 2004 - 2007
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