Welcome to the NHK!

Alt titles: NHK ni Youkoso!

Vol: 8; Ch: 40
4.253 out of 5 from 1,100 votes
Rank #726
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For years, paranoid Satou Tatsuhiro has shut himself away in his apartment for days on end, with barely any social contact whatsoever. Then one day when he answers the door, he is greeted by an older woman and a girl called Misaki, who are going from door-to-door to inform people of the recent social problems of hikikomoris. In a fit of depression about his way of living, Satou decides that the only way to escape his current life cycle is to muster up his courage, face his fears, and go outside to find a job. However, instead of employment, he finds Misaki waiting for him; she intends to make Satou her ‘project' so that he can reconnect with society. Now with the help of his friend Yamazaki and Misaki's evening meetings, will Satou be able to escape his hikikomori lifestyle, or will he simply fall deeper into the clutches of conspiracy and his own demons?

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Omurqi's avatar by Omurqi on Mar 2, 2010
Score: 9.3/10

Another manga I had put off for way too long. And yet, I think it’s a good thing I didn’t read it directly after the anime, for there are some major differences in terms of story progression, even though the tone in both is more or less the same. Welcome to the NHK! is, on the surface, a show about society- and personal problems we face in the modern day. On a different level, it is a story... read more

cassiesheepgirl's avatar by cassiesheepgirl on Apr 25, 2010
Score: 8.5/10

Story: People are f****d up! Society is f****d up! The whole damn world is f****d up! Right, now I’ve got that off my chest, shall we begin? Welcome to the NHK follows the many trials and tribulations of Tatsuhiro Satou – a young NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training), who refuses to leave his apartment. One fateful day he meets Misaki, a young girl who takes pity on him and decides to... read more

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