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Welcome to the NHK! 

N.H.K ni yôkoso! (original title)
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This surreal dramedy follows Satou Tatsuhiro as he attempts to escape the evil machinations of the NHK.
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Series cast summary:
Yutaka Koizumi Yutaka Koizumi ...  Tatsuhiro Sato 24 episodes, 2006
Yui Makino Yui Makino ...  Misaki Nakahara 24 episodes, 2006
Michael C. Pizzuto ...  Tatsuhiro Sato (Animax dub) (2016) 24 episodes, 2006
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N.H.K ni yôkoso! (Welcome to the N.H.K) revolves around the life of Tatsuhiro Satou, a 22 year old hikikomori who hasn't got a job and feels that the world around him is all a "conspiracy" controlled by the "N.H.K". He comes across a girl called Misaki Nakahara who is willing to change Satou's condition from being a socially awkward introvert into a more confident person.

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9 July 2006 (Japan) See more »

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Welcome to the NHK! See more »

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Due to increased financial troubles, ADV Films had to suspend dubbing of the show. See more »

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Conspiracy Mascot: Ababa ababa ababa dancing baby human! When humans are born naked everyone is loved the same Why then is it that during our lives Our fates are divided in a most cruel way Some look people in the eyes, others are not seen, some know love, others don't If that's the case I would rather be a baby until I die - a baby human "Oh what a cute baby! He makes me want to love him!" -All according to plan!That went great!- The baby she hold is actually a baby human Behind that innocent face he is ...
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It starts promising
13 August 2015 | by Malcom-FunkSee all my reviews

Well, I finished this anime about 10 seconds ago, so my memory is still pretty fresh. I have to say, I wish this anime ended after 12 episodes. 24 is just too long because, basically, you see the same thing happening all over again all the time. It is a nice watch, got me motivated to do things, but the main character (Satou) is just not likable in any, and I mean ANY way.

The character development just stops at some point and you feel in the middle that it's just empty episodes, prolonging the anime and showing an endless stream of his "hikikomori"-condition (Being a total non-working nerd, basically) getting better and than worsening again. It's a pain. Sato's behavior is, for the most part, unbelievable. He is shown as a rather smart guy, but then he does the stupidest things. It appears to be just done for a laugh or two and it just decreases the quality of the anime.

The series strong-point however are in its serious episodes, like the "Off-Meeting" around the 12th episode. There you get a nice inside view into a hikikomori's life.

In conclusion, just watch it if you are interested in the social phenomenon of being a "hikikomori", but don't expect anything too logical. Towards the end.. it's more an obligation to watch it till the last episode.


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