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Posted on: June 6, 2013

Yeah, I’m starting to run out of introduction topics. Luckily, this’ll be the last post in my introduction week.

This next anime for this month is Welcome to the NHK. I must admit, this is one whacked out anime that I’ve watched! Sadly NHK doesn’t mean for the Nippon Hoso Kyokai but for the Nihon Hikikomori Kyōkai, which would be a program created by the NHK to create Hikikimoris. Trust me the more you get into the show the more that this’ll make since. Or not!


I mean serious looked at how stressed out he is!

This anime looks through the life of a hikikimori, or a person who keeps themselves shut in having panic attacks when they go outside. This hikikimori’s name is Tatasuhiro Sato, a college drop out, attempting to survive by only living inside, because of some kind of conspiracy on the life around him. One day, he has a random encounter with a young girl claiming she can cure him of his hikikimori ways. Now, I was told that if I didn’t introduce her I would have to pay one million yen and the last time I’ve checked, I don’t have that kind of money! This young girl is Misaki Nakahara, both end up meeting at night near a park that is near the apartments that Sato lives at.


“No human beings, regardless of who they might be, want to look directly at their own shortcomings.” -Tatsuhiko Takimoto, Welcome to the NHK

I wouldn’t put this anime up as “psychological” but we do see many different characters and situations that Sato encounters through the show, meeting up with old classmates to getting in and out of situations he thought would be impossible.

Yet, who knows? Maybe we’re stuck in our own conspiracies.


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