Score 8.31

NHK ni Youkoso!

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Status: Completed Studio: Released: 2006 Duration: 24 min. per ep. Season: Type: Episodes: 24 Posted by: AC Released on: Updated on:

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Synopsis NHK ni Youkoso!

Twenty-two-year-old college dropout Tatsuhiro Satou has been a hikikomori for almost four years now. In his isolation, he has come to believe in many obscure conspiracy theories, but there is one in particular which he holds unshakable faith in: the theory that the evil conspirator behind his shut-in NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) status is the Nihon Hikikomori Kyokai (NHK)—an evil and secret organization dedicated to fostering the spread of hikikomori culture.

NHK ni Youkoso! is a psychological dramedy that follows Tatsuhiro as he strives to escape from the NHK's wicked machinations and the disease of self-wrought isolation, while struggling to even just leave his apartment and find a job. His unexpected encounter with the mysterious Misaki Nakahara might signal a reversal of fortune for Tatsuhiro, but with this meeting comes the inevitable cost of having to face his greatest fear—society.

Anime Review : Welcome to the N.H.K.

Kon’nichiwa minasan (Hello everyone), I am “The Anime Critic”, here to guide you on a riveting journey into the mind of Satoshi Kon, the genius behind ‘NHK ni Youkoso!’ or ‘Welcome to the N.HK.’! ‘Satou Tatsuhiro’, a 22-year-old hikikomori (a Japanese term which means reclusive adolescents or adults who withdraw from society and seek extreme degrees of isolation) and NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training), is at the heart of this story. Satou suffers from crippling anxiety that leads to a belief that he is under the machinations of a conspiracy led by the infamous N.HK agency.

The twist that adds some interesting flavor to his dreary life comes with ‘Misaki Nakahara’, a mysterious girl who claims to have the ability to help Satou overcome his hikikomori ways. From here, Satou’s life is anything but predictable as he oscillates between fantasy and reality, with Misaki attempting to drag him out of his shell. Whether she succeeds or not forms the crux of the narrative.


‘NHK ni Youkoso!’ is a fascinating study of the human psyche and explores themes that are rarely addressed in anime. It presents an unfiltered view of the MC’s mental health struggles, which is definitely a breath of fresh air. Anime has a way of beautifying things, but ‘Welcome to the N.H.K.’ does not mince words. This reality-driven approach combined with Satoshi Kon’s sophisticated storytelling makes this a must-watch series. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself reflecting on your own life while chuckling at Satou’s struggles.


The animation may not be the most avant-garde but it perfectly complements the story. It keeps things real, while having such surreal moments that leave you captivated. Music too, is a steadfast companion in amplifying the emotion the scene intends to portray. The opening track “Puzzle” by Round Table featuring Nino sets the tone for this anime so well, you’ll find yourself humming along in no time!


The character designs are quite plain, depicting a slice-of-life reality. This is what makes them relatable and immensely human. You will not find over-the-top hairstyles or exaggerated expressions here. Instead, you will see characters battling with their mental health, loneliness, and their pursuit of dreams – just like everyday people. This is what makes Satoshi Kon a master of his craft.


All said and done, ‘Welcome to the N.H.K.’ is a unique ride that beautifully intertwines drama and psychological themes. It is a thought-provoking anime that packs in a lot of humor too. I’d definitely recommend buying/streaming it. It’s not something to be breezed through. Rather, find your comfortable corner and absorb each and every moment. Get ready to visit corners of your mind you never thought you would, and remember, as Satou would say, “The N.H.K. is watching you… always.”

NHK ni Youkoso!
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NHK ni Youkoso! offers deep exploration into socially relevant themes and mental health issues. Its plot is unique and compelling, which, combined with well-developed characters, keeps viewers consistently engaged.
The pacing of NHK ni Youkoso! can feel slow and tedious at times, becoming frustrating for viewers preferring faster plot progression. Additionally, some elements of the story may be difficult to stomach for certain audiences due to its intense exploration of mental health issues and societal withdrawal.
NHK ni Youkoso! peculiarly explores the life of an isolated young man who dwells deep within Tokyo's metropolitan sprawl. The anime exceptionally displays his struggle with daily anxieties, fears, delusions, and a surprise encounter with a mysterious girl. The review delves into the raw emotional content of this series, discussing the themes of mental health, loneliness, and the harsh realities of modern society.
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Characters & Voice Actors

Satou, Tatsuhiro Main
Koizumi, Yutaka Japanese
Nakahara, Misaki Main
Makino, Yui Japanese
Yamazaki, Kaoru Main
Purin Supporting
Shishido, Rumi Japanese
Kashiwa, Hitomi Supporting
Kobayashi, Sanae Japanese
NHK Agents Supporting
Kobayashi, Megumi Supporting
Hayamizu, Risa Japanese
Jougasaki, Akira Supporting
Tobita, Nobuo Japanese
Satou, Shizue Supporting
Shou, Mayumi Japanese
Kusano, Yuu Supporting

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