This surreal dramedy follows Satou Tatsuhiro as he attempts to escape the evil machinations of the NHK.
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Yutaka Koizumi ...
 Tatsuhiro Sato (24 episodes, 2006)
Yui Makino ...
 Misaki Nakahara (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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Due to increased financial troubles, ADV Films had to suspend dubbing of the show. See more »

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Consistently Very Good
30 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This anime is about an N.H.K. (essentially a shut-in with a computer) who meets a girl named Misaki, who for reasons that only become evident much later tries to help him by having meetings in a local park at night. In order for Sato (everyone but his mom calls him by his last name)to get Misaki to leave him alone he and the next door neighbor, a former classmate named Yamazaki who is obsessed with manga and games,devise a gal game of their own. Slowly, Sato has more contact with others. Although meant to be a black comedy at times, it takes the characters seriously and treats the notion of a shut-in fairly seriously. Yes, Sato is seen as a loser, but the story doesn't wholly insult him for that. I recommend this because in its sometimes manic progression of ideas, you want to see everyone happier. Not for children, but the profanity is not too harsh. Give it a try.


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