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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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Japan

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Japanese | English

Release Date:

9 July 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Welcome to the NHK! See more »

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Gonzo See more »
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Color
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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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Consistently Very Good
30 January 2011 | by crossbow0106See 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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