Welcome to the N.H.K

NHK ni Youkoso!

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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.

User Rating: 4.29 ( 5 votes)


English: Welcome to the N.H.K.
Japanese: N・H・Kにようこそ!
Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 10, 2006 to Dec 18, 2006
Premiered: Summer 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: NHK, Victor Entertainment
Licensors: ADV Films, Funimation
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Novel
Genres: Comedy, Psychological, Drama, Romance
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: R+ – Mild Nudity
Resolution: 480p, 720p
Type: DVD, Dual Audio

Encoder's Notes

Heard this anime is depressing? COUNT ME IN.

My encode is based on Urotsuki’s 720p DVD upscale. While generally it’s a bad thing to upscale, this one is an exception. It’s a huge improvement over the normal 480p DVD encodes. Since there won’t be a 1080p release so I let loose on the size a little.


Urotsuki, Exiled-Destiny


Yuusuke Yamamoto – Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Yoku Shioya – Sound Director
Jirou Fujimoto – Episode Director
Hiro Kaburagi – Episode Director, Storyboard
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Theme Songs

OP1: #1: “Puzzle” by ROUND TABLE feat. Nino (eps 1-12)
OP2: #2: “Puzzle -extra hot mix-” by ROUND TABLE feat. Nino (eps 13-23)
ED1: #1: “Odoru Akachan Ningen” by Kenji Ohtsuki and Fumihiko Kitsutaka (eps 1-12)
ED2: #2: “Modokashii Sekai no Ue de” by Yui Makino (eps 13-22,24)


Existential Crisis Simulator 2006


Well-written and well-told story about a serious subject matter. Got both humor and sadness and is a very human tale.


When you tell someone your favorite anime involves 2 shutins making a pororaphic video game, you get some odd looks.


Dark humor with a side of hitting you right in the feels. This show might be hard to swallow for some but I loved every second of it.


While this is a fantastic anime, definitely don’t watch this during your dark night of the soul.


I knew nothing about this going in and it was one of the best stories I’ve seen. A lot of humor and a lot of moments that hit close to home.


This series hits very close and by watching it, it definitely inspired me. Not for everyone, but it’s worth the watch for the premise alone.



    Anime was a mistake