Archive for the ‘Welcome to the NHK!’ Category

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Welcome to the NHK! 24

December 27, 2006

Misaki

A good ending for a good series I enjoyed watching very much.

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Welcome to the NHK! 23

December 22, 2006

Misaki

Wow, just wow. Although the course of this episode was somehow predictable it was none the less very impressing, like most of this series. With only Misaki and Sato left the feeling of loneliness and despair was very heavy this time. Finally there is thrown some light on Misaki’s past and the depth of her mental wounds. With the given hints through the series one could figure out some of it, but none of the characters (especially Sato) bothered to dig deeper, most likely because they had their own problems to handle, which now avenge itself. By the way, I think the given solution for the hikikomori-problem is a bit too easy (whereat I would say that Sato has more like a “light” version of hikikomori). Very interesting and absorbing anime, I’m looking forward with anticipation to the last episode.

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Welcome to the NHK!

September 28, 2006

Misaki Nakahara

The story of NHK develops around Tetsuhiro Sato, 21 years of age, who became a hikikomori after finishing high school. In high school he spend a lot of time with Hitomi Kashiwa, a sempai of him. Hitomi was highly paranoid at that time and her conspiracy theories somehow rub off on Tetsuhiro. He was unable to stand the stress of an university life and retreated into his apartment. Here he spends most of the time sleeping while blaming everything bad that happens on the evil Nihon Hikikomori Kyokai (NHK). One day he meets cute Misaki Nakahara at the door. She claims to be able to help him becoming a normal member of society again. From this point onwards he slowly begins to interact with his surrounding again and his life changes for the better. Or at least it seems so as far as I watched now (Episode 9), but there are more than enough signs that these good times might be at an end soon. Misaki is rather incompetent but just to good to be true, Kaoru Yamazaki, former lower grade classmate of Tetsuhiro and now the otaku next door, seems to be able to snap anytime soon and Hitomi is slowly affecting his life again. And beside of this the title of the next episode is “Welcome to the dark side”.