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    lintu is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Default Welcome To NHK : Enter Lintu

    I never knew I am a Hikikomori before I started watching "welcome to nhk"

    For the last two years I am a college drop out. I have no friends(both on real & virtual world). I hardly goes outside my room(only once or twice in a week to buy food & drinks etc ..oh ofcourse only at night). I spend most of my time watching tv, games, prone, anime, manga, doujin. Even worse before I realized I am fast turning into a Lolicon Otaku.



    Oh yeah comments from fellow hikikomori's are welcome.

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    Raiku is offline Member Frequent Poster
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    If you want to go to a community full fledge of flammers who are just like you yourself, go to four chan.
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    jamie1990 is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    Pffft, No way. If you're that proud of being a wapanese fuck up the only place to go is 2ch.net

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    Winston Preview is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    I don't know about being a Hikikomori, although I do carry some traits such as spending most of my time indoors. But, "Welcome to the NHK!" is one of my favourite series, because I can relate with Satou's feelings and situations.

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    Urameshi-sama is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    NHK's hikkikomori presentation was hilarious to think about and to conceptualize as a manga. It's not nearly as cute in real life.
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    I have to say, NHK's probably one of the more thought-provoking anime to come out in recent years, and I think some of the points it made hit a little too close to home for its viewership (I know it did for me).

    But yes, like Urameshi said, IRL hikkikomoris have a high suicide rate, and most, if not all of them won't have a cute girl to save them from themselves.

    Note: The manga takes a much darker turn than the novel it's based on; it practically borders on nihilism. In terms of depressing-ness, I'd rank it manga-->novel-->anime.


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    Urameshi-sama is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    ^Great, so I only know the most depressing representation of this plot.

    I don't know how much NHK would have hit close to home for most of the readers though...
    While many of the readers were likely people who lead sedentary, isolated, and quiet external lifestyles that are computer addicts, I seriously doubt many of the readership had such dead-end lives. The majority still visits and interacts with the public frequently, most of us live in places with more social and economic mobility than Japan (it does have one of the highest standards of living), and many have support systems in the background more proactive than Satou's parents were.

    But, this manga was definitely eye-opening, and personally impacted me (read: it hit close to home for me ). The suicide group in the manga was the first reference I had read about suicide pacts and the like, and the turbulent "progress" of Satou & Co throughout (poorly) dealing with their personal problems and self-destructive behaviors really made me scared of walking down the path of extreme isolation and ineptness Satou did.
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    Well, maybe not connect with Satou so much in the literal sense as with him being a representation of everything that's wrong with out lives. Failed relationships with people, inability to get a job, missed chances, estrangement from parents...and on and on and on.

    Watch the anime; I found it to be generally more uplifting than its source material and it's a heck of a lot funnier. The manga made me want to alternately claw my eyes out and slit my wrists.


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    But the anime is made of inconsistent GONZO animation and padded out pacing. Also the visual jokes have less impact, take the paraplegic, ghost, catgirl, robot, maid, childhood friend from the future for example.

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    I actually thought the Gonzo animation added to the overall dark tone of the story. But that's just me.


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