Welcome to the N-H-K

Release Date: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
On DVD: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Running Time: 
600 Minutes

Get ready for a strange trip as we delve into what exactly Welcome to the NHK is and why you should see it. Well first off the series is taken from the Tatsuhiko Takimoto novel which he would later turn into a manga series. The story revolves around Tatsuhiro Satō, a hikikomori (basically someone who has withdrawn from society to live a reclusive life), and a young girl,  Misaki Nakahara who makes it her goal to bring him out of seclusion so that he can live a normal life. Along with Misaki Satō finds out the noisy neighbor, Kaoru Yamazaki, next door is an old school friend who has lived next door for four years without either knowing it. While Satō does in fact want to break his hikikimori ways he is also, aside from being a recluse, extremely paranoid and lives in fear that a secret corporation that reaches across the globe to make sure he remains a recluse, the NHK, is after him. While the series is a comedy it does have its dark parts and deep down at its core it’s