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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Welcome to the NHK

As some of you may or may not know the meaning of NEET as my blog title, I can certainly tell you where I came up with it.

Well let's go back to the blog title. It's not just a play on words, but NEET actually stands for "Not Employed, Educated or in Training" and that is exactly what this anime revolves around.

Released back in 2006 for a running of 24 episodes, follows Tatsuhiro Sato. He is a hikikomori (someone that has withdrawn from social life and lives in a degree of confinement) and has been unemployed for several years. In addition, he is a university drop out.

Luckily for Sato, he meets a myserious girl, Misaki Nakahara who says she can cure Sato of his ways. She makes Sato sign a contract which obligates Sato to meet Nakahara every evening in a park for a discussion/lecture on his lifestyle.

I probably made this anime sound boring but you have to watch this. I think I actually finished the series all in one day because I found this so touching.

And as with other animes I recommend, this one also has a fantastic OST.
You can check out the OP of this anime in the video below.

Round Table does some fantastic music

I do not own or take credit for all of the above images and wideos, if you would like them to be taken down, please message me.

Anyways, if you've watched it, what's your opinion on it? How long can you watch something in one sitting?


Diego Sousa said...

never watched, but, thanks for showing it to me :)

DWei said...

I've heard of this but never actually watched it.

Ferdinand said...

Watched Eureka Seven(50 eps) in about 2 weeks. So I'd geuss I watch(if I'm watching an anime) about 5-10 eps a day and in a sitting usually about 2 eps. :) Have you watche Code geass yet, its a great anime, also you could try Darker than Black. Darker Than Black is confusing at first but everything comes together just before the end. :)

Ting Kubby said...

Just finished FMA and Brotherhood so i might check this out, thanks

Shaw said...

I wish something like this happened when I dropped out of college...

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Mystery solved!

Rob said...

Sounds sort of girly but I'll check it out anyways. Why not.

Electric Addict said...

i'll have to check it out

Byakuya said...

I loved this anime so much because sadly I'm way to similar to the protagonist

That guy is me in a couple years for sure

The ending pissed me off a little, but it was epic all of the way through and for that I applaud the mangaka.

Great post, love this anime! I watched it in a single day too

Alice said...

Managed to watch all of Welcome to the NHK in one sitting, great animu also sometime later read the manga, a fair bit of differences in the two, mainly with the manga being able to get away with more.
Heard the novel gets away with even more than the manga including drug addiction.

Philip said...

Did you know that NEET was originally coined by the UK? Japan of course probably use it far more frequently (along with "hikimori" (which is somewhat different)).

NHK has defiantly been something i've been meaning to watch so I'll probably bump it up the list at your recommendation =).

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