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NHK ni Youkoso!  
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Description
From Tokyopop:
Sato Tatsuhiro is a drug-addled "hikikomori" (a Japanese shut-in) who thinks a sinister organization, NHK (Nihon Hikikomori Kyoukai), is the cause of all his problems! He falls in love with a girl, Misaki, who he thinks is trying to assassinate him, but doesn't know how to talk to her or if he can trust her. The more he stays in his house watching anime porn, reading manga, and doing drugs, the harder it is for him to leave. Only Misaki can keep him from rotting away in his own apartment!

Type
Manga

Related Series
NHK ni Youkoso! (Novel) (Adapted From)

Associated Names
Добро пожаловать в Эн.Эйч.Кей!
歡迎加入NHK!
Bem-Vindo à N.H.K. (Brazilian Portuguese)
NHK
NHKにようこそ!
Welcome to NHK!
Welcome to the NHK!

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Latest Release(s)
v.8 c.39-40 by Evil Genius (2363d ago)
v.8 c.38 by Evil Genius (2468d ago)
v.8 c.37 by Evil Genius (2485d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 ends around chapter 16 and then deviates from the manga.

User Reviews
N/A

Forum
8 topics, 33 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (826 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.15 / 10.0
10
 24% (201 votes)
9+
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8+
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7+
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6+
 7% (55 votes)
5+
 3% (25 votes)
4+
 2% (14 votes)
3+
 1% (9 votes)
2+
 1% (6 votes)
1+
 1% (7 votes)

Last Updated
August 22nd 2013, 10:52am PST

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Year
2004

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shounen A (Kadokawa Shoten)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Tokyopop (8 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #652 increased(+198)
Monthly Pos #1230 decreased(-17)
3 Month Pos #1321 increased(+77)
6 Month Pos #1435 increased(+75)

List Stats
On 773 reading lists
On 890 wish lists
On 1943 completed lists
On 93 unfinished lists
On 287 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Manga vs Anime 30 days, 15 hours, 0 minutes ago
Welcome to the NHK! 32 days, 22 hours, 57 minutes ago
why all the hype? 1282 days, 17 hours, 46 minutes ago
Welcome to the N.H.K. Artist to Launch New Manga 1443 days, 11 hours, 39 minutes ago
SPOILERS: NHK ni Youkoso ENDING 1896 days, 19 hours, 46 minutes ago

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hmm.   
Rating: N/A
by GOKI408
May 24th, 2013, 4:11am
thought i will start it, but stop it at ch 2 it just didnt fit my tast at all, its got good art, but if the story isnt captiving it worthless too bad :/ well maybe it because a great story after ? but for me it got to be captivating at the start not the end :/
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What a ride.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by pierzing
August 28th, 2012, 11:52pm
I had an interesting time with this manga. The depressing parts were carried out so well it managed to make me feel worse about myself. However, I didn't really appreciate the way the mangaka tries to fuck up the characters by injecting a hilariously cruel but unbelievable twist to their situations. Otherwise, the OTT reactions from the main lead are amusing, and I liked the few heart-warming moments. The ending of the manga left me a little unsated, drawing no closure for me nor leaving any clues as to how everyone would end up. *Sigh*

Still a fun ride though, and I liked the messages the mangaka left. Misery does love company and if anything can go wrong, it definitely will. It was quite meaningful.

... Last updated on August 28th, 2012, 11:58pm
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Don't be Fooled by the Positive Reviews   
Rating: N/A
by FormX
April 21st, 2012, 2:58am
Like I did. I was wondering how a manga with that kind of synopsis could be a masterpiece. So I read the whole thing, and it is not worth your time.

The few funny moments didn't do it for me... the characters and development were agitating.
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Wished for a different ending   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Theonething
March 11th, 2012, 8:25am
The first 6 volumes where pretty good, Then it kinda just fell off. I wish it would of been more of him getting cured and really falling in love with the girl. The last 2 volumes felt rushed and loose.

8/10 even with crappy ending.
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NHK   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sighing
April 18th, 2011, 11:27am
I could give it 10 because I really loved it but... I don't feel like it. maybe it's the same as a teacher who can't help but find weaknesses in a test because they don't wanna give the best rate but really, it could have been even better. the ending could be more grand, I liked how it ended, no prob, but it felt like it was weak, it's there "just cause". some part could have been more developed. there were let downs here and there. but frankly speaking, this manga was over the average. it alternated between sad and funny sad-fun swiftly, you cuold just empathise with the protagonnists. probably the sadest manga after Saikano, but instead of giving a slow rythm that never allows you to let go, it had a changing rythm. it oscillated, making you feel just how connected every people were.
enough blabbering, read it, you won't be able to stop.
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I like.   
Rating: N/A
by willnira
April 1st, 2011, 9:05pm
1. The way Sato is. I mean I've felt like I don't wanna do anything. (I think I spent a whole year without doing anything at all ._. just on the pc, eating, drinking, being with myself, not with my "friends" and stuff...So I'm feeling something while readin' it. =)
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Funny or depressing?   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Aikanaro
September 10th, 2010, 1:09am
That was really good, but I'm not sure how I feel about the shift in tone. The first 3-4 volumes were consistently hilarious. It was going to be the first manga for me to give a 10 to for comedy value - but as it went, it became more and more serious. Depressing, even. There's no change in the subject matter, just how it's presented. I think I would have preferred it to stay as it was - normally I'm all for misery, but in this case not so much.
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.   
Rating: N/A
by wenbo
July 31st, 2010, 2:09pm
It's great.

The later chapters deviate a lot from the mood in the beginning. It goes from I'm-a-happy-funny-addict to everything-that-can-go-wrong-with-a-person-personified.

It's one of the few mangas in which I actually do want a happy ending. Usually, it's not good until someone dies.

Frankly, I felt that Misaki could've been developed better [she was more complex than the main character], and the ending was not well paced. It was adrupt and left many loose ends.

Despite it's faults, it really draws you in. Halfway in the series it starts to connect with you personally. If you're facing the type of issues that these characters are, you really can't put it down.
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7.5   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by simpleeyelid
April 30th, 2010, 12:14pm
My comment is really not impersonal, but I want to complain, because I gave too high expectatioin on the story itself and spent 6 hours on it.

I really liked the art, I enjoyed the portrait of the male lead in the latter half especially.
And I think I really liked the protagonist, the way he makes decisive decisions.
For these two reasons, I rated 7.5. The story itself, as for me, is a bit underdeveloped and unsystematic.

The plot for this manga could have been better, and I was nettled by some of the nonsenses which appeared at times; au contraire, some changes which could have been developed were settled too abruptly and roughly. And could there be any more coincidences?
The ending is really good... if it were a novel! ... but as a manga, it could have been better illustrated and it might be acceptable or be labeled as "laisser imaginer" for certain readers, but personally, I think it is just so so. Reread value is almost nil for me; because the whole story could have been much better organized.

The average 8.25 is a Just Judge, according to my experience. But I am shocked to have seen that there are quite few proportion of low ratings (3 votes for "1", 3 votes for "2"... up to now). No offense, I admit I have the potential to become an Hikikomori. - -
The ending is similar to some Korean movie I saw before, which I am sure most of you are familiar with.

LIKE ZORO SAID, ONE CAN HARDLY FIND THE REASON TO RECOMMEND IT..
Now that I think of it, the reason why there are many Hikikomori in Japan might be that there are so many these kinds of mangas which give them "hopes", however, they are knocked down into the deeper abyss of despair by the crude reality. I am sad. No idea why. This is a nice subject if it can be seriously helpful, but I am afraid it is just for the sake of entertaining.

... Last updated on April 30th, 2010, 3:35pm
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in the end it... ?!   
Rating: 8.2 / 10.0
by Zoro
January 5th, 2010, 8:44am
The story itself is so intriguing. Part time through you're hoping the author finally gives him a job, but it never comes. It was, as others have said, a brilliant read. You can interpret it which ever way you want really. Trying to understand the internal meaning to the whole thing isn't gonna help you understand it in the long run, it could've been something the author had had experienced at some point (I doubt it), but you feel yourself more in tune with the main character as it progresses. You can literally feel his sadness. More than once I've thought of this while laying on my bed.

In any case, I don't recommend this series. It is more for those who are in his position that you'll most likely have the same effect, maybe for those that have been in his position before, but I wouldn't go out and recommend it to people I know.
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