Welcome to the N.H.K.

Welcome to the N.H.K. (2006)

  • Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
  • Creator: Yusuke Yamamoto, Tatsuhiko Takimoto
  • First Air Date: 2006-07-09
  • Last Air Date: 2006-12-17
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 24
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 24 min.
  • Production Company: GONZO
  • Production Country: Japan
  • Networks: AT-X
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Sato's life – or what's left of it – is a paranoid mess of conspiracy theories and social anxieties. He's terrified of the outside world; his apartment is overflowing with the remnants of cheap take-out food; and his retinas have been permanently scarred by a steady diet of internet porn. But maybe it's not all his fault. After all, the nefarious N.H.K. is out there, and they’re determined to turn society's fringe-dwellers into a brainwashed lot of jobless, hopeless, futureless recluses. Enter Misaki – a mysterious girl-next-door type who is Sato's last chance to beat-down his inner demons and venture out into the light of day. She's ready to help him overcome his crippling phobias, but Sato would rather cower in his existential foxhole and pretend to work on the demo for his virtual sex game. He’s afraid to face the world. She's strangely desperate to fix a total stranger. Maybe together they can be normal.

  • Keywords: based on novel or book, nerd, satire, slice of life, conspiracy, recluse, game design, game developer, anime, game development, neet
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    Welcome to the N.H.K. Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2006-07-09
    24 Episodes

    Welcome to the N.H.K. Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Welcome to the Project!25 min
    Season 1Episode 2Welcome to the Creator!25 min
    Season 1Episode 3Welcome to the Beautiful Girls!25 min
    Season 1Episode 4Welcome to the New World!25 min
    Season 1Episode 5Welcome to Counselling!25 min
    Season 1Episode 6Welcome to the Classroom!25 min
    Season 1Episode 7Welcome to the Moratorium!25 min
    Season 1Episode 8Welcome to Chinatown!25 min
    Season 1Episode 9Welcome to Summer Days!25 min
    Season 1Episode 10Welcome to the Dark Side!25 min
    Season 1Episode 11Welcome to the Conspiracy!25 min
    Season 1Episode 12Welcome to the Offline Gathering!25 min
    Season 1Episode 13Welcome to Heaven!25 min
    Season 1Episode 14Welcome to Reality!25 min
    Season 1Episode 15Welcome to the Fantasy!25 min
    Season 1Episode 16Welcome to Game Over!25 min
    Season 1Episode 17Welcome to Happiness!25 min
    Season 1Episode 18Welcome to No Future!25 min
    Season 1Episode 19Welcome to the Blue Bird!25 min
    Season 1Episode 20Welcome to Winter Days!25 min
    Season 1Episode 21Welcome to the Reset!25 min
    Season 1Episode 22Welcome to God!25 min
    Season 1Episode 23Welcome to Misaki!25 min
    Season 1Episode 24Welcome to the NHK!25 min
    • Yui Makino

      as Misaki Nakahara (voice)
    • Yutaka Koizumi

      as Tatsuhiro Sato (voice)
    • Daisuke Sakaguchi

      as Kaoru Yamazaki (voice)
    • Sanae Kobayashi

      as Hitomi Kashiwa (voice)
    • Risa Hayamizu

      as Megumi Kobayashi (voice)
    Directing Yusuke Yamamoto Series Director
    Writing Tatsuhiko Takimoto Novel
    Art Hiroshi Igaki Art Direction
    Camera Naoki Kitamura Director of Photography
    Writing Satoru Nishizono Series Composition
    Visual Effects Takahiko Yoshida Character Designer
    Visual Effects Masashi Ishihama Character Designer
    Visual Effects Takahiko Yoshida Supervising Animation Director
    Visual Effects Tomoyuki Shitaya Supervising Animation Director
    Sound Pearl Brothers Original Music Composer
    Sound Masao Fukuda Music Producer
    Sound Yoku Shioya Sound Director
    Editing Akinori Mishima Editor
    Visual Effects Yumi Uchibayashi Color Designer
    Directing Masahiro Sonoda Assistant Director
    Art Hiroki Matsumoto Art Designer
    Editing Takami Tachikawa Online Editor
    Editing Tetsuro Fujita Online Editor
    Crew Naomasa Fukuda Special Effects
    Crew Shin Inoie Special Effects
    Sound Mutsuhiro Nishimura Sound Effects