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

  1. Tatsuhiko Takimoto


Series Cast

  1. Sanae Kobayashi

    Sanae Kobayashi

    Hitomi Kashiwa

    24 Episodes

  2. Yui Makino

    Yui Makino

    Misaki Nakahara

    24 Episodes

  3. Risa Hayamizu

    Risa Hayamizu

    Megumi Kobayashi

    24 Episodes

  4. Daisuke Sakaguchi

    Daisuke Sakaguchi

    Kaoru Yamazaki

    24 Episodes

  5. Yutaka Koizumi

    Tatsuhiro Sato

    24 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

2006 | 24 Episodes

Season 1 of Welcome to the N.H.K. premiered on July 9, 2006.

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Welcome to the N.H.K.
Welcome to the N.H.K.



Original Name NHKにようこそ!

Status Ended


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  • TV-MA


    This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17

Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 24m



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