Oh man… it’s so good to see that NHK ni Youkoso is still not failing after this long… but still it might… it might,, with Gonzo as it’s helm…. I’m still keeping my reservations. So far, I”m enjoying all those surrealistic situations of Satou’s imaginations like this episode’s seat ejection sequence and (somewhat becoming a meme between me and a friend) his “dreams” of apple-stabbing knives, serpants and revolvers. Makes me appreciate Freud very much.

Still… everytime I watch NHK, it does make me depressed… mostly because it just reminds me of how pathetically similar I am to Satou at some aspects….. I do wonder if NHK evokes such emotions in other viewers as well..

Somehow, this episode… I can see myself a few years later, in the same situation and desperately calling my friends(if I still have any) to help me masquerade as my boss and my lover(this is probably impossible). Hope I don’t have to resort to asking them to crossdress. That would be so wrong and I probably wouldn’t be able to live it through it too.


  1. Blaze XR Said,

    August 26, 2006 @ 12:08 pm

    Hm…. If you like NHK no youkoso, you might like Densha Otoko, a japanese drama about an otaku falling in love with an ordinariy woman :D

  2. Syaoran Li Said,

    August 26, 2006 @ 12:17 pm

    Don’t worry… beeing a NEET is not that bad…
    BUt… well… you’ll see.

  3. Ronin Said,

    August 26, 2006 @ 3:50 pm

    I agree with you there. When I watched the first episode of NHK, I somehow can’t stop myself from shivering, thinking ‘Is this what I have become?’. Yeah, it has affected me… somewhat.

    Man, oh man. It’s shows like this that make me think back to those times, all the anime I’ve ever watched in my younger years. STO

  4. Blue Said,

    August 26, 2006 @ 5:16 pm

    It doesn’t get any worse, but it won’t make you feel all that happy as the story goes along. Following the manga, it does tend to stick to the grimer side of things these days, not nearly as upbeat as the first few episodes/chapters are.

    As for the topic of anyone being like the characters in the show…I doubt you are. It only applies to people with extreme reclusive behaviour.

  5. yuriaki Said,

    August 26, 2006 @ 5:46 pm

    Yes it does on me, especially with the manga

  6. Trejkaz Said,

    August 27, 2006 @ 1:02 am

    At least the manga has a reasonable explanation of why his appliances start talking. :-)

  7. Chris Said,

    September 5, 2006 @ 11:12 pm

    NHK doesn’t make me depressed – except the first one maybe a little. But I can relate very well to Satou’s situation. Albeit his current situation doesn’t seem so bad at least from the outside. For now he can really consider Yamazaki and Misaki his friends. Even his former could-have-been-girl-friend seems to be still interested in him. I believe in real life it would be much more difficult to find any friends once you’ve been like that for two or three years. Then again NHK also shows how rather trivial problems can destroy people. That’s ridiculous and sad at the same time.

    Though NHK is never dogmatic or educational and the presentation is extremely funny at times.

  8. Miharu Said,

    October 21, 2006 @ 10:54 am

    This anime also makes me a tad bit *werid* feeling.
    I am pretty much realizing that maybe I shouldn’t have so many anime posters…and such.
    I feel like a NEET even watching anime these days. lol
    Oh well! This anime is making me want to go outside more.

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