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  • Sato tries to clean his room. He goes out to lunch with his Mom, Masaki pretending to be his girlfriend. He feels bad. He tries to tell his mom their […]

    Episode 8: Welcome to Chinatown

    Sato tries to clean his room. He goes out to lunch with his Mom, Masaki pretending to be his girlfriend. He feels bad. He tries to tell his mom their […]

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  • This episode’s title refers to a two-day period before everything in Sato’s life will be placed under a pressure with which it cannot bare: parental scrutiny. Last episode’s humiliation in […]

    Episode 7: Welcome to the Moratorium

    This episode’s title refers to a two-day period before everything in Sato’s life will be placed under a pressure with which it cannot bare: parental scrutiny. Last episode’s humiliation in […]

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  • My God, Welcome to the NHK is a downer, a depressing show with human misery front and center, 24/7. Sato’s misery might be the most obvious and direct, but it […]

    Episode 6: Welcome to the Classroom

    My God, Welcome to the NHK is a downer, a depressing show with human misery front and center, 24/7. Sato’s misery might be the most obvious and direct, but it […]

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  • At heart, Welcome the the NHK has a series of very dodgy relationships. Central is, of course, Sato and Misaki, a 23 year old man and a 17 year old […]

    Episode 5 – Welcome to the Counseling

    At heart, Welcome the the NHK has a series of very dodgy relationships. Central is, of course, Sato and Misaki, a 23 year old man and a 17 year old […]

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  • An extension of the previous episode’s depravity, “Welcome to the New World” is like a trip into a weird hell for Sato. It’s a hell he thinks is a heaven […]

    Episode 4: Welcome to the New World

    An extension of the previous episode’s depravity, “Welcome to the New World” is like a trip into a weird hell for Sato. It’s a hell he thinks is a heaven […]

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  • Sato is loathsome. By the end of this episode, the NEET shut-in who can barely talk to other people has a) spent a week playing porny Japanese games, b) woken […]

    Episode 3: Welcome to the Beautiful Girls

    Sato is loathsome. By the end of this episode, the NEET shut-in who can barely talk to other people has a) spent a week playing porny Japanese games, b) woken […]

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  • Welcome to the NHK is fueled entirely by Sato’s ego, and his denial about his circumstances. At the beginning of the episode Misaki offers him a contract for her support […]

    Episode 2: Welcome to the Creator

    Welcome to the NHK is fueled entirely by Sato’s ego, and his denial about his circumstances. At the beginning of the episode Misaki offers him a contract for her support […]

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  • Hikikomori – social self-rejects. Sponging off of their parents, without the wherewithal to get out of their apartments, get jobs, get training, get educated. People who have seen the world, […]

    Episode 1: Welcome to the Conspiracy

    Hikikomori – social self-rejects. Sponging off of their parents, without the wherewithal to get out of their apartments, get jobs, get training, get educated. People who have seen the world, […]

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  • The irony is that this is the first episode to center around the younger detective, Maniwa, ¬†after he is no longer a detective, but an insane vigilante, viewing himself as […]

    Episode 12: Radar Man

    The irony is that this is the first episode to center around the younger detective, Maniwa, ¬†after he is no longer a detective, but an insane vigilante, viewing himself as […]

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  • Confusion and ambiguity are different, but are easily mistaken for each other. It may be an oversold notion that an ambiguous narrative is superior to a clear/fully realized narrative, but […]

    Episode 11: No Entry

    Confusion and ambiguity are different, but are easily mistaken for each other. It may be an oversold notion that an ambiguous narrative is superior to a clear/fully realized narrative, but […]

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