“Welcome to the NHK” (N・H・Kにようこそ！// NHK ni Youkoso!) is a kind of collection. Collection of troubles and problems we can meet in our life. It doesn’t perceive as anime. It doesn’t perceive as something fictitious. It is life. Hateful everyday life gets emotional colors and draws a wide reaction with slowly walking real life on the our side of screen. In “NHK” everyday events are not shown grotesque and mockingly as in parodies and not weightly depressed as in psychological thrillers but somehow chaotically and tragicomicly — you want to weep, smile, think ironically and philosophize simultaneously. Every joke provokes not a roar of laughter but the sad smile as you recognize yourself and your troubles in “fictional” heroes. The story is about a very serious subject matter but it is still full of humorous moments. The creators of the anime realize that the best way to convert such a serious subject matter into an enjoyable anime that will not only entertain the viewers but also educate them is through humor. That being said, the anime is also full serious and sometimes very sad occurrences. If you happen to be an emotional person, be prepared to shed a few tears or at least feel downright horrible watching some of the episodes of this series. The story progresses at a fair pace with a good mixture of serious episodes and some not too serious ones.
Last Modified: Oct 27, 2016
[20/07/2006] ED#1: “Odoru Akachan Ningen” by Kenji Ohtsuki and Fumihiko Kitsutaka
[20/07/2006] OP “Puzzle” by ROUND TABLE feat. Nino
[23/08/2006] Original Soundtrack: 1. Welcome in Dark Side
[25/10/2006] ED#2: “Modokashii Sekai no Ue de” by Yui Makino
[22/11/2006] Original Soundtrack: 2. Welcome in Sunny Side