Saturday, July 15, 2006,12:51 AM
It's a Conspiracy : NHK ni Youkoso!
Oh yes.. after a flood of rants, raves and and a truckload of Haruhi posts... here's a review!!

(not teh real logo.. my BSPlayer fucked up again... but at least.. there's the title there XD)

N.H.K. ni Youkoso!
(Welcome to the N.H.K.!)

Plot Summary:Tatsuhiro Satou, 21 years old, thinks that everything that happen around him is a conspiracy. He figure out who is behind it all: The NHK, an evil secret company. “When you think anime, you think otaku. When you think otaku, you think people that dislike other people. Those people become hikikomori (people who shut themselves in)”. So Satou manage to uncover the plot of The NHK (stands for Nihon Hikikomori Kyōkai), after three years of shutting himself in (and rapidly approaching the fourth). In reality, he is nothing more then a NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training), desperately in need of a cure from that ‘disease’. He want to break out from the curse, but going out and getting a job is frightening enough for him. That is until he gets selected for a ‘project’; it is a plan to help hikikomori like him in facing the reality of this world.

MJ's Notes:
After Lolis, killer lolis, train decapitations, aliens, espers and ecchiness.. we now move on to a "slice of life" genre anime... First, the opening is rendered retro-style, and backed up by a nice ROUND TABLE feat. Nino song, "pazuru" or Puzzle... the opening song somewhat gave me a CHOBITS-Y feeling... remember Tanaka Rie (Chii) and Sugita Tomozaku's (Hideki) duet in the last ep? it gave that kind of "feel".
Now moving on with the anime, the animations quite good (done by GONZO DIGIMATION, the leader in anime butchering XD) but expect a lot of modifications in the story, (extra stories, compressed timelines, anime-original characters, worthless action scenes, cheery turned emo characters, and too many to list...). Teh internets say they had a "Melancholic" feel after watching this one.. but I'll stick on insisting on having the CHOBITS feel.. (Ya know, a worthless college dropout guy that became lucky, found a HAWT chick, turned to be somewhat special after exerting or giving a little effort at all?) Also, the main character's fantasies reminded me of Hideki's fantasies.. .
Since, its Gonzo, expect a good animation.. modified story and robot/mecha/war action inserts.. and a lot of slapsticks...

MJ's Rating: 8


She wins 10 internets!

too much fappage?

ANN for the Plot Summary || for the shots


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