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Welcome to the NHK! (2006)
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Welcome to the NHK! (2006)
Original name: NHKにようこそ!
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: N.H.K ni yôkoso! (Welcome to the N.H.K) revolves around the life of Tatsuhiro Satou, a 22 year old hikikomori who hasn't got a job and feels that the world around him is all a "conspiracy" controlled by the "N.H.K". He comes across a girl called Misaki Nakahara who is willing to change Satou's condition from being a socially awkward introvert into a more confident person.
Style: witty, semi serious, psychological, captivating, offbeat
Plot: conspiracy, social misfits, lifestyle, society, nervous breakdown, nerd, satire, porn, mind game, twentysomething life, recluse, slice of life, misfit, conspiracy theory
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia

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Duration: 25 min.
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 24 min.
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Story: Tomozaki is one of the best gamers in Japan, and in his opinion, the game of real life is one of the worst. No clear-cut rules for success, horribly balanced, and nothing makes sense. But then he meets a gamer who’s just as good as him, and she ...
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Uta no Prince-sama (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
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Story: With dreams of becoming a composer and someday writing a song for her favorite idol, Haruka enters the Saotome Academy, a prestigious performing arts school. If successful there, she’ll be able to join the Shining Agency after graduation. However, ...
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Nekopara (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 21 min.
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Duration: 23 min.
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TV show
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TV show
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TV show
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