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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
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: psychological, witty, semi serious, captivating, offbeat
Plot: social misfits, lifestyle, society, nerd, nervous breakdown, conspiracy, porn, mind game, twentysomething life, recluse, satire, slice of life, misfit, conspiracy theory
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia

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Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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Duration: 24 min.
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AHO-GIRL (2017)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Japan
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Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Minami-ke (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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46%
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Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
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