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The Best Anime Like Welcome to the N.H.K. 

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Updated October 13, 2018 534 votes 171 voters 9.2k views 20 items

List Rules Vote up the anime most similar to Welcome to the N.H.K (not just the ones you like.)

It's time to look at recommendations for anime similar to Welcome to the N.H.K. This series about the lives of young adults in Tokyo ran for 24 episodes back in 2006, but many fans who just discovered the show are hungry for more similar anime.

For starters, there's the 2011 anime series Steins;Gate, a sci-fi adventure that like Welcome to the N.H.K. also centers on a core group and their (time-traveling) lives. Still other similar anime include The Tatami Galaxy, Genshiken, and ReLIFE. You could also check out Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, as well as SOS Brigade where the core group consists of an alien, a time traveler, an esper, a mysterious girl, and a high school boy.

Vote up the anime you feel are most like Welcome to the N.H.K. If you find an anime missing from the list, feel free to add it!

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ReLIFE is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Like Welcome to the N.H.K.
ReLIFE (Riraifu) is a Japanese science fantasy drama seinen web manga series and 2015 anime series. Arata Kaizaki is offered a job to test ReLife: a scientific experiment to rejuvenate him by 10 ...more

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Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Like Welcome to the N.H.K.
Steins;Gate is a 2011 anime series created by the animation studio White Fox, based on 5pb. and Nitroplus's video game of the same name. It is set in 2010, and follows Rintaro Okabe, who ...more

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A Silent Voice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Like Welcome to the N.H.K.
A Silent Voice: The Movie is a 2016 Japanese animated teen drama film directed by Naoko Yamada, based on the manga by Yoshitoki Ōima. Years after being ostracized by his classmates for bullying ...more

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WataMote: No Matter How ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Like Welcome to the N.H.K.
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My Teen Romantic Comedy ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Like Welcome to the N.H.K.
This romantic comedy revolves around an antisocial high school student named Hikigaya Hachiman with a distorted view on life and no friends or girlfriend. When he see his classmates talking ...more

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Colorful is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Like Welcome to the N.H.K.
Colorful is a 2010 Japanese animated feature film directed by Keiichi Hara. It is based on the novel of the same name written by Eto Mori, produced by Sunrise and animated by the animation ...more

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Paranoia Agent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Like Welcome to the N.H.K.
Paranoia Agent is a Japanese anime television series created by director Satoshi Kon and produced by Madhouse about a social phenomenon in Musashino, Tokyo caused by a juvenile serial assailant ...more

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The Tatami Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Like Welcome to the N.H.K.
The Tatami Galaxy is a Japanese campus novel written by Tomihiko Morimi. The novel was adapted into an 11-episode anime television series of the same name which aired on Fuji Television's ...more

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Beck: Mongolian Chop Squ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Like Welcome to the N.H.K.
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Anohana: The Flower We S... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Like Welcome to the N.H.K.
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day is an 11-episode 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures and directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai. The anime aired in Fuji TV's noitamina block ...more

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Neon Genesis Evangelion ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Like Welcome to the N.H.K.
Neon Genesis Evangelion, commonly referred to as Evangelion or Eva, is a Japanese animated television series produced by Tatsunoko Productions and Gainax and directed by Hideaki Anno. It was ...more

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Genshiken is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Like Welcome to the N.H.K.
Genshiken is a manga series by Shimoku Kio about a college club for otaku and the lifestyle its members pursue. The title is a shortening of the club's official name, Gendai Shikaku Bunka ...more

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Chaos;Head is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Like Welcome to the N.H.K.
Chaos;Head, stylized as ChäoS;HEAd, is a Japanese visual novel developed by 5pb. and Nitroplus that was released on April 25, 2008 for the PC. A port of the game, named Chaos;Head Noah, for ...more

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The Melancholy of Haruhi... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Like Welcome to the N.H.K.
On the first day of high school a beautiful girl named Haruhi Suzumiya introduces herself as having "no interest in ordinary humans". She asks for any aliens, time travelers, sliders ...more

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Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sense... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Like Welcome to the N.H.K.
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Koikaze, Love Wind is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Like Welcome to the N.H.K.
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Planetes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Like Welcome to the N.H.K.
Planetes is a Japanese hard science fiction manga written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura. It was adapted into a 26-episode anime television series by Sunrise, which was broadcast on NHK from ...more

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Princess Jellyfish is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Like Welcome to the N.H.K.
Princess Jellyfish is a Japanese josei manga series written and illustrated by Akiko Higashimura. It began serialization in the Kodansha manga magazine Kiss on November 10, 2008. An 11-episode ...more

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Geeks' Video is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Like Welcome to the N.H.K.
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Oreimo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Like Welcome to the N.H.K.
Oreimo, short for Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai and also known as Ore no Imōto, is a Japanese light novel series written by Tsukasa Fushimi, with illustrations provided by Hiro ...more