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2nd Feb '17 8:32:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Undergrads}}'', Gimpy will only leave his room when absolutely necessary. He even avoids going home to his family on Christmas vacation.

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Gimpy will only leave his room when absolutely necessary. He even avoids going home to his family on Christmas vacation.



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23rd Jan '17 1:07:54 PM Willbyr
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* The Nintendo DS version of ''TokimekiMemorial Girl's Side 2'' adds, as one of its bonus characters, [[MeaningfulName Komori]] Taku. Playing his route requires the heroine to draw him out of his shell and convince him to start coming to school.

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* The Nintendo DS version of ''TokimekiMemorial ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial Girl's Side 2'' adds, as one of its bonus characters, [[MeaningfulName Komori]] Taku. Playing his route requires the heroine to draw him out of his shell and convince him to start coming to school.
17th Jan '17 10:58:55 PM MsChibi
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* On ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU'', the VictimOfTheWeek was a woman who had been raped ''several'' times in her life, and in particular was being stalked by her rapist as well, and as a result, she almost never leaves her house. She has a neighbor pick up groceries for her, and works from home (only stopping by the office once a week to deliver paperwork).
2nd Jan '17 5:50:50 AM Nepeta
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* Pictured above: Japan from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' refers to himself as a hikikomori in the strip alluding to Commodore Perry's arrival to Japan. Meeting the Americans after 200 years of isolation terrifies him so much that he almost has an HeroicBSOD at the mere idea of speaking to them.

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* Pictured above: Japan from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' refers to himself as a hikikomori in the strip alluding to Commodore Perry's arrival to Japan. Meeting the Americans after 200 years of isolation terrifies him so much that he almost has an HeroicBSOD at the mere idea of speaking to them. [[TruthInTelevision Truth in Television]] here, since Japan shut off all contacts to other countries before the Meiji constitution was adopted.
1st Jan '17 6:34:59 PM Valiona
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' has Futaba Sakura, who became this after her mother's death [[spoiler:and Futaba's (mistaken) belief that her mother blamed her for it]]. She gradually breaks out of her shell with the party's help, and eventually becomes your team's MissionControl.
17th Dec '16 11:21:45 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Tomohiko Yamada of ''Manga/SatouKashiNoDanganWaUchinukenai'' hasn't left his house in three years [[spoiler: after the death of his and Nagisa's father]], and rarely leaves the comfort of his statue, book, and video filled room. Even his mother recognizes that he fits this trope: ''"Tomohiko has that rather popular condition, right? What is it? Hi... hi... hiki-..."'' When he does eventually leave the house he ended up vomiting due to the stress, though he was otherwise fine.

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* Tomohiko Yamada of ''Manga/SatouKashiNoDanganWaUchinukenai'' hasn't left his house in three years [[spoiler: after the death of his and Nagisa's father]], and rarely leaves the comfort of his statue, book, and video filled room. Even his mother recognizes that he fits this trope: ''"Tomohiko has that rather popular condition, right? What is it? Hi... hi... hiki-..."'' When he does ''did'' eventually leave the house [[spoiler: to help Nagisa find the missing remains of her murdered best friend Mokuzu]], he ended up vomiting [[VomitIndiscretionShot vomiting]] [[StressVomit due to the stress, stress]], though he was otherwise fine.
26th Nov '16 1:14:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* In one episode of ''NowhereMan'', Tom encounters an orphan who has not left his house since his parents' death, living off delivery items he is able to pay for with the money he got by writing a brilliant piece of software for a venture capital firm.

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* In one episode of ''NowhereMan'', ''Series/NowhereMan'', Tom encounters an orphan who has not left his house since his parents' death, living off delivery items he is able to pay for with the money he got by writing a brilliant piece of software for a venture capital firm.
26th Nov '16 1:14:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* Wataru Kurenai, the eponymous ''Series/KamenRiderKiva'', starts off the series like this. The first time we see him he's covered from head to toe, including a stocking cap, protective goggles, and a face mask because he thinks he's "allergic to the world" and communicates mostly using a notebook full of pre-written responses. For these reasons (plus the unusually fancy Western-style house he lives in), the locals call him "Ghost Boy"[[note]]''Obake Taro''[[/note]]. CoolBigSis Megumi manages to get him out of the "containment suit" and actually speaking pretty early on, but he's still extremely shy and introverted for most of the series. Then he suffers a HeroicBSOD following [[spoiler:Mio's death]], but he comes back from it a true BadAss.

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* Wataru Kurenai, the eponymous ''Series/KamenRiderKiva'', starts off the series like this. The first time we see him he's covered from head to toe, including a stocking cap, protective goggles, and a face mask because he thinks he's "allergic to the world" and communicates mostly using a notebook full of pre-written responses. For these reasons (plus the unusually fancy Western-style house he lives in), the locals call him "Ghost Boy"[[note]]''Obake Taro''[[/note]]. CoolBigSis Megumi manages to get him out of the "containment suit" and actually speaking pretty early on, but he's still extremely shy and introverted for most of the series. Then he suffers a HeroicBSOD following [[spoiler:Mio's death]], but he comes back from it a true BadAss.badass.
31st Oct '16 12:15:05 PM intastiel
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* Marigold from ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' started out as one (or very close to one. She obsessed over anime (especially hentai), works on a family company website from home and almost never leaves her apartment. Once she's introduced to the other characters, she begins to leave the apartment more.
** Hannelore used to qualify too, before we saw her. She suffers from some very severe OCD, and before the comic, she was a nervous wreck, incapable of surviving without assistance. When she is finally able to hug her father without freaking out from human contact, everyone present who knew her only as a child is shocked. By the time she appeared in the comic, while she wasn't exactly outgoing, she had advanced beyond this trope, as was much happier for it.

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Marigold from ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' started starts out as one (or very close to one. She a recluse obsessed over with anime (especially hentai), hentai) and World of Warcraft, who works on a family company website from home and almost never leaves her apartment. Once she's introduced to the other characters, she begins starts to leave the apartment get out more.
** Hannelore used to qualify too, before we saw her. Hannelore's backstory is an extreme example. She suffers from some very severe OCD, OCD and before the comic, she was grew up on a space station as a nervous wreck, drugged into insensibility half the time and incapable of surviving without assistance. constant supervision. By her first appearance in the comic, she had learned to manage her condition enough to get out and socialize, and continues to grow more comfortable in company. When she visits the station and is finally able to hug her father without freaking out from human contact, everyone present who knew her only as a child is shocked. By the time she appeared shocked.
** Bubbles is a retired combat android who lives at her workplace and almost never goes outside, thanks
in the comic, while she wasn't exactly outgoing, she had advanced beyond this trope, as was much happier for it.large part to crippling self-consciousness about being seen by people. [[spoiler:Faye takes it upon herself to bring Bubbles out of her shell, with some success.]]
31st Oct '16 11:20:23 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Literature/{{Another}}'' has hikikomori characters in its different continuities:
** In the novel and manga, there's one named Kazumi [[spoiler: Akazawa]] who is the brother of [[spoiler: Izumi Akazawa]] and is said to [[spoiler: have hung himself in his bedroom before the story began.]]
** In the anime, Yumi Ogura's older brother Atsushi is only seen in his room, playing games at his computer. [[spoiler: And this causes his death, since an excavator rams into the Ogura house and crushes him to death.]]
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