Welcome to the NHK (feedback wanted):

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1 Martello28th Apr 2012 12:10:26 PM from Black River, NY
Hammer of the Pervs
So I read the first two chapters of the Welcome to the N.H.K. manga. The second chapter is where the main character is collecting "data" for making a lolicon porn game. It's definitely disturbing, but it's consistently portrayed in a negative and perverted light.

Is there anything worse later on? I'm not all that interested in the story and I really dislike the art style, so I'd rather not read the entire 8 volumes.

Discar, Komodin, and Catalogue - have you guys looked at this? What do you think?
"Did anybody invent this stuff on purpose?" - Phillip Marlowe on tequila, Finger Man by Raymond Chandler.
Welcome to the N.H.K. is a dark manga, but I don't think it's porno, just a really cynical view of the 'otaku'. I watched the whole anime and read the whole manga, but didn't read the novel.

edited 28th Apr '12 12:28:36 PM by animeg3282

3 Komodin28th Apr 2012 12:39:00 PM from Green Hill Zone , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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I'm reading through a couple chapters right now and from what I've seen so far, it's neither pornographic nor pro-pedophilic, so as far as I'm concerned, it's okay.
[up][up][up]I think that's the only time it actually talks about pedophilia. While there is some disturbing stuff later on, I don't remember any sex, explicit or otherwise.

Also, the anime changes that scene into researching high school girls to make a normal porn game instead.

edited 28th Apr '12 12:41:21 PM by encrypted12345

5 Raidouthe21st28th Apr 2012 12:44:11 PM from Absolutely whacking your friends , Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
Wash away the anger
I've read the manga, and I can concur with the "cynical look at the otaku" and "not pedo" thing. And there is practically no sex, far as I remember. In fact, that "porn game" thing is treated in-universe by said characters as more of a motivation to actually do something with their lives instead of a reason to do anything sexual.
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I would just like to point out that it's licensed and US-released by Tokyopop and Funimation.
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I think everything but the novel was released in the US. And I think the message of the show/book is that otaku should get jobs, face life, and stop daydreaming about H-games as a substitute for talking to the women in their lives.
8 Martello28th Apr 2012 01:05:47 PM from Black River, NY
Hammer of the Pervs
Okay, based on my impressions from reading the first two chapters, doing some research, and Komodin's opinion, I'm voting to keep it.
"Did anybody invent this stuff on purpose?" - Phillip Marlowe on tequila, Finger Man by Raymond Chandler.
[up][up]The novel was released in the U.S. by Tokyopop.
I've only read a couple of volumes and I'd say it's a legit work worth keeping.
11 BestOf28th Apr 2012 09:41:28 PM from Finland , Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
I've seen the anime and it was fine.
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Back when ADV used to exist, they had a program that sent out DV Ds with previews of newly localized anime for anime clubs to show. Welcome to the NHK was definitely something that they sent out, so they apparently had no problem with sending the first two episodes to high schools without doing much more than blurring out some very brief nudity.
13 ccoa29th Apr 2012 06:07:46 AM from the Sleeping Giant
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Looks like this one is done.
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