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7:55 PM on 07.28.2010

Hikikomori phenomenon a 'national crisis"?

Of course, most Japanese culture fans are aware of what a hikikomori is, even if the only one you've ever met is lovely Kiri from Sayonara, Zetsubou Sensei. To see a cute girl wrapped in her blankets, even if she does have a ...

Colette Bennett


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5:00 PM on 08.25.2009

Check out this great film on hikikomori and otaku

Hikikomori from Will on Vimeo. I love the way this short film is shot. It's so dark and sleepy, much like the life of a hikikomori. I don't know if this says something, but the whole thing reminds me of my experiences in Japa...

Dale North