Welcome to the NHK Novel Gets 1st New Story in Nearly 20 Years

Original author Tatsuhiko Takimoto pens story for May 16 release

Welcome to the N.H.K

(Image via Amazon Prime Video Japan)


Literary rock band The Elites revealed on their Twitter account on May 1 that band member Tatsuhiko Takimoto, well-known for writing the Welcome to the N.H.K novel and manga series, had penned a sequel short story to the 2002 novel for a May 16 release.





The short story is set to be released on May 16 in Japanese at the 32nd Literature Flea Market Tokyo as part of the Elites vol.3 anthology from the rock band. Interviews with the band members will also be part of the anthology.


Welcome to the N.H.K was adapted into a popular anime series in 2006 from director Yusuke Yamamoto at Gonzo
with ADV releasing the series at the time in North America, Funimation recused the license, describing the anime series as such:


Sato is a tangle of anxieties and conspiracy theories, believing that the nefarious N-H-K wants to turn society’s misfits into a mob of hopeless recluses. Mysterious Misaki might be able to help Sato overcome his phobias—if she can pull him out of his existential foxhole and get him to face the


Source: Elites on Twitter via ANN


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Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram

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