Hikikomori is a anime/manga concept
Edit this Page
The content below is entirely editable.

Hikikomori are both an increasingly prominent archetype and an actual social phenomenon in Japan. The term refers to a certain type of person who becomes reclusive and withdraws from society at large.


A hikikomori is someone who secludes themselves and wants to remain isolated. They start to lose their social skills/graces and don't follow the norms of the outside world. It is difficult for them to interact with people outside of their own space they've confined themselves to.

The most famous example of a hikikomori is in the franchise Welcome to the NHK where the viewer follows the progress of a recovering hikikomori named Tatsuhiro Satou.
General Information Edit
Concept Name Hikikomori
Japanese Name: 引き籠もり
Romaji Name: Hikikomori
Aliases NEET
1st manga book:
1st anime episode:
1st anime movie:
Top Editors
Mandatory Network

Submissions can take several hours to be approved.

Save ChangesCancel