So you thought that a life of a Neet or hikikomori is trouble free and nice, well you will have a huge change of opinions after watching this anime!
(This trailer contains a tiny bit of spoilers)
The story and character in brief:
The anime starts of with Tatsuhiro Satou (MC) sitting in his room in a dreamy state and believing that his hikikomori state is because of a big conspiracy. He has been a NEET for 4 years now after he just stopped going to college because he thought that the his classmates were laughing at him and were making fun of him(they were actually not,it is just in his head).
This anime is unique,complex and bitter truth about the real world. The story is a bit slow paced and because being slow it actually explains the plot beautifully. The story is deep and really makes you question are you actually satisfied with your life? The anime touches sensitive areas like depression, emotional roller-coasters, suicidal thoughts etc. Not many anime have touched those areas so deeply. The start is pretty funny, but once you the story progresses it gets more mature and everything starts making sense. Now for the romantic factor, this anime has no lovey dovey romance like you would find in other anime, but has a more of a realistic approach. This anime shows the reality of the world we are living in and to be honest it is not that good. My point is that the story is awesome and satisfying.
Soundtrack and music (9/10)
The music used in the anime is real good starting from the Opening and ending to all other soundtracks used during the dramatic scenes and such. Great song choice. The music is fitting to the events in the anime.
The Character development in the anime is on point. Each character has a purpose. Every character grows, fails, learns, and maximizes their potential as a solid character. There is no such thing as a “weak character” in this anime. It’s actually unbelievable how well written, well developed and well exposed every character is and how that justifies their existence. Not a single character feels extraneous or even annoying.
The artwork itself is not the best but it is the most fitting for an anime which has so many emotions and feels to it. Well the anime was aired in 2006( probably made in 2005) which is almost 11 years back.
You just have to watch this anime it is brilliant, well you can take your time and i do not recommend binge watching it. That depends on the viewer, but it is a must watch anime and should be watched by anime fans and non anime fans too. I personally feel it is on the same level as Toradora, Lovely Complex, Kimi ni Todoke etc. but it is too underrated.