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Old 2008-11-08, 19:55   Link #1581
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This show was brilliant. Just brilliant. 11 of 10 stars. But the ending was sad. I can't accept this ending. There had to be more. It just wasn't qualified to be the ending of such a brilliant anime. There had to be... more!
You guys talked about the manga. Is the ending more satisfying? I don't want to let such an incredible series end like this. It had such a deep impact at me...The afterglow is still very active...
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Old 2008-11-08, 20:07   Link #1582
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Yeah, the book is surprisingly good albeit reading the afterword from the author was depressing. How could a guy like that not find something new to write about?
He's still living off the money he made from NHK, lol.

He actually has made something else, it's called Negative Chainsaw or something. Nothing like NHK, though.
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Old 2008-11-25, 09:58   Link #1583
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Just so people know, this person is on about the English version. The manga in Japan finished a bit ago.
Mmmmh, the manga is complete, so?

Mh is the ending related to the one in the animation?

Then i would think about to get the manga.
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Old 2008-11-25, 11:08   Link #1584
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Mh is the ending related to the one in the animation?
Different ending. Also the last 3/4 volumes of the manga weren't animated, and in my opinion it's some of the best parts from the series.
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Old 2008-11-25, 11:27   Link #1585
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Different ending. Also the last 3/4 volumes of the manga weren't animated, and in my opinion it's some of the best parts from the series.


Thanks a lot, m8.

Good to know.
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Old 2008-11-25, 11:27   Link #1586
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Ahh man, the part where he gets caught by his mom when he's playing porn games. Gold Jerry, Gold!
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Old 2008-11-26, 23:07   Link #1587
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Sure, how about Satou rescues Misaki from self-destruction, then she agrees to be hospitalized. After some serious therapy, she goes back to university and begins a professional career. Misaki really needs some source of authentic self-fullfillment that doesn't revolve around a romanticized rescue fantasy. Satou then joins Yamazaki on the farm, and they become successful eroge and cheese producers. They take some of their new-found profits and help Kobayashi Megumi pay off her MLM debts. In return, she moves to the farm and becomes the President of their firm. She'd be much better at administration and marketing than either Satou or Yamazaki. Impressed with Satou's new-found direction and financial success, Kashiwa leaves her loveless marriage, takes the baby, and joins Satou on the farm. The four live together in a menage-a-quatre, joined occasionally by Puru Puru Puruin.
AHAHAHA. Best ending evar.
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Old 2008-11-27, 23:19   Link #1588
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Thanks! I recall thinking as I wrote this that it all seemed surprisingly both plausible and faithful to the NHK world.

Anime shows are notorious for unresolved endings. I've seen arguments to the effect that such irresolution represents a "Japanese" view of life, but I think the economics of the manga industry play a role as well. The manga-ka, the publisher, and any anime licensor all want series to continue for years. Resolving a central story line raises the possibility ("fear" might be a better term) that whatever the manga-ka comes up with to replace that line might not be so compelling as the original.

If anything, NHK ni Youkoso! displays the value of a franchise in spades. Reading back over this thread I see a lot of enthusiasm for the NHK story in its anime, manga and novel forms and even a plea for a live-action version. From what I've read here, all the versions of the story portray different trajectories with different endings. It also looks like some people here are willing to support the franchise financially in all its forms.

Do you think this diversity of story lines and lack of resolution helps or hurts NHK in the long run? It sounds to me like it's a big plus financially since you can collect multiple streams of revenue from the most devoted fans. Artistically it's a more open question, I think. As an anime viewer, I felt rather gypped by the show's ending. Maybe I'll put the novel on my Xmas list. I have some of the manga, but I prefer reading text, and I can save my daughter some money

Does anyone know if NHK has a big paraphernalia market as well? A little searching for Misaki items turned up a figurine and a remarkably risqué hug pillow. If there's not a large paraphernalia market, being able to re-market the same content across different media provides an important alternative revenue source.
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Old 2008-11-29, 16:42   Link #1589
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http://rapidshare.de/files/35138887/pururin.zip.html

Since some people asked, there it is. Mysterious Purupuru Pururin full song!
File not found anymore. Does anyone still have a copy?
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Old 2008-11-29, 17:42   Link #1590
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Ive got some question about the nhk novel. Wiki says, that there is one volume, but two editions. What does that mean? How many pages does this novel has? I like the nhk animation(reading the manga at the moment), would you suggest me the novel(in other words, is it good)?

Thanks.
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Old 2008-11-29, 18:03   Link #1591
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Ive got some question about the nhk novel. Wiki says, that there is one volume, but two editions. What does that mean? How many pages does this novel has? I like the nhk animation(reading the manga at the moment), would you suggest me the novel(in other words, is it good)?
There was a special edition released in Japan, though not here --- that's what it means. So yes it's just the one volume, and it has around 200+ pages.

Believe me, the NHK novel is a must read, and not just for fans of the anime. I know for a fact that you'll love every page.
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Old 2008-11-29, 20:05   Link #1592
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Yep, I just bought it. I can't wait. Will get here in a few days...
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Old 2008-11-30, 06:09   Link #1593
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Hehe sounds very good. Will be in the next order.

Thanks.

EDIT:

.. I just went to my local amazon website and see, its cheaper than other novels, i have..! I will order it right now!
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Old 2008-12-15, 21:42   Link #1594
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Oh god the book was slow. But finally it's here. Reading it now.
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Old 2008-12-15, 22:25   Link #1595
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Does someone know, if there is an instrumental(karaoke) version of the music track "Youkoso! Hitori Bocchi"?

Would be great, since i like the guitar in this track.
I found the version with lyrics, but would love a karaoke version as well. I'll even let it loop on the DVD menu sometimes cause I like the guitar so much.
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Old 2008-12-20, 16:12   Link #1596
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Another heads-up:

Funimation is finally releasing the box sets for this series, this time finally without the utterly embarrassing box art which kept me from buying it back when ADV first started releasing them.
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Old 2008-12-30, 20:45   Link #1597
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So, 3 days ago, i finished the NHK novel. some minutes ago, i finished the NHK mangas... (i have seen the anime a while back)

The novel and mangas were awsome. Many things were shortened but well, in the manga, even more stronger.

Spoiler for NHK manga ending:



Welcome to the N.H.K.

A novel, the 8 mangas and the 26 episodes of the anime, i wont forget that quick.
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Old 2008-12-30, 21:14   Link #1598
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What special features are there in the last DVD volume?

>w< I want to get the last one so bad...though I need to go convince parents to go to Best Buy. xD
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Old 2008-12-31, 12:28   Link #1599
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I just came out of the woodwork and registered to say, "Yes, if you translate the novel I'd certainly read it!"


I found the translated novel in the bookstore-- pretty good, I think, and different in some respects than the manga/animation.
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Old 2009-01-01, 01:36   Link #1600
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Welcome To The NHK was to me one of the greatest things ever, all the adaptations were amazing (Though the manga IMO was better than the anime, its ending was incredibly fulfilling, but the anime was also quite good). I loved the novel and it was one of the major factors in what drove me to enjoy writing. The storytelling and how close it came to home was very deep and certainly something which I would recommend to anyone.

It doesn't fit a single genre of anime/manga at all, it deserves its own class. But yes, needless to say I was amazed by the series and its placed firmly at my top list.
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