Do you know a HIKKIKOMORI?

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viekazama

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A new topic about being a hikkikomori.
This is really a disturbing behaviour.

Well me, myself just found out the HIKKIKOMORI word from NHK YOUKOSOU series. Since the main chara is a hikkikomori.

What is hikkikomori?

Hikikomori has become a major issue in Japan. Loosely translated as "social withdrawal, "hikikomori refers to the state of anomie into which an increasing number of young Japanese seem to fall these days. Socially withdrawn kids typically lock themselves in their bedrooms and refuse to have any contact with the outside world. They live in reverse: they sleep all day, wake up in the evening and stay up all night watching television or playing video games. Some own computers or mobile phones, but most have few or no friends."

This is scary ... and from some related topic i searched on the net, i found out that a hikkikomori could lock up themselves more than a year! (i think that they were still taken care by the family)

meanwhile an otaku is

Otaku is a Japanese pejorative term used to refer to a variety of geek, fanboy or fangirl, particularly one obsessed with such hobbies as anime and manga. When applied to a person, the word generally has negative connotations which it has yet to completely shake, though it can have either positive or negative connotations depending on the situation and the person using the term.

I like to lock up myself in my room when it was on holiday because of i wanna relax from daily routine.... but... being a hikkikomori..... i guess i am not and i'm glad i am not ha ha ha, since i like of making a new friends... there's no way i'm being a hikkikomori.

I do hope you guys too, not a hikkikomori....

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Doubtful anyone on CT is hikkikomori. By all accounts they shun contact with others, and that includes forums. Main prob is that most parents refuse to call for professional help early on, resulting in them becoming increasingly withdrawn. This stems from value Japanese place in pride, whereby they feel too ashamed to ask for help and risk revealing the prob to their neighbours/relatives. Some hikkikomori can stay cooped up for more than a year. Unfortunately hikkikomori give us anime/manga fans and otaku a bad name \'cause they tend to become otaku themselves in their seclusion.

  • Sep 19, 2006

Otaku19

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I'm kinda like Hikikomri except i have lots of friends

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  • Oct 01, 2006

VindicatoR

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Sounds like an Emotaku.
Beh... i wanted to say somethin with some informational value, but i dont really have had any experiences with such people.
And personally cant understand them...
But hopefully they will be able to break away from it.
Anyway...

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Well, I do know a girl who feels very close to the main character of Welcome to the N.H.K. which is the reason why I watch the series; to understand her.

And it has helped.

I'm also very close to being one, but not just yet and maybe I never will (at least I understand them in some way...I recommend that series to those who would like to understand their way of thinking BTW), but what I do have learned as long as someone wants to achieve something (and pursues that goal), even if he locks himself/herself for a year, their not a hikkikomori.

Personally I don't feel like judging them, but support them. At least I know my friend is not bad, even if she acts different around her friends, but at the very least I want to be by her side and make the few friends she has worth more that the thousand friends other ppl might have.

  • Oct 01, 2006
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they shun forums? i thought they were 2chan addicts, but there's a lot of stuff that i think that probably isn't right.

  • Oct 07, 2006

wraith11

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The local rag did a feature on this awhile back (if you can cut through the trash there is actually some interesting reading in the weekend additionn sometimes). They did an interview with a bloke who had just been coaxed out...

...after 13, yes that's right THIRTEEN years locked away in his bedroom. I don't know if this bloke's reperesentative of all of them though, or if the paper had just found an extream case to give the story a boost. While he was inside he would leave the room to use the toilet, the occasional family meal and that was about it. It was estimated that there's about 1 million hikkikomori in Japan. It's become such a problem that there's now a business grown up around getting them out of their rooms and back into normal life. It's something like "hire a big-sister" or something. These girls (and a small number of blokes, for the female cases) are hired by parents to slowly coax their children out of the room and bring them back into society, kind of like giving someone a dedicated case officer.

Not judgeing or anything; but I can't help but think that, if I ever tried it, my folks would have kicked the door in after the first week... or stopped feeding me :P

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  • Oct 08, 2006
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Yup. I found out about Hikikomori after watching Rozen Maiden.

  • Oct 08, 2006

viekazama

viekazama

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Quote by wraith11

Not judgeing or anything; but I can't help but think that, if I ever tried it, my folks would have kicked the door in after the first week... or stopped feeding me :P

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He he the same treatment i believe also happened to me if i tried of being a hikkikomori i guess ^^
i'm glad to found out that you people not a hikkikomori ^^ well anyway eventhough real world is not as sweet as the "anime/manga" world but there's where we live in so.... do not expect anyone to change just as you wanted, all you can do only change yourself first and see what the difference will come ^^

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Hmm, it's interesting that you ask that because I know that I may be a hikkikomori since I have few friends and I've stayed inside my room for..... 4 Years ? Yep... oh and about getting out and socialising or whatnot; you have to realise that I've lost all interest in socialising, i feel i'm out of loop and it makes me all tense... also doing something is difficult since there is no motivation, you should also note how much fear comes when there's many people :sweat:

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  • Oct 11, 2006

tobiast88

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People. It's spelled Hikikomori. Not Hikkikomori.
hiKIkomori --> O one K is right
hiKKIkomori --> X two Ks is wrong

Anyway. I don't know one personally, but I've heard of them. The family tolerates it because they don't want the shame of it being exposed.

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I just found out about a Hikkomori when I watched this anime called " Welcome to NHK" its pretty good. Its basicly about a Hikkomori. I dont know anyone who is a Hikko but I know a few that are close. I might be if I become bored with life. But it won't happen because I always meet crazy random people. =/

  • Oct 14, 2006

shinmeiryu

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wow....
i think i was being a hikikomori till my 12th...
it was really a silent and calm period of time for me....
but still during that time my mom worried about my social contacts....
if it weren't for my best friend i would still fall in the world of the hikikomori....

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  • Oct 20, 2006

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