I Am Somehow a Hikikomori

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 67 People

    Writing An Essay.

    Hi my name is Lusie :) I'm 20 years old and I'm a student. Right now I'm writing an essay about Hikikomori. I'm very interested in this subject because I see some similarity with my life and I wanted to investigate a little more. I would like to ask you some questions about...
    Iamlusie Iamlusie
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 25, 2013

    So I just started watching anime again recently

    and I wanted to watch some real-life problem related anime and I found one called Welcome To The N.H.K. The anime is about a person that deals with being a hikikomori. This is the first time I've ever encountered the word hikikomori meaning a person that would cut themselves...
    ShesGottaBeTheOne ShesGottaBeTheOne
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jul 19, 2014

    Don't Want To Be One Anymore

    I want to break out of this chrysallis.
    deleted deleted
    Apr 1, 2010


    It's so hard to take the one simple step to escape this lifestyle...and it's killing me..I want to but I can't, I don't want to be a recluse. I really don't...Anyone else?
    hentaiking hentaiking
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 18, 2010

    I'm Not A Hero.

    I'm tired, I'm afraid, I do not know where to go. I am alone. I can not save anyone. In this world, there is only me. Even my friends ... They try for me. And I can not save anyone. No relatives, no friends ... even my dog can not be saved. Powerless. I have to protect my dear...
    RobinGood RobinGood
    18-21, F
    Aug 16, 2012

    I am not Hikikomori but I am definitely a

    Hikikomori Otaku in the making. I am referring to this term solely on the stereotypical "anime and manga" loving type of Otaku and how it drives people to become a Hikikomori. I grew up with anime and manga. My older cousins were big fanatics of it when I was a kid so you...
    rosariomare1995 rosariomare1995
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2015

    My Tale How It Happened

    Hikikomori (noun); A Social Recluse. Lots of this is useless information start below the *****, that is when hikikomori me happen. ###### is important. %%%%%% My Though on Welcome to the NHK Somepoint in Childhood: Always felt like people were judging me, and didn't like it. I...
    maturerelated maturerelated
    1 Response Jun 11, 2009

    "so What Do You Do?" And Overcoming Other Awkward Questions...

    Hello, I'm a little bit shy about sharing my story. Before I go into details.... I will get to know you in the responses and depending on the reaction I can explain more if you'd like. I want to take more walks and talk to people. But I have not fully overcome some of the...
    VitaminD13 VitaminD13
    3 Responses Nov 1, 2012


    Now, I know what hikikomori is. It's when families move out of their home because their 27 year old shut-in son is an abusive bastard. But as far as the other experiences here so far go... yeah, I sort of fit the bill. I have always been a homebody. Always preferred first video...
    lucozade lucozade
    2 Responses Mar 21, 2009

    Foolness Here From Hf and Hiki-culture Saying Hi

    Hi. Greenincognito posted this site here: http://hikiculture.prophpbb.com/topic138.html and I thought I'd just say hi to the Hikikomori members here and ask what this community is about? This is also my first time visiting this site so I don't really know how to navigate it.
    Foolness Foolness
    2 Responses Aug 27, 2009

    Growing up, I've never been the kind of guy to

    have self-esteem, I was bullied, and now I hole myself up in my bedroom all day after I get home from school. I don't spend time with friends, or speak much to my family (And if I ever do, it's usually a lot of fighting), seclude myself at school, and ignore most of the people...
    icorey2014 icorey2014
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 28, 2014

    Blogspam: Hikiculture Admin Strongly Suspected Of Spamming

    Details here: http://hiki.posterous.com/hikiculture-admin-strongly-suspected-of-spamm Tumblr link (same content) if you prefer a white background and Disqus commenting (although as of this post, there have been some problems with Disqus comments getting through): http...
    Foolness Foolness
    1 Response Oct 29, 2009

    Haha, I forgot there was a word

    for this... I once stayed inside for over a year. And I'm slowly falling back into that lifestyle again. But I know there's hope for me. I just finished watching Castaway on the moon, a korean film about a castaway and a hikikomori and how the two saves each other. It was so...
    dat1kiid dat1kiid
    Dec 22, 2014

    A Redneck Hikikomori

    I guess this all started my junior year of high school.  I decided that school was lame and that i wanted to just smoke pot all day.  This worked well for a couple months, but then on October 27th 2006 the **** hit the fan.  I was brought into the vice...
    nomad35790 nomad35790
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 7, 2010

    Shut In

    Well, I guess I've always been a hikikomori when I think about it. I would go to school, come back home, and not leave the house again until I had to go back to school in the morning. I hated school. During my 2 years of high school, I started acting out. I would try to get...
    AfraidOfSunlight AfraidOfSunlight
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 2, 2012


    it's almost 2PM. I've shut the curtains so that sun wouldn't get into my dark room. It's a beautiful day outside, the first sunny day in 2 weeks I guess. But it doesn't really matter, I'll be playing video games or watching some sort of series all day long anyways. People used...
    BlindFate BlindFate
    18-21, F
    Apr 3, 2013


       I have been unemployed for a year now. At first I thought I just wanted to take a break but now it seems like i'm avoiding the society. I haven't been out much, when my friends called I didn't pick up the phone. I even want to avoid my family. The thought of going...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2009
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