I Am Somehow a Hikikomori

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       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


    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

    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

    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


    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


    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

    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

    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

    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

    Don't Want To Be One Anymore

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

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2015

    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 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

    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
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