2. Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
Synopsis/Plot Summary: Jinta Yadomi is a recluse, racking up his days as a truant as he racks up his scores on video games. On a hot summer day, he sees his childhood friend Menma who asks him to grant a forgotten wish. He ignores her to her dismay, but why should he pay attention? She’s dead. Having passed years ago, Jinta first assumes he’s merely hallucinating from the heat, but eventually believes she’s truly a ghost. He gathers up his childhood friends that have long since split up since Menma’s unfortunate death to finally allow their friend to move on. What will digging up the past bring their old friendships?
1. NHK ni Youkoso! (Welcome To The N.H.K.)
Synopsis/Plot Summary: Tatsuhiro Satou is a prime example of what the Japanese society would classify as a NEET. He’s dropped out of college, not working, and even worse–he’s isolated himself to the confines of his apartment (and occasionally the nearby park or convenience store) for the past four years, thus making him a hikikomori. With a firm belief that the dark and secret “NHK” organization is out to turn all of Japan into hikikomori, he seeks to better himself and wake up from his anti-social nightmare. But he’s not alone. With the inadvertent help of former senpai and kouhai who resurface in his life, along with a mysterious girl named Misaki who seems to have a peculiar interest in him, will Satou be able to finally break free from the clutches of the NHK?