6 Recommended Movies about Hikikomori aka Antisocial Syndrome from Japan. Anyone Watched?

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Japan is a unique country. The people of Sakura Country have conflicting cultural diversity. For example, Japanese society has a culture workaholic, but on the other hand has a fairly acute antisocial culture.

Well, this time we will take a closer look at the acute antisocial culture that plagues young people in Japan. This antisocial culture is known as hikikomori. Usually people who adhere to the hikikomori culture like to lock themselves in their rooms and rarely go out. For those of you who are curious about this antisocial life, let’s get to know more through the recommendations of 6 films about hikikomori below!

1. First there is Hikikomori: Japan’s Vanishing People. This film is a documentary that tells the story of real-life hikikomori and their reasons for doing so

Hikikomori / Credit: IMDb

This film shows the real hikikomori culture. This film also shows us the perpetrators of hikikomori and why they do it. This film is a must watch for those of you who want to learn more about this culture.

2. Kill Ugly TV is a film that tells the life of a depressed woman who locks herself in her room. Even though it only tells about the activities of the woman, this film can only be watched by those who are 18 years of age and over

Kill Ugly TV / Credit: IMDb

Kill Ugly TV is a film about hikikomori experienced by a woman who lives in a messy apartment. In his life he only sleeps, eats and feeds the goldfish in his aquarium. Although it sounds boring, this film should only be watched by those aged 17 years and over, because Kill Ugly TV is a pretty erotic pink film.

3. Tobira No Muko, documentary fiction that shows the life of a young man who locks himself in a room for two years. This film is very touching, because it shows the views of parents who want their children to get well

Tobira No Muko / credit: IMDb via tobiranomuko.com

Tobira no Muko is a film that tells the story of the life of a young man named Okada. This film has a unique approach in describing Okada’s life who has been confined for two years. Movie entitled Left Handed This is also quite emotional, because it involves the feelings of Okada’s mother who wants her child to get well.

4. Hyakuen no Koi is a film that tells the ups and downs of a woman’s life who experiences many problems in her life until she finally decides to lock herself up

Hikikomori also affects women / Credit: IMDb via www.imdb.com

Usually the perpetrators of hikikomori are dominated by men, but apparently this behavior also affects women. The psychological picture of the behavior of women who suffer from hikikomori is recorded in a film entitled Hyakuen no Koi or 100 Yen Love. This film shows the ups and downs of the life of a woman named Kazuko.

5. Tamago is a pretty depressing hikikomori film. The audience is brought deeper to see the views of hikikomori perpetrators and parents who are strict and do not accept the behavior of the child

Tamago / Credit: IMDb via www.imdb.com

This film is enough to make the audience depressed. Film Tamago tells the story of two views on the problems that hit a young man named Kiyoshi. On the other hand, Kiyoshi is only a burden on the family and lives in his parents’ kitchen, but on the other hand, his parents treat Kiyoshi quite harshly.

6. American Hikikomori is a film that tells culture shock felt by a young Japanese who moved to America. Feeling completely different, he decided to lock himself in his room and not interact with anyone

American Hikikomori / Credit: IMDb via www.indiegogo.com

This film depicts the psychological condition experienced by a young Japanese man who recently moved to America. Moving to a new place with a different culture from where we came from is indeed a serious problem. This condition makes the main character in this film choose to lock himself in his room and not interact with anyone.

So, those are 6 films that depict Japan’s antisocial culture or better known as hikikomori. Hopefully the films above can help you broaden your horizons, OK!