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Anime dealing social isolation? Here are 15 best ones!!

Anime dealing social isolation – Social isolation is one of the problem that every person goes through at some point of life. Clearly its not a very pleasant experience, in fact i have been in social isolation for nearly 1 and half year. And this problem is on even larger scale in Japan. So here are 15 best anime dealing social isolation.

15 best anime dealing social isolation

Note – The list, 15 best anime dealing social isolation, is not arranged according to their rankings. Its just arranged in proper order.

01. Welcome to NHK

Welcome to the NHK
Welcome to the NHK

Satou Tatsuhiro a 22 year old dropout living as a shut in for the past 4 years and believes that an organization called the Nihon Hikikomori Kyokai is behind everything. The anime describes his struggle to cope up with the socialistic world outside. This is one of the perfect anime series that deals with social isolation.

Read welcome to NHK Review

02. RE-Life

ReLIFE Anime - Funny Scene
ReLIFE Anime – Funny Scene

Kaizaki Arata 27 year is dismissed as a hopeless looser from his job. As a result he bounces from one job to another, Due to a tragic incident happened in his office he now struggles having conversation with people and practically lives as a shut in. However he get chance to fix his life because of which it becomes another anime series which is perfect to deal with social isolation.

Read RE-Life Review

03. Hyouka


Houtaro Oreiki is an energy conservative and intelligent type of person, who gains more than what he expected when he joins”Classics Club” at his sister’s behest. He is dragged into solving a 45 year old mystery that surrounds the club room. This anime series is not exactly based on dealing social isolation, but in fact this anime teaches you how to be open and hold a proper conversation with everyone. Which is in fact a part of social isolation.

04. Oregairu


Hachiman Hikigaya is an apathetic high school student with narcissistic and semi-nihilistic tendencies. He firmly believes that joyful youth is nothing but a farce, and everyone who says otherwise is just lying to themselves. This anime holds more logical outlook at the world, which is somewhat necessary to deal with social isolation.

05. Watamote


Anime series about a 15 year old girl who is a shut-in otaku, which shows the struggles of the girl to cope up with the life as a high school student. Which is another perfect anime after RE-Life and Welcome to NHK to deal with social isolation.

08. Sasami [email protected]

Sasami san@Gambaranai
Sasami [email protected]

Sasami [email protected] is a Monogatari series shut in version, tells about a first year high school girl who is a shut-in otaku and lives with her brother who is a teacher at her school. This anime deals with social isolation with love triangle and some crazy things because of which your brain may explode but it provides an interesting outlook to deal with social isolation.

09. The world god only knows

The world God Only Knows
The world God Only Knows

Katsuragi Keima is known as the “God of conquest” online who is master at conquering a girl’s heart well at least in 2D Games. But what will happen when he tries to do the same thing in real life to protect the girls around him? Romance, love and relationships can also help in dealing with social isolation and this anime does that in a very amusing and funny way.

10. Haganai


Kodaka Hasegawa transfers to new school where he is determined to make friends however he is termed as a delinquent due to his blonde hair and intimidating expressions. He finds out he is out of luck, However, his life begins to change when he finds fellow loner Yozora Mikazuki talking to her imaginary friend in an empty classroom. Together they try to deal with social isolation and try to make friends.

12. Tsuritama


Yuki Sanada a socially awkward guy, who has difficulties in forming everlasting or long lasting relationship with his fellow peers. He lives with his grandmother and due to her job they have to move a lot, which is the main reason for his social awkwardness. When he is asked to do parting speech or any kind of greetings, yuki freezes and blacks out, However his life changes when he moves to Enoshima and meets a boy who claims that he is alien? Social awkwardness is a part of social isolation and i think that this anime series provides some great ways to cope up with it.

13. Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion
Neon Genesis Evangelion

Shinji Ikari’s normal life is shattered after worldwide disasters begin and he is taken to Nerv to pilot an Eva Unit. Filled with doubt and low self-esteem, Shinji starts to shut people out as a way to cope with his situation. Considering the outline of the story Neon Genesis Evangelion is not exactly the anime to deal with social isolation, but rather it points out the ways to deal with low self esteem, which is in fact also the part of social isolation.

14. No Game No Life

No Game No Life Movie
No Game No Life

Shut in otaku prodigy gamer siblings Sora and Shiro is transported to another fantasy world where game decides everything. Now its upto them to use their gaming skills to conquer the world and defeat the god named Tet. This anime will practically feel like its a way of escaping reality but in fact its the opposite it shows way to cope up with real world through intelligence and wisdom.

15. Aoi Bungaku

Aoi Bungaku
Aoi Bungaku

Main character (Boy) is a high school student has trouble revealing his true self to others. Alienated and alone, he turns to drugs and self-abuse to cope with the depression. This is the dark series which may give you feel that it may not be the best choice to deal with social isolation. However there are some things that only a darker side can teach, its like saying that you cannot learn everything from the positive side, you also have to learn from the negative side.

So these are the 15 best anime dealing social isolation, although there is one extra anime that i would like to mention and that’s Chaos Head. I was skeptical to put this anime series so i mentioned it in the extra. Anyways that’s it for today more such recommendations will come in near future so till then stay tuned!

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