Author: Jordi Faura
Hikikomori is based on a harsh reality: that of Japanese adolescents who, unexpectedly, decide to lock themselves in their rooms and not leave for years. These kids, called Hikikomori (isolation), remain gloomily confined, avoiding any kind of contact with the outside world, exclusively dedicated to watching television, listening to music, surfing the net and escaping into video games. They avoid any human contact, even with members of their own family. Despite this rejection, life in the real world continues. And this is exactly what happens in Hikikomori: whilst the Hikikomori decides to press the pause button life outside goes on.