Someone who has withdrawn from all real-life social interaction. A hikikomori rarely leaves their home, and has no friends or family with whom they interact. A hikikomori is NOT always an otaku, nerd, gamer, etc, though they can be.
John's agoraphobia got so bad that he became a hikikomori.
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Japanese recluse that cuts themself of from society. Usually mute and wont speak to anyone, sleeps all day and watches tv by night or plays on gaming console...

Also name of comedy cartoon series
"Your such a fucken hikikomori, you need to get out more"
by Andre Owen February 24, 2005
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A hikikomori is someone who rarely, if ever, leaves their home or room. They withdraw from society and have few friends.

Hikikomori also tend to indulge in otaku-esque interests, such as anime and manga and more than likely tend to be NEET.
When one refuses to leave their home for over six months, they are technically a hikikomori.
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A Person who dwells in their home, and collects money from somewhere else, and is sent to his/her house, and he/she almost never leaves his/her own house, ussally the money is from welfare or a family member. (sometimes an online game/job)

Was used and written in an Anime called: Welcome to the N.H.K.

See: Neet
Me: I don't want to go swimming with you guys, I would rather sit at home, with my freaking laptop all summer like a hikikomori.
Others: What the F dude....
by Alex Hessel May 16, 2008
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Hikikomori is a term used in Japan to describe people who act as recluses and rarely leave their houses, preferring to spend their days and nights usually on the internet, especially on Japan's 2ch. Since such people hold no job, they state their occupation as 'hikikomori', which literally means 'home security guard' as a means to sugar-coat their unemployment, and generally nerd, status.
I'm not going to go out at all this summer- I'm going to stay home and be hikikomori.
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Luo Tuo and Rina have an enduring and lust-ful hikikomori.
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A graphic novel about a band, The Hikikomori Imagination Theatre in a post-apocalyptic world.

Kind of in the style of The Umbrella Academy, except for the characters are hikikomori.
The Hikikomori Imagination Theatre" is my favourite graphic novel of all time!
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