By Jeff Backhaus
hikikomori, n. h?kik?'mo?ri; literally pulling inward; refers to those that withdraw from society.
Inspired via the real-life eastern social phenomenon referred to as hikikomori and the pro “rental sisters” employed to assist, Hikikomori and the condominium Sister is set an erotic courting among Thomas, an American hikikomori, and Megumi, a tender eastern immigrant hiding from her personal earlier. The unusual, insular international they convey jointly in a brand new York urban bed room and with the tacit acknowledgment of Thomas’s spouse unearths 3 human hearts in challenge, yet leaves us with a profound religion within the human means to discover attractiveness and that means in lifestyles, even after nice sorrow. Mirroring either East and West in its look for therapeutic, Hikikomori and the condo Sister pierces the emotional partitions of grief and delves into the ability of human connection to damage via to the realm ready outside.
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