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Genshiken

Genshiken

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture
Japanese: げんしけん

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 10, 2004 to Dec 26, 2004
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.831 (scored by 39128 users)
Ranked: #7492
Popularity: #315
Members: 76,247
Favorites: 840
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

comedy otaku school slice of life

Synopsis

Sasahara Kanji is a college freshman who decides to join a student society to share his hidden thoughts on manga, anime and gaming.

When he first visited Genshiken, short for "Gendai Shikaku Bunka Kenkyuu Kai" (Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture), his groundless pride was destroyed by the plotting of Madarame, a sophomore student in Genshiken, but he still couldn't admit that he is an otaku.

However, as he participates in society activities such as visiting dojin (private publishing) shops and anime festivals, and hangs out with other society members Kosaka (a hardcore otaku despite his extreme eccentricities and good looks), Kosaka's girlfriend Kasukabe Saki (who isn't really an otaku), Ohno (a cosplayer) and the others, he opens his mind and resolves that he will make his way into the otaku world. With their help, Sasahara slowly adjusts to otaku life in Genshiken.

(Source: AnimeNfo)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Genshiken
Spin-off: Kujibiki Unbalance
Sequel: Genshiken OVA

Characters & Voice Actors

Kasukabe, Saki
Kasukabe, Saki
Main
Yukino, Satsuki
Japanese
Yukino, Satsuki
Doang, Geneviève
French
Doang, Geneviève
...
Kousaka, Makoto
Kousaka, Makoto
Main
Saiga, Mitsuki
Japanese
Saiga, Mitsuki
Schulz, Sebastian
German
Schulz, Sebastian
...
Kugayama, Mitsunori
Kugayama, Mitsunori
Main
Nomura, Kenji
Japanese
Nomura, Kenji
Schmitz, Tilo
German
Schmitz, Tilo
...
Madarame, Harunobu
Madarame, Harunobu
Main
Hiyama, Nobuyuki
Japanese
Hiyama, Nobuyuki
Timoney, Bill
English
Timoney, Bill
...

Staff

Ikehata, Takashi
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Mihara, Takenori
Episode Director
Tonokatsu, Hideki
Episode Director, Storyboard



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Mar 5, 2008
Psychonaut
If you were ever sitting around with your friends one day talking about anime, munching on pocky, sifting eagerly through the plunder and spoils after a grueling day at your favorite convention, wishing you could find a date, dreaming about selling your own Japanese animation idea, and wondering about your future, well then, my fellow otaku, a show has been made about you.

Genshiken, adapted from the manga by Kio Shimoku, is about a college club for otaku who never quite grew out of the doujinshi, cosplay, and resin-kit building phase of their lives, and how the members of the club find support and acceptance in read more
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Apr 23, 2009
shinigamidono
NOTE: This is a review of the entire Genshiken anime series including both seasons and the three-episode OVA.

The first question on your mind might be the same one that was on mine when I first heard about Genshiken; so I think it might be appropriate to answer it right away. What exactly is a genshiken? Genshiken is an abbreviation. This anime revolves around a university club called [GEN]dai [SHI]kaku Bunka [KEN]kyūkai which translates to “The society for the study of modern visual culture”. The club was, as it is explained in the anime, originally formed ten years prior in order to bridge the gap between read more
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Recommendations

shows about being an otaku...experiences, people you meet and the trouble being part of a subculture or fitting in the "normal" world...NHK goes even further...the main protag is a NEET and not only a plain otaku. Genshiken is much more light-hearted opposed to the often very dark sarcastic humor of NHK.
On one hand Genshiken doesnt have romantic stories.But still it's a slice of life and narration is rather melancholic.
If you like calm series about normal life, so you can enjoy Genshiken as well as Honey and Clover

Opening Theme

#1: "Kujibiki Unbalance (くじびきアンバランス)" by UNDER17 (ep 1)
#2: "My Pace Daioh (マイペース大王)" by manzo (eps 2-12)

Ending Theme

"Biidama (びいだま)" by Saori Atsumi

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