02-25-13, 4:45 PM
GAMEMASTR's Thoughts On: Genshiken (Omnibus Edition 1)
Anime Relations: Genshiken
This isn't an official review, rather my thoughts on something still ongoing that I've yet to finish. Today is Genshiken, the manga version and in Ominibus form, which means three volumes of the manga put into one. The plot involves Kanji Sasahara, an anime fan who joins a club in college known as Genshiken, basically an anime club. There he meets the members including Madarame, a really big otaku, Kousaka, an anime fan who is also an expert at games, mainly fighting games, and Tanaka, who mainly specializes in cosplay. One of the reasons that I like Genshiken is its subject: otaku culture. As someone who is an anime fan I liked the fact that it covered the various aspects of an otaku, even touching upon some more stranger parts of our culture (i.e. adult games, fanzines). Another reason I like this manga is its characters, with their various personalities and as a result they can be quite enjoyable. In short, I've really been enjoying what I'm reading due to its subject and its characters, and I would say to check this one out. There is also an anime version of the manga that I've been watching and enjoying as well.