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


Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 22, 2006 to Apr 25, 2007
Producers: Genco, Lantis, Media Factory
Licensors: Media Blasters
Studios: Ajia-Do
Source: Manga
Genres: ParodyParody, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, ComedyComedy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.671 (scored by 2632526,325 users)
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Ranked: #11092
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Popularity: #2255
Members: 43,937
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It's the start of a new year for the Genshiken crew, and that means recruiting new members. Always a dreaded task, The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture manages to get Chika Ogiue pushed onto them from the Manga Club. With her introduction of "I'm Ogiue and I hate otaku," this year certainly will be anything but boring.

(Source: ANN)


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Mizushima, Tsutomu
Aketagawa, Jin
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Yokote, Michiko
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"Seishun to shite" by manzo

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Feb 24, 2008
Tenchio (All reviews)
This OVA links together the first and second season of the series and introduces the new members of the otaku circle known as Genshiken. It goes without saying that it's almost mandatory to have watched the first season prior to the OVA and while it isn't a catastrophe to skip it and just watch Genshiken 2 right away, I wouldn't recommend doing that. Not only because this is a direct continuation of the story. Moreso because it is pretty darn good; these three episodes are among the best entertainment that the series as a whole has to offer.

Genshiken follows the daily lives of the members read more
Jan 6, 2008
The_Elemental (All reviews)
Genshiken OVA's are the continuations of the 1st Series.

Story wise Genshiken is amazing but you can really say much because there are only three OVA's, but it’s really the same awesomeness of the Genshiken series

The music is the same which give it a Familiar feel. The opening and ending are great giving it more of a feel like Genshiken.

The Art is what really let these OVA down; the backgrounds are fine it’s just the characters. After the great art we had with Genshiken I thought it would be just as great but it is a real let down the characters look really read more
Jun 14, 2010
kekekeKaj (All reviews)
After the lofty standards set by Genshiken, I found the OVA's to be a big fat disappointment. The gulf in quality between the first series and the OVA was comparable to the difference between "Seikai no Senki III" and the rest of the Seikai no * franchise. I guess I should just be thankful that at least Genshiken OVA did not kill off its franchise like the way Seikai no Senki III did...

What can possibly go wrong in 3 episodes of Genshiken, which had previously shown so much consistency in the first series? Quite a lot, apparently.

The failings of the OVA's cannot be attributed to read more

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