Genshiken

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Synonyms: The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture
Japanese: げんしけん
English: Genshiken
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 11, 2004 to Dec 27, 2004
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Sundays at Unknown
Licensors: Media Blasters
Studios: Palm Studio
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: Otaku CultureOtaku Culture, ParodyParody
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.641 (scored by 6822568,225 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #12392
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1198
Members: 167,960
Favorites: 1,356

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Synopsis

Kanji Sasahara is an introverted college freshman just looking for a place to fit in. One day, he happens to stumble upon the club known as the Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture—otherwise known as Genshiken—that serves to bring the full spectrum of otaku culture together. His first visit to the club, however, does not end well as Sasahara's pride is crushed by his senior, Harunobu Madarame, and he leaves the meeting in full denial of his otaku nature. However, after befriending club member Makoto Kousaka, who turns out to be a hardcore otaku despite his looks, Sasahara becomes more involved with club activities which include obsessing over their favorite anime, reading doujinshi, and attending conventions. There, he meets other interesting people like Kousaka's vehemently non-otaku girlfriend Saki Kasukabe, who strives to turn her boyfriend into a "normal guy."

While Saki struggles to understand otaku culture and her boyfriend's love for it, Sasahara finds himself enjoying his time at Genshiken, gradually shedding any denial he once had about being an otaku and immersing himself in an otaku lifestyle.

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Ikehata, Takashi
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Mizushima, Tsutomu
Episode Director, Storyboard, Series Composition, Screenplay
Tonokatsu, Hideki
Episode Director, Storyboard


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

"Biidama (びいだま)" by Saori Atsumi



Mar 5, 2008
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 ...
Jan 20, 2007
Well, when I first herd of this anime from my friend, I was thinking "An anime about anime fans? This is gotta be some kind of joke". My friend lent me Genshiken, and like I said it was a joke, but not in a bad way. This anime is supposed to be a drama kind of thing but in reallity it's more comedy then drama. It pretty much sums out ever Otaku's life and interests. For those who have friends (and so forth) that don't understand anime and the Otaku world this is the perfect anime to introduce them too.

The story begins in Tokyo University, ...
Apr 23, 2009
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 ...

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