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.
Genshiken is an anime about otaku.
NHK is about hikkikomori.
hikkikomori and otaku share many traits,and so the animes are similar. Although NHK has a serious undertone to it because it actually looks into the disadvantages and reprocussions of being a hikkikimori.
Both are looks into the social structure of Japan, primariy of the otaku subculture. This similar thread runs throughout the series.
Genshiken is a comedy focused solely on the otaku lifestyle, while NHK is a dramatic look at the larger society and at the human condition as a whole.
Though Welcome to the NHK's Satou technically isn't an otaku, he does start producing an eroge and is a hikikomori shut-in. I would say that whoever watched whichever show might be interested in the other even though the style, narrative and humour are completely different.
Like Genshiken, NHK deals with different geek and otaku subcultures in Japan. Both can be simultaneously comedic and uncomfortable. However, where Genshiken stays primarily focused on light and geeky themes, NHK delves into the hidden, desolate lives that many social outcasts have found themselves in.
Many people are attracted to Genshiken because they see a part of themselves in it, and personally know the unique humor of being an outcast. But at the same time, the reality can also be very lonely, and even painful. In the end, NHK ultimately centers around one question: when a person has become completely trapped in a hopeless life, do they still have the ability to turn around and come back? Genshiken, on the other hand, speaks for otaku culture as a whole: at the core of their beings, are they really as strange as they're made out to be? read more
Both animes are about otakus or NEETs, and the main characters have poor experiences in finding jobs and try to create a game and doujinshi. Otakus themed animes are more into how to interact with people but at time they include comedy scenes or ecchi. NHK is much better for its comedy.
Both series concentrate on otakus. NHK takes a more serious approach and deals with hikikomoris in particular while Genshiken takes a much more comedic approach and deals with the otaku culture in general. Both however deal with a lot of similar things such as spending all your earnings on "otaku merchandise", otaku clothing, cosplay, women and the otakus...
These two shows are not similar enough to say that if you like one you will definitely like the other. However, if you find the subject matter of otakus and the otaku culture interesting, you will likely have an interest in both of these series.
Both animes share similar themes dealing with otakus. Genshiken's story is more broad, exploring the comings and goings of an otaku club in a university, while NHK's story is more focused on the story of an otaku hikikomori and a girl who is trying to help him
Both Anime are about the Otaku lifestyle, and the hardships Otaku's face. Everything about Otaku lifestyle are portrayed, including anime, figurines, games and more. Both anime also have very good life lessons and are actually fun to watch.
In both series we find a critique of social phenomena. If Genshiken shows us the depths of Otaku phenomenon, by people who assume who they are; NHK shows a figure exceeded by that, living in hikikomori (young adults who live isolated from the world and others, cloistered at home, the more often in their rooms for months ... or more). Both anime then you will discover these aspects of society, these sub-cultures in many situations sometimes completely offset and others incredibly dramatic. (Sorry for my english)
For starters, both series focuses on the theme of otakus. Yes, otakus who are obsessed with anime, manga, and video games. Both series takes the otaku theme and transform in into a cultural product, based on many Japan references. It is realistic and reflects on the typical "nerd-culture".
Both series follows a slice of life style that has strange humor, comedy, and occasionally some emotions.
Both series contains a small cast of characters but are highly likeable with the way they portray themselves, their dialogues, and their every day interactions.
Comedy - Otaku - Neet - Hikikomori.
(N.H.K.) Satou : Another day coming to an end. A day devoid of anything.. How long am I going to keep living like this?
(Genshiken) Madarame : I guess you could say I’ve decided to be a failure at life.
(N.H.K.) Satou : It’s a conspiracy !
(N.H.K.) Yamazaki (next door anime music) : Puru Puru Pururin ~
First of all, both of these series contain the theme of otaku and its life style. It is a hobby in both series and a way of life.
These two series also contain drama, comedy, and presented in a way that is influenced by the culture of otaku. Both series also has a strange cast of characters of stark personalities that makes the story fluid and enjoyable.
Genshiken is another anime to talk a lot about otaku culture. It's less focused on romance, and there isn't any sibling drama, though. There is, however, still SOME romance. In Oreimo, you have Kirino and her otaku friends, but in Genshiken, you have an entire club of otaku who do similar things to Kirino like playing games, going to Akihabara, and going to Comiket.
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
Students from university trying to find happiness in life. Both anime are bitter-sweet, but they leave a viewer with a simile on his or her face, claiming that we really can be happy, even in spite of difficulties.
Both series has a slice of life feel that details the main characters' every day activities and what the make of it during their daily lives.
Both series' characters has similar age ranges where they try to find a connection between themselves.
Both series are lighthearted and has comedy, drama, and some romance. Friendship also connects these group of friends together as they live out their days like most people.
Both animes deal with the topic of otakuness and subtopics like games, manga, anime itself, cosplay, soundtracks and what not. Genshiken can deal with the topics in a serious way, creating an ambiance of pride and what not, and Lucky Star derives the topic into a silly story of life, more for the sake of the viewers' laughter.
Besides both being meta-anime with a different focus for each, they have the same scriptwriter (Michiko Yokote), with Genshiken Nidaime having the same director (Tsutomu Mizushima) as Shirobako.
Genshiken has, though, a slower pace than Shirobako, as characters in the former merely watch anime, while those in the latter always need to keep to a schedule in order to create anime...
These anime are a look into a more "real" side of anime in Japan, while still being interesting pieces of fiction. Both show adults dealing with anime and how it impacts their lives even as they grow up.
-shows the every lives of characters surrounded by anime, in Shirobako those who work in the anime industry, and in Genshiken otaku at their college club
-older casts(college age and people entering the work force)
-meta-anime that poke fun at the cliches
-stories of people trying to find their "place" with anime as adults, if they should move on or continue to embrace it
A colorful bunch of students (high school in Seitokai, college in Genshiken) who spend much of their time in a clubroom. Slice of Life comedies with plenty of parodies. Genshiken is a lot more subtle, though.
Both stories center around a club who's members spend most of their time in the club room. They both have a slice of life easy going atmosphere with light humor added in. Seitokai no Ichizon is jam packed full of parodies where as Genshiken is jam packed full of stereotypes for otakus.
Both deal with day-to-day situations of a circle of friends. One is 'otaku' club, other is student council.
Atmosphere and comedy is similar in both and they should provide similar levels of enjoyment.
Watch Otaku no Video for a shorter, more old-school, non-student-based, less realistic (toward the end) otaku story.
Watch Genshiken for a longer, more recent otaku story that is completely based in reality and gets deeper into character developments.
Two animes that explore the different cultures of the otaku, and how it is seen in society. In both series we have a group of college students that takes up most of their time in playing, watching anime, reading manga, doing cosplay. Both try to parody and at the same time give a space for these people who consume and are consumed by the current society that has formed in Japan comically and almost real.
Like Genshiken, Bakuman is also a slice of life, comedy, and a little dose of romance that involves people lives around manga. Both deal with the realism of making a living from the manga business. Genshiken's focus is on a college club that researches on manga, anime, and video games. The storyline aim more towards the lifestyle and subculture of otaku, meanwhile Bakuman's story is more strictly concentrated on being success in making manga and magnaka's lives. Small differences aside, from both shows most characters show either very positive or negative deep emotion towards manga and manga business.
Both series deals with a group of friends who live their everyday lives as normally as possibly while making the most of it. The activities they do are related to otaku and are realistic.
Both series has a touch of romance involving the main female protagonist as well as the main male protagonist. The story in both series focuses mostly on the lifestyles of the characters and what they do.
Both series has a lighthearted backgrounds and shares a similar feeling.
These shows will show you the weird, creepy side of otaku... the part that make otaku what they are. (Obviously awesome!?) This is the stuff that makes normies cringe and who doesn't love that.
Even if you're just interested in otaku culture, these are good shows to watch. They're funny, you laugh at the characters and maybe even relate to them as well depending on your scale of otaku.
A note for Genshiken, it starts of focusing on the stereotypical male otaku but later seasons bring all kinds of otaku... yaoi fan girls(fujoushi) and cosplay otaku and so forth.
Like Comic Party, Genshiken deals with the real life world of being a fan. While Comic Party concentrates more on the making of the products, such as Dojinshi, Genshiken concentrates on the people who buy the dojinshi. So if you ever wanted to know what type of people buy Kazuki's books watch Genshiken.
The other title is also a heartwarming slice of life comedy about a normal girl who has a romantic relationship with an otaku, trying to understand him and otaku community. The only differences are that Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken is about a married couple (somehow making it all more fun), and the story in Genshiken involves an anime club's life along with the romantic line. Kaoru has a lot similarities with Saki (like strong personality, being a smoker), but she's cuter. However, Kaoru's husband is quite different from Kousaka, being not a popular guy, but your typical hopeless otaku.
-Focus on otaku and how they are different from "normal people"
-Otaku relationships(between a regular person and otaku, in Genshiken there is also some plain otaku couples as well)
-A more "realistic" depiction of otaku characters
-Funny, heartwarming and relatable for otaku
Plot wish, these two shows have pretty much nothing in common. Though essentially, both shows are pretty much similar, comedy wise.
Both are very easy going and slow animes, and both have a very unique, slice of life, sort of cynical humor.
It is most likely that you would enjoy both as a "pass the time" sort of anime, as they are both very relaxing and easy going animes.
Also, both shows concentrate on university students, yet the anime itself does not focus on the studying itself, but more on the daily events of the main characters.
Basically, the humorous situations are pretty alike in both shows, though Genshiken is probably a bit better.
Genshiken and Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. both are developed from the idea of a club that are formed by the main characters. Although they serve for different purposes, they 'unite them' together for daily activities.
There is a lighthearted atmosphere in both series that also seems to follow a slice of life style of narrative. Additionally, there is a lot of humor accompanied with that atmosphere through the usage of catchy dialogues and references.
Both series' main female protagonists also are considered cool rather than shy but tends to show vulnerable sides of themselves occasionally.
Both series also has hinted romance and drama.
Same ginger haired badass chick who doesn't want to be there but likes a guy in the club, the club has a couple characters that have similar roles (pretty boy, generic leader guy). Both clubs are full of perverts and all they do is talk about perverted junk, the only differences to me is: one is ping pong, the other is a fan club; Genshiken doesn't actually show the private parts and Ping Pong Club does.
Genshiken is a study of people, a documentary, and there is not so much a plot as there is an extract of life, and we happen to follow a few select characters through it. It is serene in a very particular way.
Mushishi has that same tranquility and although it contains the supernatural it is also unmistakably a study of people, a documentary, and it too is serene.
- Basically, both shows are about a group of friends that hang out together while practicing their passions. Beck is more about as serious passion for music, while Genshiken is more casual.
- Similar artstyle
- Two of the main characters are similar at first
- These two shows kind of give the same vibe or atmosphere at some points, though Beck gets more serious and intense after a while
- Both animes have characters that feel realistic and not cliché
* Both are about a school club and making friends in the club.
* Both have a basement in their club and attend it almost all the time.
* Both have the same feeling and vibe to it.
* Both will leave a very similar impression on you.
* Both are erotic but Haganai is Ecchi and Genshiken is not.
* Both have Otaku/Gamer characters.
If you liked one, you'll definitely like the other, I have given both of them the same score.
Both shows are about otaku(s) in the main role who are in a school setting. Genshiken is less of a comedy, and more of just a relaxing experience between friends, and Denpa Kyoushi is a "balls to the wall comedy."
Both shows primarily focus on otaku culture but Animegataris takes the pg-13/mainstream approach to this while Genshiken takes the more adult approach.
I feel as if Genshiken has the heart that Animegataris lacks because the latter exists only to shoehorn references.
Genshiken also has to do with making manga and doujinshi. In both a group of people get together to do so. They both focus on otaku culture as well. Genshiken may be a bit more extreme on the otaku side of the house but, I can recommend it.
The slice-of-life elements of both usually contain individuals debating the merits of various anime series, although in Genshiken the focus is on a fictional one (with Gintama including wider cultural references).
In these two anime, main character admired the otaku culture and has a goal to achieve.In genshiken, the story is focusing on their hobbies and goals with few romance on it.While in saekano is way more interesting story with sweet romance. If you like to observe the life of a die hard otaku people. You're gonna love these two shows. so give it a try.
It is also a slice of life taking place in a high school.
In Genshiken, it is a club around the culture otaku (anime, manga, video game, cosplay, etc.).
In Gamers!, it is a club around video games only.
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Genshiken represent club life where the vast majority of all events take place in a single club-oriented room. Genshiken is more laid back and less serious than The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, but they both have a similar representation of a club member’s daily life. In-class situations are rarely depicted, teachers are never mentioned and the vast majority of every episode relates to their club and club members in some way.
Both clubs consist of a small group of people who end up becoming close friends. Both clubs also have the running trend of being notorious and 'weird' for their own reasons.
Furthermore, the lead females in either anime tend to follow similar character traits, which include being bossy and being able to talk themselves into getting anything they want. Although the issues of both anime are completely different...it's hard to like one and dislike the other. read more
While completely different in both storyline, setting, pace, style and pretty much every other way, the thing that links them both is their great many references to other animes. An otakus dream really, see how many references and spoofs of your other favourite anime you can find!
Both have a college school theme. Love Hina is starts out pre-college, Genshiken is during college.
Both have character(s) that are struggling with what to do with their future.
You might like the development of character relations similarities and character growth.
The overall plot focuses mainly on how the characters are getting by the changes in their responsibilities into adulthood, while weighing heavily on relationships that forms in the process of school life.
Both have very similar pacing and humour style. Although they don't look similar at first, they both have pretty much identical mood and atmosphere. Their main dish isn't comedy or outrageous random laughter, but about life and daily routines of interesting characters.
Both animes are about a character joining a group, and learning about themselves in the process.
Both are very funny, and deal with some of the more extreme aspects of society (extreme fetishes, extreme otaku(ism))