The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture, otherwise known as Genshiken, is now under the charge of a more confident Sasahara. Things have changed in between semesters, and the otaku club now has a new otaku-hating member named Ogiue. Sasahara's initial goal of starting a doujin circle and selling those fan-made magazines at the next Comic Festival becomes a reality, but reality is a cruel master... who apparently crossplays. Afterward, the club is abuzz with talk about Tanaka and Ohno's relationship, which takes a hesitant step forward.
Genshiken 2 is probably the best of its series. This season focuses on the characters' developments and creates quite an inspirational, fun and dramatic show. This should REALLY be watched by people, specially lost college students because of its ending. It's really good, that the whole series is now VERY DEFINITELY a MUST WATCH for complete understanding.
The first season was about otaku people and culture. This season also showed a little bit of that, featuring Genshiken's participation in the Comic-fest and the introduction of two non-japanese otaku, but it's mainly about the lives of the Genshiken members. It features relationship developments, dream chasing, job hunting, socialization, graduation, and post-graduation. It shows some of reality's hardships towards these aspects and how the characters overcome them. This has really good stories that give viewers an even better slice of life's reality.
The art is improved so much in this season. The characters are drawn better, the backgrounds and layouts are excellent and the animation is now high quality. Everything just looks great and so much better than the first season and the OVAs.
The sounds are good like in the first season, and even better because aside from having the same excellent voices, the effects, and soundtracks used are also excellent. The only minus they have here is that the OP and ED songs are indeed nice but they don't fit the show unlike the ones used in the first season.
The characters were already developed a lot in the first season, and they still continue to develop a lot here. The new characters are also great and the annoying Kuchiki is now tolerable and actually adds more fun to the show with his shameless, straight forward and weird personality. Everyone is now likable except for Haraguchi of course (everyone hates Haraguchi). Not to be hated so much, Haraguchi essentially helps in developing the characters, so it's really an all good, outstanding cast.
This season is super enjoyable. The comedy was indeed lessened but it's still there giving some great laughs with added drama and inspirational scenes. There is one problem though that majority of the viewer's would find troublesome and it's about an episode where a lot of yaoi scenes coming from Ogiue's imagination are visualized. It's not much of a problem though because it doesn't ruin the show at all and is a big plus for other viewers.read more
The first time I saw Genshiken, I was just completely taken in. Now the second season has taken it to the next level. Continuing from the OVA series that takes place after the first season, Genshiken 2 makes another Otaku come back for the fans. This time with some new characters and some interesting background stories, the story of Genshiken has become more in depth with the real world while still having it's Anime based zanies.
The story begins when Sasahara takes his new presidency of the Genshiken club to the next level, by entering the club into a Comi-fest Dojinshi retail. Now he teams up with a new member, Ogire, to make some awesome manga. Meanwhile, Madarame is having a difficult time leaving the sanctaty of college, Ohno and Tanaka are getting closer then ever, Kasakabe is starting to understand Kousaka's Otaku lifestlye, plus Kugayama is starting to learn to standup for himself and speak out. Alot goes around until Sasahara decides to leave Ohno as president in order to become a Manga editor, and admit his true feelings to Ogire.
Yes, alot has changed with the Genshiken crew. For those who read this should agree that this Anime shares alot of what most of us go through everyday while living in this Anime loving world of ours. I believe if you watch this Anime from the first season to this new one, you'll say to yourself "yea. I love being an otaku".
All in all the story was solid and kept in touch with the first season. The character development is great. And the comedic attude is right where it should be. Now, you just have to watch it.read more
Well after watching this last episode of Genshiken 2 i was fairly disappointed with this season. The reason i fell in love with Genshiken was the COMEDY. I was laughing so hard i thought i was gonna die during the 1st season. Dont get me wrong the 2nd season had its moments but it felt that it went from a comedy to a serious drama. The last 5 episodes all together might've made me laugh maybe twice total. I liked the character development and the new characters but towards the end it became two serious, everything revolved around two characters.Felt like they were killing everyone off. But yea that is my opinion.read more
Well to be honest, I was a bit disappointed with this sequel series. I really enjoyed the original Genshiken show and characters. With season 2, they introduced several new characters and largely replaced the majority of the previous cast (with some exceptions). Honestly, this sequel feels more like a 6/10 but that's mostly if I compare it to the first season. Luckily Madarame was one of my favorite characters from the first season, and he is in the second season quite a bit. The second season changes pace from the first, dealing with much more serious topics and ultimately taking away from what made the first season so enjoyable.
I don't mean to sound like I only disliked this because it changed so much from the original, but it is a big part of it. The second season just wasn't very funny and didn't do much for me overall in terms of entertainment. By episode 8, I was totally out of touch with the series and sort of forced myself to finish the remaining episodes for the sake of completion. I most likely would have dropped the series half way through if I didn't want closure to the show.read more
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