Welcome to the 'Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture'


Sasahara Kanji is a college freshman who decides to join a student society to share his hidden thoughts on manga, anime and gaming.

When he first visited Genshiken, short for "Gendai Shikaku Bunka Kenkyuu Kai" (Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture), his groundless pride was destroyed by the plotting of Madarame, a sophomore student in Genshiken, but he still couldn't admit that he is an otaku.

However, as he participates in society activities such as visiting dojin (private publishing) shops and anime festivals, and hangs out with other society members Kosaka (a hardcore otaku despite his extreme eccentricities and good looks), Kosaka’s girlfriend Kasuga Saki (who isn’t really an otaku), Ohno (a cosplayer) and the others, he opens his mind and resolves that he will make his way into the otaku world. With their help, Sasahara slowly adjusts to otaku life in Genshiken.

News and Updates: Genshiken 2 is currently airing, woohoo!

Notice: This is a clubroom for all the true Otaku on MyAnimeList, you are welcome to join!~

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Club Discussion
Poll: season 1 episode 09 discussion.
lyncpin - Jul 2, 2013
0 replies by lyncpin »»
Jul 2, 2013 7:25 PM
Favorite episodes?
konatafangrl - May 8, 2009
2 replies by Sleepyhxh »»
Jun 4, 2013 2:42 PM
What is your favorite anime?
Negide - May 9, 2009
4 replies by Sleepyhxh »»
Jun 4, 2013 2:34 PM
bakaboy - Jan 21, 2013
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Jan 21, 2013 8:06 PM

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Club Comments
bakaboy | Sep 21, 2013 12:25 PM
Check out this amazing nerdcore tribute to the Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture!

annimorph | Jul 15, 2013 11:05 AM
Genshiken Nidaime!!!!!

Rachiee | May 4, 2013 1:22 PM
Who's pumped for Genshiken 3?! I can't wait!!

bakaboy | Jan 3, 2013 10:51 PM
Glad to see there are fellow Genshiken fans here!

TazzD | Aug 27, 2011 11:16 AM
I just started watching the anime a few weeks ago, Didnt know they had 1 :) been reading the manga for a year or so now and im in love with this series.

xyakaix | Nov 8, 2009 9:12 PM
Awesome show with great characters. I lended it from my friend and planning to re-watch it soon. Also Ogiue was the moest character I've seen in any anime

konatafangrl | May 8, 2009 7:54 AM
I love this anime! i actually watched this first at a anime convention and it made me laugh like crazy i'd definatly have to say i love the first season more then the 2nd one but the 2nd season has some funny episodes as well especially the last 2 I'm waiting on the dvds to be released i already have the first boxset need the 2nd oh and i need the manga @_@

BarbblerElf | May 4, 2009 5:00 PM
Man this anime is so great. I found it by accident too. I stumbled upon a video on youtube with a small clip of it. It looked interesting so I decided to watch a few episodes. I ended up watching the whole series.(Both seasons and all OVAs) I plan on getting the manga soon.

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Members: 125
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Category: Anime
Created: Nov 26, 2007

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This is a public club. Anyone can join and invite others to join.

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