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Genshiken: Return of the Otaku

Genshiken: Return of the Otaku

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English: Genshiken: Return of the Otaku
Synonyms: Shoron Genshiken: Hairu Ranto no Yabou ~Return of the OTAKU~


Type: Novel
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 7
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 23, 2008
Authors: Kio, Shimoku (Art)
Serialization: None


Score: 7.201 (scored by 96 users)
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Ranked: #65252
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Chapters: /7


The deafening whack-whack-whack of a helicopter above campus is the first indication that the balmy tranquility of the Genshiken Club is about to be disturbed. The chopper brings handsome Ranto Hairu: transfer student, scion of a powerful Japanese conglomerate, and newly named chairman of the on-campus club organization committee.

Hairu has strong ideas about the kind of clubs that deserve to survive (earnest, industrious) and the kind that don’t (arty, frivolous), and he’s a big fan of brute force. For Madarame, Kousaka, Ohno, and the others, the idea of losing their cherished club is the ultimate nightmare—but it’s only the first of many.

Fortunately, the Genshiken boys and girls have a few tricks of their own, including a certain sword fighter summoned from ancient times who could prove very handy.

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Jul 3, 2013
This is Genshiken. But, at the same time, it's not.

Genshiken. An anime-series we consider as funny and disturbing (Mostly due to Madarame's comments), but still a spot-on image of what a real otaku is like. In this book, however, none of those elements are present. Instead, we get a very serious take on the Genshiken series, with many creepypasta-like scares and supernatural happenings throughout the book.

The story is basicly about a doujin-soft named "Kyodai*Kenka", a doujin game known for including a real-life murder if you beat it in a specific order. At least that's the rumor. Kuchiki's trying to play this game, but dissappears. Meanwhile, read more
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