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Manga 'Genshiken Nidaime' to End Serialization

by tsubasalover
Jul 27, 2016 4:30 AM | 26 Comments
It was announced at the end of the 126th chapter of Shimoku Kio's Genshiken manga, released on July 25 in the September 2016 issue of Kodansha's Afternoon magazine, that it is the penultimate chapter and the following chapter will be its final. The issue containing the final chapter goes on sale on August 25.

The main Genshiken manga series had been serialized between 2002 and 2006 in Afternoon magazine, focusing on male otaku as main characters. Genshiken Nidaime started serialization on October 25, 2010 in the same magazine, joined by kouhai who are fujoshi and a fudanshi. The series has recently released its 20th volume on June 23. Each series also received multiple anime adaptations. Palm Studios adapted the manga into a 12 episode anime that aired in 2004, followed by a three-episode OVA by Ajia-Do. Studio Arms went in-charge of the anime's second season. Production I.G helmed the TV anime, OVA, and specials of Genshiken Nidaime.

Source: Otakomu

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DoctorSexy said:
Keitaro004 said:


You know, the girls ARE real otakus. Sure, they love yaoi stuff, but that`s the most hardcore kind of otaku there is. Also, in the original Genshiken series, most of the guys were obsessed with "girl on girl" stuff.


Yes but it didn't have to use opjectifion of men to get people to watch it

The show is aimed at young adults (men), though. And fujoshi in real life are pretty much like how they are in the show. It gives the male viewer a chance to see how the hardcore female otakus are. They objectified the heck out of the female characters in the first season, as it focused more on the male fans.

Oct 15, 2016 4:54 AM by Keitaro004

Keitaro004 said:
DoctorSexy said:


NO dont watch it
its focuses on the creepy Fudanshi/fushigi fan base
all the jokes are sexist/creepy "mostly towards men"

example: shipping "guy x guy"

YES thank god

now they can go back to real otakus
like in the original series


You know, the girls ARE real otakus. Sure, they love yaoi stuff, but that`s the most hardcore kind of otaku there is. Also, in the original Genshiken series, most of the guys were obsessed with "girl on girl" stuff.


Yes but it didn't have to use opjectifion of men to get people to watch it

Oct 9, 2016 8:03 PM by DoctorSexy

DoctorSexy said:
hisokathebutcher said:
Guys is the anime any good ? Do you suggest watching it ?


NO dont watch it
its focuses on the creepy Fudanshi/fushigi fan base
all the jokes are sexist/creepy "mostly towards men"

example: shipping "guy x guy"

YES thank god

now they can go back to real otakus
like in the original series


You know, the girls ARE real otakus. Sure, they love yaoi stuff, but that`s the most hardcore kind of otaku there is. Also, in the original Genshiken series, most of the guys were obsessed with "girl on girl" stuff.

Too bad it will end, though. I must admit, I read this mostly due to Madarame being included in the main story, but I loved the show while it lasted. Madarame finally got a proper "ending", then a stupid harem route with a weak ending (Will not go into too much details to avoid spoiling)'

I wonder if the manga was cancelled because Madarame isn`t going to be a part of the story anymore...

Aug 18, 2016 6:25 AM by Keitaro004

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pluvia33 said:
DoctorSexy said:
YES thank god

now they can go back to real otakus
like in the original series


I don't think your statement is very clear.

First, who is "they" in this case? Are you talking about Shimoku Kio and his publisher/editor/etc.?


yes


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pluvia33 said:
DoctorSexy said:
YES thank god

now they can go back to real otakus
like in the original series


Iwhat do you mean by "go back to real otakus



like the original series

Jul 30, 2016 9:37 AM by DoctorSexy

Huhuhu... it's been so long and one of few manga that I've been reading for so long since 2008. Been sensing that it's gonna end since the ending of Madarame harem. XD

I'm gonna missed this series. Hope they will at least made an anime adaptation for the rest of the manga story.

Jul 28, 2016 2:24 AM by alinet86

I'm happy it's finally ending, that whole harem thing was going nowhere.

Jul 27, 2016 4:44 PM by Ale1212

Kougeru said:
Mostly what I've read was specifically for anime lists TBH, but it would make sense for them to be similar. Reading that link, it seems the details for manga are kinda vague on this. But to me it makes logical sense to split them. Genshiken original manga was 2002-2006. That should be listed as "Genshiken". Then there was a 3 year wait before Nidaime started, 2009. 2009-2016 should be a separate entry. Different story, different characters...different manga. I just dont' see any logic to keep them as a single entry when they're clearly separate things, and are marketed as such.


No argument here. And yeah, I was just reminded of another manga example that's very similar to Genshiken (though it was a much longer wait for the continuation at 16 years): Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Arc

I'd really prefer a split, but I don't know if it's going to happen. At the very least, I'm hoping that if they ever DO make a "Sandaime" or whatever that the Genshiken entry isn't put back into "Unfinished" status again. -_-

Jul 27, 2016 11:02 AM by pluvia33

pluvia33 said:


Thanks for mentioning that there are established rules for the database. I was able to find the Manga Database Guidelines. I don't really see anything in there that supports having all of Genshiken as one entry, but I don't really see anything supporting splitting it. Do you know of any other rules that are out there or if I might be missing something?


Yeah, I should've quoted better lol. Half awake.

Mostly what I've read was specifically for anime lists TBH, but it would make sense for them to be similar. Reading that link, it seems the details for manga are kinda vague on this. But to me it makes logical sense to split them. Genshiken original manga was 2002-2006. That should be listed as "Genshiken". Then there was a 3 year wait before Nidaime started, 2009. 2009-2016 should be a separate entry. Different story, different characters...different manga. I just dont' see any logic to keep them as a single entry when they're clearly separate things, and are marketed as such.

Edit: Some people will probably say "they continue the chapter/volume numbers from where the initial Genshiken left off" as you mentioned. However, a lot of other anime and manga do that (Fate/Zero and UBW anime for example) but those are still separate entries because they were released in parts. So using that as a reason, is inconsistent with almost every other case where that happens.

Jul 27, 2016 10:55 AM by Kougeru

Kougeru said:
pluvia33 said:
I get kind of annoyed with how MAL treats series sequels and related works sometimes. I had Genshiken finished and scored (I usually only score things I've finished), but then Nidaime comes out and the series became ongoing again. Yes, Kio-sensei and/or his publisher decided to continue the chapter/volume numbers from where the initial Genshiken left off, but the continuation is still labeled as 'Genshiken Nidaime' on every volume. Why not have that as a separate entry?


It really should be separate, just like the anime is.

I didn't quote the rest because it was long, but another of example, that is worse than the Outlaw Star example, is last year's To Love-Ru. They split the final episodes into a seperate entry. Their own rules state that they do that if the episodes didn't air on TV. If they were DVD/bluray only. The Outlaw Star episodes I can understand due to that rule, but To Love-Ru 2016's final episodes aired as an hour-long special on TV. I'm pretty salty about it being separate, obviously. They have their own rules but apparently pick and choose when to ignore them.


I'd say you probably should have clipped the quote from the top instead of the bottom since the first part wasn't relevant to this particular topic, but no worries! XD

Thanks for mentioning that there are established rules for the database. I was able to find the Manga Database Guidelines. I don't really see anything in there that supports having all of Genshiken as one entry, but I don't really see anything supporting splitting it. Do you know of any other rules that are out there or if I might be missing something?

Jul 27, 2016 10:45 AM by pluvia33

tsubasalover said:
hisokathebutcher said:
Ah okay , then i'll just watch season 1 and season 2 then i'll drop the rest
Don't forget the OVA in between first season and second season. :)

wakaremashta , so I'll watch every anime related to Genshiken , but drop Nidaime .

Jul 27, 2016 10:26 AM by hisokathebutcher

pluvia33 said:
DoctorSexy said:
YES thank god

now they can go back to real otakus
like in the original series


I don't think your statement is very clear.

First, who is "they" in this case? Are you talking about Shimoku Kio and his publisher/editor/etc.?

Then what do you mean by "go back to real otakus like the original series"?

Are you essentially suggesting that this is just the end of the "Second Season" and they're going to be putting out a "Third Season"? There is no real indication that this will happen based on current news. This could very well be the final end of the series. And if Shimoku Kio did decide to restart the series again with a "Third Season", there's no guarantee that the otaku included will be any more or less "real" than any of the others so far.

Anyway, I'm personally kind of glad that the series is ending again. This is one of my favorite manga that I've read, but I actually haven't read much of Nidaime yet (not due to the shift in cast; just other things getting in the way). It will be good to know that the overall series won't be going much further beyond the 20 volume mark. Plus, I originally thought I finished this series nearly a decade ago.

That brings me to a somewhat related note: I get kind of annoyed with how MAL treats series sequels and related works sometimes. I had Genshiken finished and scored (I usually only score things I've finished), but then Nidaime comes out and the series became ongoing again. Yes, Kio-sensei and/or his publisher decided to continue the chapter/volume numbers from where the initial Genshiken left off, but the continuation is still labeled as 'Genshiken Nidaime' on every volume. Why not have that as a separate entry?


It really should be separate, just like the anime is.

I didn't quote the rest because it was long, but another of example, that is worse than the Outlaw Star example, is last year's To Love-Ru. They split the final episodes into a seperate entry. Their own rules state that they do that if the episodes didn't air on TV. If they were DVD/bluray only. The Outlaw Star episodes I can understand due to that rule, but To Love-Ru 2016's final episodes aired as an hour-long special on TV. I'm pretty salty about it being separate, obviously. They have their own rules but apparently pick and choose when to ignore them.

Jul 27, 2016 10:22 AM by Kougeru

DoctorSexy said:
YES thank god

now they can go back to real otakus
like in the original series


I don't think your statement is very clear.

First, who is "they" in this case? Are you talking about Shimoku Kio and his publisher/editor/etc.?

Then what do you mean by "go back to real otakus like the original series"?

Are you essentially suggesting that this is just the end of the "Second Season" and they're going to be putting out a "Third Season"? There is no real indication that this will happen based on current news. This could very well be the final end of the series. And if Shimoku Kio did decide to restart the series again with a "Third Season", there's no guarantee that the otaku included will be any more or less "real" than any of the others so far.

Anyway, I'm personally kind of glad that the series is ending again. This is one of my favorite manga that I've read, but I actually haven't read much of Nidaime yet (not due to the shift in cast; just other things getting in the way). It will be good to know that the overall series won't be going much further beyond the 20 volume mark. Plus, I originally thought I finished this series nearly a decade ago.

That brings me to a somewhat related note: I get kind of annoyed with how MAL treats series sequels and related works sometimes. I had Genshiken finished and scored (I usually only score things I've finished), but then Nidaime comes out and the series became ongoing again. Yes, Kio-sensei and/or his publisher decided to continue the chapter/volume numbers from where the initial Genshiken left off, but the continuation is still labeled as 'Genshiken Nidaime' on every volume. Why not have that as a separate entry?

Because on the flip side, I recently got a notification that a New Related Anime for Outlaw Star was added to the database. I was excited! New Outlaw Star or some long lost episodes that I never knew about?! But then I look at it and see that someone just decided to split two video-only episodes out from the original series into a separate entry and the main entry was reduced to 24 episodes long. Really? This series has been established as a complete 26 episode series for almost 20 years and now it's been decided that the two video-only episodes should be considered a separate thing?

Well, I guess that gave me an extra completed entry on my list, but it seems really weird to do this yet have both Genshiken series lumped in together when it was clearly a separate sequel. (I'd also like to present Exhibit B: Ai Ore and Ai Ore having two separate entries.)

Jul 27, 2016 10:12 AM by pluvia33

hisokathebutcher said:
Ah okay , then i'll just watch season 1 and season 2 then i'll drop the rest
Don't forget the OVA in between first season and second season. :)

Jul 27, 2016 9:53 AM by tsubasalover

Finally. I could start on it now. Got tired with waiting for months on for the harem.

Jul 27, 2016 9:26 AM by GodlyKyon

DoctorSexy said:
hisokathebutcher said:
i can't tell if you are being sarcastic or not
Also what orginal seires ?


the first generation of Genshiken "season 1 and season 2"


Ah okay , then i'll just watch season 1 and season 2 then i'll drop the rest

Jul 27, 2016 9:17 AM by hisokathebutcher

I feel a bit of the inside of me dying a lil bit

DoctorSexy said:
now they can go back to real otakus
lol bruh
don't

Jul 27, 2016 8:45 AM by Mkim

was getting tired of this. good otaku anime turned into crossdressing/harem shit. first season will always be the best.

Jul 27, 2016 8:44 AM by Luciberi

hisokathebutcher said:
DoctorSexy said:


NO dont watch it
its focuses on the creepy Fudanshi/fushigi fan base
all the jokes are sexist/creepy "mostly towards men"

example: shipping "guy x guy"







YES thank god

now they can go back to real otakus
like in the original series
i can't tell if you are being sarcastic or not
Also what orginal seires ?


the first generation of Genshiken "season 1 and season 2"

Jul 27, 2016 8:18 AM by DoctorSexy

DoctorSexy said:
hisokathebutcher said:
Guys is the anime any good ? Do you suggest watching it ?


NO dont watch it
its focuses on the creepy Fudanshi/fushigi fan base
all the jokes are sexist/creepy "mostly towards men"

example: shipping "guy x guy"







YES thank god

now they can go back to real otakus
like in the original series
i can't tell if you are being sarcastic or not
Also what orginal seires ?

Jul 27, 2016 8:14 AM by hisokathebutcher

About time to continue reading the manga haha. Guess that I'll be missing a great manga.

Jul 27, 2016 6:01 AM by mlcdl

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