This show is centered around Doujinshi (Fan Manga). Kazuki is a senior in high school, who doesn't really know what to do with his future. His friend Taishi drags him into the world of Doujinshi, where he tries to make and sell his Doujinshi to the masses and learn what it really means to be a real Doujinshi artist.
Ever wanted to join an anime club but felt its geekiness would hurt your reputation? Sasahara feels your pain. Genshiken, the Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture, is an organization of college otaku obsessed with anime, manga and video games. Their daily activities include holding impromptu cosplay photo shoots, braving the crowds and avoiding injury at doujinshi conventions, and tolerating harassment by Saki, a girl irked by her boyfriend's otaku-ness! It's a perfect match for Sasahara's interests, so why is it so difficult for him to join?
Genshiken and Comic Party aren't necessarily related by story or concept, but they both focus on different aspects of otaku life. Genshiken focuses on the "modern" otaku and addresses much broader range of topics pertaining to otaku then Comic Party. Comic Party however focuses on a certain kind of otaku - the manga artist or mangaka. In Comic Party, you follow an aspiring young manga artist and his journey into the manga world. With the help of many friends, the young manga artists gets a feel of what it takes to be a successful manga artist. If you're in the mood to find anime that deals with otaku life, it's definitely worth it to check either titles out.
If you enjoyed the comedic portrayal of otaku in either Genshiken or Comic Party then you may want to check out the other. Both series revolve around the same set of interests, but approach from different sides of the doujinshi table.
Moritaka Mashiro feels as if life is passing him by; with no dreams or motivation, he trudges through day-to-day life. One day, after leaving his notebook behind, he returns to school and finds the smartest guy in class, Takagi, waiting for him. Takagi is happy to return the book, but on the condition that Mashiro agrees to become a mangaka with him. Though Mashiro initially declines, he soon reconsiders when he discovers that the girl he likes, Azuki, dreams of becoming a voice actress. And after promising that she can have the lead role if their manga is ever adapted into an anime, he suggests that they get married once they are both successful! Shockingly, she agrees to the proposal and Mashiro and Takagi embark on their quest to become manga artists.
Both shows are about people who make manga. And both shows have romance elements. If you like one you will probably like the other.
Both animes are about making manga. If you enjoy stories about mangaka then these are both must sees. Comic Party is about creators of doujin and a little more of a comedy; Bakuman is about two guys trying to make a mainstream manga series. If you like one you might like the other.
The anime and manga are both about mangaka, and their struggle to reach their goals, and make their dreams come true.
Comic Party is only different because it switches between artist styles.
Hiroyuki Fujita's only distinguishing trait appears to be his perpetual laziness... but he has something about him that lets him make friends with girls easily, and has a kind side that his childhood friend Akari loves. Follow their 'everyday adventures' in high school with this light schoolkid comedy.
Twenty year-old Mikiko Oguro (known as Kuromi to her co-workers) has just entered the dream job of a lifetime -- animation! However, upon her arrival to the famed Studio Petit, Kuromi is in for a surprise: her predecessor just quit, leaving her with the project, and the seemingly unattainable deadline! Now, with only a week left until the key animation is due, Kuromi must wrangle up the group of slackers who must finish Time's Journey 2 before it's too late!
Animation Runner Kuromi and Comic Party both take a look at the behind the scenes nature of various partsof otaku culture. While Kuromi focuses on animation and Comic Party on doujinshi, both contain comedy and a basic look at how each medium is created.
Hasegawa Chaco is a bumbling cosplayer in the Oizumi junior high cosplay club. If it weren't for Kosuke Tamiya, the boy she has a crush on, she might not continue to cosplay, as things always seem to go wrong! Lucky for her, she was bestowed with two strange beings, one of which will transform into a costume for her, making her the rising 'ace' of the cosplay club. Now she only has to overcome her bashfulness with Kosuke and win his heart too!
Both Comic Party and Cosplay Complex focus on aspects of Otaku culture. While one focuses on doujinshi and the other on cosplaying, both series approach the subject matter in a similar way. Both have a reasonable amount of comedy to them and are fairly light hearted. If you like one then try the other.