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!
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?
While Cosplay Complex centers on cosplay, dressing like anime characters, Genshiken is centered on everything otakus do but it also has a lot about cosplay, if you like otaku things and specially cosplay you will like these two series.
Both these shows focus on otaku and their love and dedicated for their hobbies, and the extremes they'll go to. Cosplay is the main focus of CC, but Genshiken has two characters who are very interested in cosplay.
Taking place in current-day Tokyo, AGF follows the story of Fubuki, a video game enamored teen who has won the title of "Champion Arcade Gamer". Fubuki's secret weapon is her Fashion Panty, which, when activated, releases all the spirits of the best gamers in the world, making her invincible. With this year's championships right around the corner, Fubuki might find herself in over her head, as this year, the four kings of the Gyurashikku-Dan are hell-bent on stealing the championship title, and consequently, taking over the world!
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.
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.
Sagara Sousuke is far from the average high school student -- not only is he highly trained in military tactics, he puts his knowledge to use in every single applicable situation (and even those nonapplicable ones.) So, when confronted with high school, he tends to turn average high school experiences into off-the-wall adventures. Love letters become terrorist threats and field trips become commando operations; his survival depends on the watchful eye of his best friend and classmate, Chidori. Together, they may just make it out of high school alive...
Kazuya Saotome is an electrical engineering student with a passion for computers, building his robot squid, and programming. One day he receives May, a hand sized cyberdoll, in a package from Cyberdyne Co. as a revenge tactic planted in a CD from his rival. With a little help from May to clean up his act, he may even be able to win over the heart of Kasumi, his landlord's daughter.