What's the worst possible way you could introduce yourself to a club full of anime and manga nerds? "I'm Ogiue, and I hate otaku." This bold statement is what tempted Kasakabe Saki, the other "problem" of the club, to recruit her into their fold. Using tactics such as exposure to yaoi manga and cosplaying, The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture (aka Genshiken) must put Ogiue to the ultimate test, as the start of the next term begins!
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!
If you enjoyed the Genshiken OVA then you may want to have a look at Cosplay Complex. Both are short and comedic anime that focus on areas of otaku culture. Especially if you enjoyed the cosplay aspect of the Genshiken OVA then Cosplay Complex is worht checking out.
Kyousuke Kosaka is a normal teenager with average grades and an average home life, but when he finds out that his overachieving younger sister Kirino has been hiding her vast anime and eroge collection from their unassuming parents, his world turns inside out! Now, having promised to help his formerly distant sibling navigate her two distinct lives, Kyousuke finds himself drawn into Kirino's world of magical girl anime and "little sister" fetish games while covering for his sibling to her parents and friends, not to mention trying to provide what guidance he can.