Genshiken

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Cosplay Complex

Cosplay Complex

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!

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redfire389 redfire389 says...

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.

Kari5 Kari5 says...

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.

Kujibiki Unbalance

Kujibiki Unbalance

Welcome to Rikkyouin High School, a place where the student council president Ritsuko Kettenkrad reins supreme and your social standing is determined through a lottery! The life of freshman Chihiro Enomoto takes a turn when he wins the chance to become next year’s student council president; but first he and his friends must solve the tasks put before them by the current student council – or face expulsion! From homemade robots to terrorist domino stackers, from incestuous sisters and a sexual harassment panda and beyond, there’s no obstacle the student council will refrain from throwing at the gang!

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Khundes Khundes says...

A point to consider is that Genshiken and Kujibiki Unbalance are related in an unusual way because the nerd gang in Genshiken are all diehard fans of the anime "Kujibiki Unbalance".

If you liked Genshiken, Kujibiki Unbalance should give you in idea of what these characters liked as an anime, and then made doujins from.

If you liked Kujibiki Unbalance, you can share the hype with a bunch of fictional nerds who also like Kujibiki Unabalnce.

unitzero unitzero says...

Kujibiki Unbalance is the anime within an anime featured in Genshiken. They are made by the same studio and absolutely a must see if you liked either one. The don't have anything to do with each other plot-wise but being that members of the Genshiken after school club constantly talk about Kujibiki Unbalance, and you see scenes from the anime (before it was even produced) makes this required viewing. If somehow you happened up Kujibiki first then do yourself a favor and check out Genshiken.

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Yuuto Ayase is not interested in girls - if his two housemates are anything to go by, girls are loud, brazen slobs that are best left alone. However, when Yuuto accidentally discovers an important secret of his school’s most popular female, Haruka Nogizaka, the two become bound in a budding friendship. All too soon, Yuuto discovers that, despite her flawless appearance, Haruka is clumsy, naive, and a closet otaku... and he just might be falling for her.

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Magemat Magemat says...

Both are great anime that deal with the otaku culture in a similar way. They both present many aspects of the otaku lifestyle as well as some of the major "otakuish" events like conventions at the tokyo big site or budokan idol live concerts mainly through both humor and romance.

ashman711 ashman711 says...

both series deal with the Otaku culture, where Nogizka Haruka is in anime and is very saccharine, Genshiken tries to portray itself in the real world with realistic characters found in the Otaku culture.

Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan

Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan

Angels are genteel and graceful messengers from Heaven, right? Wrong! Sakura Kusakabe will create an invention that inadvertently ruins the future for womankind and thus, angels from the future have arrived to do the only reasonable thing: assassinate him! Fortunately for Sakura, one of them, Dokuro-chan, takes a liking to him but her intentions to protect him prove downright lethal. When Sakura’s not dodging her spiked bat Excalibolg, he’s fighting for his life on river escapades. And when he’s not quick enough, Dokuro-chan’s catchy incantation brings him back to life! Bludgeoning and blood splatters aside, can Dokuro-chan save the one she loves without damaging the future?

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vivafruit vivafruit says...

Although Genshiken's focus is more on general otakudom, both series poke fun at anime's tendency to sexualize underage girls. If you liked the offbeat parody of one, you should find something to like in the other.

Denno Coil

Denno Coil

In a futuristic world, the virtual world is merely a layer on top of reality; within it, cyberpets are abundant and information is plentiful, and it is only visible by wearing special cyberglasses. In Daikoku City, this cyberspace is behaving strangely: cyberpets are going missing, dark entities known as "the Illegal" roam obsolete space that shouldn’t exist, and a large pink antivirus program known as Satchii wanders the streets, attacking both virus and pets alike. Sixth grader Yuko Okonogi has just moved to Daikoku City, and after cyberdetective children help her rescue her lost dog, she soon joins the others in a search for the truth behind these strange occurances.

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poetax poetax says...

While Genshiken and Denno Coil deal with completely different subjects, they both emit similar tones throughout the series.  Both have groups of multiple characters who hang out in clubs, which results in making up most of what they do every day.  The realistic and complex characters and the slight comedy create the same feel for both series.  If you like anime that has great characters these are right for you.