Genshiken

TV (12 eps)
4.082 of 5 from 9,309 votes
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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?

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babyeinstein12's avatar by babyeinstein12 on Dec 5, 2009
Score: 7.25/10

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The lyrics of Genshiken’s ending theme poetically summarize the show’s content: We are not yet adults Both simple and complex, a shiny marble When we looked through it back then It was nothing special, but our world was shining What we see now through this marble in our hands Is a little different, but it will shine on Discreetly next to us ... read more

vivafruit's avatar by vivafruit on Oct 15, 2009
Score: 7/10

Genshiken is funny. The End. ... ... ... Seriously, though, this is usually the only thing in comedies that matters. In anime like Dragon Half, Golden Boy or Fumoffu, there really isn't any point other than the sheer quality of the gags. Watching any of those series for anything but laughs is about as productive as using a condom as a water balloon. Sure, you might be able to do it, but... read more

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Genshiken 2002 Original Manga
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Genshiken: Return of the Otaku (Light Novel) 2008
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