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?
NOTE: This is a review of the entire Genshiken anime series including both seasons and the three-episode OVA.
The first question on your mind might be the same one that was on mine when I first heard about Genshiken; so I think it might be appropriate to answer it right away. What exactly is a genshiken? Genshiken is an abbreviation. This anime revolves around a university club called [GEN]dai... read more
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
|Genshiken 2||TV||2007||Same Franchise|
|Ramen Angel Pretty Menma||DVD Special||2008||TBD|
|Genshiken Nidaime no Roku||OVA||2013||TBD|
|Genshiken Nidaime Specials||DVD Special||2013||TBD|
|Ramen Tenshi Pretty Menma||2007||TBD|
|Genshiken: Return of the Otaku (Light Novel)||2008||TBD|
|Genshiken: Second Season||2010||TBD|