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Genshiken

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Synopsis:

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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related anime

Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Genshiken OVA OVA 2006 Sequel
Genshiken 2 TV 2007 Same Franchise
Ramen Angel Pretty Menma DVD Special 2008 TBD
Genshiken Nidaime TV 2013 TBD
Genshiken Nidaime no Roku OVA 2013 TBD
Genshiken Nidaime Specials DVD Special 2013 TBD

related manga

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Genshiken 2002 Original Manga
Ramen Tenshi Pretty Menma 2007 TBD
Genshiken: Return of the Otaku (Light Novel) 2008 TBD
Genshiken: Second Season 2010 TBD
Name Role
Hirotaka KINOSHITA Character Design
Takashi IKEHATA Director
Masanori TAKUMI Music
Shimoku KIO Original Manga Creator

Official Editorial Reviews

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Genshiken babyeinstein12 7.25/10 Dec 5, 2009

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Genshiken angelsreviews 8/10 Jul 22, 2013
Genshiken mustardbomb 1/10 Sep 15, 2012
Genshiken Shadowfoot 8.5/10 Aug 5, 2011
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Kuragehime

Kuragehime

Tsukimi is an otaku and jellyfish enthusiast whose only means of coping with the world is to reject it: she and her friends live in a house they declare a man-free zone, generally avoid 'stylish people', and spend their days blissfully bonding over geeky rituals. As misfortune would have it, their convenient existence is about to be turned on its head by the arrival of Kuranosuke, a seemingly beautiful young woman who is actually a beautiful young man. While he may be strange even by their standards, Kuranosuke embodies everything Tsukimi secretly dreams of being - a princess as ethereal as a floating jellyfish - and promises the kind of mind-boggling adventures only possible when geek meets chic!

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snivets

Kuragehime and Genshiken are both anime about groups of quirky otaku. This is more of a gut-feeling recommendation--something about Kuragehime just made me think of Genshiken and vice versa.

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Love Get Chu

Love Get Chu

Ichihara Momoko comes to Tokyo with plans to get accepted to Lambda Eight’s training school, become a famous voice actress, and meet and marry Ichinose Minato, her favorite voice actor. A solid plan, but will things really go so smoothly? There’s no question she’s got the lungs for it – unleashing her full volume can cause minor earthquakes - but does Momoko have the talent (and luck) to debut in the world of voice acting? Along with her new friends Yurika, Rinka, Tsubasa, and Amane, Momoko will put everything she’s got into passing kanji pronunciation tests, speeding through complicated tongue twisters, and making her way to her debut.

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dolphinloverjc

Loving anime, games, and manga is an easy thing to do in Genshiken. Have you ever tried making it? Love Get Chu shows viewers how hard voice actors/actresses work to make a perfect anime. It has drama, comedy, and romance with morals from the heart. You may appreciate the manga, game, and anime industries more after watching it.

Love Hina

Love Hina

Keitaro Urashima is somewhat of a failure. In order to fulfill a promise he made to a girl fifteen years ago, he has tried time and again to get into Tokyo U but has never managed to pass the exam. However, fate smiles upon him and he ends up working for his aunt, managing an all-girls dorm! Living with the feral Kaolla, the timid Shinobu, the sake-loving Mitsune, the blade mistress Motoko and the punch-happy Naru, can Keitaro keep his focus and keep his promise? And will he ever end up meeting that girl from his past?

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Weilin37

Both series give you the same comforting, comedic feeling of a group of people who grow to understand and be with each other. Both series have unique characters that you learn to love.

If you like anime like Genshiken, that show people sharing experiences with another, then you'll like Love Hina, which shows the same thing.

Madonna

Madonna

Teaching, Mako thought, would be a walk in the park. With no overtime and long winter and summer vacations, she’d be able to easily save money for the day that she could retire – or so she thought. For Mako has been assigned to the worst of the worst, class 2-D of Ushi High, a group comprised solely of delinquents! In addition to having to tame these unruly boys Mako finds herself with another task as well – to become the new coach for the rugby team, at her principal’s request. Can Mako convince her boys to fight on the playfield instead of brawling in the streets?

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faerieponey

Both animes are about a teacher who receive the worst class in school. Both of them must try to teach the boys how to get back on the right path and stop fighting and getting intro trouble all the time.

Narue no Sekai

Narue no Sekai

Ever wanted to see what it would be like if aliens coexisted with humans? Now you can, through the adventures of Narue Nanase. She's an alien girl living with her father, placed on Earth to keep an eye on humanity and prevent them from having direct contact with aliens, a la Men in Black. However, the situation changes when Narue meets Kazuto Iizuka, a boy at her school, after saving him from an evil alien. Soon, they fall in love and become unseparable.

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mizducky

Both series revolve around anime fans, their friends and the silly things they get themselves into. Both have cosplay, video games, and the same anime show being watched over and over. If you like the comedy of one you will probably enjoy the other.

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