Vol: 9; Ch: 55
4.375 out of 5 from 788 votes
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Freshman Kanji Sasahara is a shy otaku with low confidence and poor self-esteem. With few friends, Kanji's social life was lacking as well until one day he discovered Genshiken, a school club for anime, manga and video game-loving otaku just like himself! Together, Kanji and the Genshiken gang enjoy a wide range of activities such as building figures and attending cosplay events, all the while growing closer together. Through it all, will Kanji learn to accept himself for who he is?

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MordredMS's avatar by MordredMS on Jun 26, 2012
Score: 8.2/10

What is about us anime and manga fanatics that draws us so much into everything related to that world, like videogames, action figures, conventions, cosplaying…? And what is it about being an “otaku” that causes us to bathe in the self-glorification of our pathetic lifestyle, that makes us love it and yet be ashamed of it, that we get so friendly and open with fellow “otaku”, and... read more

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