If you're looking for anime similar to Genshiken 2, you might like these titles.
Najimi Osana's goal is to make a fortune in life, but in reality, she hasn't been having much success in her job. Tsuyuri, a doujin artist and a friend of Najimi, takes her to a convention to help her sell her doujin; and after learning that her childhood friend Justice is a very successful doujin artist, Najimi declares that she will make her fortune by creating doujins of her own. However, Najimi has never created anything close to a doujin before, and will struggle through many difficulties. Together with Tsuyuri, Justice, and Sora, they will work together for Najimi’s sake to gain fame and fortune in the doujin market.
Doujin Work and Genshiken 2 both focus on the process of making Doujin, the reasons behind it, and the selling aspects. They also show the "hardships" that doujinshi go through to finish their art, although the anime tend to show more funny situations than hardships.
Doujin is nowhere near as good as Genshiken. But both follows the struggles of making and selling doujinshi at ComiFes.
Both of these series take a look at creating doujinshi instead of merely reading it. If you liked that aspect of Genshiken 2 as well as the comedic side of it, then it is worth checking out Doujin Work.
This show is centered around Doujinshi (Fan Manga). Kazuki is a senior in high school, who doesn't really know what to do with his future. His friend Taishi drags him into the world of Doujinshi, where he tries to make and sell his Doujinshi to the masses and learn what it really means to be a real Doujinshi artist.
If you liked Genshiken 2 then you may want to give Comic Party a try. Both series place a lot of focus on the creation of doujinshi in time for a comic festival. Both series are also comedies so if you enjoyed that about Genshiken 2, then check out Comic party.
Both Genshiken 2 and Comic Party are centering around the creation of doujin. If you like stories that include trips to cons, mangaka, and the general nerdiness that goes with both then check out these two animes.
Moritaka Mashiro feels as if life is passing him by; with no dreams or motivation, he trudges through day-to-day life. One day, after leaving his notebook behind, he returns to school and finds the smartest guy in class, Takagi, waiting for him. Takagi is happy to return the book, but on the condition that Mashiro agrees to become a mangaka with him. Though Mashiro initially declines, he soon reconsiders when he discovers that the girl he likes, Azuki, dreams of becoming a voice actress. And after promising that she can have the lead role if their manga is ever adapted into an anime, he suggests that they get married once they are both successful! Shockingly, she agrees to the proposal and Mashiro and Takagi embark on their quest to become manga artists.
If you liked Genshiken 1 or 2, you would also like Bakuman because both focus on aspects of manga writing and the methods in which they are created. Both are comedies, featuring manga fans (or otaku) and center around similar comedic themes, while making references to prexisting titles. While Genshiken is more comedy-centric compared to Bakuman's comedy-drama, they both cover the relationships between manga anime-lovers and those outside of the loop.
Both depicts the process and terms used in the manga and anime culture in a good depth and how this type of media industry works In Japan. those also show, in their own manner, how hard and how complex to make an anime or a manga.
Kyousuke Kosaka is a normal teenager with average grades and an average home life, but when he finds out that his overachieving younger sister Kirino has been hiding her vast anime and eroge collection from their unassuming parents, his world turns inside out! Now, having promised to help his formerly distant sibling navigate her two distinct lives, Kyousuke finds himself drawn into Kirino's world of magical girl anime and "little sister" fetish games while covering for his sibling to her parents and friends, not to mention trying to provide what guidance he can.
Both animes are otaku cultured, very enjoyable storylines, anime references (Genshiken 2 has more tho, check ep. 11), great character development. While Genshiken focused on what otakus do after finishing school/ university and step into the big world ahead of them. Ore no Imouto (My little sister Can't Be This Cute) focuses on an otaku that is currently going through school. but has an older brother that she wants him to help her out by making friends with other otakus, while hidding her otaku hobbies from her parents and non-otaku friends.
If you love anime about people who love anime, check out OreImo for another excellent & humorous series about the lives of otaku.
Art college: cradle of romance, home of bittersweet moments. Takemoto is struggling to find his direction in life, while his roommates Morita and Mayama are moving confidently - or recklessly - towards their goals. Enter Hagu-chan, the childlike and beautiful prodigy whom everyone admires; and thus the love triangles begin. Together, the trio explore the pain of first love, the trials of romantic conflict, and our loyalty to those annoying people who happen to be our closest friends.
Both are about a buch of friends bound together by their interests (in Honey&Clover they go to the same university while in Genshiken to the same club) and their struggles in life (love, friendship, future). I\'m sure you\'ll find the main characters very alike.
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!
Kujibiki started out as an 'anime in an anime' on Genshiken, that later became a real anime.
They don't really have anything in common. But there are so many references to Kujibiki in Genshiken, that watching it will give you a greater appreciation of Genshiken.
Ken Kubo is a normal man with a normal job who is besotted in a normal way with a female friend. But life turns distinctly abnormal when he meets an otaku, Tanaka, and is indoctrinated into the obscure world of anime, model guns, and garage kits. As Kubo finds himself shunned by those he cares about, he becomes only more determined to evolve into the ultimate being - the Otakuking! But Kubo is not the only one coming to terms with society. While he strives to mould the world into a perfect haven for people like him, otaku all across Japan are laying bare their strange, lonely lives for the first time… and it’s not a pretty sight.
At Rikkyouin High School, the freshmen are divided into groups based upon lots that are drawn in a lottery, after which they must compete against in other in a series of contests. Whether it’s cooking, hardball, swimming or exorcisms, the challenges they face will determine which group will become the next year’s student council. All the while, the current student council president is busy defending her life against assassination attempts! There’s never a dull day at Rikkyouin High School!
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've seen either series and want more. Genshiken is about Otaku culture, Kujibiki is an exploitation of anime themes and trends. Androids, check. Aliens, check. Childhood promise, check. The fact that Kujibiki was made up to be featured in Genshiken makes it a must see if you are a fan. If you somehow happened upon Kujibiki first then do yourself and favor and watch Genshiken and Genshiken 2!
In the world of a Japanese otaku, doujinshi – fan made manga – reigns supreme. Kazuki is a would-be famous doujinshi artist who loves nothing more than to create it, but the usual rushed manuscripts and lackluster sales derail him along the way. Together with the spirited Eimi, loud Taichi, bumbling Subaru and the rest of the gang, Kazuki balances his career as an artist with some good old fashioned fun. But the most important question remains: will Kazuki's talents ever get him a spot in the convention’s coveted Kabe Circle?
Both Genshiken 2 and Comic Party Revolution are comedies centered around the creators of doujin, or amateur manga. If you like stories that include trips to cons, mangaka, and the general nerdiness that goes with both then either of these animes will probably entertain.
There’s never a dull day in lives of the Hekiyou Academy student council! President Kurimu has a sweet tooth and neglects her duties with ease, while secretary Chizuru skillfully manipulates those around her. Otaku Mafuyu obsesses over writing online walkthroughs, and is constantly hounded by Ken, the only male of their crew and an eroge addict who has the ultimate goal to turn the entire council into his harem. Luckily for Mafuyu she’s protected from his advances by Minatsu, her sporty and tomboyish sister! Together, the five repeatedly struggle in their fight against boredom, making constant otaku references and fighting against the journalism club along the way!