Genshiken

Vol: 9; Ch: 55
2002 - 2006
4.333 out of 5 from 993 votes
Rank #980
Genshiken

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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caxap1rk Jan 28, 2019
Score 5/10

I really tried to read the whole thing. Read 50+ chapters but couldn't take it anymore. It was way too slow and boring even for me and I like slice of life stories. The characters are OK except maybe Sasahara who is usually so far in the background that he's barely there for I don't know how many chapters. But the plot rolls with such a pace that you just don't seem to notice any development. In my opinion... read more

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MordredMS 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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