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Genshiken

TV, ep.12 (~25 min.), 2004

 

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Genres: Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life, Parody, Slice Of Life
Tags: Anime & Movie, Club, Episodic, Manga & Doujinshi, Present, Satire, Tsundere, University, Verbal Comedy, Comedy, Doujinshi, Manga Industry, Otaku Culture, School Club
Release Date: 10.10.2004 ‑ 26.12.2004
Studios: Palm Co., Ltd.
Licensors: Media Blasters
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Type: TV (2004)
Episodes: 12, ~25 min.

Alternative names:

げんしけん
現代視覚文化研究会
Gendai Shikaku Bunka Kenkyuu Kai
Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture
The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture
It is Sasahara's first day of college and a fateful choice awaits him — which college clubs will he chose to join? But Sasahara is no ordinary young man; a dark secret lurks within his soul. For one thing, he knows what "Cosplay" is, and he'd like to know more. He knows how to unlock all the secret characters in "Guilty Gear X", and he'd like to know more. He knows what the plot twist is in episode twenty-five of "Kujibiki Unbalance" because he's read the manga, and he'd like to know more. He's heard of Doujinshi, and he needs to know more. Enter Genshiken, the barely legitimized Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture, home to all subspecies of Otaku!
Sasahara Kanji is a college freshman who decides to join a student society to share his hidden thoughts on manga, anime and gaming.
When he first visited Genshiken, short for "Gendai Shikaku Bunka Kenkyuu Kai" (Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture), his groundless pride was destroyed by the plotting of Madarame, a sophomore student in Genshiken, but he still couldn't admit that he is an otaku.
However, as he participates in society activities such as visiting dojin (private publishing) shops and anime festivals, and hangs out with other society members Kosaka (a hardcore otaku despite his extreme eccentricities and good looks), Kosaka's girlfriend Kasukabe Saki (who isn't really an otaku), Ohno (a cosplayer) and the others, he opens his mind and resolves that he will make his way into the otaku world. With their help, Sasahara slowly adjusts to otaku life in Genshiken.
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:

Genshiken TV, 2004
Kujibiki Unbalance OVA, 2004, Spin-off
Genshiken OVA OVA, 2006, Sequel

Related manga:

Genshiken: The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture Manga, 2002, Adaptation

Related characters:

Kanji SASAHARA
Kanji SASAHARA
Harunobu MADARAME
Harunobu MADARAME
Mitsunori KUGAYAMA
Mitsunori KUGAYAMA
HARAGUCHI
HARAGUCHI
Keiko SASAHARA
Keiko SASAHARA
Manabu KUCHIKI
Manabu KUCHIKI
Kanako OONO
Kanako OONO
Makoto KOUSAKA
Makoto KOUSAKA
Saki KASUKABE
Saki KASUKABE
Soichiro TANAKA
Soichiro TANAKA
Kaichou
Kaichou
TAKAYANAGI
TAKAYANAGI
Yurie KITAGAWA
Yurie KITAGAWA
Chairman
Chairman
SAWAZAKI
SAWAZAKI
Shodai Kaichou
Shodai Kaichou
Kimura
Kimura
Tsutomu Mizudori
Tsutomu Mizudori
Naoko ASADA
Naoko ASADA
President
President
Angela Burton
Angela Burton
Chika Ogiue
Chika Ogiue
Susanna Hopkins
Susanna Hopkins