Blood Type: A
Birthday: June 29, 1982
Favorite Manga: Anman Dama
Favorite Anime: Fun with the Tarurun Family (before the theme song changed)
Favorite Game: Exitge
Pen Name: KODAMA
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Ringtone: Laputa: Castle in the Sky theme
The stuttering, heavyset Kugayama is Genshiken's only artist until Ogiue's arrival. He generally lacks the motivation and commitment to create a full-fledged dōjinshi. In volume 5, Sasahara asks Kugayama to draw a dōjinshi for Comic-Fest, which he fails to do until Saki forces him, Ogiue, and Sasahara to make one under a very tight schedule. He is given the nickname 'Kugapii' by Saki. In volume 6, he graduates and begins work at a medical device manufacturing company in Iidabashi.
Kugayama, though at first a seemingly mediocre artist, is actually quite talented. However, his talent only appears when he is properly motivated, i.e. when drawing more erotic imagery, particularly that of Yamada from Kujibiki Unbalance.
Related anime:Genshiken TV, 2004
Genshiken OVA OVA, 2006
Genshiken 2 TV, 2007
Genshiken Nidaime no Roku OVA, 2013
Genshiken Second Generation TV, 2013
Related manga:Genshiken: The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture Manga, 2002