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Genshiken: The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture

Manga, vol.9; Ch: 55 (2002)

 

Information:

Genres: Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life, Drama, School, Seinen
Tags: Anime & Movie, Club, Episodic, Manga & Doujinshi, Present, Satire, School, Verbal Comedy
Release Date: 25.04.2002 ‑ 25.05.2006
Studios: Kodansha Ltd.
Type: Manga (2002)
Volumes: 9; Ch: 55

Alternative names:

げんしけん
Die Gesellschaft zur Erforschung der modernen visuellen Kultur
Genshiken
The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture
Genshiken Chapter 56
Genshiken Nidaime
Genshiken: Second Season
It’s the spring of freshman year, and Kanji Sasahara is in a quandary. Should he fulfill his long-cherished dream of joining an otaku club? Saki Kasukabe also faces a dilemma. Can she ever turn her boyfriend, anime fanboy Kousaka, into a normal guy? Kanji triumphs where Saki fails, when both Kanji and Kousaka sign up for Genshiken: The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture.

Undeterred, Saki chases Kousaka through the various activities of the club, from costume-playing and comic conventions to video gaming and collecting anime figures–learning more than she ever wanted to about the humorous world of the Japanese fan . . .
It's the spring of freshman year, and Kanji Sasahara is in a quandary. Should he fulfill his long-cherished dream of joining an otaku club? Saki Kasukabe also faces a dilemma. Can she ever turn her boyfriend, anime fanboy Kousaka, into a normal guy? Kanji triumphs where Saki fails, when both Kanji and Kousaka sign up for Genshiken: The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture.
Undeterred, Saki chases Kousaka through the various activities of the club, from costume-playing and comic conventions to video gaming and collecting anime figures—learning more than she ever wanted to about the humorous world of the Japanese fan...
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?

Production:

Shimoku Kio (Story & Art)

Related anime:

Genshiken TV, 2004, Adaptation
Genshiken OVA OVA, 2006, Adaptation
Genshiken 2 TV, 2007, Adaptation
Genshiken Second Generation TV, 2013, Adaptation

Related manga:

Genshiken: The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture Manga, 2002
Genshiken: Return of the Otaku Light Novel, 2008, Side story
Genshiken: Second Season Manga, 2010, Sequel
Kujibiki Unbalance Manga, 2006, Spin-off
Ramen Tenshi Pretty Menma Manga, 2007, Spin-off
Spotted Flower Manga, 2010, Alternative setting

Related characters:

Harunobu Madarame
Harunobu Madarame
Saki Kasukabe
Saki Kasukabe
Makoto Kousaka
Makoto Kousaka
Souichiro Tanaka
Souichiro Tanaka
Chika Ogiue
Chika Ogiue
Mitsunori Kugayama
Mitsunori Kugayama
Kanji Sasahara
Kanji Sasahara
Kanako Ohno
Kanako Ohno
Susanna Hopkins
Susanna Hopkins
Angela Burton
Angela Burton
Manabu Kuchiki
Manabu Kuchiki
Shodai Kaichou
Shodai Kaichou
Keiko Sasahara
Keiko Sasahara
Haraguchi
Haraguchi
Yurie Kitagawa
Yurie Kitagawa
Sawazaki
Sawazaki
Kimura
Kimura
Takayanagi
Takayanagi
Kumiko Yabusaki
Kumiko Yabusaki
Rika Yoshitake
Rika Yoshitake
Mirei Yajima
Mirei Yajima
Kenjirou Hato
Kenjirou Hato
Kato
Kato
Yuuko Nakajima
Yuuko Nakajima
Mina Shigeta
Mina Shigeta
Naoko Asada
Naoko Asada
Makita
Makita
Kaminaga
Kaminaga
Konno
Konno
Fuji
Fuji
Risa Yoshitake
Risa Yoshitake