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Genshiken - The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture  
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Description
College freshman and ACG lover Kanji Sasahara settled down his extracurricular activity in Genshiken (The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture) in order to become a true and thorough otaku. Meanwhile, Saki Kasukabe, the girlfriend of another freshman Genshiken member (also a bishounen) Makoto Kohsaka, was dragged into Genshiken's otaku-ish activities reluctantly, yet her resentful attitude towards otakus is changing without her notice.

Type
Manga

Related Series

Associated Names
げんしけん
现视研
現代視覚文化研究会
Genshiken
Genshiken - Otaku Club
Genshiken, The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture
The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture

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Latest Release(s)
v.9 by Manga-Sketchbook (2318d ago)
v.8 by Manga-Sketchbook (2559d ago)
v.7 by Manga-Sketchbook (2702d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol. 1 Chap. 1 (Genshiken)
Ends at Vol. 4 Chap. 22 (Genshiken), Vol. 7 Chap. 42 (Genshiken II)

User Reviews
N/A

Forum
5 topics, 30 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (783 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.62 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 29th 2013, 7:55pm PST

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Year
2002

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Afternoon (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Del Rey (9 Volumes - Complete)
Kodansha USA (3 Omnibuses - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #769 increased(+107)
Monthly Pos #1333 decreased(-116)
3 Month Pos #1299 increased(+184)
6 Month Pos #1553 increased(+30)

List Stats
On 847 reading lists
On 942 wish lists
On 1869 completed lists
On 117 unfinished lists
On 269 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Should I read it? 1079 days, 6 hours, 29 minutes ago
Genshiken 57 1255 days, 3 hours, 45 minutes ago
Genshiken 56 1574 days, 9 hours, 34 minutes ago
new genshiken is out! 2354 days, 13 hours, 14 minutes ago
Season 2 is Official! 2550 days, 3 hours, 32 minutes ago

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Great Read   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Nins_Leprechaun
January 5th, 2008, 6:04pm
A great manga that does an exellent job potraying the characters. A must read for anyone even slightly interested in the Slice of Life catagory.

... Last updated on January 7th, 2008, 4:43am
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can't wait for the last vol   
Rating: N/A
by Silluete
November 1st, 2007, 10:28am
well i not a fans of slice of life, in fact i a seinen hardcore fans but i decide to give this manga a shot and got good time reading ^^ this manga deserve a minimum 7++ rating
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O_O   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
August 17th, 2006, 7:59am
i find the plot a boring....too bad, the art is very nice
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great   
Rating: N/A
by kevn57
June 5th, 2006, 10:49am
My favorite manga
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Otaku galore   
Rating: N/A
by melty
March 1st, 2006, 9:14pm
The most hilarious manga yet true to a certain extent about modern otakus. A definite must read!!
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fun reading   
Rating: N/A
by NIQ
January 11th, 2008, 11:32am
I read this because I couldn't wait for the anime to finish in time and then it left out much. Well the story is nothing to write home about, the ending is somewhat predictable, relationships and so on.. But it is a lot of fun reading.
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It'll grow on you, folks!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Laclongquan
April 15th, 2007, 8:57pm
This manga is about a group of otaku... what to say, what to say...

The art is clean, clear and good...

The story is slice of life style. No "hero saving the world", no "teenage angst" (thank god!) just the usual life of otakus...

Is it any good?

No

It's bloody GREAT!

RECOMMENDED!!!

{a sidenote: an indepth look into the Japanese otaku's world.}
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woohoo, spoiler   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by HuhWhat
July 10th, 2010, 6:06am
Spoiler (highlight to view)
In the end, Madarame never got the girl. And everyone else paired up like bunnies in a trench. In said nutshell, I was very disappointed by the end.

The extreme realistic portrayal of otaku life can only play the hook for so long before it becomes nothing more than novelty. All these match-ups of convenience ala school life, may have its roots in reality, but that's not what I want from manga. I empathetically hope Madarame the best of luck.


... Last updated on July 10th, 2010, 6:07am
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Meh   
Rating: N/A
by Kiru_Biru
October 4th, 2007, 12:24am
If you aren't so called "otaku" (geek), don't even bother. The artwork is pretty good, but the story is something I could care less about.
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Awesome.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Lukannon
June 29th, 2007, 11:25pm
A great series, but it'll only be appealing to some people. Fans with merely a passing interest in manga/anime, gtfo. This is not for you. In fact, people who aren't fans of slice of life, gtfo. You've got no business writing a review when you dislike the genre. Not everyone needs a series where the main character saves the world fourteen times in as many volumes.

Kio Shimoku wins. Hopefully we'll be seeing more from him/her after Genshiken.
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