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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

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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 (2570d ago)
v.8 by Manga-Sketchbook (2811d ago)
v.7 by Manga-Sketchbook (2954d 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: 8.6 / 10.0 (817 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.53 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 10th 2014, 4:34pm 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 #616 increased(+192)
Monthly Pos #1304 decreased(-40)
3 Month Pos #1389 decreased(-314)
6 Month Pos #1261 decreased(-138)

List Stats
On 888 reading lists
On 978 wish lists
On 1961 completed lists
On 118 unfinished lists
On 301 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Should I read it? 1331 days, 0 hours, 24 minutes ago
Genshiken 57 1506 days, 21 hours, 40 minutes ago
Genshiken 56 1826 days, 3 hours, 29 minutes ago
new genshiken is out! 2606 days, 7 hours, 9 minutes ago
Season 2 is Official! 2801 days, 21 hours, 26 minutes ago

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happy and a little sad that it's over   
Rating: 8.9 / 10.0
by chaumein
April 20th, 2009, 2:34pm
I liked it a lot. Even though nothing majorly traumatic happened I was still very moved at the end. It really did feel like you just spent four years with these characters and are watching them grow up and move on past a life where you can't read about them any more. And maybe it's because I'm also in university, Genshiken really made me want to be out there and enjoy it while I can.
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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   
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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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