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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 (2320d ago)
v.8 by Manga-Sketchbook (2561d ago)
v.7 by Manga-Sketchbook (2704d 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 #822 increased(+54)
Monthly Pos #1333 decreased(-116)
3 Month Pos #1299 increased(+184)
6 Month Pos #1553 increased(+30)

List Stats
On 847 reading lists
On 943 wish lists
On 1870 completed lists
On 117 unfinished lists
On 269 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Should I read it? 1080 days, 11 hours, 58 minutes ago
Genshiken 57 1256 days, 9 hours, 14 minutes ago
Genshiken 56 1575 days, 15 hours, 3 minutes ago
new genshiken is out! 2355 days, 18 hours, 43 minutes ago
Season 2 is Official! 2551 days, 9 hours, 0 minutes ago

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a good reflection   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by twinsun
May 9th, 2007, 12:47pm
Ever feel secretly ashamed because you read/love manga and anime, maybe you hide it from friends, even good ones? Stop what you're doing and read this series. Technically, yes it could be better, the art and story, but you can tell it comes from a love and knowledge of being and living for lack of a better word, otaku.
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Great characters   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by coffeezombie
April 26th, 2007, 6:13pm
Genshiken is a hilariously funny comedy manga that also delves into the psychology of the otaku. Some of the most interesting characters of any manga that I've ever read are in this series. A must read.
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i can only recommend   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by haens
April 18th, 2007, 7:01am
anime was good but manga is much better. not to mention the story goes on after anime finished and new characters appear. very funny and interesting look on the everyday life of the real otakus :-)

... Last updated on April 18th, 2007, 7:02am
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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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i considered myself an open-minded person,   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by berial666
March 23rd, 2007, 2:35pm
but i cant really give any good point to this series except the art.. the plot is way too boring already after the second chapter, the main chara (is there even one i wonder) does absolutely nothing remarkable throughout the 7 volumes released until now, all the other characters are plain losers , and the situation keeps getting worser by the flowing of the chapters (the only sane girl in the manga gets slowly contaminated by everyone else's stupidity), and the humour is very particular.. bah im not saying this series is trash (even if that may be easily figured reading my comment :-D) but, having a pretty static plot, its a hard one to fully appreciate (BUT then again, thats "slice of life" for you ,folks:-D)

... Last updated on March 23rd, 2007, 2:36pm
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Comment.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by canucks
February 21st, 2007, 3:21pm
Humble beginnings with a quirky cast, yet somehow it strikes a chord with the target audience. Sometimes you can't always get what you want in life, but try hard enough and you get what you need. Spectacular finish to an interesting case study.

... Last updated on December 13th, 2007, 10:46am
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very good   
Rating: 8.7 / 10.0
by Invalent
January 22nd, 2007, 5:03pm
very interesting and informative, at least for me cause this whole Japanese "manga/anime world" is or rather was ;) really unknown to me.
Additionally the humor and characters is/are hilarious.

... Last updated on February 4th, 2007, 1:35pm
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Genshiken   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sijmister
December 8th, 2006, 10:12pm
Awesome Series
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fun otaku documentary   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by bully_jesus
November 7th, 2006, 4:48pm
I think it's great to have manga not about school kids. There seems to be this wierd rule that a main character schould never be over 16. Anyway, the story of an otaku club. Highly recommend.

Edit: Read ending, upgraded from 9 to ten, damm, almost made me cry

... Last updated on March 14th, 2008, 4:39pm
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an excellent manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Ifancyme
October 8th, 2006, 2:22am
i'm waiting in awe for the next release ^^
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