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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 (3629d ago)
v.8 by Manga-Sketchbook (3870d ago)
v.7 by Manga-Sketchbook (4013d 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 (893 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.53 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 13th 2016, 2:58am PST


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Year
2002

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Afternoon (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Kodansha Comics (3 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #572 increased(+196)
Monthly Pos #956 decreased(-777)
3 Month Pos #674 increased(+775)
6 Month Pos #976 increased(+621)

List Stats
On 965 reading lists
On 1104 wish lists
On 2137 completed lists
On 134 unfinished lists
On 370 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Should I read it? 2390 days, 2 hours, 57 minutes ago
Genshiken 57 2566 days, 0 hours, 13 minutes ago
Genshiken 56 2885 days, 6 hours, 2 minutes ago
new genshiken is out! 3665 days, 9 hours, 42 minutes ago
Season 2 is Official! 3861 days, 0 hours, 0 minutes ago

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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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Love i~t!   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Verito.S
March 22nd, 2009, 8:19pm
I love it!
I read it all in like a week (though I had read the 7 first chapters before) It's really slice of life, it has some really cute moments, some hardcore moments, some sad moments... It has everything! It's not TOO long and it's not too short either, though I'd have like read a little bit more in the end.
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mediocre manga   
Rating: N/A
by kami0001
May 2nd, 2009, 9:38pm
just finished reading the manga. In my opinion, it was a mediocre manga. The only thing special about the manga was it was original and unique. The art, story, characters development were so so, not so great but not really bad. The only thing i didn't like was that there wasn't a clear main character (may be sasahara but i doubt it since the story focuses in too many characters). The ending was predictable and absolutely nothing special about it.

Overall, it gave me a huge different opinion about manga/anime and Otaku's life. I bet it's definitely worth reading it if you are really into manga/anime
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Huh?   
Rating: N/A
by RilleL
May 8th, 2008, 4:32am
This is one of the highest rated manga in mangaupdates but what's so great about it?
I saw this one a long time ago and i thought this wasn't for me, but the high rating forced me to try it at least. I've read volume 1 so far and to tell the truth i had to force myself to finish it.
Story is boring, art is not that great, characters isn't anything special.

What's so great about this?!?! Does it get better later on or should i just stop reading now?

... Last updated on May 8th, 2008, 4:33am
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Must read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by gekkoh123
June 7th, 2007, 1:56pm
Daily life of otaku. This is rather strang story because there a lot of charecters and their role is equal. This resemble Shool rumble in some way. But it is seinen and charecters are ordinary otaku.
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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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Simply excelent   
Rating: N/A
by avante-kun
March 18th, 2008, 12:13am
I completelly love Genshiken, every character is great and unique and I love how they portray the otaku in each and all.
A must read, a must have and a must known...Genshiken is unique and lovable.
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