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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 (3124d ago)
v.8 by Manga-Sketchbook (3365d ago)
v.7 by Manga-Sketchbook (3508d 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 (864 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.53 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 26th 2016, 1:23am 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 #786 increased(+94)
Monthly Pos #1302 increased(+105)
3 Month Pos #1448 decreased(-96)
6 Month Pos #1455 decreased(-37)

List Stats
On 927 reading lists
On 1052 wish lists
On 2060 completed lists
On 129 unfinished lists
On 342 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Should I read it? 1884 days, 16 hours, 44 minutes ago
Genshiken 57 2060 days, 14 hours, 0 minutes ago
Genshiken 56 2379 days, 19 hours, 49 minutes ago
new genshiken is out! 3159 days, 23 hours, 28 minutes ago
Season 2 is Official! 3355 days, 13 hours, 46 minutes ago

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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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Great stuff   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 2H
December 13th, 2007, 7:49am
Simply awesome. Great coming to age series. Though sometimes I felt they where too hardcore, but it's all good. Little bits of romance where nice too.
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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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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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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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Simply excelent   
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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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