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Genshiken - The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture  
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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.


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Associated Names
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 (2906d ago)
v.8 by Manga-Sketchbook (3147d ago)
v.7 by Manga-Sketchbook (3290d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (843 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.53 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 21st 2015, 11:15am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Afternoon (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Kodansha USA (3 Volumes - Complete; 3-in-1 edition)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #707 increased(+205)
Monthly Pos #1259 increased(+38)
3 Month Pos #1445 decreased(-35)
6 Month Pos #1354 decreased(-85)

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On 908 reading lists
On 1030 wish lists
On 2027 completed lists
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new genshiken is out! 2942 days, 5 hours, 28 minutes ago
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by lanie-emon
March 2nd, 2006, 4:13pm
excellent manga. An insight into the weird but fascinating world of modern otakus. Highly recommended
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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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