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Genshiken Nidaime - The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture II  
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Genshiken follows the lives of a group of college students drawn together by their shared hobbies, and the trials and adventures associated with being otaku.

Genshiken Nidaime ("Second Generation") is a continuation of the previous series, with chapter numbering starting at 56. In the Japanese edition, the first volume of Nidaime is numbered Volume 10, to continue from the end of the 9-volume Genshiken series. The US edition renumbers the volumes so that the "Second Season" starts with Volume 1.


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Associated Names
げんしけん: 二代目
Genshiken 2
Genshiken II
Genshiken Nidaime
Genshiken: 2nd Generation
Genshiken: Second Generation
Genshiken: Second Season

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Anonymous Spore
Daitai Sonna Tokoro Scanlation

Latest Release(s)
v.13 c.Extras by Anonymous Spore over 5 years ago
c.84 by Anonymous Spore over 5 years ago
c.83 by Anonymous Spore over 5 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
21 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (255 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.1 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 13th 2018, 2:36pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Afternoon (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Kodansha Comics (12 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #728 increased(+17)
Monthly Pos #1410 increased(+64)
3 Month Pos #2404 increased(+278)
6 Month Pos #2690 increased(+219)
Year Pos #3167 increased(+141)

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On 519 wish lists
On 226 completed lists
On 33 unfinished lists
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Forum Posts
Genshiken: Second Season Sequel Ends in August about 1 year ago
More chapters than it says here over 2 years ago
Genshiken: Second Season Sequel Gets Anime over 5 years ago
What do you think about Hato? over 5 years ago
Genshiken resumes and... over 6 years ago

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Meroko
September 6th, 2012, 5:16pm
Genshiken hasn't changed at all.

Before we had male otakus and talks about ero-games and other male oriented media, now we have fujoushis (and one fudanshi) and talks about BL.
The style of humor is the same, there's enough realism about otakus, there is a mix of romance that wasn't absent in the first one and the new characters are fun and different while the old members are still present, growing up as characters and tying some lose ends.

For non-homophobic fans of the first series this is a must to read.
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Just a pointless sequel   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
January 27th, 2013, 3:51pm
Genshiken 1 is good and told a complete story with characters that made sense.
This one has characters which make no sense whatsoever and are just weird and quirky to be just that. No one is believable, almost no story progression is had and i get the impression that this sequel was just commissioned to print money and get a new anime made that is based on a brand that was internationally successful in the past.
I just see blind greed on Afternoons and the authors side and no intention to make a good manga.
I understand that writing is just a way to make money in the end but the final product should actually be worthwhile in the end and not just stand in the shadow of a prequel or even taint it.
But hey at least the art is still good, for what that is worth. His Spotted Flower is the true sequel without a doubt as it has something new to say and it only needs more frequent releases to improve a bit and get a story going.

... Last updated on March 11th, 2015, 1:24am
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Rating: 8.9 / 10.0
by ejusdemgeneris
May 20th, 2011, 9:54am
After reading the prequel, we now witness a new set of otakus, mostly female, having different tastes! We also have recurring characters who have a large impact on the plot line. Reading it! And pray that Madarame doesn't fall for the trap! =)
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Rating: N/A
by nail80
April 3rd, 2012, 4:07am
And for the worse i'm afraid.
Genshiken was so unique, so interesting and appealing that it grew on me after countless attempts to read it. But i think nobody that deny that there is something that is just good in there, a true honest work. It wasn't perfect, there were a couple of characters that didn't cut it for me, but it was special nevertheless.
And now i look towards the 2nd generation and wonder what the hell is going on.
Ogiue is still on and some characters make a few cameos here and there. You can also see that Ogiue has matured and developed nicely, such must be the burden of becoming the new president. And yet why does this work fails to appeal to me?
Because simply put there is no proper development, just talking about BL and crossdressing and such. It just doesn't have that feeling.
Sue is the only saving grace at the moment.
Maybe i'll give it another go, in a very distant future.
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Another sequel that failed   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by felleccha
June 10th, 2017, 1:22pm
You see, I love the first season of Genshiken to death. I loved it so much that I don't want it to end. But the story moved realistically fast, and despite having a somewhat empty & unfinished ending, I still loved it.

So I was incredibly happy when the season 2 came out.
At first I was satisfied when Madarame's crush on Saki is resolved (chapter 80). However things started dragging on, and before I knew it, I was reading a harem love square drama. They tried to make it better it by throwing the word harem ironically, and desperately touching on a gender issue to make the series 2deep4u. But it's not fooling anyone.
I loved EVERY genshiken members by the end of season 1, yet after so many chapters I still don't like anyone in season 2 except Madarame. I could not relate or grow to like the characters, that's even weirder because I am a female and I read BL.

It was not enjoyable for me anymore, all I wanted was for the series to end quickly. And when I thought it finally ended realistically which would be:
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Madarame not choosing anyone, finally "graduates" and tries to move on with his life
, the mangaka just forced an ending for the sake of not getting bashed by his readers.
Not only left disappointed, once again, I felt empty reading the ending. Kio is just... bad with ending scenes I guess.

Tl;dr: Don't read further than chapter 80 to save your time.
Just like the chapter title said: "That was a good final episode"
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Please :(   
Rating: N/A
by TheRegi
May 30th, 2016, 1:49pm
I'm not good at writing reviews, but in my opininon this is a very well done Slice of Life Manga. I enjoyed reading it, but then I had to see, that this wasn't being scanlated anymore. Why? This is great series people.
So does anyone know, how to get a scanlation group to pick this up? Would someone be willing to do this?
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Faukner
October 29th, 2010, 5:09am
Wohoo its back! I don't know how successful the new characters will be in replacing some of the old ones that won't get that much screen time now, but I'm willing to give it a chance of course!
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For 14 yo girls   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Elisabel
December 11th, 2017, 11:00am
Only them could tolerate those annoying characters.
All the interesting ones desappeared.
I really loved Genshiken, but this should not be seeing as a secuel, and genshiken is DEFINITELY NOT a precuel to this manga.
There are stupid and annoying characters like the US tourists, and yoshitake Rika.. manipulative and gossipy. The 3 are not profound. And if I have time, I would get to the others.
This manga is an excuse to talk about gender bender, BL, and what I hate most: harem, only for child men that fantasize about something that doesn't exist IRL.
It is, again, stupid, annoying, without meaning, and void.

... Last updated on December 11th, 2017, 11:03am
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genshiken and nidaime is the same   
Rating: N/A
by pseudonhym
July 10th, 2013, 9:09am
after reading... well a reading marathon of all the chapters out so far (88)...
I can't understand people saying that the first part and the second part was different.
Let me get this clear, I am not a yaoi or BL fan, in fact, I steer clear of yaoi and BL although I read some genderbenders. The fact that made me read the second part of genshiken means that it doesn't made any difference at all. Fujoshi is just a part of a big entity called otaku, since the first part was about male otakus in general, the second focused on fujoshi?? I'd rather view it as genshiken without the nidaime part as a whole with the first. Btw... Sue is my favorite character... Kuchiki is a close second... heck.. I don't know but if Kuchiki graduates, there wont be any great boke here... Yoshitake couldnt get as crazy as Kuchiki. I'd say screw people who give this manga a low score because of gayporn, doujinshi is the same regardless of demographic... and genshiken is the same... regardless of being shodaime or nidaime.
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Watanabe's harem   
Rating: N/A
by Nyajinsky
February 11th, 2013, 1:12pm
or was it Rararame? (just kidding)

It's like Genshiken, but with girls (fujoshi's) and more romance (but the good kind of romance).

I must say I wasn't pleased that there is a new series. Genshiken is one of my favorite mangas and it had a good ending too. I didn't want to start this series until it finished, but kind of came to it. The prospect of a almost female cast put me down at first (I'm a girl after all), but it surprised me how I like the new characters. I liked even Ogiue and Sue, which I disliked in the first series. Hato is interresting and the two other girls are nice too, I like more the fat one (don't know names).

What's great is that the old characters are playing a quite big roles in it. Especially Madarame. Genshiken 2 has much more romance than the first. I usually don't like romance in this kinds of manga, but it was nice. I think the manga is going to center even more on Madarame and his harem. I actually hope for that. There are still some very funny scenes, I almost died at the scene "so I'm uke". Some scenes were just too embarassing, but that won't kill me.

This is the reason I don't read ongoing series. I can't wait for another chapter now.

I have some expectations from this series, I hope Madarame will still have so much apperances, and that Saki and Madarame won't die out. I'm seriously shipping Hato and the fat new girl, so hope for them. although my yaoi hearth is for something more... yaoi. smile But I still don't want something like that to happen. Waaah, embarassing scenes, can't take them. I actually hope this one will be at least as long as the first series.

I'm not sure how should I rate this. The first was still better, but it actually deserve a 10 too, well at least 9,5. I think I'm going to wait for it to finish and rate it then. If my hopes come true, it will certainly be a 10.
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