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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 (3689d ago)
v.8 by Manga-Sketchbook (3930d ago)
v.7 by Manga-Sketchbook (4073d 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 (894 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.53 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 13th 2016, 2:58am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Afternoon (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Kodansha Comics (3 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #749 increased(+6)
Monthly Pos #1264 decreased(-20)
3 Month Pos #1439 decreased(-799)
6 Month Pos #830 increased(+194)

List Stats
On 976 reading lists
On 1105 wish lists
On 2147 completed lists
On 132 unfinished lists
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Genshiken 57 2625 days, 21 hours, 35 minutes ago
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new genshiken is out! 3725 days, 7 hours, 4 minutes ago
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To Each His/Her Own   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ratyz
January 15th, 2008, 6:25pm
After all the escapisms that we've sought from the other mangas that we've read, a slice of life really isn't that bad even though some of our lives, which some people voluntarily admit, aren't that interesting. Well, that isn't entirely true for there's always something interesting in everyone's life and there's also those who find interest in them.

Now we are given a group of characters that obviously has a world of their own. A group with a variety of characters that we can relate to in some ways than one. Hesitations, acceptance, being true to one's self.

Genshiken was a fun read for me. Characters all supported each other. Setting was not all varied but enough to establish their identities. And what could be a more fitting conflict for each character to undergo but their daily confrontation with reality?
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fun reading   
Rating: N/A
by NIQ
January 11th, 2008, 11:32am
I read this because I couldn't wait for the anime to finish in time and then it left out much. Well the story is nothing to write home about, the ending is somewhat predictable, relationships and so on.. But it is a lot of fun reading.
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Great Read   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Nins_Leprechaun
January 5th, 2008, 6:04pm
A great manga that does an exellent job potraying the characters. A must read for anyone even slightly interested in the Slice of Life catagory.

... Last updated on January 7th, 2008, 4:43am
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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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Slice of life...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by anime_lover122488
December 12th, 2007, 2:22pm
of otakus! Can it get any better xD. I enjoyed every chapter of this series, smiling inwardly during its humors and references The ending wasn't too bad either. Not too long as well. A firm 10 in my books.
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Loved it, waiting for the next release   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by toshiro
November 8th, 2007, 12:43pm
I'm not qualified to write critiques of manga, so I'll just say I liked it a lot...
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can't wait for the last vol   
Rating: N/A
by Silluete
November 1st, 2007, 10:28am
well i not a fans of slice of life, in fact i a seinen hardcore fans but i decide to give this manga a shot and got good time reading ^^ this manga deserve a minimum 7++ rating
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Rating: N/A
by Kiru_Biru
October 4th, 2007, 12:24am
If you aren't so called "otaku" (geek), don't even bother. The artwork is pretty good, but the story is something I could care less about.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Lukannon
June 29th, 2007, 11:25pm
A great series, but it'll only be appealing to some people. Fans with merely a passing interest in manga/anime, gtfo. This is not for you. In fact, people who aren't fans of slice of life, gtfo. You've got no business writing a review when you dislike the genre. Not everyone needs a series where the main character saves the world fourteen times in as many volumes.

Kio Shimoku wins. Hopefully we'll be seeing more from him/her after Genshiken.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by chowmein_x0
June 19th, 2007, 11:26am
I love it i love it i love it.. Though I'm only on the 6th vol, I fell inlove with this the first time i opened it. The name did not sound appealing, due to the fact that I didn't know what it meant, but I'm glad I stepped out of my norm, and purchased it, ignoring the fact that it didn't sound catchy.. yay! I'm glad i did so.
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