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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 (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?
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 (894 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.53 / 10.0
10
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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 #579 increased(+176)
Monthly Pos #1277 (No change)
3 Month Pos #1467 decreased(-827)
6 Month Pos #842 increased(+182)

List Stats
On 976 reading lists
On 1105 wish lists
On 2147 completed lists
On 132 unfinished lists
On 374 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Should I read it? 2450 days, 4 hours, 4 minutes ago
Genshiken 57 2626 days, 1 hours, 20 minutes ago
Genshiken 56 2945 days, 7 hours, 9 minutes ago
new genshiken is out! 3725 days, 10 hours, 49 minutes ago
Season 2 is Official! 3921 days, 1 hours, 6 minutes ago

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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by canucks
February 21st, 2007, 3:21pm
Humble beginnings with a quirky cast, yet somehow it strikes a chord with the target audience. Sometimes you can't always get what you want in life, but try hard enough and you get what you need. Spectacular finish to an interesting case study.

... Last updated on December 13th, 2007, 10:46am
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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   
Rating: N/A
by kevn57
June 5th, 2006, 10:49am
My favorite manga
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Otaku galore   
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by melty
March 1st, 2006, 9:14pm
The most hilarious manga yet true to a certain extent about modern otakus. A definite must read!!
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It'll grow on you, folks!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Laclongquan
April 15th, 2007, 8:57pm
This manga is about a group of otaku... what to say, what to say...

The art is clean, clear and good...

The story is slice of life style. No "hero saving the world", no "teenage angst" (thank god!) just the usual life of otakus...

Is it any good?

No

It's bloody GREAT!

RECOMMENDED!!!

{a sidenote: an indepth look into the Japanese otaku's world.}
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woohoo, spoiler   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by HuhWhat
July 10th, 2010, 6:06am
Spoiler (highlight to view)
In the end, Madarame never got the girl. And everyone else paired up like bunnies in a trench. In said nutshell, I was very disappointed by the end.

The extreme realistic portrayal of otaku life can only play the hook for so long before it becomes nothing more than novelty. All these match-ups of convenience ala school life, may have its roots in reality, but that's not what I want from manga. I empathetically hope Madarame the best of luck.


... Last updated on July 10th, 2010, 6:07am
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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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Awesome.   
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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i can only recommend   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by haens
April 18th, 2007, 7:01am
anime was good but manga is much better. not to mention the story goes on after anime finished and new characters appear. very funny and interesting look on the everyday life of the real otakus :-)

... Last updated on April 18th, 2007, 7:02am
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fun otaku documentary   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by bully_jesus
November 7th, 2006, 4:48pm
I think it's great to have manga not about school kids. There seems to be this wierd rule that a main character schould never be over 16. Anyway, the story of an otaku club. Highly recommend.

Edit: Read ending, upgraded from 9 to ten, damm, almost made me cry

... Last updated on March 14th, 2008, 4:39pm
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