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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.

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Manga

Related Series

Associated Names
Genshiken
Genshiken - Otaku Club
Genshiken, The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture
The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture
げんしけん
现视研
現代視覚文化研究会

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Latest Release(s)
v.9 by Manga-Sketchbook over 13 years ago
v.8 by Manga-Sketchbook over 14 years ago
v.7 by Manga-Sketchbook over 14 years ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol. 1, Ch. 1 (Skips Ch. 17,20,35)
Ends at Vol. 7 Chap. 42 (Pt.2 + OVA)

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Forum
5 topics, 30 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (937 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.53 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 7th 2021, 1:27pm PST


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Year
2002

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Afternoon (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Del Rey (Defunct / 9 Vols - Complete)
Kodansha USA (3 Vols - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
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Monthly Pos #1224 increased(+213)
3 Month Pos #2089 increased(+77)
6 Month Pos #2348 increased(+197)
Year Pos #2795 decreased(-211)

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w00t  
by chowmein_x0
June 19th, 2007, 11:26am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
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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Must read  
by gekkoh123
June 7th, 2007, 1:56pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
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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a good reflection  
by twinsun
May 9th, 2007, 12:47pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
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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Great characters  
by coffeezombie
April 26th, 2007, 6:13pm
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
Genshiken is a hilariously funny comedy manga that also delves into the psychology of the otaku. Some of the most interesting characters of any manga that I've ever read are in this series. A must read.
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i can only recommend  
by haens
April 18th, 2007, 7:01am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
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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It'll grow on you, folks!  
by Laclongquan
April 15th, 2007, 8:57pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
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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i considered myself an open-minded person,  
by berial666
March 23rd, 2007, 2:35pm
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
but i cant really give any good point to this series except the art.. the plot is way too boring already after the second chapter, the main chara (is there even one i wonder) does absolutely nothing remarkable throughout the 7 volumes released until now, all the other characters are plain losers , and the situation keeps getting worser by the flowing of the chapters (the only sane girl in the manga gets slowly contaminated by everyone else's stupidity), and the humour is very particular.. bah im not saying this series is trash (even if that may be easily figured reading my comment :-D) but, having a pretty static plot, its a hard one to fully appreciate (BUT then again, thats "slice of life" for you ,folks:-D)

... Last updated on March 23rd, 2007, 2:36pm
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Comment.  
by canucks
February 21st, 2007, 3:21pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
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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very good  
by Invalent
January 22nd, 2007, 5:03pm
Rating: 8.7 / 10.0
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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Genshiken  
by sijmister
December 8th, 2006, 10:12pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Awesome Series
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