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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 over 10 years ago
v.8 by Manga-Sketchbook over 10 years ago
v.7 by Manga-Sketchbook over 11 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 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
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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 #623 increased(+132)
Monthly Pos #1008 increased(+269)
3 Month Pos #1467 decreased(-827)
6 Month Pos #842 increased(+182)

List Stats
On 977 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? over 6 years ago
Genshiken 57 over 7 years ago
Genshiken 56 over 8 years ago
new genshiken is out! over 10 years ago
Season 2 is Official! over 10 years ago

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OK   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by jonsi
September 29th, 2006, 12:55am
A good read
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Funny   
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by rdperalta
August 17th, 2006, 10:19am
I love this manga. Its really funny. An insight to the world of an otaku and their (almost) day to day lives
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O_O   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
August 17th, 2006, 7:59am
i find the plot a boring....too bad, the art is very nice
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Excellent.   
Rating: 8.7 / 10.0
by Twilight_Moon
May 31st, 2008, 3:48pm
I really loved Genshiken. Sure, not everybody will enjoy this but I love the humor and the portrayal of different otakus. It's a life built on the views of otakus and how they'll deal with reality. It's a lax, laid back manga that just wanders around, just like how we might be feeling. I absolutely adored it.

Plus, I can relate to the characters ~
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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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Genshiken   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sijmister
December 8th, 2006, 10:12pm
Awesome Series
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awesome   
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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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Meh   
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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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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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