The misadventures of the close-knit members of a small anime/manga club on a college campus.
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Series cast summary:
Michael Perreca ...
 Sasahara Kanji (12 episodes, 2004)
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 Madarame Harunobu (12 episodes, 2004)
Kenneth Robert Marlo ...
 Kosaka Makoto (12 episodes, 2004)
Bill Rogers ...
 Tanaka Soichiro (12 episodes, 2004)
Rome Elliot ...
 Kugayana Mitsunori (12 episodes, 2004)
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 Saki Kasukabe (12 episodes, 2004)
Takanori Ohyama ...
 Kanji Sasahara (11 episodes, 2004)
Mitsuki Saiga ...
 Makoto Kosaka (11 episodes, 2004)
Satsuki Yukino ...
 Saki Kasukabe (11 episodes, 2004)
Nobuyuki Hiyama ...
 Harunobu Madarame (11 episodes, 2004)
Tomokazu Seki ...
 Soichiro Tanaka (11 episodes, 2004)
Kenji Nomura ...
 Mitsunori Kugayama (11 episodes, 2004)
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Storyline

The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture is not like ordinary student organizations found on a college campus. Rather than focus on a specific activity or hobby, the club encompasses tastes in anime, manga, video games, cosplay, and model building, and generally performs no organized activities outside of of gathering in their office to play video games or discuss the latest episode of the series Kujibiki Unbalance. Their membership includes a shy, stuttering sketch artist that lacks the drive to take his work further, an overzealous, motor-mouthed maniac that argues for the passion in all things otaku, and the club's creepily quiet founding president that has been in charge since 1987. What keeps a group with members as eccentric as these together? A shared love for anime, manga, and all forms of visual culture that they inspire. Written by Anonymous

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anime | otaku | school club | See All (3) »

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Calling All Scruffy Nerd-Herders!

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Animation | Comedy

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Trivia

The DVD release contains full-length episodes of "Kujibiki Unbalance," the fictional series that the main characters ritually watch. See more »

Quotes

Chairman of Genshiken: But how about officially joining Genshiken, huh Katsukabe?
Saki Kasukabe: Not a chance!
Chairman of Genshiken: Mmm, well that was quick.
Madarame Harunobu: Mr. Chairman, there is no way she'll ever join the club, is there?
Chairman of Genshiken: Hmm... no, and it certainly seems like such a pity to lose you. You so enjoy using this room when we're gone.
Saki Kasukabe: [gasp]
Madarame HarunobuKugayana Mitsunori: Huh?
Chairman of Genshiken: You seem so..."at home" in our office.
Saki Kasukabe: [blushing] What do you mean?
Chairman of Genshiken: You've been having...
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Crazy Credits

The end credits for each episode are played over a shot of the club's office and its inhabitants that reflects a joke from that specific episode or the state that the office was left in at the end. See more »

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Spin-off Kujibiki anbaransu (2006) See more »

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A comedy about the true otaku
23 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am writing again as I have finished by 2x review of yet another anime series.

Genshiken is the society for the study of the graphic arts which includes manga (japanese comics), anime (Japanese cartoons) and video games. This organization of course has it's selection of interesting members, each with their differing interest weather it is sexy video games, watching anime or just trying to get in with the pretty boy. Genshiken is an anime about those who love all the things that we think of as nerdy and geeky. It is a fun look into the lives of the otaku and the many relationships that come about.

The series that I am reviewing was divided into two parts. In the first part the main characters are introduced and the basic ideas behind being an otaku are talked about. In the OVA new members join and the club starts to take a turn moving several out of school and into adulthood. The second season of the show works mainly on the ideas of maturity, taking responsibility for one's life and the relationships within the group.

I found this anime really good as it is not one to poke fun of otaku (I being an American version of such) and yet at the same time gives a fairly good explanation as to what they are in the end. I really enjoyed the interactions between characters showing that the story was well done. The only grips I have with the story is that there were still a few loose ends not tied up after the series ended that bugged me so be weary.

In the sub I was impressed by the detail they went to but found that they seemed to give little care when handling the American characters using voice actors that appeared to have only a basic grasp on English which made the supposed "Americans" look really stupid not being able to even communicate in their own language.

In the Dub they did a good job matching voices and I have few gripes. The Americans came from a different angle with them leaving the assumption that they could both speak at least a bit of Japanese erasing the language barrier but also erasing some of the reasons to provide tension and still not coming up right overall but a good adaptation as they were originally doing things in English.

Overall this is a great series and would recommend to any true Anime fans.


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