Simple, relatable, and faved
Obvious spoilers ahead, sorry about this
Quite honestly, I have no idea how I got to know this series, there wasn’t anything too special about this series rather, a character that was extremely attractive. I guess that reason told me to go watch this series for the sake of watching otaku’s doing what otaku’s do best, being otaku’s.
NOTE: So I was going to do the first season review but then I literally read through the manga (i loved it) atleast the original 55 chapters and decided to just do the entire damn thing now. So I will concentrate on the first generation of Genshiken
To be frank, I guess the main character is Kanji Sasahara, a freshmen in college who starts looking for clubs in his college. Seeing as though his main hobby or past-time is reading manga, watching anime and stuff, he checks out the anime club and manga club. However, it’s full of fat boys and the typical otaku male and so he is discouraged to join anything for now. While this is going on another “main” character, Makoto Kousaka is looking to join clubs as well along with his childhood friend he reunited with, Saki Kasukabe. Eventually Kousaka joins Gendai Shikaku Bunka Kenkyūkai or Genshiken which translates to “The Society of for the Study of Modern Visual Culture”. Kousaka meets Sasahara and invites him in the clubroom. There he meets his friends who he will spend the next 4-5 years with. But for now, Sasahara is still not confident in admitting he has a penchant for anime, manga, and doujinshi’s. One by one, the club members leave to attend their own business, and when Sasahara is alone, he looks for some doujinshi. He eventually does, but he finds out that this was a test, to see if new members are truly “otaku” material. Sasahara is now the newest member of Genshiken. Continue reading Genshiken Review & Analysis