Genshiken: The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture

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    • Kanji Sasahara is a shy freshman who finally decides to fulfill his dream of joining the otaku club
    • Saki Kasukabe, on the other hand, wishes her boyfriend Kousaka, an otaku club member too was normal
    • A funny and realistic story about otakus and normal people exploring the manga and anime subculture
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    It's the spring of freshman year, and Kanji Sasahara is in a quandary. Should he fulfill his long-cherished dream of joining an otaku club? Saki Kasukabe also faces a dilemma. Can she ever turn her boyfriend, anime fanboy Kousaka, into a normal guy? Kanji triumphs where Saki fails, when both Kanji and Kousaka sign up for Genshiken: The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture.

    Undeterred, Saki chases Kousaka through the various activities of the club, from costume-playing and comic conventions to video gaming and collecting anime figures—learning more than she ever wanted to about the humorous world of the Japanese fan...
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    SerializationAfternoon
    PublishedJun 25, 2002 to Aug 25, 2016
    Last UpdatedAugust 13, 2018
    Other namesGenshiken, The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture, げんしけん, Genshiken Nidaime, Genshiken: Second Season
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    Vol.21 Chapter 127: Genshiken, the Second GenerationApr 1, 2017more_horiz
      Vol.21 Chapter 126: La Campanella (The Confession, Part III)Apr 1, 2017more_horiz
        Vol.21 Chapter 125: High Slope FlowerApr 1, 2017more_horiz
          Vol. 21 Chapter 124: A Certain One-Way CircleApr 1, 2017more_horiz
            Vol.21 Chapter 123: Behold, the Life of a ManApr 1, 2017more_horiz
              Vol.20 Chapter 122: WanderingApr 1, 2017more_horiz
                Vol.20 Chapter 121: Resurrection of KApr 1, 2017more_horiz
                  Vol.20 Chapter 120: Soul WeaverApr 1, 2017more_horiz
                    Vol.20 Chapter 119: You're All AnnoyingApr 1, 2017more_horiz
                      Vol.20 Chapter 118: Good Job Raising Your Own FlagsApr 1, 2017more_horiz
                        Vol.20 Chapter 117: The Kujibiki Unbalance's Been OverApr 1, 2017more_horiz
                          Vol.19 Chapter 116: Kujibiki Unbalance 5Apr 1, 2017more_horiz
                            Vol.19 Chapter 115: Kujibiki Unbalance 4Apr 1, 2017more_horiz
                              Vol.19 Chapter 114: Kujibiki Unbalance 3Apr 1, 2017more_horiz
                                Vol.19 Chapter 113: Kujibiki Unbalance 2Apr 1, 2017more_horiz
                                  Vol.19 Chapter 112: Kujibiki Unbalance 1Apr 1, 2017more_horiz
                                    Vol.19 Chapter 111: The Measure of a ManApr 1, 2017more_horiz
                                      Vol.18 Chapter 110: Lucky★PervApr 1, 2017more_horiz
                                        Vol.18 Chapter 109: If that's proof that you can do anything, then is this proof that...Apr 1, 2017more_horiz
                                          Vol.18 Chapter 108: The Return of YajimaApr 1, 2017more_horiz
                                            Vol.18 Chapter 107: From a Tobu Line Rail CarApr 1, 2017more_horiz
                                              Vol.18 Chapter 106: The Bush Warbler Remains SilentApr 1, 2017more_horiz
                                                Vol.18 Chapter 105: Farewell, Beloved VirginApr 1, 2017more_horiz
                                                  Vol.18 Chapter 104: See You for the First TimeApr 1, 2017more_horiz
                                                    Vol.17 Chapter 103: The Sinking of the Good Ship Madarame Kai 2Apr 1, 2017more_horiz
                                                      Vol.17 Chapter 102: Madarame Storms the Good Ship CabaretAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                        Vol.17 Chapter 101: The First Cruiser in the Madarame Line, "Madarame," Sets F...Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                          Vol.17 Chapter 100: Do They Call It That Because It's Mr. Van Allen's Birthday?Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                            Vol.17 Chapter 99: Little Sister Entrance Exams 2Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                              Vol.17 Chapter 98: This Side and That of the Harem BorderlineAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                Vol.16 Chapter 97: MovingAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                  Vol.16 Chapter 96: Quid Pro QuoAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                    Vol.16 Chapter 95: Crusher RameAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                      Vol.16 Chapter 94: Snow Man, Part IIAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                        Vol.16 Chapter 93: The 128mm Cannon Between My Legs Remains Just a 37mm CannonAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                          Vol.16 Chapter 92: Der Freischütz Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                            Vol.15 Chapter 91: And Then, Into Legend...Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                              Vol.15 Chapter 90: The Gods of Earthly DesiresAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                Vol.15 Chapter 89: Festival EVOLAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                  Vol.15 Chapter 88: Buy Everything!!Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                    Vol.15 Chapter 87: Something's ComingAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                      Vol.15 Chapter 86: Daydream MatchAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                        Vol.14 Chapter 85.5 ExtraApr 1, 2017more_horiz
                                                                                          Vol.14 Chapter 85: Candid Camera for ThreeAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                            Vol.14 Chapter 84: Red(Face) KingAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                              Vol.14 Chapter 83: The Life Instrumentality ProjectAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                Vol.14 Chapter 82: CrossfireAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                  Vol.14 Chapter 81: The Collapse of Broken Hearted Pierrot Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                    Vol.14 Chapter 80: That Was a Good Last Episode (The Confession, Part II)Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                      Vol.13 Chapter 79.6 Apr 1, 2017more_horiz
                                                                                                        Vol.13 Chapter 79.5 Apr 1, 2017more_horiz
                                                                                                          Vol.13 Chapter 79: Last EscapeAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                            Vol.13 Chapter 78.5Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                              Vol.13 Chapter 78: We Already Forgot the Name of the Porno DVD We Saw That DayAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                Vol.13 Chapter 77.5Apr 1, 2017more_horiz
                                                                                                                  Vol.13 Chapter 77: Back At BeardAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                    Vol.13 Chapter 76.5Apr 1, 2017more_horiz
                                                                                                                      Vol.13 Chapter 76: Snow Man Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                        Vol.13 Chapter 75.5 Apr 1, 2017more_horiz
                                                                                                                          Vol.13 Chapter 75: White GatekeeperAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                            Vol.13 Chapter 74.5 Apr 1, 2017more_horiz
                                                                                                                              Vol.13 Chapter 74: Itten Toppa Ogin Lagann Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                Vol.12 Chapter 73.5Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                  Vol.12 Chapter 73: Love Stories x 3Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                    Vol.12 Chapter 72: The True End Is Still Out of SightAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                      Vol.12 Chapter 71: There Might Be a Route, But Not a LoopAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                        Vol.12 Chapter 70.5Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                          Vol.12 Chapter 70: Hide & SeekAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                            Vol.12 Chapter 69: The Tortoise and the HairAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                              Vol.12 Chapter 68: Your Name IsAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                Vol.11 Chapter 67: Crying Out Moe, From Beyond the Horizon of CausalityAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                  Vol.11 Chapter 66: Go Next!Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                    Vol.11 Chapter 65: Summer GoldfingerAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                      Vol.11 Chapter 64: Mitsudo-MOEAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                        Vol.11 Chapter 63: Invasion! Delivery Girl!Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                          Vol.11 Chapter 62: Beards and BoobsAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                            Vol.10 Chapter 61: Daydream BelieverAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                              Vol.10 Chapter 60: Teacher's RoomAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                Vol.10 Chapter 59: MinesweepeAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                  Vol.10 Chapter 58: Go Beyond My LegsAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                    Vol.10 Chapter 57: Beyond the Path, the Promised PlaceAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                      Vol.10 Chapter 56: Spring Has Come AgainAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                        Vol.9 Chapter 55: GenshikenAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                          Vol.9 Chapter 54: Forever in My DreamsAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                            Vol.9 Chapter 53: ConfessionAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                              Vol.9 Chapter 52: Rain or ShineAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                Vol.9 Chapter 51: Neverending Earthly DesiresAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                  Vol.9 Chapter 50: Alone with SusieAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                    Vol.8 Chapter 49: The Maid Cafe and the Three VisitsAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                      Vol.8 Chapter 48: After-School Date ClubAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                        Vol.8 Chapter 47: Set Eyes On!!Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                          Vol.8 Chapter 46: The Bridge HomeAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                            Vol.8 Chapter 45: DreamingAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                              Vol.8 Chapter 44: BedazzledAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                Vol.7 Chapter 43.1Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Vol.7 Chapter 43: Welcome PartyAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Vol.7 Chapter 42: The InterviewAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Vol.7 Chapter 41: There's No Such Thing as a Line That Never EndsAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Vol.7 Chapter 40: Come Here, My DearAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Vol.7 Chapter 39: One, Two, FinishAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Vol.7 Chapter 38: The Cosplay ClubAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Vol.7 Chapter 37: Endless WaltzAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Vol.6 Chapter 36.1Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Vol.6 Chapter 36: Graduation SyndromeAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Vol.6 Chapter 35: The Flying FutonAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Vol.6 Chapter 34: A One-way Ticket on the Fantasy ExpressAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Vol.6 Chapter 33: Transformation!Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Vol.6 Chapter 32: In Their Own WorldAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Vol.6 Chapter 31: Kashimashi Musume +1Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Vol.5 Chapter 30.1Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Vol.5 Chapter 30: Little Big Sight 2Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Vol.5 Chapter 29: Little Big Sight 1Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Vol.5 Chapter 28: The First Ever "We've Hardly Got Any Pages Done Yet Comic Fest St...Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Vol.5 Chapter 27: Stay on TargetAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Vol.5 Chapter 26: Applied Theory of Madarame's Shopping MethodAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Vol.5 Chapter 25: Dive*Dive*Dive!Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Vol.4 Chapter 24.1Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Vol.4 Chapter 24: New Imbalance Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Vol.4 Chapter 23: Space Channel #2Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Vol.4 Chapter 22: The Re-birth of GenshikenAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Vol.4 Chapter 21: Happy New YearAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Vol.4 Chapter 20: Members in ExileAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Vol.4 Chapter 19: PunishmentAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Vol.3 Chapter 18.1Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Vol.3 Chapter 18: The 512th "This Week's Kujibiki Unbalanced Was Awesome" Meeting....Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Vol.3 Chapter 17: Life or DeathAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Vol.3 Chapter 16: Brothers and SistersAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Vol.3 Chapter 15: 20,000 Miles to HeavenAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Vol.3 Chapter 14: Inner SpaceAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Vol.3 Chapter 13: The Smell of SpringAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Vol.2 Chapter 12.1Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Vol.2 Chapter 12: Please Mr. President!Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Vol.2 Chapter 11: Sasahara Gains Some Hit Points, but Loses Intelligence PointsAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Vol.2 Chapter 10: SadomasochismAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Vol.2 Chapter 9: Hi, Fly High!Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Vol.2 Chapter 8: The North WindAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Vol.2 Chapter 7: A Fruit Plucked Too SoonAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Vol.1 Chapter 6.1Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Vol.1 Chapter 6: The Secret RoomAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Vol.1 Chapter 5: Fighting the CrowdAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Vol.1 Chapter 4: Gather 'round the round TableAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Vol.1 Chapter 3: The Most Meaningless Strategy in HistoryAug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Vol.1 Chapter 2: Prepare to Be Persecuted...Aug 30, 2016more_horiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Vol.1 Chapter 1: GenshikenAug 30, 2016more_horiz