The BEST Episodes of Genshiken
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 27, 2020
Network: Tokyo MX
This is the story of college freshman Kanji Sasahara and his fellow members of the college club he joins, The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture (aka Genshiken), as he goes shopping for doujinshi, attends conventions and slowly but surely makes his way down the road to fandom.
#1 - Snow Man
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 8, 2013
#2 - Cross Over My Legs
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 14, 2013
#3 - Concerning the Existence and Non-Existence of Explanatory Duties Under Specially Confined Circumstances
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 5, 2004
Madarame is stuck in the club room with Kasukabe and tries to strike up a conversation, running through different scenarios in his head which parody the visual novel format.
#4 - White Gate Keeper
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 1, 2013
#5 - Leisure Time Expenditures on Fetishism Considered as an Economic Result
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 12, 2004
The club, along with Keiko, pays a visit to the beach, much to the dismay of some of the members; Keiko decides to compete for Kohsaka's feelings and tries to become an otaku.
#6 - Theory of the Individual Outside the Boundaries of the Subculture
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 14, 2004
Kasukabe tries to make herself more appealing to Kohsaka by taking an interest in his hobbies by trying to learn how to play Puyo Pop Fever. Sasahara's sister Keiko also makes an appearance and calls on her brother for help.
#7 - The Other Side of the Path. The Promised Place
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 7, 2013
#8 - Go Next!
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 4, 2013
#9 - That Was a Good Last Episode
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 15, 2013
#10 - Aspects of Behavioral Selection in Interpersonal Relationships
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 21, 2004
Two freshmen take an interest in Genshiken and join them for a night out on the town. Kasukabe, however, has no intention of making them feel welcome.
#11 - Comparative Research in Production Models and Processes
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 28, 2004
Ohno and Sasahara start a plamo project and get the whole club involved, while Kasukabe learns an important lesson.
#12 - Shout ''Moe!'' Beyond the Event Horizon
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 11, 2013
#13 - Limits of Rejection and Reception as Observed in Autonomous Behaviour
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 7, 2004
Due to Genshiken's lack of "activities" as defined by the school, the club is threatened with closure; salvation comes from an unlikely source as Kasukabe intervenes personally.
#14 - There's Route, But There's No Loop!
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 25, 2013
#15 - Waiting in the Club Room
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 29, 2013
#16 - KOIBANA3
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 18, 2013
#17 - Beards and Boobs
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 28, 2013
#18 - Love and Work and Cheesecake
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 22, 2013
#19 - Study of the Modern Visually Oriented Culture
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 10, 2004
An introduction episode explaining how Kohsaka, Kasukabe and Sasahara got involved with Genshiken; after some uncertainty, Sasahara decides to fully participate in the club.
#20 - Daydream Believer
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 21, 2013
#21 - Comparative Classification of the Modern Youth through Consumption and Entertainment
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 17, 2004
Genshiken takes Sasahara to Akihabara for dōjinshi shopping while Kohsaka and Kasukabe go to Harajuku for clothes; Kasukabe discovers Kohsaka's hentai collection and gets an introduction on the subject from the others.
#22 - The Theory of the Existence of Malice Within Urban Crimes
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 19, 2004
Kasukabe decides the club room needs a cleanup, but an accident causes Genshiken to be banned from the university fair. As an apology, Kasukabe takes Ohno's place in the fair's cosplay contest.
#23 - The Sublimating Effects of the Dissimulation Brought on Through Makeup and Costume on Mental Obstacles
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 31, 2004
Ohno is introduced as she joins Genshiken, while Genshiken takes part in a university club fair and Kasukabe's ex-boyfriend pays her a visit.
#24 - What Lies Ahead
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 26, 2007
Failing continually at his job interviews, Sasahara begins to lose sight of what he's working towards. He finds himself settling to apply for any available opening, and ends up on the brink of giving up altogether. It takes some harsh words and tough love from the rest of Genshiken to convince him to try one more time. And for that matter, how are the other members making out?
#25 - Otaku from USA
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 12, 2007
As Ogiue continues her preparations for Comifes, now a few days away, friends of Ohno's from the US show up unexpectedly to come to convention as well. While the foreign otaku ways of Angela and Sue shake up the (somewhat) peaceful clubroom, perhaps Angela is the "sensible" one when it comes to understanding the feelings of others.