Genshiken

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Follow college freshman Kanji Sasahara and his fellow members of the college club he joins, The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture, as he goes shopping for doujinshi, attends conventions and slowly but surely makes his way down the road to fandom.

Last Updated: 9/5/2022Network:Tokyo MX
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Snow Man
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9.66
35 votes

#1 - Snow Man

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/8/2013

Looking back on Kutsuki's words, the person he admired for Hado was "Senior Kaminaga." Hado, who belonged to the art club when he was in high school, had a longing for his senior's paintings. However, it is a picture of BL fully open. While his seniors and classmates Konno and Fuji enjoyed their favorite BL, Hado couldn't confess that he was a fudanshi. One day, Hado confesses to Konno that he is a fudanshi, triggered by a picture of a senior who was left behind in the club room ...

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Cross Over My Legs
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9.63
68 votes

#2 - Cross Over My Legs

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/14/2013

Yoshitake rushes to Yajima's house because he draws the manuscript of the Genshiken journal. I was supposed to invite Hado to draw a profile, but in the end, it was exciting with a girls talk. At midnight when I talked to him, Yajima suddenly woke up, and the smooth legs of Hado lay in front of him. He tries to reach out to the sleeping Hado skirt to see if he's really a man ...

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White Gate Keeper
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9.61
36 votes

#3 - White Gate Keeper

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/1/2013

Ogiue decided to collaborate with Hado. She was doing well, albeit little by little. On the other hand, Yajima and Yoshitake also decided to make a work, but is it four frames, Sengoku, or science fiction? It seems that the discussion cannot be settled due to the direction and content. Without feeling like that, Ohno works with Tanaka to prepare cosplay costumes. Meanwhile, Saki also comes to the school festival and makes us feel a turbulence. And on that day. The school festival begins with each thought.

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The Other Side of the Path. The Promised Place
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9.57
70 votes

#4 - The Other Side of the Path. The Promised Place

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/7/2013

Chairman Ogiue will be demonstrating illustrations at the new venue to acquire new members this year. She was attracted to the charm of her paintings, and a new member wanted to join Genshiken. Bright and talkative Yoshitake. Yajima seems to be a little difficult to attach. Hado, an orthodox beauty. All of them were brilliantly "fujoshi" girls. Around the time when the flowers began to bloom in the BL story, the secret of Hado was revealed from an accident.

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Go Next!
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9.57
37 votes

#5 - Go Next!

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/4/2013

Spots that became a member of society. He realizes that he doesn't have the fever he should have had when he was a student. Angela didn't even know that she had such a spot, and she continued to attack on the third day of the Comifes. Hado was worried about the spots, so he decided to stop dressing as a woman and help him buy a douujinshi. When the two of them visited the company booth, there was a different dimension of "he" in a natural product.

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That Was a Good Last Episode
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9.57
37 votes

#6 - That Was a Good Last Episode

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/15/2013

Saki came to the school festival. Saki, who happens to see Sue kissing her spot on her way to her current laboratory, teases her spot with it. Hado can't help but be worried about the appearance of these two people. Meanwhile, Sasahara's younger sister: Keiko also appears and learns that Hado is a man. Saki feels something when she sees the exchange between Keiko and Hado, and tries to be a little mean to her spots. Hado, who knows the feelings of the spots, tries to protect him, but everything backfires ...

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Shout ''Moe!'' Beyond the Event Horizon
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9.55
38 votes

#7 - Shout ''Moe!'' Beyond the Event Horizon

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/11/2013

Hado has declared that he will receive all the spots on his way home from Komifes. Ogiue overlaps with her past and dares to reveal her past works so as not to isolate Hado. On the other hand, in the circle building, the residents' association started to find out the true identity of the beautiful woman who appears only after school. Meanwhile, Yoshitake's older brother, Ritsuto, appears. Yajima was shy at the handsome man, but ...

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There's Route, But There's No Loop!
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9.54
35 votes

#8 - There's Route, But There's No Loop!

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/25/2013

In the special issue of Mebaetame, Sue proposes a collaborative method in which Ogiue draws a name and Hado draws a picture. I was at a loss. While he was wondering if he should be told about the collaboration, she dressed up as a woman, so she went to the spotted room. When one person is indulged in BL delusion, he encounters a spot of returning home earlier than usual. She asks for a little talk after a long absence.

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Concerning the Existence and Non-Existence of Explanatory Duties Under Specially Confined Circumstances
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9.53
68 votes

#9 - Concerning the Existence and Non-Existence of Explanatory Duties Under Specially Confined Circumstances

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/5/2004

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.

Waiting in the Club Room
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9.53
34 votes

#10 - Waiting in the Club Room

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/29/2013

Hado stopped coming to the club room. What happened. Without knowing the reason for Hado who couldn't answer the phone, Genshiken members hit the spotted home, but missed it. Where on earth did Hado go? Ogiue is worried, but for some reason Sue's suggestion. That's it! it was! In such a case, the training camp is the solution! !! !!

Directors: Tsutomu Mizuhima
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KOIBANA3
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9.51
37 votes

#11 - KOIBANA3

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/18/2013

Ogiue decided to issue a special issue of Mebaetame for the upcoming school festival. She starts to move by herself on the premise that she will put a normal work, but for some reason Hado does not float. It is said that if you look like a man, you will not be able to draw at all. She confesses that she is in an uncontrollable state where she unknowingly draws a BL picture when she draws in a transvestite. On the other hand, it was Ogiue who had a good opportunity to try a work of a different genre and asked the current members of the Institute of Vision about the past Koibana ...

Beards and Boobs
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9.51
39 votes

#12 - Beards and Boobs

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/28/2013

Just before the summer comic festival, Genshiken was welcoming Shuraba. All new members will help the manuscript in order to improve the reading of Ogiue's commercial magazine. All night long, Hado complained about something wrong with his body in a strange tension. What is the answer given by Hado and the members in the closed room Shuraba? On the other hand, Angela visits Japan and this year's Comifes also makes us feel the beginning of the turbulence.

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Theory of the Individual Outside the Boundaries of the Subculture
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9.49
71 votes

#13 - Theory of the Individual Outside the Boundaries of the Subculture

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/14/2004

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.

Love and Work and Cheesecake
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9.49
35 votes

#14 - Love and Work and Cheesecake

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/22/2013

Each feeling that starts to move in response to the matter of spots and Saki. Meanwhile, Ohno, who hasn't been able to find a job at all, has begun to repeat a year. Ohno, who had anxiety and thought about making cosplay a job, confesses to Tanaka that he will release his own cosplay ROM. He brings up the story of the future through the common affair of the two people, cosplay. On the other hand, there were spots walking alone in Akihabara on weekdays.

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Aspects of Behavioral Selection in Interpersonal Relationships
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9.48
71 votes

#15 - Aspects of Behavioral Selection in Interpersonal Relationships

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/21/2004

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.

Comparative Research in Production Models and Processes
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9.47
70 votes

#16 - Comparative Research in Production Models and Processes

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/28/2004

Ohno and Sasahara start a plamo project and get the whole club involved, while Kasukabe learns an important lesson.

Limits of Rejection and Reception as Observed in Autonomous Behaviour
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9.46
72 votes

#17 - Limits of Rejection and Reception as Observed in Autonomous Behaviour

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/7/2004

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.

Leisure Time Expenditures on Fetishism Considered as an Economic Result
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9.43
67 votes

#18 - Leisure Time Expenditures on Fetishism Considered as an Economic Result

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/12/2004

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.

Daydream Believer
star
9.38
39 votes

#19 - Daydream Believer

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/21/2013

After becoming a member of society, he noticed that he was moving away from the otaku culture, and stopped by Genshiken for the first time in a while. As she talked to Sasahara's younger sister Keiko, remembering the people at that time, her topic became Saki's story. She knows that her feelings for Saki, which she should have hidden, may be known to her other members, and she may be known to Saki himself ...

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Study of the Modern Visually Oriented Culture
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9.28
76 votes

#20 - Study of the Modern Visually Oriented Culture

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/10/2004

An introduction episode explaining how Kohsaka, Kasukabe and Sasahara got involved with Genshiken; after some uncertainty, Sasahara decides to fully participate in the club.

Comparative Classification of the Modern Youth through Consumption and Entertainment
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9.26
78 votes

#21 - Comparative Classification of the Modern Youth through Consumption and Entertainment

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/17/2004

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.

The Theory of the Existence of Malice Within Urban Crimes
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9.06
98 votes

#22 - The Theory of the Existence of Malice Within Urban Crimes

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/19/2004

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.

Directors: Takashi Ikehata
The Sublimating Effects of the Dissimulation Brought on Through Makeup and Costume on Mental Obstacles
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8.98
102 votes

#23 - The Sublimating Effects of the Dissimulation Brought on Through Makeup and Costume on Mental Obstacles

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/31/2004

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.

What Lies Ahead
star
8.92
91 votes

#24 - What Lies Ahead

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/26/2007

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?

Directors: Kinji Yoshimoto
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Otaku from USA
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8.89
89 votes

#25 - Otaku from USA

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/12/2007

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.

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