Anime Spotlight - Genshiken Second Season

by Justin Sevakis, Jul 1st 2013

July, 2013 (Japanese Premiere)

Key Staff

Director: Tsutomu Mizushima
    (Genshiken TV and OAV, XXXHOLiC)
Series Composition: Michiko Yokote
    (Genshiken, Nabari no Ou, Air Master)
Character Design: Junichiro Taniguchi
    (Natsuyuki Rendezvous, Madoka Magica movies)
Animation Production
Production I.G






Story

Shiiou University's Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture, AKA Genshiken. The new president, Chika Ogiue, prepares to gather new members for their club after learning from the mistakes of last year's attempts.

While their former president, Ono Kanako, continues to cosplay for herself, Ogiue attempts to draw in new members by drawing a large illustration in public! Two girls, Rika Yoshitake and Mirei Yajima, respond to the illustration and join Genshiken. But birds of a feather flock together, and both of them are “fujoshi”.

Then another pure and beautiful person with chestnut hair shows up in the clubroom looking to join… But he's actually a wig-wearing girl-boy.

Now the activities of the second generation of Genshiken with these unique new members is about to begin!

Characters

Chika Ogiue
VA: Nozomi Yamamoto
President of Genshiken. She never has a day of rest with all the unique club members. She also has her work as a new manga author to manage. During their attempts to recruit new members, she drew a large illustration in public. Her boyfriend, former president Kanji Sasahara is working as an editor for a publisher.

Rika Yoshitake
VA: Sumire Uesaka
A new member of Genshiken. She joined after seeing Ogiue's illustration. She's a very open woman, and makes it well known that's a fujoshi. She's active and not afraid to do things. Her favorite genre is warring states generals. She's very knowledgeable about history.
Mirei Yajima
VA: Yumi Uchiyama
A new member of Genshiken. She joined after seeing Ogiue's illustration. Her behavior is a bit masculine, and she has a serious, stubborn personality. She seems calm, but she's a fujoshi too. She has a bit of a complex about her appearance.
Kenjiro Hato
VA: Ai Kakuma/Kazutomi Yamamoto
A new member of Genshiken. She looks like a traditional beauty, but she's a girl-boy. His love for BL grew until he started cross-dressing, and thanks to his efforts he has very smooth skin and the skill to switch between his male and female voice. He went through the door to Genshiken in hopes of finding fujoshi friends.

Kanako Ohno
VA: Yukana
Former president of Genshiken. She's a cosplayer who's also spent time abroad. Her enormous breasts stand out. Her boyfriend is Soichiro Tanaka, an old member of Genshiken. She's doing her best to get the new members of Genshiken to cosplay. She likes bald, bearded, and older male characters.
Manabu Kuchiki
VA: Jun Fukuyama
A member of Genshiken. His nickname is Kucchi. His lack of communication skills often cause problems, but for some reason he's still in Genshiken. His actions aren't easily stopped, so he's always worrying the others.
Susanna Hopkins
VA: Naomi Ōzora
One of Ohno's friends from her time in America. She took a liking to Genshiken when she came to visit Japan, and now she's finally studying abroad and joining as a member. Her nickname is “Sue” or “Susie”. She loves Japanese anime and manga, and often shouts lines from them. She's taken a liking to Ogiue ever since seeing her doujinshi.

Cast

Chika Ogiue
Nozomi Yamamoto
Rika Yoshitake
Sumire Uesaka
Mirei Yajima
Yumi Uchiyama
Kenjiro Hato
Ai Kakuma
Kazutomi Yamamoto
Kanako Ohno
Yukana
Manabu Kuchiki
Jun Fukuyama
Susanna Hopkins
Naomi Ōzora
Harunobu Madarame
Kazuyuki Okitsu
Kanji Sasahara
Tatsuya Kobashi
Makoto Kosaka
Momoko Ohara
Saki Kasukabe
Rina Sato
SoichiroTanaka
Takayuki Kondo
Mitsunori Kugayama
Hiroki Yasumoto
Angela Burton
Misa Kobayashi
Keiko Sasahara
Ikumi Hayama
Kumiko Yabusaki
Madoka Yonezawa
Naoko Asada (Nyako)
Konomi Tada
Kaminaga
Mamiko Noto

Staff

Original Creator
Shimoku Kio
(Kodansha Afternoon Publishing)
Planning
Atsushi Moriyama
Nobuyasu Suzuki
Production
Go Nakanishi
Takuya Matsushita
Producer
Haruki Hayashi
Junichiro Tsuchiya
Director
Sound Director
Tsutomu Mizushima
Series Composition
Michiko Yokote
Character Design
Junichiro Taniguchi
Clothing Design
Takayuki Uragami
Prop Design
Shingo Takenaka
Chief Animation Director
Junichiro Taniguchi
Toshihisa Kaiya
Art Director
Ichiro Tatsuta
(Studio Fuga)
Art Design
Katsufumi Hariu
(Studio Fuga)
Color Design
Emiko Ueno
Director of Photography
Fumio Furukawa
Editing
Junichi Uematsu
3D CGI
DandeLion
Music
Shuichiro Fukuhiro
Music Production
Starchild Records
Sound Effects
Yasumasa Koyama
Sound Production
Dream Force
Recording Studio
Seion Studio
Animation Producer
Keiko Matsushita
Animation Production
Production I.G
Production
Genshiken Second Season Project





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