Genshiken (TV)

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©2004 Shimoku Kio- KODANSHA / GENSHIKEN Partnership.


[ adapted from Genshiken (manga) ]

Related anime:
    Genshiken (OAV) (sequel)
      Genshiken 2 (TV) (sequel)
    Kujibiki Unbalance (OAV)
      Kujibiki Unbalance (manga) (alternate retelling)
        Kujibiki Unbalance (TV) (adaptation)

Alternative title:
The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture
げんしけん (Japanese)
現視研 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Themes: otaku
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: 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.
User Ratings: 2779 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 344 votes (sub:279, dub:54, raw:3, others:8
3 Spanish subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Excellent: 925 votes (sub:752, dub:141, raw:4, ?:2, others:26
13 Spanish subtitled
3 German subtitled
2 French subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Arabic subtitled
1 Swedish subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Very good: 831 votes (sub:663, dub:131, raw:2, ?:2, others:33
18 Spanish subtitled
5 French subtitled
3 Russian subtitled
2 German dubbed
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Swedish subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
)
 Good: 403 votes (sub:319, dub:65, ?:3, raw:2, edit.dub:1, others:13
5 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Dutch subtitled
)
 Decent: 148 votes (sub:120, dub:19, raw:3, others:6
3 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 German dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
)
 So-so: 55 votes (sub:43, dub:9, ?:1, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Not really good: 26 votes (sub:17, dub:4, raw:1, ?:1, others:3
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Weak: 28 votes (sub:20, dub:8)
 Bad: 7 votes (sub:5, dub:2)
 Awful: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Worst ever: 8 votes (sub:7, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 4829 users, rank: #145 (of 5998)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.133 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.4468, rank: #359 (of 5995)
Weighted mean: 8.085 (Very good), rank: #329 (of 5995) (seen all: 8.19 / seen some: 7.10 / won't finish: 4.06)
Bayesian estimate: 8.082 (Very good), rank: #236 (of 4547)
Running time: 25 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 12
Episode titles: We have 12
Vintage: 2004-10-10 to 2004-12-26
Opening Theme:
#1: "Kujibiki Unbalance (くじびきアンバランス)" by UNDER17 (ep 1)
#2: "My Pace Daioh (マイペース大王)" by manzo (eps 2-12)
Ending Theme:
"Biidama (びいだま)" by Saori Atsumi
Links: We have 3
Trivia: We have 14
Reviews:
Genshiken DVD 3 (Feb 15, 2006)
Genshiken DVD 2 (Oct 13, 2005)
Genshiken DVD 1 (Aug 9, 2005)
News: Show:
Consensual 2011 (Jan 18, 2012)
Madman Panel (Apr 5, 2011)
New Genshiken Gets a Date (Sep 26, 2006)
New Kujian Anime (May 24, 2006)
Genshiken Fighting Game (Apr 25, 2005)
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Shelf Life - Almost 200 (Jan 19, 2009)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Genshiken - Economy DVD Set (DVD) 2007-02-13
    Genshiken - The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture (DVD 1) 2005-07-26 (from $4.99)
    Genshiken (DVD 2) 2005-09-13 (from $17.26)
    Genshiken - Volume 1 + Box (DVD 1) 2005-07-26 (from $34.95)
    Genshiken - Cosplay Confessions (DVD 3) 2005-12-13 (from $15.91)
    Genshiken - Complete Collection (DVD 1-7) 2011-03-01 (from $28.76)
    Genshiken - Premium DVD Collection (DVD 1-3) 2006-06-13 (from $51.72)
    Genshiken DX (DVD 1-4) 2010-08-24 (from $20.10)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Composition: Michiko Yokote
Script:
Kokeshi Hanamura (ep 3)
Mamiko Ikeda (ep 4)
Michiko Yokote (5 episodes
eps 1, 7, 9, 11-12
)

Miharu Hirami (ep 5)
Natsuko Takahashi (ep 8)
Reiko Yoshida (ep 2)
Rika Nakase (ep 6)
Yasuko Kobayashi (ep 10)
Storyboard:
Hideaki Uehara (eps 5, 10)
Hidehito Ueda (ep 11)
Hideki Tonokatsu (ep 3)
Kazuhiro Furuhashi (eps 2, 4)
Takashi Ikehata (ep 1)
Takuya Satō (ep 8)
Tomoko Hiramuki (ep 7)
Tsutomu Mizushima (OP/ED and eps 9, 12)
Yoriyasu Kogawa (ep 6)
Episode Director:
Hideaki Uehara (ep 5)
Hideki Tonokatsu (ep 10)
Kazuo Yamada (ep 1)
Kiyoshi Fukumoto (ep 3)
Sei Sanpei (ep 8)
Takenori Mihara (eps 2, 6, 11)
Tomoko Hiramuki (eps 4, 7)
Tsutomu Mizushima (ep 9)
Original Manga: Shimoku Kio
Character Design: Hirotaka Kinoshita
Art Director: Shin Okui
Chief Animation Director: Hirotaka Kinoshita
Animation Director:
Akatsuki Koshiishi (eps 2, 6, 11)
Hiroki Ikeshita (ep 5)
Hirotaka Kinoshita (OP of eps 2-12)
Junichiro Taniguchi (ED; eps 1, 9, 12)
Kiyoshi Matsushita (ep 8)
Kiyotoshi Aoi (eps 4, 10)
Takashi Shikishima (ep 3)
Yuki Kinoshita (ep 8)
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
Director of Photography: Eiji Tsuchida

Color design: Kayoko Nishi
Editing: Jun Takuma
Key Animation: Kan Ogawa (eps 4-5, 8)
Theme Song Lyrics: Saori Atsumi (ED)
Theme Song Performance:
Halko Momoi (UNDER17 - OP1)
manzo (OP2)
Masaya Koike (UNDER17 - OP1)
Saori Atsumi (ED)
Mitsuki Saiga as Makoto Kohsaka
Satsuki Yukino as Saki Kasukabe
Takanori Ohyama as Kanji Sasahara

Ayako Kawasumi as Kanako Ohno
Kaori Shimizu as Keiko Sasahara(eps 6, 10, 12)
Kenji Nomura as Mitsunori Kugayama
Nobuyuki Hiyama as Harunobu Madarame
Tomokazu Seki as Soichiro Tanaka
Yuji Ueda as Genshiken chairman

Akira Ishida as Manabu "Kucchi" Kuchiki(ep 7)
Daisuke Kirii as
ComiFes staff(ep 10)
Kimura(ep 11)
Male #2(ep 9)
MC(ep 4)
Senior student(ep 1)
Waiter(ep 7)
Daisuke Ono as
Otaku A(ep 3)
Student council chairman(ep 5)
Eiji Yanagisawa as Takayanagi(eps 1, 3, 11)
Hirofumi Nojima as Ex-boyfriend(ep 4)
Ikue Ohtani as Renko Kamishakujii(eps 1, 12)
Junichi Endou as Director Mizudori(ep 11)
Kentarou Itou as Sawazaki(ep 7)
Kouji Ishii as Haraguchi(eps 2-3, 5, 7)
Makoto Yasumura as MC(ep 11)
Masako Joh as Cafeteria lady(ep 5)
Masayuki Katou as Otaku #4
Saeko Chiba as ComiFes announcer(ep 3)
Sanae Kobayashi as Yurie Kitagawa(5 episodes
eps 5, 7-8, 11-12
)
Susumu Chiba as Takashi(ep 10)
Takayuki Kondou as
Man A(ep 5)
Staff(ep 3)
Tarusuke Shingaki as Male student(ep 1)
Toshitsugu Takashina as
Narration(ep 2)
Opponent(ep 4)
Tsugumi Higasayama as
ComiFes staff(ep 10)
Female registerer(ep 2)
Female student council member(ep 11)
Okada(ep 9)
Saleswoman(ep 1)
Waitress(ep 7)
Youji Ueda as
Male #1(ep 9)
Narration(ep 6)
Japanese companies
Animation Check: Frontline (ep 6)
Animation Production: Palm Studio
Background Assistance:
AniVillage (eps 4-12)
Team's Art (eps 3, 6)
Backgrounds:
Korea Easter Studio (eps 2-12)
Studio Easter (OP; ED; ep 1)
Broadcaster: KIDS STATION
Editing Assistance: Actas
Key Animation:
Anime R (ep 1)
Anime Roman (ep 5)
Big Bang (eps 3, 7)
Dogakobo (ep 12)
Nakamura Production (ep 9)
Tokyo Animation Center (eps 5, 11)
Wao World (ep 5)
Music Production: Lantis
Photography: Asahi Production
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Bill Timoney
Art Director: John Siers
Translation: Duane Johnson
Executive producer: John Sirabella

DVD Authoring:
Justin Kim
Mike Schaubach
Editing: Naneen Paglieri
Editing Assistant: Rok Rodriguez
Production Supervision: Sean Molyneaux
Script Adaptation: Bill Timoney
Translation Manager: Anna Yamamoto
Carol Jacobanis as Saki Kasukabe
Kenneth Robert Marlo as Kosaka Makoto
Michael Perreca as Sasahara Kanji

Bill Rogers as Tanaka Soichiro
Billy Regan as Madarame
Dala Halsted as Kitagawa
Dana Halsted as Kitagawa
Mandy Bonhomme as Komaki Asagiri(Kujibiki)
Meg Francis as Izumi Tachibana(Kujibiki)
Rachael Lillis as
Kanako Ohno
Vice-President Kasumi Kisaragi(Kujibiki)
Rich McNanna as Chihiro Enomoto(Kujibiki)
Rome Elliot as Kugayana Mitsunori
Tobb Garbeil as Mr. Chairman
Zena Fries as Keiko Sasahara
Zoe Fries as President Ritsuko Kubel Kettenkrad(Kujibiki)

Angora Deb as Renko Kamishakuji(Kujibiki)
Chunky Mon as Narrator
Jayce Reeves as Ishida(Kujibiki)
Jessica Loseth as Cosplayer(ep 3)
Lisa Ortiz as Yamada Kaoruko(Kujibiki)
Michael Alston Baley as Haraguchi
Randall Burton as Saki's Ex-Boyfriend(ep 4)
Veronica Taylor as Tokino Akiyama
William Hirsh as
Horizontal Guy(ep 4)
Takayanagi
Yael Meller as Cafe Lady(Kujibiki)
Zoe Fries as Cosplayer(ep 3)

English companies
ADR Production: Headline Sound Studios
Distributor: AnimeWorks
Licensed by: Media Blasters
French staff
French cast
Dubbing Director: Thomas Guitard
Geneviève Doang as Saki Kasukabe
Thomas Guitard as Kanji Sasahara

Alexandre Coadour as
Kugayama
Narrateur
Président Genshiken
Anouck Hautbois as Kitagawa
Anouk Hautbois as Kitagawa
Benoit Dupac as Sawazaki
Benoit Du Pac as Sawazaki
Bruno Meyere as Harunobu Madarame
Damien Da Silva as Soichiro Tanaka
Fanny Bloc as Keiko Sasahara
Gérard Surugue as Haraguchi
Jessica Barrier as Kanako Oono
Mathieu Doang as Kuchiki
Matthieu Morel as
Président bureau des assos
Président Club Anim'
Rémi Caillebot as Makoto Kosaka

French companies
Distributor: Kaze
Dubbing Company: WanTake
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
Ariadna Jiménez as Saki Kasukabe(Spain dub)
Carlos Lladó as Makoto Kohsaka(Spain dub)
Jordi Navarro as Kanji Sasahara(Spain dub)

J. Ignacio Latorre as Mitsunori Kugayama(Spain dub)
Jesús López as Souichirou Tanaka(Spain dub)
Pilar Mora as Kanako Ohno(Spain dub)
Sergio Mesa as Harunobu Madarame(Spain dub)

Angel del Río as Haraguchi(Spain dub)
Carmen Ambrós as Kitagawa(Spain dub) 
Juan Miguel Díez as President(Spain dub)
Lidia Camino as Yurie Kitagawa(Spain dub)

Sergio Mesa(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Dubbing Studio: Cristal Media (Spain dub)
Translation: TRADUCCIONES IMPOSIBLES (Spain dub)
German staff
German cast
(none)
Esra Vural as Saki Kasukabe
Sebastian Schulz as Makoto Kohsaka
Timm Neu as Kanji Sasahara

Susanne Kaps as Kanako Ohno

Anja Stadlober as Kasumi Kisaragi
Dennis Schmidt-Foss as Soichiro Tanaka
Diana Borgwardt as Renko Kamisgakujii
Erich Räuker as
Erzähler(ep 6)
Ober(ep 7)
Hannes Maurer as Sawazaki(ep 7)
Hans Hohlbein as Haraguchi
Jill Böttcher as Kaoruko Yamada
Kalpna Joshi as Lisa Humvee
Konrad Bösherz as Mugio Rokuhara
Maria Koschny as
Kitagawa
Schinobu Enomoto
Marie Schramm as Asagiri Komaki
Peggy Sander as Izumi Tachibana
Raul Richter as Chihiro Enomoto
Susanne Hermann as Ritsuko Kübel Kettenrad
Sven Plate as Harunobu Madarame
Tilo Schmitz as Mitsunori Kugayama
Yvonne Greitzke as
Keiko Sasahara
Tokino Akiyama
German companies
Distributor: Kazé Germany (now)
DVD Distribution: Anime-Virtual
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
(none)
Distributor: Kaze Animation S.A.
Dutch cast
(none)
Polish staff
Polish companies
(none)
Distributor: Anime-Virtual
Polish cast
(none)
Swedish staff
Swedish companies
(none)
Distributor: Kaze Sweden
Swedish cast
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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