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)) 
Genres: comedy , slice of life 
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
Director:
Takashi Ikehata 
Tsutomu Mizushima (OP/ED) 
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) 
Music: Masanori Takumi 
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 
Finish Animation:
FAI 
Frontline 
office fuu 
RIC 
Studio Taj 
VENET 
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 

ADR Engineer:
Gary Solomon 
Michael Messier 
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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