Genshiken: The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture (GN 1 of 9)
Title: Genshiken: The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture
Volume: GN 1 / 9
Distributor: Del Rey
Release date: 2005-04-26
Suggested retail price: $10.95
Age rating: 16+
It's the spring of freshman year, and Kanji Sasahara is in a quandary. Should he declare his love for manga and anime fandom by joining an otaku club, like he has always wanted to? Meanwhile, Saki Kasakabe also has a dilemma. How can she turn her boyfriend, anime fan boy Makoto, into a normal guy?
Kanji succeeds where Saki fails when both Kanji and Makoto join Genshiken: The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture. Undeterred, Saki chases Makoto through the various activities of the club, from costume-playing and comic conventions, to video gaming and anime model figures - learning more than she ever wanted to about the humorous world of the Japanese otaku.
Story and art by Shimoku Kio.
(added on 2004-10-29, modified on 2015-06-02)
- Reviewed by Bamboo Dong (June 21, 2005)
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