Genshiken: 2nd Season Blu-rays/DVDs to Come With Bonus Anime
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
The official website for the Genshiken: Second Season anime revealed on Tuesday that the Blu-ray releases of the anime will each include a new bonus anime video. The first Blu-ray volume will also include a clean version of the anime's opening and ending sequences as well as a 16-page booklet, and will cost 7,875 yen (about US$81) when it ships on September 4. A DVD box containing all of the episodes of Genshiken: Second Season and similar extras is also scheduled for December 11 for the price of 15,750 yen (about US$162).
Shimoku Kio's sequel manga Genshiken: Second Season continues the adventures of the otaku college club "The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture." Kodansha Comics published the second volume of this manga in North America in March. Del Rey released the first Genshiken manga series as well as the Kujibiki Unbalance spinoff in North America. Media Blasters licensed the first two Genshiken television anime series, the Genshiken videos, and the Kujibiki Unbalance anime.
Tsutomu Mizushima (Girls und Panzer, Squid Girl, XXXHOLiC, Genshiken OAV, episode director on first Genshiken) is serving as both director and sound director at Production I.G for the new anime. Michiko Yokote is returning from the previous Genshiken projects to supervise the series scripts, and Junichiro Taniguchi (Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san, Natsuyuki Rendezvous, Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku) is the new character designer.
In addition to playing Rika Yoshitake, Sumire Uesaka will contributed the opening theme song "Genshi, Joshi wa, Taiyō Datta" for the summer anime.
The anime will premiere on July 6.