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It’s the spring of freshman year, and Kanji Sasahara is in a quandary. Should he fulfill his long-cherished dream of joining an otaku club? Saki Kasukabe also faces a dilemma. Can she ever turn her boyfriend, anime fanboy Kousaka, into a normal guy? Kanji triumphs where Saki fails, when both Kanji and Kousaka sign up for Genshiken: The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture.

Undeterred, Saki chases Kousaka through the various activities of the club, from costume-playing and comic conventions to video gaming and collecting anime figures–learning more than she ever wanted to about the humorous world of the Japanese fan .

Chapter Titles

  • Chapter 1. "Genshiken"
  • Chapter 2. "Prepare to be Persecuted"
  • Chapter 3. "The Most Meaningless Strategy in History"
  • Chapter 4. "Gather 'Round the Round Table"
  • Chapter 5. "Fighting the Crowd"
  • Chapter 6. "The Secret Room"
  • Bonus Manga: "To Hell with Destiny"

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