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Old 05-02-2008, 11:43 PM   #1   [permalink]
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Thumbs down Genshiken

This is a series about anime nerds. Genshiken is the name of a club of a half dozen college students who are into anime, manga, video games and talking about all three. Not much else happens.

Oh, there is one interesting storyline. One of the members, Kohsika, has a girl friend named Saki. (None of the other members is even close to ever having a girlfriend, even though in episode 4 they get a female member. Their only experience with females comes through porn.) Anyway, Saki keeps trying to get Kohsika into bed, but Kohsika is clueless. He makes no move and is not aware of Saki's moves. Other than that, not much happens.

It is only a two disc set. I have already seen disc 1 (episodes 1-4), so I might as well see disc 2. Maybe something of interest will happen.

Disc 1 also contains an episode of Kujibiki Unbalanced, which is actually the anime within the anime. Meaning that is the anime the characters of Genshiken are currently into. It is more interesting than Genshiken.
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Old 06-02-2008, 12:18 PM   #2   [permalink]
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:45 PM   #3   [permalink]
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Well, I just finished disc 2. The stories are a bit more interesting, although Saki is such a pain-in-the-ass bitch I can't see why the others let her hang around.

Also, I cannot get over the image of Kohsika watching anime as he has sex with Saki. No, this is not shown, but it is mentioned. You'd think that Saki would just dump him rather than act like an ass around Kohsika's friends.

Anyway, this turns out to be a three disc set, so I might as well watch disc 3 to see how it comes out.
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Old 13-02-2008, 08:02 PM   #4   [permalink]
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If you think Saki is bad, wait until they introduce Ogiue and Kuchiki, you're going to want to hang yourself.
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Old 16-02-2008, 11:44 PM   #5   [permalink]
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Disc 2 gave me some hope, but disc 3 dashed it. How can a 12 episode series become repetative? Well, Genshiken does. All we get in disc 3 is Saki being more of a bitch than before. She does try to make up for it, but really. . . . Why does everyone put up with her? Just because Kohsika is nailing her? And what does Kohsika see in her anyway? And if Saki is so dead set against Kohsika's interests, then why does she stay with him? These questions, and more, are never answered.

Forget this one. I don't know why I stayed with it.
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Old 29-04-2008, 01:37 AM   #6   [permalink]
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i really liked this series. it's 2 12 episode seasons with 3 ova episodes in the middle. based on a 9 volume manga, the animation stops 2 volumes early.

it seems like the reason you don't like it is mostly because you expected it to have some sort of message, where it really is just a slice of life type anime about a bunch of friends in a club. in fact, it does this really well. it doesn't go over the top making fun of otaku or turn into a harem or have aliens or psychics, it's just about a few friends lives during college. it's that down to earth mellowness that i liked.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genshiken
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Old 05-05-2008, 07:13 PM   #7   [permalink]
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No, the reason I didn't like it is stated above.
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So did you take it like a man and finish the series, or just give up?
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I actuallu liked it because I found myself in agreement with some of the characters more than I like to admit... *cricket*
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:33 PM   #10   [permalink]
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Why does everyone put up with her? Just because Kohsika is nailing her?
because it doesn't really bother them. she entertains them. they are crazy otaku so they like keeping a normal person around.
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And what does Kohsika see in her anyway? And if Saki is so dead set against Kohsika's interests, then why does she stay with him?
because of a classic cliche used in japanese romance series: they grew up together.

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These questions, and more, are never answered.

Forget this one. I don't know why I stayed with it.
questions are answered, the series goes on past the 12 episodes, did you stay with it after all?
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Nope. I did not bother with the second season.
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