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Return to Genshiken: Volume 4 - Ogiue Descends


It’s finally here—the advent of Our Lady of Surly Shipping, the Angriest of Fujoshi, Ogiue Chika. To call this a major event in the series would be an understatement, but I’m getting ahead of myself. 1,920 more words

Manga

Backlog: Week 14

Here we go again. This week I watched 13 full (10+ minutes) episodes and 9 shorts. Roughly three episodes per day on average.

Shinkai’s short movies and advertisements… 191 more words

Anime & Manga

Day 13: Anime Character You're Most Similar to

It took a lot of soul searching but I finally found the anime character I’m most similar to. Drumroll please! It’s Kanako Ohno from Genshiken. I just finished the first season and am now on the second season of the show. 185 more words

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Nerds in the Mist: Katou Megumi and the Role of the Non-Otaku

With a series title like How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, a certain image comes to mind. Given the existence of Japanese dating sims, the success of “raising sims” such as Gainax’s famous… 699 more words

Anime

Return to Genshiken: Volume 3 - Stimulation Simulation

What is Return to Genshiken?

Genshiken is an influential manga about otaku, as well as my favorite manga ever and the inspiration for this blog, but it’s been many years since I’ve read the series. 1,264 more words

Manga

New (Old) Japanese Genshiken Re-Release!

The first Genshiken manga is getting a new edition in Japan. Called Genshiken “Shinsouban” (“New Edition”), this new version will be five omnibus-sized volumes in total (as opposed to nine volumes in the original release), and will be printed on larger, A5-size paper. 87 more words

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Fish's Thoughts: Early Otakudom

So I thought I’d maybe do something a tad different this week mates. I was thinking it would be a good time to share a bit more about how I first got into anime and what it was like being a newbie to the fandom. 739 more words

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