Sypnosis: Genshiken follows the lives of a group of college students drawn together by their shared hobbies, and the trials and adventures associated with being otaku. (batoto)
Genshiken Nidaime ("Second Generation") is part 2, starting from chapter 57.
Why you should read this:
- If you love slice-of-life and somewhat want to relive (or...experience what your current uni life should be ) your university non-study days. This manga just has the perfect amount (IMO) of every good ingredient for a school slice-of-life story. Enough romance, enough comedy, enough quirk, enough serious themes, enough everything.
- It's about otaku and very realistically portrayed (even in other aspects, not just otaku). Don't we want to see how our Japan counterparts in Japan get things done?
- Impeccably sooth your heart if you just had a heavy run of Nolan films or gore seinen or...those action manga people have been recommending in the Clubhouse. Even if you didn't, still read it.
- The character development is great. The atmosphere is phenomenally peaceful that I somehow thought I was living with the characters when I read it, if that makes sense.
- Some traps are wow. But don't quote me on that.
- Female cast are cute and pretty and...varied. They are more diverse than the male cast in both personality and character as far as I can see.
- Nice art! The background is detailed from the start but the character art needs a bit of time to be established (just like 99% manga out there). You have to wait around 9 volumes but that's not too long. Bleach and One Piece on the other hand...
- It's in Afternoon magazine. What? You don't know that magazine? It's a Kodansha magazine and I dare say it has the greatest amount of good to top-tier manga I have ever read/known about. It's dissed out stuffs like Vinland Saga, Mushishi, Blade of The Immortal, Eden: It's An Endless World, Parasyte, Historie, Oh My Goddess!, Yokohama Kaidashi Kiko, Big Windup!, and 3 best works of Tsutomu Nihei: Blame!, NOiSE, Knights of Sidonia. If that's not enough...you can go to Hell
- Trust in Fulmine...or not...
Edited by DaEvilWithin, 19 April 2015 - 08:54 PM.