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Old 2007-10-12, 18:48   Link #41
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I actually felt that all OAVs were still very relevant to otaku lifestyle. Ogiue's introduction/cosplay episode were an exploration into another kind of otaku. Madarame episode was a look deeper into Otaku and their relationship with the norm. They did an episode very similar in concept during the TV series.
Without all the otaku references and activities they do, it wouldn't be Genshiken. I like the fact that they explored the possible "otaku" venues. However, I didn't get this sense of "comradery" in the first TV series that hit me hard in the OAV. It was because of the OAV that I actually felt something for the characters, no longer was I just a casual observer. Saki is no longer annoying to me despite being anti-otaku; I actually like her character. And I really wanted to see Ogiue cosplay It also may be that I've last seen the first season like... 3 years ago?

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As for a certain pairing (assuming it's the one I think it is), I'm pretty sure they'll get to it eventually - the anime has been a pretty faithful adaptation of the manga so far. I don't see any reason why they would change now. I imagine the 2nd series of Genshiken will see the manga through to the end.
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Old 2007-10-16, 16:38   Link #42
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I was overall pleased with the quality of the first episode, but I'm a little worried about the fact that they took a whole episode just to adapt chapter 27 from the manga. If they keep this kind of pace, I think the second series will only cover the manga up to volume 7 or so. Since we already had to wait so long for the second series, I was hoping that at the end of it we wouldn't be left hanging, waiting for a third series or a final OVA.

So far, two groups picked the show up, and both of them made some silly mistakes. I still hope a better group will work on it too, but I'm glad the fansubbing community isn't ignoring Genshiken 2 as it did with Kujibiki Unbalance, which was a surprisingly good show.
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Old 2007-10-16, 20:23   Link #43
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The new opening is... "amusing"...

Episode 2 is still Genshiken-like. For Better or worse.
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Old 2007-10-17, 02:35   Link #44
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The new opening is like a Gundam
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Old 2007-10-17, 03:05   Link #45
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yeah it is

I turned on MPC and then went to get my food out of the microwave. and when I looked at the screen I said, ah shoot, did i click on gundam 00 instead? then madamare's face popped out

and Jeez! school kids cant put their hands there!
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Old 2007-10-17, 05:57   Link #46
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The new opening is like a Gundam
That's the whole point.

My opinion on the OP --- ohmygod Sue. <3
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Old 2007-10-17, 09:41   Link #47
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Regarding the OP... other referrences&parody shows have corrupted Genshiken. At least he wakes up at the end... ONLY TO GET BACK TO THE DREAM OMAGA. I say NO.
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Old 2007-10-17, 10:46   Link #48
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Regarding the OP... other referrences&parody shows have corrupted Genshiken. At least he wakes up at the end... ONLY TO GET BACK TO THE DREAM OMAGA. I say NO.
This is a bloody parody/reference show about otakus.
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Old 2007-10-17, 11:04   Link #49
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The new opening is... "amusing"...
sounded like sarcasm ^^

Gundam OP FTW!! i think i actually choked on some saliva watching that XD

good to see genshiken continuing to be what i expect it to be but this time with 110% more service ^^

cant wait to see what happens next...and maybe...sasahara x ogiure?
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Old 2007-10-17, 11:09   Link #50
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"We have a winner for the category of MAD OP dept.: Genshikan 2 /w the GUNDAM parody OP."

Only if the Oscar of anime is present....... Orz
For now, let's enjoy the awesome OP.

Spoiler for Sasahara X Ogiue=:
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Old 2007-10-17, 13:10   Link #51
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So, i guess no sekusu until the third installment, huh ?
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Old 2007-10-17, 14:04   Link #52
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This is a bloody parody/reference show about otakus.
Oh wow, sorry I've not seen any flying in space in the first season or OVA... only some cosplay... Referrences there were in-your-face chatter, not some fantasies.

But it's K if you love this, I can just skip it.
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Old 2007-10-17, 21:10   Link #53
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I have to say, I like the new OP.
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Old 2007-10-17, 21:47   Link #54
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I find the new OP amusing but I'd rather it have been a new manzo song.
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Old 2007-10-17, 22:04   Link #55
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Oh wow, sorry I've not seen any flying in space in the first season or OVA... only some cosplay... Referrences there were in-your-face chatter, not some fantasies.

But it's K if you love this, I can just skip it.
To be fair, while the new OP is much more overt in its parody than most things that Genshiken has done before, the OP from the OVAs is a shot for shot remake of the OP for Kujibiki Unbalance TV series, which in itself is a homage and parody of anime convention and cliches.

As for the actual Genshiken episode, I liked it. The big draw of the series has always been the interplay between the characters, and I liked how things played out in the episode. By this point, it's clear that Saki has something of a soft spot for the club, even if she only appears to put up with it for her boyfriend's sake. It's also pretty obvious that Ogiue is much more of an otaku than she's willing to admit to the others, and I dig how Saki is always teasing her about something.

I wonder what's up with Ohno and Tanaka though - it's clear that she's jealous about the other costumes he's making, but I imagine this gets played out down the line.
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Old 2007-10-17, 22:38   Link #56
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To be fair, while the new OP is much more overt in its parody than most things that Genshiken has done before, the OP from the OVAs is a shot for shot remake of the OP for Kujibiki Unbalance TV series, which in itself is a homage and parody of anime convention and cliches.
I didn't even know that was a parody cuz I never watched Kujibiki Unbalance. I just compared the two it's very amusing.
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Old 2007-10-17, 23:55   Link #57
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sounded like sarcasm ^^
Hahaha, well honestly, I was quite surprised by how far they took it. Practically the whole song was fantasy, a few seconds reality, then back to fantasy.

At least the OVA op was realistic, pretty much.

Well, a good opening. Just... strange... Doesn't exactly set the mood for a show like Genshiken...
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Old 2007-10-18, 03:15   Link #58
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Well, a good opening. Just... strange... Doesn't exactly set the mood for a show like Genshiken...
Thats exactly it. It makes a stark contrast with 1st series OP. Though maybe thats what they wanted, contrast...

It also reminded me of that yonkoma where Sasahara looks at Madarame and wonders how is he supposed to &%*@ him.
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Old 2007-10-18, 03:26   Link #59
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Every otaku over the age of 35 in japan dreams of being a gundam pilot. This is not far-fetched.

you people are making too big a deal over this. naked women running around is only one piece of the genshiken puzzle. anyway, there is plenty, if not too much, lingerie action in this episode.

if all you expect is hentai doujins floating around, then you really dont seem to get what 'genshiken' is really about.
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Old 2007-10-18, 05:41   Link #60
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Well, a good opening. Just... strange... Doesn't exactly set the mood for a show like Genshiken...
This'll provably be the last time we see animated Genshiken, so they might as well have some fun with it. Like it's been said --- Gundam is easily the most known franchise for Otaku, so it's perfect.

Regarding the second episode --- i like how they have Ohno PVC's in the club room. Also
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