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Utsuro no Hako 2013-01-23 10:02

Genshiken Nidaime
According to ANN, Shimoku Kio's Genshiken manga is getting a third season which will adapt, in what is sure to confuse absolutely everyone, the second season of the manga even though the second season of the anime didn't adapt all of the first season.

With most of the original cast relegated to supporting roles and the focus on a new generation of Genshiken members, almost all of whom are fujoshi, I expect this might be controversial with fans of the original two seasons.

Dop 2013-01-23 10:56

I've only read the first volume of the new manga, but I did like it, so not only am I looking forward to reading more, but I'm definitely looking forward to the anime.

Not sure how much of the original manga was left to adapt after the end of the second anime series, I wouldn't have thought that much, maybe enough for an OVA or an "Episode 0" for continuity purposes, which would be nice if it happened.

Yes. the Genshiken has gone from an almost all male society to an almost (shush!) all female society, but that possibly reflects changes and trends in fandom.

zarqu 2013-01-23 11:12

I went and read the first three chapters of Genshiken Nidaime. I liked it!

As for the cast being (almost) all fujoshi, well. One weakness with this kind of approach could be too many fujoshi jokes which might be inaccessible to those not in the know (I still don't know which is seme and which is uke, lol). The same is true for all parody jokes, of course, so I don't really see a problem with a fujoshi cast. As long as the comedy delivers.

But still, Genshiken has never been simply a comedy/gag series. One of its strengths is a healthy dose of realism when it comes to personal relationships, something I liked a lot about the two seasons of the original anime. I guess I'll find out if the "second season" of the manga preserves that.

edit: I had forgotten how cute Ogiue-chan is! <3

edit2: I didn't even realize how much of a problem continuity could be when it comes to this kind of adaptation ("straight to second season"). Oh well.

Lord of Fire 2013-01-23 12:55

Sweet. Genshken was one of the first shows I watched, and I loved both seasons, so more is definitely welcome.

I prefer not to judge the show based on the new main cast. If they keep the atmosphere light-hearted, it should be fine.

TurkeyPotPie 2013-01-23 15:39

There was actually a pretty decent chunk of Genshiken 1 not adapted in the anime. Enough for at least half a cour I'd think, certainly more than one or two episodes. It was mostly Ogiue development too, so it will be disappointing if the rest of Genshiken 1 doesn't get adapted somehow.

I'm a lot less enthused about an adaptation of Genshiken Nidaime. It's missing that special something that Genshiken had. The new characters are not that interesting, perhaps because other than Hato they've had no development. And Hato is major part of the problem I have with Genshiken Nidaime. There's way too much focus on him to the exclusion of the other characters. Even Ogiue gets shunted to the background thanks to him. There are other characters with potential (I'd like to see more Yajima in particular), but they are pretty much ciphers thanks to Hato. And why does every single female character have to be a BL obsessed fujoshi (except Saki, who barely appears anyway)?

Vicious108 2013-01-23 17:24

There were still 13 chapters left that were never animated from the original manga, so half a cour sounds about right.

Too bad it won't happen, because skipping ahead to Nidaime is an awful idea. Not only because it will make anime-only viewers extremely confused, but also because the original's material is so much more deserving than the substandard Nidaime.

Ultimately though, it doesn't matter all that much, because animated Genshiken was never anywhere near as good as the manga.

Azuma Denton 2013-01-23 22:23

Well, i still think that they should adapt the rest of 1st generation Genshiken into anime first, as they are some important plot that builds the foundation on 2nd generation Genshiken.

jeroz 2013-01-23 23:46

a couple eps of OVA first before the season starts maybe?

MisaoFan 2013-04-23 14:04

Staff revealed:


Tsutomu Mizushima (Girls und Panzer, Squid Girl, XXXHOLiC, Genshiken OAV, episode director on first Genshiken) is serving as both director and sound director at Production I.G. Michiko Yokote is returning from the previous Genshiken projects to supervise the series scripts, and Junichiro Taniguchi (Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san, Natsuyuki Rendezvous, Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku) is the new character designer.

Toshihisa Kaiya (Bunny Drop, Robotics;Notes, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex episode animation director) and Taniguchi are collaborating as chief animation directors. Studio Fuga's Ichirou Tatsuta (Bunny Drop, Robotics;Notes) is serving as art director with Katsufumi Hariu (Yuruyuri, Katanagatari) designing art and Emiko Ueno (Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san, Psycho-Pass) in charge of color keys. Takayuki Uragami is designing clothes, and Shingo Takenaka is designing props.

Fumio Kogawa is serving as director of photography, while Junichi Uematsu is editing. The studio Dandelion (Blood-C: The Last Dark) is in charge of 3D animation, and Starchild Records is producing the music.

The new anime will premiere this summer, and the next issue of Monthly Afternoon will announce the new cast members in May.

serenade_beta 2013-04-23 17:12

It's nice to have another Genshiken anime. Especially since it makes fun and talks about otaku culture in an understandable environment, unlike other anime these days that just stick otaku culture into something like a typical light novel comedy just to gain laughs and all of that crap.
Not that I really followed the Genshiken manga though. (But I did like the anime)

Utsuro no Hako 2013-05-06 01:48

Cast announced.

I'm disappointed that they recast Ogiue. I suppose since there's no announcement for Madarame, Ohno or Kikuchi that they got the rest of the original cast to come back.

Soliloquy 2013-05-06 02:43

Not only I'm happy that Genshiken season is on the way but the fact one of my favourite character from Genshiken manga is played by the seiyuu I always liked. I was always wondering before why she was rather underused in the industry despite how I had a good impression of her from Joshiraku and UN-GO.

Also happy with Anime staff. I was fond of Tsutomu Mizushima's work from the beginning. I believe the writer Michiko Yokote seems to work with the director if they are doing comedy, it is in good hands.

TurkeyPotPie 2013-05-06 08:38

When I read that Uesaka was singing the OP a while back, I thought she would end up voicing one of the new characters. She's a good fit for Yoshitake.

The Ogiue recasting is a huge disappointment though. Anticipation for this adaptation just went down even further.

Also, there was nothing about a seiyuu for Sasahara's sister Keiko. I do hope she is not going to be dropped like in the second season, and that it just means her seiyuu from the first season is coming back. Her absence from the second season was a little odd but understandable given the minor importance of her role in that part of the story, but it would be really strange if she was missing from this season. She is hardly my favorite character, but Keiko is a lot more interesting of late.

relentlessflame 2013-05-07 16:22

I want to remind everyone: no spoilers in anime threads, even behind tags.

Kakkou 2013-05-07 23:50


Originally Posted by relentlessflame (Post 4670148)
I want to remind everyone: no spoilers in anime threads, even behind tags.

Spoiler for Casting mentioned on ANN:

maximilianjenus 2013-05-08 09:05

@Kakou, yeah, the site mentions that, but it's one of those things that only are spoilers if you know what it means, otherwise there are a myriad of posible reasons why they did that.

AmeNoJaku 2013-05-08 10:09

I really hope that the staff can substitute the in-universe anime with Free! from KyoAni... it would become not only contemporary, but hilarious considering the rage already coming from 2-chan and western homophobes :p

Librantu 2013-05-22 08:04

Harunobu Madarame - Kazyuki Okitsu (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure's Jonathan Joestar, Toradora's Hisamitsu Noto)
Saki Kasukabe - Rina Satou (Certain Scientific Railgun's Mikoto Misaka)
Ohno Kanako - Yukan (Code Geass' CC)
Susanna Hopkins: Naomi Ohzora
Angela Burton - Misa Kobayashi

Utsuro no Hako 2013-05-22 08:36

Disappointing to see the roles recast, but hopefully they got actresses who are decent at English this time.

scineram 2013-05-22 09:59

Another show on my boycott list.

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