Genshiken Nidaime Review — B


The club is back. This time with more cross-dressing and fujoshis.

It was a good show. Madarame’s romance with Saki is finally resolved, which was excellent. Lots of drama over cross-dressing. The fujoshi obsessed with the Sengoku era was hilarious. Sue is Sue.


BUT they skipped animating Ogiue and Sasahara hooking up. And therefore this second season was a huge disappointment. The worst anime ever. (Ok it was actually pretty good but still.)

I guess this makes me a Genshiken oldfag.

  • Storytelling – B – Personally I thought Hato’s part of the story could have used less weight. I did enjoy Hato’s story, but he tended to overshadow the rest of the characters. (Now if it had been Ogiue overshadowing the rest of the characters I would have no complaints.)
  • Voice – A – The laid back feel we’re used to from Genshiken.
  • Characters – B – Somehow it seemed like the new characters had much less of a presence than the old one, even though the series was ostensibly about the new characters.
  • Attention Grab – B – Kept my interest throughout.
  • Production – B – Looks good.
  • Overall – B

Recommendations – In case anyone hasn’t seen the original go watch it. Or just read the manga which has the good Ogiue and Sasahara chapters…

5 thoughts on “Genshiken Nidaime Review — B

  1. Yup…pretty much feel exactly the same as you. Seeing the Saki/Madarame resolution happen on screen was wonderful, though it certainly stinks that my favorite part of the manga, Ogiue and Sasahara getting together, was skipped over entirely. Bleh.

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