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Post Reply Summer Titles: Genshiken Season 2 and Kaiji Season 1 & 2
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Hey guys,

We just added Genshiken Season 2 to our summer simulcast lineup. We will be announcing the launch date/time at a later date but it will be available in the following teritories: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Central and South America.



We are also adding both seasons for KAIJI: Kaiji Ultimate Survivor & Kaiji Against All Rules. Season 1 & 2 is available to all premium members* while free users can enjoy 12 episodes today will a roll-out of 8 episodes/week.

*KAIJI is available in the following terrirotires: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the Carribeans, and South/Central America.



Kaiji Ito is a total loser. He lives day by day gambling, making small debt and taking out his frustration on expensive imported cars. His life changes one day with a visit from a loan shark, Endo. Endo seduces the disheartened Kaiji, "You can wipe the debt away in one night."

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Well Genshiken sure came as a surprise...
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Are you getting Genshiken Season 1? Looks pretty neat.
hopefully Love Lab is the next reveal.
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will watch both since I haven't seen them before (heard of them though)
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im really surprised cr picked up kaiji (though i watch both seasons already) good stuff guys
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Yes Genshiken! I saw that NISA acquired the license so im really happy
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Ganshiken! Nice pickup. I also love the fact you got a catalog title that was not USA and Canada only. Hopefully you guys can start to make a habit of that?
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Kaiji is awesome! Don't get bothered by the art, it's beast!
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globenstuff wrote:

Are you getting Genshiken Season 1? Looks pretty neat.
hopefully Love Lab is the next reveal.


They'd need seasons 1 and 2 since this is, confusingly, the third season of Genshiken.

The original Genshiken manga ran for nine volumes, the first seven of which were adapted into two seasons of anime. Then after a couple year hiatus, the author returned with a sequel series, Genshiken Nidaime (which would be better translated as "Second Generation" than "Second Season," but that boat's left the dock) which is now getting adapted even though there are two volumes of the original run that remain unanimated.

In any event, Genshiken Nidaime introduces a mostly new cast of characters, so knowledge of what went before isn't totally necessary.
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solkei wrote:

im really surprised cr picked up kaiji (though i watch both seasons already) good stuff guys


I saw that too and was a bit surprised, I actually haven't seen it yet but have heard it's actually pretty good.

As far as Genshiken goes I'm really happy CR was able to pick it up. I have the Genshiken box set, it's a really great show, except for the episodes where all they do is get depressed looking for jobs; the comedy, which is most of the show, is excellent though and I'm hoping that's the direction this season goes.
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Cool, I watched Genshiken season one years ago, and only a couple episodes of two. But I am wondering, is it really the 2007 second season streaming, or is it the new 2013 Genshiken Nidaime?
I am confused.
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Genshiken Nidaime, awesome! Thanks Crunchyroll! Get the earlier episodes for another library title please!
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ZAWA ZAWA

But yay genshiken.
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MagicalGirlMyaako wrote:

Cool, I watched Genshiken season one years ago, and only a couple episodes of two. But I am wondering, is it really the 2007 second season streaming, or is it the new 2013 Genshiken Nidaime?
I am confused.

It is the 2013 series. I noticed ANN keeps calling it "Genshiken 2nd Season", so I have to wonder if that English name is forced upon us by the publisher (who sometimes seem to choose names based on how good they sound to a Japanese speaker than what they actually mean in English).

For those of use that actually viewed the second season (on DVD in my case), it certainly confuses things.

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I will not give up.... Blood.... Lad...........
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Genshiken S2 <3333 will watch obviously. Oh and I do recommend Kaiji for those who have not seen it. The OST is bloody awesome.
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