Anime-Gataris is the latest anime about anime otaku, following in the footsteps of Lucky Star, Genshiken, and Shirobako. There's always a risk of relying on easy references, but Anime-Gataris approaches the subject with a genuine love of the material. How does it avoid the common pitfalls of reference anime to capture the authentic fandom experience? Jump below the break to find out.
The September issue of manga magazine Afternoon, on sale in Japan July 25th, is announcing that Shimoku Kio's Genshiken: Second Season will be ending in the magazine's October issue, on sale August 25th. News comes at the ending of Episode 126, "La Campanella (Confessions 3)," which promises teases and laughter as Manabu Kuchiki graduates. More after the jump.
NIS America announced plans for its Premium Edition release of Genshiken Second Generation, which is set to arrive on February 3, 2015. In addition to the 13-episode series spread across 2 Blu-rays, the package comes with 16 minutes of Bonus Shorts and a 64-page hardcover art book. Pics and more past the jump.
A bit impressive and a bit disturbing, Gate, the folks behind that Knights of Sidonia hug pillow, now have a dakimakura based on Genshiken, drawn by series manga artist Shimoku Kio. Except, American transfer student Susanna Hopkins doesn't seem wildly enthusiast about being featured. Get a look after the jump.
Crunchyroll’s back catalog of anime continues to grow and grow with the addition of Kaiji seasons 1 & 2 and Genshiken: Second Season to the roster of streaming titles. Read on for more details!
NIS America had three license announcements at Anime Expo. A collection of ninja anime Brave 10 is planned for October 8th, while the new Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home anime movie and Genshiken Second Season okau comedy will be coming later. Get the details after the jump.
The good day for anime about fujoshi continues with a new look at summer's adaptation of Shimoku Kio's Genshiken Nidaime. Tsutomu Mizushima (Girls und Panzer, Squid Girl) is directing the adventures of The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture at Production I.G. Michiko Yokote (some Gintama and Cowboy Bebop) returns to write, with Madoka Magica's Junichiro Taniguchi on character designs. Get a look after the jump.