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The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture OVA

Country of Origin: Japan
Year Produced: 2006
Air Date: Dec 22, 2006 to Apr 25, 2007
Episodes: 3
Type: Series
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Genshiken OVA

Kujibiki Unbalance (くじびきアンバランス, Kujibiki Anbaransu?), as it exists in the real world, is a three-episode OVA from the highly popular 2004 anime Genshiken, as well as a series of three light novels by Genshiken anime collaborator Michiko Yokote. Within the world of Genshiken, however, Kujibiki Unbalance is a popular ongoing manga and 26-episode anime adaptation, which is eagerly watched and discussed by the main characters. These same characters also purchase associated products and adult-oriented dojinshi based on the series, which constitute the motivation for some of the "club activities" held by the Genshiken. Genshiken characters who are fans of Kujibiki Unbalance tend to refer to it by the shorthand name of Kuji-Un (くじアン, Kujian?).

The series is, in essence, a compilation of many of the standard themes found in certain kinds of anime and manga series: childhood promises as the source of relationship drama, the influential yet shadowy Student Council, somewhat contrived scenarios designed to push the plot forward, mid-series "recaps" to remind viewers of previous events, and a sudden crisis that threatens to alienate the main characters and jeopardizes the outcome of the series. Kujibiki Unbalance is meant to be a very stereotypical anime series, serving as both an homage to and a parody of the kinds of series that the otaku of Genshiken would enjoy.

The series was originally shown both as short "excerpts" within the Genshiken manga, as well as three full OVA episodes (labeled as episodes 1, 21, and 25 of an assumed 26-episode TV series) released to DVD with Genshiken in Japan. At Comiket 69, Media Blasters announced the release of the second season of Genshiken, which was later clarified as being a 12-episode season of Kujibiki Unbalance. In a reversal of its OVA release alongside Genshiken, the DVD release of Kujibiki Unbalance will include a total of three Genshiken OVA episodes, introducing the character Ogiue and continuing the plot of the manga from where the TV series left off.

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Chika Ogiue (lead)Kaori Mizuhashi
Harunobu Madarame (lead)
Kanji Sasahara (lead)Takanori Ohyama
Makoto Kousaka (lead)
Saki Kasukabe (lead)Satsuki Yukino
First President
Kanako OhnoAyako Kawasumi
Kugayama Mitsunori
Manabu Kuchiki
Souichiro TanakaTomokazu Seki