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‘Genshiken: Second Season’ Anime Gets Funimation Streaming

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Genshiken Second Season Volume 6 HeaderIt always felt like the Genshiken: Second Season anime adaptation didn’t get the attention it deserved at the time and it’s been one of the more underrated shows out there. With NIS America handling the home video distribution for much of this past decade, they’ve now brought the series to streaming through Funimation. The full series is available now on the service and is open to viewers in the US, Canada, UK, and Ireland.

The series comes from Shimoku Kio and began in 2002 with the original series that ran for nine volumes before it ended in 2006. The sequel manga began in 2009 and has twelve volumes total wrapping up back in 2016.

Del Rey Manga released the original series in North America while Kodansha Comics has released the second season.

Property concept: It’s the spring of freshman year, and Kanji Sasahara is in a quandary. Should he fulfill his long-cherished dream of joining an otaku club? Saki Kasukabe also faces a dilemma. Can she ever turn her boyfriend, anime fanboy Kousaka, into a normal guy? Kanji triumphs where Saki fails, when both Kanji and Kousaka sign up for Genshiken: The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture.

Undeterred, Saki chases Kousaka through the various activities of the club, from costume-playing and comic conventions to video gaming and collecting anime figures—learning more than she ever wanted to about the humorous world of the Japanese fan…