One of our Twitch streamers, negativeprimes, recently tagged a number of our staffers on a Twitter post that’s making the rounds asking users to name their five favorite non-shonen anime. Non Shonen anime that are excellent: A Place Further Than the UniverseHinamatsuriJuni TaisenInterviews with Monster GirlsGATE Turns out there's quite a few! https://t.co/JLlaIXAyKH — Black… Read More What Are Your Five Favorite Non-Shonen Anime? Here are Ours!
After reading some of Stardf29’s initial thoughts on Gamers, I checked it out and likewise found it to be very engaging. The series had this weird sense of humor about it, and the director and writer approached the material in an unusual manner, as if to say, “We’re going to make a very typical story… Read More Gamers! and the Games We Play
Even when you’re in the work force and don’t get a three-month long break, summer still works differently from the rest of the year. It’s a time for vacations, reflection, and though less-so than in years past, reruns. This summer, I’ve been churning through a number of anime series and shows that I’ve seen before.… Read More Revisiting Ghibli, Genshiken, and Hosoda
When I was first introduced to Genshiken, I was told that the series was really good, but that the content might not be for me. It was a good way to prep me for the series, which follows a group of otaku in the Genshiken club, a college organization in which the members revel in… Read More Surrendering is Day by Day — For Otaku AND Christians
This past week, I’ve been sharing one of my favorite series, Genshiken, with my wife. She’s been enjoying it, primarily because of the characters. The one that she most gets, I think, is Sasahara, whose anxiety and trepidation are on display from the beginning of the first episode. When he demonstrates just how shy he… Read More Sasahara?! Can’t I be Kousaka, Instead?
While watching episode one of Gamers! one of the first things I thought was, “This feels like Genshiken: High School.” It’s a kinder, softer version of that anime about a club where otaku can share just how otaku they are. On a more specific level, Keita reminds me a bit of Kanji; both are cautious,… Read More Gamers, Genshiken, and a Group Where You Belong
When it was announced that the manga for Genshiken Second Generation (Genshiken Nidaime) would receive an anime, my excitement was tempered by a feeling that the anime would ultimately be a letdown, as it would suffer from comparisons to the original classic. NIS’s slick release of the Genshiken Second Generation DVD set, though, proves that… Read More DVD Review: Genshiken Second Generation (BD)
I had a really great conversation today with an exchange student at the university I attended, which is nearby my work. We talked a lot about how one person can have a powerful impact on others just by loving them. Our lives profoundly impacts other lives as we intersect in our relationships. We may not… Read More Genshiken, Episode 11: Madaramade for So Much More
About six years ago, my wife and I left our church, hoping to find a body of believers that were in a similar life stage as us. We visited several churches, apprehensively going through the doors on Sundays and trying them out. It was a strange sensation – and uncomfortable one, as we nitpicked and… Read More Halfway In or All In the Genshiken
I’m so happy that there’s new Genshiken, even if the voices are different (and some are hard to get used to). Even the Oguie/Sasahara arc was skipped. Even if I didn’t really like the initial chapters of the Genshiken Nidaime manga. It still felt like visiting old friends I hadn’t seen in years and not… Read More Genshiken: Church for the Broken (Otaku)