Japanese name: Genshiken Genshiken TV Series image
Japanese name: げんしけん
English name: Genshiken
Dates: October 10, 2004-December 26, 2004 (October 11, 2004-December 27, 2004)
Broadcast time: Sunday, 24:00-24:30 (Monday, 12:00-12:30 am)
Number of episodes: 12
Animation Studio: Palm Studio
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Chiba Television, Kids Station
Creator(s): Shimoku Kio (manga)
Series Director: Takashi Ikehata
Episode Director(s):
Planning: Michiko Yokote (series composition)
Writer(s): Michiko Yokote, Reiko Yoshida, Kokeshi Hanamura, Mamiko Ikeda, Miharu Hirami, Rika Nakase, Natsuko Takahashi, Ysduko Kobayashi
Art Director: Shin Okui
Art Design: Kayoko Nishi (color)
Character Designer(s): Hirotaka Kinoshita
Animator(s): Hirotaka Kinoshita (chief director), Junichiro Taniguchi (director), Akatsuki Koshiishi (director), Takashi Shikishima (director)
Music: Masanori Takumi
Sound: Jin Aketagawa (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):

Genre(s): drama, comedy, fans (manga, anime, video games), modern life, college
Home Video
United States: DVD (Media Blasters, 3 discs)
Note(s): This series is continued by Genshiken 2 (2007).

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Genshiken go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: October 3, 2009
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