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This is a list of episodes for the anime adaptation of Genshiken.

TV Season 1 (2004)

# Title Original air date
01 Study of the Modern Visually-Oriented Culture
"Gendai ni okeru Shikaku o Chūshin to shita Bunka no Kenkyū" (現代における視覚を中心とした文化の研究)
2004-10-10 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
An introduction episode explaining how Kohsaka, Kasukabe and Sasahara got involved with Genshiken; after some uncertainty, Sasahara decides to fully participate in the club.
02 Comparative Classification of the Modern Youth through Consumption and Entertainment
"Shōhi to Yūkyō ni yoru Gendai Seishōnen no Hikaku Bunrui" (消費と遊興による現代青少年の比較分類)
2004-10-17 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Genshiken takes Sasahara to Akihabara for dōjinshi shopping while Kohsaka and Kasukabe go to Harajuku for clothes; Kasukabe discovers Kohsaka's hentai collection and gets an introduction on the subject from the others.
03 Problems and Merits of Local Culture Promotion
"Chiiki Bunka Shinkō no Mondaiten to sono Kōseki" (地域文化振興の問題点とその功績)
2004-10-24 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Genshiken goes on a club trip to Comifes, a large comic convention; Madarame seriously injures his hand, but pretends to be fine in the name of fandom until the pain becomes too great to bear.
04 The Sublimating Effects of the Dissimulation Brought on Through Makeup and Costume on Mental Obstacles
"Funsō to Kasō no Ika ni yoru Shinri-teki Shōheki no Shōkasayō" (扮装と仮装の異化による心理的障壁の昇華作用)
2004-10-31 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Ohno is introduced as she joins Genshiken, while Genshiken takes part in a university club fair and Kasukabe's ex-boyfriend pays her a visit.
05 Limits of Rejection and Receptiveness as Observed in Autonomous Behaviour
"Jiritsu Kōdō ni Miru Haiseki to Juyō no Kyōkai" (自律行動に見る排斥と受容の境界)
2004-11-07 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Due to Genshiken's lack of "activities" as defined by the school, the club is threatened with closure; salvation comes from an unlikely source as Kasukabe intervenes personally.
06 On Connecting with Others through Subculture
"Sabukaruchā o Meguru Tasha to no Kankei-ron" (サブカルチャーをめぐる他者との関係論)
2004-11-14 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Kasukabe tries to make herself more appealing to Kohsaka by taking an interest in his hobbies by trying to learn how to play Puyo Pop Fever. Sasahara's sister Keiko also makes an appearance and calls on her brother for help.
07 Aspects of Behavioral Selection in Interpersonal Relationships
"Taijin Kankei ni okeru Kōdō Sentaku no Tokuchō" (対人関係における行動選択の特徴)
2004-11-21 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Two freshmen take an interest in Genshiken and join them for a night out on the town. Kasukabe, however, has no intention of making them feel welcome.
08 Comparative Study in Production Models and Processes
"Ryōsan-gata Seizō Katei ni okeru Hikaku Kenkyū" (量産型製造過程における比較研究)
2004-11-28 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Ohno and Sasahara start a plamo project and get the whole club involved, while Kasukabe learns an important lesson.
09 Concerning the Existence and Non-Existence of Explanatory Duties Under Specially Confined Circumstances
"Tokushu Heisa Jōkyō-ka ni okeru Setsumei Gimu no Umu ni tsuite" (特殊閉鎖状況下における説明義務の有無について)
2004-12-05 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Madarame is stuck in the club room with Kasukabe and tries to strike up a conversation, running through different scenarios in his head which parody the visual novel format.
10 The Fetishism of Leisure Time Expenditures Considered by their Economic Result
"Keizai Kōka kara Kangaeru Yoka Shōhi no Fetishizumu" (経済効果から考える余暇消費のフェティシズム)
2004-12-12 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
The club, along with Keiko, pays a visit to the beach, much to the dismay of some of the members; Keiko decides to compete for Kohsaka's feelings and tries to become an otaku.
11 On the Presence of Malicious Intent in Urban Crimes
"Toshi-gata Hanzai ni okeru Akui no Shozai-ron" (都市型犯罪における悪意の所在論)
2004-12-19 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Kasukabe decides the club room needs a cleanup, but an accident causes Genshiken to be banned from the university fair. As an apology, Kasukabe takes Ohno's place in the fair's cosplay contest.
12 Countermeasures for Issues that Arise during the Reorganization of a Group
"Soshiki no Saikōchiku-ji ni Hassei suru Kadai to Taisaku" (組織の再構築時に発生する課題と対策)
2004-12-26 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
The club is depressed due to their punishment of community service. Sasahara becomes the new President and proposes that the society attend Comifes as a circle.

OVA (2006-2007)

# Title Original release date
13 Otaku Hater Ogiue Here
"Otaku ga Kirai na Ogiue desu" (オタクが嫌いな荻上です)
2006-12-22 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Two new members join the society: the abrasive Manabu Kuchiki and the standoffish Chika Ogiue. Ohno hatches a plan to trick Ogiue into revealing her true inner self.
14 I am from Planet Otaku
"Watashi wa Otaku-seijin" (私はオタク星人)
2007-02-23 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
At Kasukabe's urging, Madarame sets out in search of a less otaku-ish outfit. Later, a heart-to-heart over sushi reveals that they might not be from completely different worlds after all. Unfortunately, this only confuses him more.
15 Then I'll Undress You!
"Jā, Nugashite ageru!" (じゃあ、脱がしてあげるッ!)
2007-04-25 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
The school festival approaches, and Ohno is committed to another cosplay photo shoot. But tension brews as Ogiue scoffs at the idea of cosplay, and Ohno finds Tanaka's secret stash of costumes for the other Genshiken girls. Caught in the middle with the photo shoot only minutes away, Kasukabe hatches a scheme to smooth things over, and even get Ogiue to try something she's never done before...

TV Season 2 (Genshiken 2, 2007)

# Title Original air date
01[1] (16) The New President's Intentions
"Shin-Kaichō no Kokorozashi" (新会長のココロザシ)
2007-10-10 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Things are looking up for Sasahara as the Genshiken secures a spot among the dōjinshi vendors at the next Comifes, but the devil is in the details as they quickly need to figure out the finer points of actually making one. An unexpected relief comes when Ogiue actually volunteers her services (if in limited quantities), but will the new President have what it takes to stand up to the other obstacles in their way?
02 (17) Friction at the Club Meeting
"Kaigi wa Momeru" (会議はモメル)
2007-10-17 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
It's nearing the end of July, and with the deadline for finishing their dōjinshi looming, all the club has to show are the two pages drawn by Ogiue. With Kugayama's continued lack of material pushing the deadline (and Sasahara's patience) to the limit, it looks like they'll have to put aside their differences (and their sleep cycles) to get things done on time.
03 (18) One Hot Summer's Day
"Atsui Natsu no Ichinichi" (アツい夏の一日)
2007-10-24 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
The day of Genshiken's participation in Comifes has arrived, and they are finally set to take their place as a vendor. But despite (or because of) Haraguchi's "blessing," sales are initially slow. Ohno's arrival (in cosplay, naturally) seems to change their luck for the better, but things really get underway with a surprise appearance. How Kasukabe will react to it, however, is another matter entirely.
04 (19) Are You Going Out?
"Dekiten Desu ka?" (デキテンデスカ?)
2007-10-31 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Ohno likes Tanaka. Tanaka likes Ohno. Both, however, are too shy, and lacking confidence to make a first move. With the rest of Genshiken in a state of concern and confusion over their relationship, Ohno confides her anxieties to Kasukabe, who suggests a possible approach that may give both of them the courage to confide their affections.
05 (20) Madarame the Total Bottom
"Madarame Sō-Uke" (マダラメ総ウケ)
2007-11-07 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Ogiue catches Sasahara and Madarame in an unintentionally-compromising position, setting her fujoshi imagination alight with various slash pairings between her fellow club members. She may have just found the inspiration to make a dōjinshi for next summer's Comifes, but her sketch of Sasahara gives Saki other ideas.
06 (21) An Issue of Taste
"Shumi no Mondai" (趣味のモンダイ)
2007-11-14 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Genshiken is making preparations to go to the upcoming Winter Comifes as a group, but when the other members invite Ogiue along, she adamantly refuses. That doesn't stop her from appearing anyway in the guise of her high school persona to buy all the latest yaoi dōjinshi, but things get complicated as she (literally) runs into the rest of the club.
07 (22) Graduation Syndrome
"Sotsugyō Shōkōgun" (卒業症候群)
2007-11-21 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Graduation time is finally upon Tanaka, Kugayama, and Madarame, and with it come emotional reflections on the past three years for the club. The presidential torch is passed on, and a Kujibiki Unbalance OVA finally gives closure to the first season, but what about Madarame's job hunt? And for that matter, what will become of the Genshiken under President Ohno?
08 (23) Cos-ken
"Kosuken" (こすけん)
2007-11-28 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
It's the beginning of the school year, and Ohno is planning out her first year as the president of the Genshiken. How will the club change under her cosplay management? Also, Ogiue learns that she's accepted to Comifes and tries to work up the courage needed for her debut. But will the newest iteration of the club sink or swim, and will Kuchiki be Ohno's nemesis, or her unlikely savior?
09 (24) It Always Rains on the Job Hunt
"Shūkatsu wa Itsu mo Ame" (シューカツはいつも雨)
2007-12-05 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Sasahara's job search is not going as well as he'd hoped; at every turn, his negative portrayal of himself and uncertainty over his own beliefs make companies balk at hiring him. Meanwhile, Kousaka's absence is starting to get to Saki, while Ogiue struggles to draft her Comifes dōjinshi without any interference from Ohno's fetishes. But could Kuchiki be on to something about Sasahara and Ogiue?
10 (25) Otaku from the USA
"Otaku Furomu USA" (オタク·フロムUSA)
2007-12-12 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
As Ogiue continues her preparations for Comifes, now a few days away, friends of Ohno's from the US show up unexpectedly to come to convention as well. While the foreign otaku ways of Angela and Sue shake up the (somewhat) peaceful clubroom, perhaps Angela is the "sensible" one when it comes to understanding the feelings of others.
11 (26) Real Hardcore
"Riaru Hādokoa" (リアル·ハードコア)
2007-12-19 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
As Comifes starts, Sasahara help Ogiue set up her doujinshi booth. Angela cosplays with Ohno in the costumes Tanaka made for them, while Sue wanders around the convention. Sue eventually obtains one of Ogiue's doujinshi books, and ask her to sign it, claiming it is "real hardcore." At a bathhouse, Ohno wonders why her plan to make Sasahara and Oguie a couple is failing. After Comifes is over, Sue and Angela leave to go back to the United States, with Ohno shipping the massive amounts of doujinshi to them later.
12 (27) What Lies Ahead...
"Sono Saki ni Aru Mono..." (その先にあるもの...)
2007-12-26 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Failing continually at his job interviews, Sasahara begins to lose sight of what he's working towards. He finds himself settling to apply for any available opening, and ends up on the brink of giving up altogether. It takes some harsh words and tough love from the rest of Genshiken to convince him to try one more time. And for that matter, how are the other members making out?

Anime Theme Songs

Opening Themes 
"Kujibiki Unbalance" (くじびきアンバランス?) by Under17 (episode 1)
"My Pace Daioh" (マイペース大王?, "King of My Own Pace") by manzo (episodes 2-12)
"Seishun to Shite" (青春として?, "As Our Youth") by manzo (episodes 13-15)
"disarm dreamer" by Aki Misato (Genshiken 2 episodes 2-12)[2][3]
Ending Themes 
"Biidama" (びいだま?, "Marble") by Saori Atsumi (episodes 1-15, Genshiken 2 episode 7)
"Clubhouse Sandwich" (クラブハウスサンド Kurabuhausu Sando?) by Yūmao (Genshiken 2 episodes 1-2, 4-6, 8-12)[2]
"Ai" (あい?, "Love") by Saori Atsumi(Genshiken 2 episode 3; opening theme to Kujibiki Unbalance series 2)

Notes and references

  1. Unlike the OVA, the second TV season of the anime restarts the episode numbering.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Script error
  3. Although same song are used entire the season, movie are modified once in chapter 4, and again in chapter 7 (significantly added Ramen Tenshi Pretty Menma reference).

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