Genshiken Premium Collection: Volumes 1 - 3
It is Sasahara's first day of college, and a fateful choice awaits him. Which college clubs will he choose to join? But Sasahara is no ordinary young man; a dark secret lurks within his soul. For one thing, he knows what "cosplay" is, and he'd like to know more. He knows how to unlock all the secret characters in "Guilty Gear X", and he'd like to know more. He knows what the plot twist is in episode twenty-five of "Kujibiki Unbalance" because he's read the manga, and he'd like to know more. He's heard of Doujinshi, and he... NEEDS to know more. Enter Genshiken, the barely legitimized Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture, home to all subspecies of Otaku!
Motivated by nothing more than the search for a cute boy, Sachi lands herself in a nest of the most hardcore of Otaku.
Will her weakness for a pretty face win out over the utter repulsion brought on by habits of her newfound beau? Will the torrent of anime drive her to...cosplay?
Saki's life at Genshiken as the girlfriend of an Otaku reaches new and interesting depths. When the student council threatens Genshiken, none of the members are able to take even the most basic steps to stand up for themselves. Saki is the only one who will, if she can stop laughing at how pathetic the guys are taking long enough to do something. Then she is introduced to the wonderful world of model kits, the drive for new members, and the most mind-boggling event of all...The Modern Study Of The Physical Courting Rituals That Should Never Be.
There comes a time in every girl's life, where her friends try to get her to "experiment".....with cosplay. For Saki, that's just about every week - but this time Ohno may finally have enough influence to get her to don the helmet once and for all. Keiko's there as well, determined to get in on the act. To make her way into Kohsaka's heart, she's decided to herself to become an Otaku... even if it means going to Comic Fest. If anything, at least those adult dojinshi for women are kind of interesting...