Genshiken

Season 1 Episode 8

Comparative Research in Production Models and Processes

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Aired Unknown Nov 28, 2004 on TV Tokyo
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Comparative Research in Production Models and Processes
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Episode 8 begins with Saki coming to the Genshiken room only to find Madarame and Kugapi playing video games. Ohno, Sasahara, and Tanaka then arrive to show off their latest purchase: plastic model kits/plamos. Saki, however, wonders why they are so excited about toys like that. So Tanaka has to explain how unlike toys, plamos have to be built so it's more personal to those who built them. Saki, of course, can't care less. The next day, Tanaka is seen teaching Ohno and Sasahara step by step in building their model. They, however, become nervous when Saki comes into the room because she inadvertently dropped Tanaka's plamo while playing with it the day before. Feeling that she's out of place, Saki decides to get out of the room and smoke-chained her way. While doing so, she encounters Kitagawa who tells her that the other clubs next to Genshiken have complained that their room smells like paint thinners.moreless

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  • Important step in Saki's development.

    9.0
    This is probably the best episode yet that shows the way Saki is struggling to come to terms with the fact that she is fascinated by the otaku culture.



    In the episode Tanaka teaches Ohno and Sasahara how to build Gundam style robot models. Saki pretends to find the whole exercise a stupid waste of time. Yet, despite her protestations, she is obviously pretty interested in the activity and even seems jealous of the fact that Ohno is doing something she is taking so much pride in.



    This is all good character development for her character and I think it is handled as realistically as would be expected for an animated show like this.



    The end of the episode is rather heartbreaking and is a great scene in which Saki is shown to be much more vulnerable than we have seen her in the past.moreless
Tomokazu Seki

Tomokazu Seki

Soichiro Tanaka

Ayako Kawasumi

Ayako Kawasumi

Kanako Ohno

Nobuyuki Hiyama

Nobuyuki Hiyama

Harunobu Madarame

Yuji Ueda

Yuji Ueda

Genshiken Chairman

Mitsuki Saiga

Mitsuki Saiga

Makoto Kousaka

Kenji Nomura

Kenji Nomura

Mitsunori Kugayama

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