Genshiken

Season 1 Episode 3

Problems and Merits of Local Culture Promotion

Aired Unknown Oct 24, 2004 on TV Tokyo
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Problems and Merits of Local Culture Promotion
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The episode begins with Sasahara and the other Genshiken members inside a train. Apparently they're going to a 'comic festival' where they're planning to buy bucket loads of doujinshi. In the train, Sasahara thinks about how he's surrounded by a bunch of Otaku and how Kousaka still manages to look excited. Anyway, they eventually reach the place and Madarame, in his excitement, jumps around in the rain, trips over, and injures his right hand. However, just like a true Otaku, he perseveres and pretends as if nothing happens. Eventually, however, he can't stand it anymore and when a guy accidentally bumps into him, he passed out and has to be wheeled out to the hospital.

nce the whole incident is over, Sasahara begins his doujinshi-buying spree. He starts out a bit shy and hesitant but eventually, he becomes an enthusiastic doujinshi buyer. Meanwhile, Tanaka is seen outside taking photograph of cosplayer and giving some of the photograph that he'd taken before to the cosplayer. Back to Sasahara, he's been persuaded by a Manken member, Haraguchi, to join Manken. However, his condescending attitude towards other Genshiken members ticks Sasahara off so he tells the guy he's fine with Genshiken. Elsewhere, Saki is seen trying to penetrate the Otaku barrier from the train station but upon seeing them in numbers, she decides to give up and go home. The episode ends with Sasahara realising that maybe he does fit in with the other guys after all.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

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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