Genshiken is about Sasahara who has just started his first day of college and a fateful choice awaits him. Which college clubs will he chose 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!