Yesterday I finally got around to finishing the Nidaime anime.
And you know what? Everything is forgiven. The first time I tried watching it I marathoned the first two seasons beforehand, but that turned out to be a bad idea. This time I went in fresh, and I was able to appreciate it for what it was. The cast, while not as good, is still quite good, and the anime has good direction and production values overall.
And then there's the goddamn confession scene, too.
Hell, I'd go as far as to say that unlike the first two seasons, it's better than its manga counterpart, since it fixes the biggest problem I had with it - the shoddy pacing.
And it ALMOST make me like Hato. Almost.
The only thing that bothers me about it now is the fact that we will never get any more Genshiken anime ever again, the end and the OAD made that clear.
What did /a/ think about it? I steered clear off the threads once I stopped following the anime weekly when it first aired.
Bonus question: who's going to win the Madarame, Hato or Keiko? Since the other girls are out of the running by now.
Sue is going to win.
Susie. Madara is a lolicon.
Why would the author go from otaku doing otaku things, to fujoshi doing BL things?
That's the thing though - when the original manga first ended, I thought "well, at least Madarame got a loli as a consolation prize". I was sure the whole thing with her coming to Japan was just to set her up with him.
But now that Nidaime actually happened... Madarame doesn't really show many signs of caring for her, and while Sue does seem to be into him, it doesn't really seem like it can go anywhere.
Not to mention, the anime(and the mangaka was always close with the anime staff - see anime-only parts being explicitly a part of manga canon) skipped over her even more, particularly the OAD removing almost all chemistry between them other than her riding on his shoulders. And even then they cut Madarame's thoughts about her thighs.
I like her the best, and I would like to see her with Madarame the most, but I can't really believe it will happen anymore.
Why not? The otaku setting was always just there for flavor, Genshiken was always about characters. He probably just got bored/run out of material.
The only thing that bothers me is that ALL the girls are fujoshi. Couldn't they have at least one regular otaku girl who's not into BL?
Hato can't win, homo ending is not possible because of social implications.
We already know who wins da Madarame.
He just keeps looking more and more like Madarame.
Because he cares about things that aren't just otaku things? Read his previous works. Almost minimal otaku presence (except for the main character being a bit of a gamer). I still wish handsome anon would translate them just so I could see the shit storm Gonensei would cause on /a/.
Nidaime is fucking shit compared to the first generation because it's all about Hato's faggotry, but I forgive them for giving me this episode
god that hit too close home
You know, I wouldn't mind Hato half as much if he was ACTUALLY gay.
>aren't just otaku things
More like he's not actually otaku and people started catching on.
Hardly. He's pretty clearly an otaku, even just going by all the references he manages to jam in. Nidaime hasn't been as heavy on that, but they were everywhere in the original.
>5 hour late reply
Glad you like it better now OP, I had the same problem with the Nidaime manga, I went in with the wrong expectations, then I tried it again later and was able to appreciate it for what it was, and now it's actually one of my favourites.
Although it's doubtful you'll get any genshiken discussion. We usually only had them once a month when a new chapter's released. Maybe you can search in the archives for the anime threads, we had pretty big ones, although not with many people.
Also, nobody will win the Madarame, although Keiko's in current top running.
He's a confused little cake boy who wants the mada-dick so I think it counts as pretty gay