NIS America Acquires Genshiken Season 2

Genshiken Second Seasn Logo - 20130704July 4, 2013




Anime Expo, CA (July 4, 2013) – NIS America is proud to announce the acquisition of Genshiken Second Season (working title) for North American retail release. Genshiken is a slice-of-life anime surrounding the happenings of an eclectic gathering of otaku college students in their “Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture” club at Shiiou University. This series is a continuation of the first season of Genshiken, which will follow a bunch of brand-new club members as they interact with each other and experience each individual’s lifestyle choices.

Release information and more will be made available at a future date. Stay tuned for more information at!


genshiken_friends_20130704Genshiken Second Season (working title)

About the show:

After reflecting upon last year’s low freshman turnout, Chika Ogiue, the new president of Shiiou University’s “Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture”

(aka Genshiken) seeks out new freshman members to join. At the freshman welcoming hall, while stealing angry glances at Kanako Ohno, the previous club president (who was having fun cosplaying, as usual), puts on a flashy drawing performance. Suddenly two girls, freshmen Rika Yoshitake and Mirei Yajima, respond to her performance by joining the club. It turns out the girls have a reputation as “dirty girls” just like Chika, and the three birds of a feather do indeed flock together.

Meanwhile, a clean-cut beauty with chestnut hair appears at the club office asking to join up. But as it turns out, she’s actually a cute boy in drag… With new and unique freshmen members onboard, things in Genshiken Second Season are about to heat up!


Nozomi Yamamoto as Chika Ogiue (Haganai, Joshiraku)

Sumire Uesaka as Rika Yoshitake (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions, Listen to me, girls. I am your father! )

Yumi Uchiyama as Mirei Yajima (The Severing Crime Edge, Binbougami ga!, A Channel)

Jun Fukuyama as Manabu Kuchiki (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions, WAGNARIA!!, Durarara!!)

Yukana as Kanako Ohno (Infinite Stratos, Sekirei, Our Home’s Fox Deity)

Produced by

Animation: Production I.G (bunny drop, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet)

Director: Mizushima Tsutomu (Another, Squid Girl, BLOOD-C)

©Kio Shimoku•・Kodansha•/Genshiken Second Season Project

About NIS America

In 2003, NIS America was established in Southern California to bring exciting, one-of-a-kind Japanese culture to North America.

NIS America’s team members devote themselves to the fans. Their respect for their fans is at the heart of everything they do.

As an established entertainment publisher in the U.S., NIS America is committed to continuous growth and improvement.


NIS America is a subsidiary of Nippon Ichi Software, Inc., a Japanese company famous for its unique line of strategy RPGs with titles such as Disgaea, Phantom Brave, and Makai Kingdom. NIS America has also become a publisher of Japanese anime titles, such as Toradora!, anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day and bunny drop.

© 2013 NIS America, Inc. All rights reserved.

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