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Genshiken by Shimoku Kio
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Sep 15, 07

This one's for the nerds. There's a lot of depth to this series, with unexpected love angles (which makes them more realistic). What I love most about this book is that it isn't the typical "nerds now belong" or "nerds are now hip" angle that we often see. These otaku (heavy anime/manga/vg fans) dont make excuses for their behavior, dont seek acceptance, and dont care how they appear, they're just themselves, doing what they love. Its the outside characters looking in who are forced to adjust, which is the way it should be, but once those characters join the otaku group, they cause the otaku to make very subtle, realistic shifts in their behavior. And of course, like most good manga, its very funny and filled with twists. For anyone who was a nerd or part nerd in hs or college.

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