The four episodes are set in Southtown, the imaginary city well known to all fans as the stage of numerous death matches throughout the KOF series. Many past heroes of the saga make their appearance here, and the four plots intertwine to create a large-scale drama, that is also linked to the story of KOF Maximum Impact 2.
The animation is produced by Production I.G’s Studio 9, which is known for the Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. series. The crew includes director Masaki Tachibana and character designer Makoto Shimomura.
It’s the start of a new year for the Genshiken crew, and that means recruiting new members. Always a dreaded task, The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture manages to get Chika Ogiue pushed onto them from the Manga Club. With her introduction of “I’m Ogiue and I hate otaku”, this year certainly will be anything but boring.
* Based on a light novel series by Suzuki Daisuke, with illustrations by Takanae Kyourin.
The story revolves around Ninomiya Shungo, a male high school student trained in difficult hand-to-hand combat. He lives in a huge house with his older sister Ryouko, who is almost always gone on some dangerous mercenary mission. One day, his sister sends Tsukimura Mayu and Mikihiro, two siblings, to live with him to help Mayu overcome her fear of men. Unfortunately this is accomplished by making Mayu and Shungo share the same room, bathe together and even sleep together in the same bed. Making things even worse, Houjou Reika, the student-council chair, is blackmailed into becoming their maid due to a video that Ryouko recorded, in which she tries to seduce Shungo.