Genshiken Nidaime Manga Chapter 69 Review

げんしけん: 二代目
Genshiken Nidaime Manga Chapter 69

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Genshiken Nidaime Manga Chapter 69Risa is on the phone with Rika and arranges for Risa to come by and visit the campus, where they have a party that night.  “Hato-chan” is sent to get groceries and comes back to find that Rika and Risa have showered and that Yajima is currently in the shower. Rika tries to set up a situation by stealing clothing, but Yajima forces her to back down. Rika wonders what they should do now and if they should pay the senpais a call. Along the way, the conversation turns to why Risa is into shoutacon and that she’s into underage boys because they are smooth down there.

When asked what she wants to do, Risa says she wants to see Hato as a guy. While her reasons are good, Yajima decides to block it, citing it took them four months to see Hato as a guy. Yajima thinks she’s won, but Rika helps her younger sister and gets Hato to agree to do this, but even further, to allow everyone to come by his place.

Yajima tells Hato that she’ll stop Rika if Rika tries anything, so Hato feels safe enough to take a shower. Rika wants to snoop and though Yajima briefly stops her, Rika has Risa stop Yajima. Rika temps Yajima by pointing out the question Yajima does want to know — what does Hato do when he’s home alone? However, when Rika moves on the large, walk-in closet, Yajima breaks free of Risa and stops Rika. However, this causes them to open the sliding door to the bathroom, where a naked Hato is toweling off. Yajima sees Hato’s secret, but so did Risa, who loves the fact that Hato is smooth. As such, Risa decides to apply for collage at Shiiou University.

Thoughts/Review:

This is the second chapter featuring the 1st-year students (sans Sue, who’d be a scene stealer) and it sorta proves that they can carry the manga.  I say “sorta” because it is Risa’s character that makes it work.  She’s into basketball, but also into young guys. OK, that’s a little uncomfortable but the payoff was making Hato that way and Risa see it as well as Yajima. Now, I’ve not seen this attraction to Hato by Yajima that some have seen, but I do see Risa being attracted to Hato because he’s hairless downstairs and she’s into that.  Plus, Kio-sensei states that Risa will be applying for Shiiou, which she wasn’t sure she wanted to do when the chapter started.  I think Risa would be a good addition for Genshiken as a club and I’d love to see hook up with Hato.

I’m guessing Hato shaves down there because of his cross dressing.  Its obviously not required since many women don’t keep themselves smooth downstairs.

This chapter was certainly reminiscent of the old Genshiken, where there, the club had to meet in various member’s apartments and Saki was determined to learn their secrets.  Here, Rika takes that role, but in a different manner.

As I said earlier, I don’t see Yajima as being attracted to Hato. All of her actions came across to me as someone who has her own secrets and doesn’t like people snooping, especially Rika. So, she’s trying to spare Hato of that, especially after making a promise.

While I’m thinking about it, why was Sue placed in with the senpai members like Ohno & Ogiue?  I realize she may be hanging out with them, but my understanding is that Sue is a 1st-year just like Rika and company.  Maybe Sue transferred in as a 2nd-year student.

So, an interesting and somewhat humorous chapter. I like the Risa character and hope she’s a new Genshiken member next year.

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2 Responses to “Genshiken Nidaime Manga Chapter 69 Review”

  1. arimareiji says:

    Lots of fun to be had in this one, but my favorite silly moment was Yajima trying to erase Risa’s memory with a chop.

    And I’d heartily concur about Yajima’s attitude toward Hato being protective. YMMV on whether there’s more under the surface elsewhere (I don’t know what to think, myself), but I don’t think we saw any subtext here.

    Finally, yeah… bring back Sue, d@dgummit. Especially the Sue/Mada moments. (^_^)

  2. AstroNerdBoy says:

    I think Sue will be back next chapter since it is a school festival. We’ll see though.

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