Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
"Trying to revive a series a few years after it previously ended can be a difficult task and one that is often not well received by fans of the original. Genshiken first began as a manga series that ran from 2002 to 2006 before receiving two anime adaptations, the last of which was in 2007. Now three years after the end of the original manga, the series was revived as Genshiken Second Generation and now an anime adaptation of that revival has made its way to North America. The question is, is Genshiken Second Generation a worthy revival for fans to jump back into after all these years?"