Genshiken Novel Hainyu- Ranjin no Yabo- Return of the Otaku
The official website for the Genshiken television anime series has announced that Artdink game creator Kazutoshi Iida (Doshin the Giant, Aquanaut's Holiday) will publish "another Genshiken story" under Kodansha's KC Novels imprint on January 23. Shimoku Kio, the creator of the original manga about life in an otaku college club, has drawn the prose novel's cover. Genshiken Hainyu- Ranjin no Yabo-~Return of the OTAKU~ will be published on January 23 for 940 yen (about US$8.20). Iida's personal blog hints at a game tie-in with the manga. Kodansha also published the original manga, which Del Rey published in English. ANN
The first part of the name translates roughly as “the ambition/treachery of the Dutch pilgrims”, Heisei Democracy
My wishful thinking from the title translation by Heisei “the ambition/treachery of the Dutch pilgrims” is the novel takes up the following year when Suzy is supposed to transfer to Japan as an exchange student. I might be way off base but I'd love to read a novel about President Oguie, Suzy and Kucchi. However the cover looks like it centers on Ohno, Saki and Madarame, but you can never tell a book by it's cover.
I hope that a fan group gets together to translate like they did for Haruhi Suzumiya. Hopefully with the seal of approval by the mangaka Shimoku Kio, drawing the cover the novel will keep the spirit of the original manga alive. The second season of the anime wraps up this week, so I'll really be happy if somone fansubs or Del Rey releases the new novel.