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Genji Monogatari


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Tale of Genji, Murasaki Shikibu's Tale of Genji
Japanese: 源氏物語

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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 19, 1987
Producers: TV Asahi
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Group TAC
Source: Unknown
Duration: 1 hr. 46 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

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Score: 6.751 (scored by 707 users)
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Ranked: #42342
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Popularity: #4737
Members: 2,628
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Synopsis

Based on the literary work of Shikibu Murasaki, The Tale of Genji is a story of the Emperor`s second son born by a courtier. Made a commoner, he served as a retainer to the court.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Genji, Hikaru
Genji, Hikaru
Main
Kazama, Morio
Japanese
Kazama, Morio
Oborozukiyo
Oborozukiyo
Supporting
 

Staff

Sugii, Gisaburou
Sugii, Gisaburou
Director
Sadamoto, Yoshiyuki
Sadamoto, Yoshiyuki
Key Animation
Maeda, Mahiro
Maeda, Mahiro
Key Animation
Maeda, Minoru
Maeda, Minoru
Key Animation


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tokyo_shorty
May 20, 2009
I read 源氏物語 (Genji Monogatari) last semester for school, and absolutely fell in love with Murasaki Shikibu's work. Naturally, when I discovered an anime based off the tale, I had to watch it. (It can be found on YouTube)

The anime adds a very unique twist to the tale, focusing most on Lady Rokujo's venegeful spirit. With that slightly horror-esque environment, Genji's liaisons have a whole new element, and Genji himself seems more dimensional than in some translations of the tale. If you don't know what I'm talking about, this anime may not make a whole lot of sense to you. The story is vastly read more
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Giroro
Aug 3, 2010
Two points of view in one for your entertainment:

1- Me, who didn't know anything about Genji Monogatari prior to seeing this movie. Conclusion: it's boring like hell, slow, the story makes little sense (it does make sense, but is uninteresting), with too many "artistic" slooooow parts.

2- Japanese girlfriend, who is a big fan of Genji Monogatari. Conclusion: This movie is, I quote, "an insult to Genji Monogatari" and the director is "heta kuso" (let's say it means he's shitty weak). Main reason: the story doesn't make much sense even if you have read the story several times in the past, lots of parts are missing.
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Nia-tan
Feb 13, 2008
This anime is based on famous Japanese book - "The Tale of Genji" by legendary writer Murasaki Shikibu. Story of this anime is really captivating and interesting. Main character is male - Genji. Unfortunately he will fall in love with his stepmother ( stepmother is much younger than his father). This sinful love will be forbidden by Genji. I think Genji is character which is controlled by passion. I suggest all to watch this anime. At first glance i was shocked by illustrations, graphic and song themes. because they were so good. i even forgotten that this anime was made in 90's.
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Czarine
Jan 16, 2013
As I have not read the Genji Monogatari, I thought I should give my view on this. I'm not really familiar with Heian period, even though I like stories that take place in ancient Japan. The only thing I knew of Genji Monogatari was that it revolved around a man named Genji and his love life.

Story: 3
I think the story would have been more enjoyable was it not sooooo sloooow. I almost fell asleep at one point, which I rarely do. This anime has not utilized the time they got efficiently enough. It could have either reduced the time for the plot, or made read more
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