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Genji Monogatari


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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: Novel
Duration: 1 hr. 46 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

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Score: 6.711 (scored by 772 users)
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Ranked: #45662
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Popularity: #5226
Members: 2,954
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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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Maeda, Mahiro
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Maeda, Minoru
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May 20, 2009
tokyo_shorty (All reviews)
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
Aug 3, 2010
Giroro (All reviews)
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.
Feb 13, 2008
Nia-tan (All reviews)
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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Jan 16, 2013
Czarine (All reviews)
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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