Genji Monogatari Sennenki

Millennium Old Journal: Tale of Genji

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Synonyms: Genji Monogatari Sennenki Genji, The Tale of Genji
Japanese: 源氏物語千年紀Genji
English: Millennium Old Journal: Tale of Genji
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Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 16, 2009 to Mar 27, 2009
Premiered: Winter 2009
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:45 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Novel
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #47162
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Born from a much loved, but lowly ranked concubine, Genji Hikaru is called the Shining Prince and is the beloved second son of the Emperor. Although he cannot be an heir to the throne of his father, Genji spends his life surrounded by every pleasure and love. And yet, his one longing in love is something that even the power of an Emperor can never give him.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Yamamoto, Kouji
Dezaki, Osamu
Director, Script, Storyboard
Kuwabara, Satoshi
Episode Director, Assistant Director
Nagaoka, Yoshitaka
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Hiyori Hime" by PUFFY

Ending Theme

"Ai" by Kousuke Atari


Aug 2, 2009
One guy going around seducing various women may seem like a pretty dodgy premise for an entire series. But it manages to avoid being just a trashy harem anime by delving into the characters of each of the women and Genji himself.

If you've seen some of the previous work of director Osamu Dezaki, you will recognize his style in this series: a lot of pan shots and still frames with artful use of filter effects. Apart from helping make a fairly limited animation budget look good, this technique also punctuates the emotion or intensity of a scene and highlights the beautifully rendered costumes ...
May 29, 2011
This is an underrated gem. The visuals are stylized, but quite beautiful and well suited to the subject at hand. Centering on the amorous encounters of Hikaru, the series does in fact feature several intimate scenes, but they are not explicit and to focus on them is to miss the larger point of the work. This is ultimately a poetic, lingering examination of longing, attraction and the multi-faceted nature of love, all set to a dramatic and moving soundtrack.
Aug 6, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (2/11 eps)
Please note this review is based on only 1.5 episodes, so I could be wrong and maybe things got better...

While this anime is full of pretty things, and has a wonderfully soft and slow pace to it, what I have gathered is this is essentially a series about a dude boinking ladies in old timey Japan, but in a nice way... so 'romantically boinking ladies' in old timey Japan?

He loves ladies, and he loves to love ladies. And they love him. Like most dudes in real life who go around romantically boinking ladies, he's looking for... *something*, but despite the pretty and ALL the ...

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