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The Tale of Genji ()

Murasaki Shikibu: Genji monogatari (original title)
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An animated film based on the novel by Murasaki Shikibu, written over 1000 years ago. Genji, the son of the emperor, is the talk of the Kyoto nobility for his charm and good looks, yet he cannot stop himself from pursuing an unobtainable... See more »

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Morio Kazama ...
Hikaru Genji (voice)
Miwako Kaji ...
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Jun Fubuki ...
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Midori Hagio ...
Yuugao (voice)

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Gisaburô Sugii

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Tomomi Tsutsui ... ()

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Masato Hara ... producer

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Haruomi Hosono

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Shigeo Sugimura

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Mihoko Magoori

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Mihoko Magoori

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Osamu Kobayashi ... storyboard artist
Takao Kodama ... concept designer
Gisaburô Sugii ... storyboard artist

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Marisuke Eguchi ... animator
Fumio Iida ... animator
Kumiko Kawana ... animator
Mahiro Maeda ... animator
Minoru Maeda ... animator
Yasuo Maeda ... animation director
Masayuki ... animator
Kaoru Nakajima ... animator
Yasuhiro Nakura ... animation supervisor / character designer
Hidekazu Ohara ... animator
Yoshiyuki Sadamoto ... animator
Yukiya Senda ... animator
Yuji Shigekuni ... animator
Shin'ichi Tsuji ... animator
Kazushige Yusa ... animator

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Seiji Nomura ... computer graphic artist
Ken Okiyama ... computer graphic artist

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Plot Summary

An animated film based on the novel by Murasaki Shikibu, written over 1000 years ago. Genji, the son of the emperor, is the talk of the Kyoto nobility for his charm and good looks, yet he cannot stop himself from pursuing an unobtainable object of desire: his father's young and beautiful bride. Following the tragic consequences of his obsession, Genji wanders from one affair to another, always seeking some sort of completion to his life. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher

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Also Known As
  • Genji Monogatari (Japan)
  • 紫式部 源氏物語 (Japan, Japanese title)
  • The Tale of Genji (United States)
  • The Tale of Genji (World-wide, English title)
  • Le roman de Genji (France)
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  • 110 min
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Trivia The film covers only the first 12 chapters, while adding in some psychological motivation that is not explicit in the novel. See more »

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