manga04_jpg login_tab_left_jpg
Username:   Password:    Forgot Password?
Try out our new iPhone application!
Manga Poll
Your favorite author has been charged and/or convicted of a serious crime (murder, rape, child prostitution, etc). Would you treat their fictional works any differently?
Make no difference, so I don't care
All works past, present, and future has been tainted
Anything new they work on is tainted
Only works that are related to the crime are tainted (i.e., plot point about rape)
See Old Polls

Manga is the Japanese equivalent of comics
with a unique style and following. Join the revolution! Read some manga today!

Coded in ConTEXT

Join #baka-updates

RSS Feed
center_left_tab Manga Info center_right_tab
ALL    A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z   
Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series!
From The Ultimate Manga Guide:
To this day "The Tale of Genji," a story written as a picture scroll in Japan's Heian period (794-1185), is regarded as the most important work in ancient Japanese literature.
A shining baby boy is born to the emperor and Kiritsubo. The boy loses his mother at a very young age, but the emperor still shows a strong liking for him, and he grows into a handsome young man. The first part of the story (volumes 1 to 10) follows the tales of the glorious youth Hikaru Genji's love. It is also about the women in his life who strive to make their love towards Genji significantly different from others. The second half of the story called the "Uji Jujo" episodes (volumes 11 to 13) takes place after Genji's death, focusing on the youth of two imperial princes related to Genji.
Note: This manga was partially translated (in 2 or 4 volumes) into English (bilingual English/Japanese manga).


Related Series

Associated Names
あさきゆめみし 源氏物語
Asaki Yumemishi
Asakiyumemishi-The Tale of Genji
Genji Monogatari Asakiyumemishi
Genji Monogatari Asaki Yumemishi
Hikayat Genji

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Complete, by Kodansha in 1980)
7 Volumes (Aizouban, by Kodansha in 1988)
7 Volumes (Bunkoban, by Kodansha in 2001?)
5 Volumes (Bunkoban, by Kodansha in 2006?)
10 Volumes (Kanzenban, by Kodansha in 2008?)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (13 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.05 / 10.0
 8% (1 votes)
 38% (5 votes)
 23% (3 votes)
 8% (1 votes)
 15% (2 votes)
 0% (0 votes)
 8% (1 votes)
 0% (0 votes)
 0% (0 votes)
 0% (0 votes)

Last Updated
March 30th 2015, 5:20pm PST



Category Recommendations





Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Mimi (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #627 increased(+332)
Monthly Pos #1949 decreased(-33)
3 Month Pos #3095 increased(+507)
6 Month Pos #5141 increased(+213)

List Stats
On 52 reading lists
On 184 wish lists
On 17 completed lists
On 4 unfinished lists
On 49 custom lists

Note: You must be logged in to update information on this page.

Forum Posts
No topics currently in the forum, view the forum or add a new topic now.

tickmark preloadxmark preloadxmark preload
User Comments [ Order by usefulness ]

You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.

I want to kick Genji's ball!   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by :.*CrystaL*.:
March 6th, 2011, 10:52am
This manga is somewhat really degrading women. I was like...OMG! A 40 y.o guy married a 13-14 y.o girl? This is just too much....Tho I know that this is history...but it's really...gah...I want to kick that Genji's ball! ^__^
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Kodansha Bilingual Manga!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by yblees
September 20th, 2009, 2:03am
Kodansha released 4 volumes of this as a bilingual English/Japanese Manga.
Gorgeous story & art, but the translation is sometimes too literal, or too brief. A complete lack of translator's notes may be a problem for non-native readers who are not familiar with Japanese culture & references.
Unfortunately out of print. I wish that Kodansha would let Del Rey translate & release this properly.....

EDIT: WRT the previous comment. Keep in mind Genji Monogatari was originally written during the Heian period, almost 1000 years ago.
The characters' motivations will not necessarily correspond with current day (Western) moral values.

... Last updated on October 3rd, 2009, 11:08pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
It's a classic and a masterpiece indeed, but...   
Rating: N/A
by Yuenchi
July 27th, 2008, 5:05pm
I read this title in a little library in a small town in Japan. The books were really big in size (much bigger than normal tankou or bunko), the artwork was gorgeous, the story telling is fine just like all Yamato-sensei's works perhaps more. It's just I couldn't enjoy or really appreciate it because no matter what I couldn't see a somewhat tragic love story of one man with a dozen of women as something romantic. I wonder what I would think of it if I re-read it again now (when I'm already more errmm open-minded, ahem. Still I don't like Genji, though). Anyway for now I won't give a rating because this manga simply doesn't deserve a low or even mild rating, IMO.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Show  entries per page 

You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.
Manga Search