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Description
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).

Type
Manga

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

Groups Scanlating
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Latest Release(s)
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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?
No

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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (11 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.28 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 8th 2013, 7:55am PST


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Year
1979

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Mimi (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1219 increased(+87)
Monthly Pos #2215 increased(+425)
3 Month Pos #3533 increased(+1353)
6 Month Pos #5399 increased(+1280)

List Stats
On 42 reading lists
On 161 wish lists
On 15 completed lists
On 4 unfinished lists
On 35 custom lists

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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! ^__^
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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
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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.
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