[Anime]Genji monogatari sennenki genji
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GENJI (Prince Genji/Hikaru Genji/ the Shining Genji/ the Shining Prince) - The eponymous hero of the tale, he is the son of an emperor (usually referred to as Kiritusbo Emperor) and of a low-ranking imperial concubine (known to readers as Lady Kiritsubo or Kiritsubo Koi). Many scholars have tried to decipher the real or fictional model behind the character of Genji and some of the favorite candidates are Ariwara no Narihira (the hero of The Tales of Ise), Emperor Murakami, Sugawara no Michizane, Minamoto no Takaakira or Fujiwara no Korechika. Independently of Murasaki Shikibu's sources of inspiration, Hikaru Genji cannot be simply reduced to being a mere fictional reflection of a real historical figure.In the tale, Genji occupies chapter stage from chapters one to forty-one and the narrative focuses on his amorous exploits and political successes. Although demoted to commoner status (and forced to take the name of Minamoto), Genji raises in ranks to the position of Honorary Retired Emperor and lives to see his children becoming Emperor, Empress and Minister, respectively. In the realm of amorous relationships, the narrative follows Genji from his adventurous youth, a time in which he engages in multiple relationships with women of various ranks, to his mature years, when his political and erotic success is best reflected in his Rokujo-in mansion, a residence built to shelter the most important women in his life and to mirror the Imperial Palace (or at least its hidden quarters reserved to the emperor's female staff). The peak of Genji's glory however, also announces his slow but inexorable decline and chapters such as "Nowaki" and "Wakana" reveal his vulnerability in front of a new generation of young heroes, Yugiri and Kashiwagi. The disintegration of Genji's world becomes final with the death of his beloved Murasaki, in chapter forty, "Minori," and not long after, the Prince's shining light is finally extinguished.
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|Japan Released:2009/01/16(Fri) 00:45-01:15 Fuji Television Network, Inc. NoitaminA(noitaminA) TV / End:2009/03/27|
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