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.
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Genji Monogatari Sennenki - The Tale of Genji (manga) - Netflix
The Tale of Genji (源氏物語 あさきゆめみし, Genji Monogatari Asakiyumemishi) is a Japanese manga version of Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji by Waki Yamato. It follows nearly the same plot with some modern adaptation. It was originally published from 1980 to 1993. It spanned thirteen volumes and was published by Kodansha. The series was partially translated into English (as The Tale of Genji) by Stuart Atkin and Yoko Toyosaki as a part of Kodansha's attempts to publish bilingual manga as a study guide for Japanese students. The Tale of Genji sold 14 million copies with its 13 tankōbon volumes by May 2006. The first ten volumes focus on Hikaru Genji and his life, the final three volumes follow two princes, lord Kaoru and Niou no miya (Royal Prince with Perfumes) after Hikaru Genji's death. An anime adaptation was scheduled to air in Fuji Television's noitaminA block, starting January 2009, but the producer decided to make the anime directly from the original Tale of Genji, calling the new anime Genji Monogatari Sennenki.
Genji Monogatari Sennenki - Emperor Kiritsubo and Hikaru Genji - Netflix
Emperor Kiritsubo has many wives, representatively three ladies are important: Kokiden-nyougo, 1st class concubine, mother of Emperor Suzaku, She is later Grand Empress consort Kiritsubo-koui, 2nd class concubine, mother of Genji Fujitsubo-nyougo, Royal princess, 1st class concubine, mother of Emperor Reizei, She is later Empress consort Emperor Kiritsubo has at least 10 sons, representatively five princes are important: 1st son, Emperor Suzaku, child of Kokiden-nyougo 2nd son, Hikaru Genji, child of Kiritsubo-koui
?th son, Sochi-no-miya (Prince Lord Minister of Dazaifu)
8th son, Hachi-no-miya (Eighth Royal prince) 9th son (maybe), Emperor Reizei, child of Fujitsubo-nyougo, really, son of Genji Hikaru Genji has many wives and loves, representatively following ladies are important: 1st formal spouse, high Dame Aoi (Aoi no ue), mother of Yuugiri, daughter of the Minister at the left 2nd formal spouse, high Dame Murasaki (Murasaki no ue), no child, informal daughter of Prince Lord Minister of Ceremony 3rd formal spouse, Royal princess San-no-miya (third Royal princess), mother of Kaoru (real father of Kaoru is but Kashiwagi), daughter of Emperor Suzaku spouse, Dame Hana-chiru-sato, no child spouse, Dame Akashi (Akashi-no-onkata), mother of Akashi-no-nyougo, daughter of Priest Akashi love, Rokujou-miyasudokoro, mother of Umetsubo-nyougo (her father is former Crown Prince) love, Lady Oborodukiyo (Chief Lady of Chamber), no child, daughter of the Minister at the right love, Lady Suetsumu-hana, no child, daughter of Hitachi-no-miya (Royal Prince Hitachi) love, Lady Utsusemi, no child, daughter of middle class nobleman love, Lady Yuugao, mother of Tamakadura (her father is Tou-no-chuujou) secret love, Empress consort Fujitsubo, mother of Emperor Reizei, daughter of the former Emperor Hikaru Genji has three children. Officially his children are two. 1st son, Emperor Reizei, child of Fujitsubo-chuuguu, child of adultery 2nd son, Yuugiri, child of high Dame Aoi (Aoi no ue), 1st daughter, Akashi-no-nyougo, child of Dame Akashi (Akashi-no-onkata) daughter in law, Umetsubo-nyougo, child of Rokujou-miyasudokoro and former Crown Prince, later Empress consort Akikonomu of Emperor Reizei