Murasaki Shikibu The Tale of Genji (movie)

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Alternative title:
Murasaki Shikibu Genji Monogatari (Japanese)
The Tale of Genji
源氏物語 (Japanese)
紫式部 源氏物語 (Japanese)
Genres: drama, romance
Themes: historical
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: An animated adaptation of Murasaki Shikibu's eleventh century epic Genji Monogatari (The Tale of Genji), which is considered by many to be the world's first novel. The film follows the life and many loves of Genji, the Shining Prince, and his love-life is as fraught with tradegy and heartbreak as it is with passion and romance.
User Ratings: 38 ratings have been given [details]
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 Excellent: 3 votes (sub:2, raw:1)
 Very good: 5 votes (sub:4, raw:1)
 Good: 10 votes (sub:10)
 Decent: 7 votes (sub:7)
 So-so: 7 votes (sub:5, ?:1, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
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 Not really good: 3 votes (sub:3)
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Seen in part or in whole by 75 users, rank: #4997 (of 8335)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.342 (Decent+), std. dev.: 1.721, rank: #5279 (of 8423)
Weighted mean: 6.321 (Decent+), rank: #5300 (of 8423) (seen all: 6.34 / won't finish: 5.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.586 (Good−), rank: #4235 (of 6436)
Running time: 107 minutes
Vintage: 1987-12-19
Premiere date:
1987-12-19 (Japan)
Release dates: We have 2
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Gisaburō Sugii
Script: Tomomi Tsutsui
Storyboard: Gisaburō Sugii
Original story: Murasaki Shikibu
Character Design: Yasuhiro Nakura
Art Director: Mihoko Magoori
Animation Director:
Tsuneo Maeda
Yasuhiro Nakura
Sound Director: Atsumi Tashiro
Director of Photography: Juro Sugimura
Assistant Art Director:
Kaoru Honma
Yumi Watanabe
Assistant producer:
Ken Fujita
Masaaki Ito
Character Planning: Seiichi Hayashi
Choreography: Kanji Shimizu
Cinematography: Shigeo Sugimura (Studio Gallop)
Costume Design: Mihoko Magoori
Editing: Masashi Furukawa
Editing Assistant: Hiroshi Matsuo
Heian Ceremonies Supervision: Yutaka Yamanaka (Kanto Institute)
Literature Manager: Toru Sasakura
Negative Editing: Keiko Onodera
Photography Chief: Hiroaki Edamitsu
Production manager: Katsutoshi Kanesaka
Sound Recording: Shouhei Hayashi
Special Effects: Setsuko Tamai
Storyboard Cooperation: Osamu Kobayashi
Title Design: Hitoshi Suzuki
Megumi Yokoyama as Lady Murasaki
Miwako Kaji as Lady Rokujou Miyasundokoro
Morio Kazama as Prince Genji
Reiko Oohara as Lady Fujitsubo
Reiko Tajima as Lady Aoi

Jun Fubuki as Lady Oborozukiyo
Masane Tsukayama as Tou-no-Chuujou
Midori Hagio as Yuugao
Shigeru Yazaki as Koremitsu

Bin Shimada as Tou-no-Ben
Chikao Ohtsuka as Minister of the Right
Fujio Tokita as Hermit of Kitayama
Gorō Naya as Bishop
Hiroko Maruyama as Ootakebe
Hisako Okata as Lady Koukiden
Kazue Suzuki as Murasaki’s Maid
Kazuhisa Seshimo as Toushikibunojou
Kazuo Hayashi as Emperor Suzaku
Masako Katsuki as Wet Nurse Shounagon
Mento Tamura as Minister of the Left
Mirai Boke as Oumyoubu (Fujitsubo's maid)
Nachi Nozawa as Emperor Kiritsubo
Nana Aoki as Ukon
Ryūji Saikachi as Old Caretaker
Yoshito Yasuhara as Sama-no-kami
Japanese companies
German cast
German staff
(none)
Christina Rieth as Lady Murasaki
Moritz Brendel as Prince Genji
Nataša Rikanović as Lady Aoi

Chantal Busse as Oborozukiyo
Gabriel Kemmether as Tou no Chuujou
Helene Aderhold as Yuugao
Mario Pitz as Koremitsu

Alexander Darkow as Emperor Suzaku
Diana Gantner as Fujitsubo
Frank Lienert as Minister of the Left
Gerhard Jilka as Hermit of Kitayama
Hans-Georg Panczak as Minister of the Right
Judith Raab as Wet Nurse Shounagon
Tamara Theisen as Ukon
German companies
Distributor: Anime House

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