Posted on 13 February 2009 with categories: Genji Monogatari Sennenki



Short Synopsis: Genji has done it now: he’s gotten the princess pregnant.
Episode Rating: 8/10 (Excellent)
Now THIS is Noitamina! This show has really been consistently excellent so far, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to get worse any time soon. The only part that’s still left for it to screw up is the ending, which has a lot of potential to end up rushed or unfinished. But until then, I’m really going to enjoy the rest of this series.

And so, it had to happen some time: Genji has gotten someone pregnant. To be precise, he has given birth to the future king, it seems. Because Lady Fujitsubo refused to make public that the two of them had sex, she decided to pretend that the baby came from Mikado, the king, even if Genji was the real father.

I still can’t quite get inside Genji’s head, though. On one hand, the guy seems so genuine, he seems to care so much about the women he sleeps with, and yet at the same time he seemed so upset when he learned that Fujitsubo had a baby from someone other than himself.

3 Responses

  1. Dop says:

    Ah, if only this was being subbed by someone…

  2. Cynsny says:

    It’s pretty straight forward. I do think I caught that she never wants to see him again, go figure. You did notice that she told him to stay on the other side of the Torii gate. (red sawhorse looking thing at the shrine) There were some of his conquests shown while Fujitsbo was PG. Heck! He even got with his wife! What a concept! He had been married to her since he was 12-13. So, if he was with anyone and had a child you’d think it was his wife.

  3. revolemina says:

    ‘There were some of his conquests shown while Fujitsbo was PG. Heck! He even got with his wife! What a concept! He had been married to her since he was 12-13.’

    Meh, at least it’s not as sick as Mouryou no Hako’s last revelation, so that’s a plus if i ever saw one. And i really applaud Noitamina for doing the impossible, the original text was harder to get through than the Ramayana for me. It seemed as if people in there wrote haikus to each other in almost every conversation.

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  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 02:08 AM)
    The thing used to be legal here since it’s so rare and unknown so I ordered some. The tea is horrendously bitter to the point of vomit. I couldn’t drink the whole thing and definitely got me feeling more sick than lucid. Maybe the construction of additional pylons was necessary.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 02:08 AM)
    I can recall some lovecraft novels dealing with dreams quite well.
  • K-Off
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 02:07 AM)
    @Emma Well, I’m a cynical fuck who is too down-to-earth at times, lol. I don’t relate much to the symbolic world.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 02:05 AM)
    @K-off: That is mostly likely it, although the goal here is overthinking for the fun of it =P
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 02:05 AM)
    There is also a Central American herb known as Calea Zacatechichi which is known to induce lucid dreamings. The Popolucan tribes used to to visit other realms or communicate with their ancestors through dreams. They would often drink a large cup of Calea tea and smoke on the leaves while slowly passing out, entering a lucid state where they can work out there issues or gain knowledge.
  • K-Off
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 02:05 AM)
    Just a personal thought. I don’t dwell on it.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 02:04 AM)
    I’ll give that some thought, like I say I write from dreams but a dream journal sounds like an idea.
  • K-Off
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 02:03 AM)
    Am I the only one here who doesn’t really give a shit about dreams? As far as I’m concerned, a dream is simply your brain sorting out your day’s experiences. Not much meaning there for me, much less symbolism.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 02:01 AM)
    yes as Raggers suggestet Reality Checks (RTs) are a useful method of dream recognition and with it you can induce lucidness (if you don’t wake yourself up in the process instead). Dream journals are very helpful too, I tried it myself for a while to impressive results.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 01:59 AM)
    Now with the woman figure most of her descriptions are either recognizable images from the horror sundry or primal feelings often extrapolated in our dreams. Teeth for example, whether one’s own broken or falling teeth, or another’s irregular or grotesque are very common themes in dreams. It’s the white cloth that seems a little odd.

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