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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Anime and Manga: The Tale of Genji

This is an introductory guide to the anime and manga resources at the library.

What is the Tale of Genji?

Books on the Tale of Genji

Noh Adaptation

Manga / 漫画

Book / 本

About This Page

This page is to introduce the Tale of Genji, a classic work of Japanese literature written in the early 11th century by the noblewoman and lady-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu. The original manuscript, created around the peak of the Hian period, no longer exists, but the very novel is widely available and studied across the globe.