Genjii

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(げん) (じい)
Genjii
ɡe̞nʑi
Genjii
Turtle
More Character Titles
Species

Turtle

Abilities

Able to fly in the sky

Age

Unknown, lived a long life

Occupation

Reimu's pet

Location

Hakurei Shrine

Appearances
Official Games

Genjii (玄爺) is a turtle that lives at the Hakurei Shrine. His magical abilities have granted him a long life and the ability to fly, and as Reimu Hakurei cannot fly under her own power prior to Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, he is used as a platform for Reimu to fly on.

Character Design

Name

The kanji for Gen () literally means 'Black' or 'Mysterious'. The kanji for Jii () literally means 'Old Man' or 'Grandfather'.

Design

His name Genjii fits his appearance that of an old turtle with a grey beard. He is clearly much older than Reimu, and she often refers to him as "Gramps" in order to mock his age (and as a pun on his name).

Appearances

Genjii hasn't appeared in the Touhou Project since Mystic Square. However, ZUN mentioned in at least two interviews that Genjii is "probably living in the lake at the back of the shrine." In Strange and Bright Nature Deity Chapter 12, when Reimu and Marisa Kirisame were talking about "glowing moss," Reimu said it would be nice to transfer it to the pond in the back of the shrine. Marisa responds that it could grow there on the turtles' backs. It's possible that one of those turtles is Genjii.

Relationship

Reimu Hakurei
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Yin-Yang Orb

Genjii has a lot of knowledge of the Yin-Yang Orb, but it's unknown how he knows such knowledge.

Additional Information

  • Genjii only speaks in Story of Eastern Wonderland.
  • Because of his ability to fly and speak he is probably a type of youkai, as animals that live very long usually turn into one.

Fandom

Official Profiles

Genjii ★  亀  ・・・  玄爺

     長い間生きているうちに、色々な神力を身につけた亀。靈夢の修業中に捕まえられて、こきつかわされている。飛行仙を使い、空を自由に飛べる能力をもつ。

Turtle

Genjii

A turtle who's lived a long life and gained many powers.

Reimu captured him one day during training and has worked him hard ever since.

He has the power to fly freely through the sky.

Official Sources

Official sources