Genji

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Type of Rabbit villager Genji rbt08
Artwork of Genji the Rabbit
Species Personality Gender
Rabbit Jock Male
Birthday January 21st Aquarius
Favorite saying "Fall down seven times, get up eight."
Catchphrase "otaku"[nb 1]
"mochi"[nb 2]
Clothing Misty tee[nb 3]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 ゲンジ[nb 4]
 토시[nb 7]
 Genji
 Aki
 儒林[nb 5]
 Kali
 Sumo
 Genji
 儒林[nb 6]
 Kali
 Sumo
 Гэндзи[nb 8]
Phrase in other languages
 まろ
 땡글
 mochi
 goseimas
 
 mochi
 mochi
 mochi
 
 mochi
 mochi
 зайпончик

Genji is a jock rabbit villager in the Animal Crossing series who appears in all games to date. His name could refer to two things. Genji could refer either to the era in Japanese history or the titular character in The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu, which is often considered to be the world's first novel. His physical appearance corroborates the latter, with his design being based on the appearance of Japanese noblemen like the title character of the Shikibu novel. His catchphrase prior to New Horizons, "otaku," is a Japanese pejorative for people with life-consuming interests (also used in English as a loanword for fans of Japanese media), while his catchphrase in New Horizons, "mochi," is a type of Japanese rice cake made with rice flour pounded into paste.

Genji's official Animal Crossing artwork, Wild World villager picture, and New Horizons photo depict him holding what appears to be a Scroll, one of the diaries in Animal Crossing. Additionally, his e-Reader card profile and Pocket Camp description refer to his love of writing poetry, specifically haikus in Pocket Camp. According to his e-Reader card profile, he often runs races with Aziz, another jock villager.

In New Horizons, Genji has the fitness hobby and will wear sporty shades and lift heavy dumbbells while exercising.

Characteristics[edit]

Artwork of Genji from Animal Crossing.

Appearance[edit]

Genji is a snowy white rabbit with dark mahogany brown ears and pink cheeks. The brown from his ears go down to circle all the way around his head. His paws, feet, and bunny tail are tipped chocolate brown while the rest is white except his ears. He also has small, round eyebrows that are black.

Personality[edit]

Below is a brief description of the jock personality. For more information, click here.

As a jock villager, Genji is energetic and has an interest in physical fitness and activity. He often talks about exercise or sports and may brag about his physical fitness. While often friendly to the player, he may comment on their fitness. During conversations with other villagers, he generally gets along well with peppy villagers due to their similar hyper personalities and will also get along with smug villagers, while he may offend snooty villagers by critiquing their fitness and annoy cranky villagers with his hyper personality. In New Horizons, Genji goes to sleep at 12:30 AM and wakes up at 6:30 AM.

Villager information[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

In Animal Crossing, Genji cannot be one of the starting villagers in the player's town.

Species Personality Catchphrase
Rabbit Jock otaku
Default clothing Misty Shirt PG Model.png Misty Shirt
Default umbrella Paper Parasol PG Model.png Paper Parasol
Doubutsu no Mori e+ traits
Star sign Aquarius Aquarius
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Refined
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Striking
Live song gift K.K. Folk

In Wild World[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Wild World, Genji cannot be one of the starting villagers in the player's town.

Genji
Hai-ya!

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
January 21 Aquarius Jock otaku
Default clothing Misty Shirt WW Model.png Misty Shirt
Default umbrella Paper Parasol WW Model.png Paper Parasol
Favorites
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Severe
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Zany
Default hobby Catch bugs
Furniture requests
Color
 
White
Genres Lovely / Old-school
Series Cabin Series / Asian Series
Category Instrument

In City Folk[edit]

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, Genji cannot be one of the starting villagers in the player's town.

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
January 21 Aquarius Jock otaku
Default clothing Misty Shirt CF Model.png Misty Shirt
Default umbrella Paper Parasol CF Model.png Paper Parasol
Favorites
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite clothing style Refined
Smallxmark.png Least favorite clothing style Striking
Favorite furniture styles Dignified and Retro
Favorite furniture color
 
Green
Favorite series Exotic Series

In New Leaf[edit]

Genji
Fall down seven times, get up eight.

Genji

Genji

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
January 21 Aquarius Jock otaku
Default clothing Misty Tee NL Model.png Misty tee
Default umbrella Paper Parasol NL Model.png Paper parasol
Favorites
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Iconic
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Basic
Favorite color
 
Green
Biography
Siblings Youngest of 6 kids
Skill Subsistence living
Goal Politician
Halloween fear Bug Mask NL Model.png Bug mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blue Mountain
Amount of milk Lots
Amount of sugar Three spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

Genji
Fall down seven times, get up eight.

Genji

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
January 21 Aquarius Jock (B) mochi
Default clothing Misty Tee NH Icon.png Misty tee
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Purple) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Purple) & Outdoor Hat (Purple) NH Icon.png outdoor hat (Purple)
  • During snow: Down Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Down jacket (Green) & Knit Hat (Green) NH Icon.png knit hat (Green)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Green) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Green) & Terry-Cloth Nightcap (Green) NH Icon.png terry-cloth nightcap (Green)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green) & Sporty Shades (Lime) NH Icon.png sporty shades (Lime)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png Tank (Navy blue)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green) & Mesh Cap (Green) NH Icon.png mesh cap (Green)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green) & Mesh Cap (Green) NH Icon.png mesh cap (Green)
  • Bunny Day: Leaf-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Leaf-egg outfit  & Leaf-Egg Shell NH Icon.png leaf-egg shell
  • Halloween: Magic-Academy Robe (Green) NH Icon.png Magic-academy robe (Green) & Impish Horns (Green) NH Icon.png impish horns (Green)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Cream) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Cream)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Green) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Green) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png Chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Doublet (Green) NH Icon.png Doublet (Green) & Rhinestone Shades (Purple) NH Icon.png rhinestone shades (Purple)[nb 9]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Doublet (Green) NH Icon.png Doublet (Green) & Rhinestone Shades (Purple) NH Icon.png rhinestone shades (Purple)[nb 10]

  • Happy Home Paradise DLC exclusive clothing:
  • As a student for the school: School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png School uniform with necktie (Navy blue)
  • As the teacher for the school: Checkered Sweater Vest (Light Brown) NH Icon.png Checkered sweater vest (Light brown) & Rimmed Glasses (Black) NH Icon.png Rimmed glasses (Black)
  • As the cashier/employee for the restaurant: Café Uniform (Green) NH Icon.png Café uniform (Green)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant: Chef's Outfit (Green) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Green) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • As a staff for the café: Diner Apron (Aquamarine) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Aquamarine)
  • As the receptionist for the hospital: Nurse's Jacket (Blue) NH Icon.png Nurse's jacket (Blue)
  • As the doctor for the hospital: Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie) NH Icon.png Doctor's coat (Red necktie)
  • As a patient for the hospital: PJ Outfit (Green) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Green)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop: Staff Uniform (Blue) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Blue)
  • While practicing hula: Pineapple Aloha Shirt (Green) NH Icon.png Pineapple aloha shirt (Green) & Vine Crown NH Icon.png vine crown
  • While floating in the ocean: Leaf-Print Wet Suit (Green) NH Icon.png Leaf-print wet suit (Green) & Retro Shades (Green) NH Icon.png retro shades (Green)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: Paradise Planning Event Tee (Green) NH Icon.png Paradise Planning event tee (Green) & Neon Shades (Lime & Purple) NH Icon.png neon shades (Lime & purple)
  • Default umbrella Maple-Leaf Umbrella NH Icon.png Maple-leaf umbrella
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Beige) NH Model.png  Beige
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Traditional 1 - Fabric 6) NH Model.png  Traditional 1 - Fabric 6
    Favorites
    Favorite styles Elegant and Simple
    Favorite colors
     
    Green
    and
     
    Purple
    Hobby Fitness
    Handheld items
    Bag Paper Bag NH Model.png Paper
    Book Fitness Book Interior NH Texture.png Sports
    Food Lollipop Food NH Model.png Lollipop
    Drink Soda can Drink NH Model.png Soda can
    Popsicle Ramune-soda Popsicle NH Model.png Ramune-soda
    Ideal clothing for Genji – Green / Purple Elegant and Simple clothing
    Villagers prefer clothing that matches any one of their favorite colors or styles.
    For brevity, the following list only shows clothing that matches both favorite colors and one favorite style.
    Name Image Price Available from
    Energetic sweater (Purple) Energetic Sweater (Purple) NH Icon.png  960 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Shawl-and-dress combo (Green) Shawl-and-Dress Combo (Green) NH Icon.png  2,000 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Tiny party cap (Green) Tiny Party Cap (Green) NH Icon.png  560 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    More Green Items
    More Purple Items
    More Elegant Items
    More Simple Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Genji
    Thought bubble I just wanna spend all day playing on a go board...
    Client's vision A Place to Play Go
    Required items Floor Seat
    Go Board
    Favorite song  King K.K.
    Unlocked items
    Furniture:
    Interior:
    Clothing:
    Other items:
  •  Timer
  • Nature:

    House[edit]

    In Doubutsu no Mori and Doubutsu no Mori+[edit]

    Exterior of Genji's house in Doubutsu no Mori+
    Interior of Genji's house in Doubutsu no Mori+
    Items:
    Requested
    items:
    Wall:  Garden Wall
    Floor:  Sand Garden
    Music: No music

    In Animal Crossing[edit]

    Exterior of Genji's house in Animal Crossing
    Interior of Genji's house in Animal Crossing
    Items:
    Requested
    items:
    Wall:  Garden Wall
    Floor:  Sand Garden
    Music: No music

    In Dòngwù Sēnlín[edit]

    Exterior of Genji's house in Dòngwù Sēnlín
    Interior of Genji's house in Dòngwù Sēnlín
    Items:
    Requested
    items:
    Wall:  Garden Wall
    Floor:  Sand Garden
    Music: No music

    In Wild World[edit]

    In City Folk[edit]

    Interior of Genji's house in Animal Crossing: City Folk
    Items:
     Hearth  Screen
     Mop  Tea Table
     Paper Parasol  Evening Cicada
     Mini-Dharma
    Wall:  Sea View
    Floor:  Shanty Mat
    Music: King K.K. [nb 11]

    In New Leaf[edit]

    In New Horizons[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if Genji is one of the starter villagers, his house will have craftable items primarily from the Wooden Series. He cannot have his initial house interior unless he moves out of the player's island or the Happy Home Paradise DLC is purchased, in which either the player or Isabelle can reset the interior.

    Exterior of Genji's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Genji's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Exterior:
    Shape: House shape #3
    Roof:  Purple tile roof
    Siding:  White & brown asian siding
    Door:  White zen door
    Interior:
    Items:
    Wall:  Gold-Screen Wall
    Floor:  Mossy-Garden Flooring
    Music:  King K.K. [nb 11]

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Genji
    Fall down seven times, get up eight.

    Genji's Happy Home Designer icon


    Example of Genji's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Genji
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    January 21 Aquarius Jock otaku
    Default clothing Misty Tee HHD Icon.png Misty tee
    Umbrella Paper Parasol HHD Icon.png Paper parasol
    House request
    Thought bubble I need a scary home for telling ghost stories!
    Client's vision A haunted house.
    Required items Creepy Clock
    Cardboard Chair
    Candle
    Favorite song  K.K. Dirge
    Unlocked items
    Furniture:
  •  Candle
  •  Black Cosmos
  •  Black Lilies
  •  Skeleton Figurine
  •  Tribal Mask
  •  Bow
  •  Lovely Doll
  •  Cardboard Chair
  •  Creepy Skeleton
  •  Creepy Clock
  •  K.K. Dirge
  •  Genji's Pic
  •  Ogre Mask
  •  Female Mask
  •  Elder Mask
  • Interior:
  •  Creepy Rug
  •  Old Rug
  •  Ramshackle Wall
  •  Shanty Wall
  •  Creepy Wall
  •  Charcoal Tile
  •  Ramshackle Floor
  • Clothing:
  •  Misty Tee
  •  Bone Shirt
  •  Bone Pants
  •  Skeleton Hood
  •  Paper Parasol
  • Nature:
  •  Bare Tree
  •  Black Cosmos
  •  Black Lilies
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Genji's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Genji was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on December 27, 2020.[1]

    Genji
    Fall down seven times, get up eight.

    Genji

    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    January 21 Aquarius Jock mochi
    Default clothing Misty Tee
    Biography
    Description Genji's not just a jock. He's a poet too! Here—try his latest on for size.
    "Strength is everything.
    Then again, they also say:
    Mind over matter."
    Loading screen description Genji is so much more than just a jock. He's a poet and you didn't even know it! Try his latest masterpiece out for size:
    "Strength is everything.
    Then again, they also say:
    Mind over matter."
    Preferred theme Harmonious
    Primary reward Wood
    Version added 4.0.1
    Date unlocked December 27, 2020
    How to invite  Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Genji and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Misty Tee
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Ponderosa Bonsai
    Level 20 Genji's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 12] Sparkle stones
    Related items for Genji
    Scrapbook Memory appearances
    Name Image Required?
    Inspiration for a Haiku Inspiration for a Haiku PC.png No

    Card profiles[edit]

    Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

    Animal Crossing-e 4-216 (Genji).jpg

    Card back

    Animal Crossing-e 4-216 (Genji - Back).jpg

    #216 Genji - Series 4
    Gender: Male
    Sign: Aquarius
    Clothes: Misty Shirt
    Petphrase: otaku
    Profile: Genji can often be found swapping stories with the mayor and running races with Aziz. When he's not hobnobbing with the village brass or racing to beat the band, he's penning poems to his friends. He's a real renaissance rabbit!
    Password: 42W#@UAaDy4KWs
    i9NcWSOoXIXrr%

    amiibo card[edit]

    253 Genji amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #253 Genji - Series 3
    Star sign: Aquarius
    Birthday: January 21
    Dice value: 5
    Hand sign: Scissors

    Gallery[edit]

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese ゲンジ
    Genji
    Genji

    Korean 토시
    Tosi
    -

    Simplified Chinese 儒林
    Rú lín
    Confucianism Forest

    Traditional Chinese 儒林
    Unknown

    Russian Гэндзи
    Gendzi
    From English/Japanese name

    Dutch Genji Same as English/Japanese name

    German Aki -

    European Spanish Sumo Traditional Japanese wrestling sport. Also "supreme" in Spanish.

    European French Kali -

    Italian Genji Same as English/Japanese name

    See also[edit]

    Notes[edit]

    1. Prior to New Horizons
    2. New Horizons onwards
    3. Called "misty shirt" prior to New Leaf
    4. Genji
    5. Rú lín
    6. Rú lín
    7. Tosi
    8. Gendzi
    9. Genji's headwear during the Countdown can either be the New Year's silk hat or the New Year's hat, each rotating every year. The hat's variation will vary depending on what variations Tom Nook is selling at his stand.
    10. If it is Genji's birthday, he will also wear the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Does not contain a stereo initially
    12. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, and 65

    References[edit]

    1. "Seven more animals are ready to make your acquaintance! It was probably a long trip getting in, so let's be sure to give them all a warm welcome.@Pocket_Camp on Twitter (December 27, 2020). Archived from the original on June 16, 2021.