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― Picture quote, Wild World

Genji (ゲンジ, Genji?) is a jock rabbit villager in the Animal Crossing series. He retains his name from the Japanese version, and both reference the titular character of The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu, which is considered by some to be the world's first novel. His initial phrase prior to New Horizons, "otaku," is a formal second-person pronoun in Japanese; it can also refer to someone with an obsessive personality, which reflects on jock villagers' fitness and health obsessions, or a fan of anime. In New Horizons, his new initial phrase, "mochi," refers to a type of Japanese rice cake.

He has the fitness hobby.


Genji in Animal Crossing

Genji is a white rabbit with dark mahogany brown ears and light pink cheeks. The brown from his ears circles 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 tiny, round eyebrows that are brown. He may be confused for a cranky villager because he may look angry or stressed out. His eyes also appear to be closed whenever he is sad. He initially wears the misty shirt- a green shirt that has white mist clouds on it. On rainy days, he carries a paper parasol.


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

Genji has a jock personality and has a great interest in sports and bodybuilding. Jock villagers are hyperactive and motivated, but often come across as self-centered and dense. As a jock villager, Genji is very interested in his hobby, and may compete against the player at catching bugs and fish. Jock villagers get along with peppy, cranky and sisterly villagers, but conflict with the laid-back lifestyle of lazy villagers. Snooty villagers may also be difficult to get along with for Genji.


Genji's house is the style of a Zen Garden, similar in design to Pekoe or Kabuki's house. He has the Sea View and the Shanty Mat. He plays King K.K. or K.K. Folk on his Tape Deck and has a Hearth, a Tall Lantern, and some other pieces to complete his Zen theme.

In New Horizons, Genji's house represents a modern Zen garden. There are several Zen-themed items such as a cherry blossom tree, a Zen partition, a tatami bed, and a bamboo bench. Genji does not have a stereo of any sort in his house, so no music is playing.

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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

Pocket Camp

Genji's preferred theme is harmonious. His profile says:

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."

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 0

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with a misty tee and sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 9, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 15, he will request that the player crafts a pine bonsai.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with a picture of Genji and sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 25, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 30, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 35, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 40, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 45, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 50, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).


e-Card [1]
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#216 Genji
Gender Male
Type Rabbit
Star sign Aquarius
Clothes Misty shirt
Petphrase Otaku
Password 42W#@UAaDy4KWs
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 beath the band, he's penning poems to his friends. He's a real renaissance rabbit!
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215 Gabi #216 Genji 217 Freckles

amiibo Card

amiibo Card[2]
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#253 Genji
Type Rabbit
Star sign Aquarius
Birthday 1/21
Roll value 5
Hand sign Scissors
Request A haunted house
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252 Merry #253 Genji 254 Greta


  • Genji's initial catchphrase in Japanese, maro (まろ?), has multiple meanings. It can be a reference to Genji's namesake, as it is a first-person pronoun used by those of noble birth. It is also a slang expression for someone with thin or shaved eyebrows.
  • Genji shares the Misty Tee for his initial clothing with Gladys and Snooty.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese ゲンジ Genji
France French Kali
Spain Spanish Sumo
Germany German Aki
Italy Italian Genji
The Netherlands Dutch Genji
Russia Russian Гэндзи Genji
China Chinese 儒林 Rúlín
South Korea Korean 토시 Tosi


Jock Villagers (NH)
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  1. Species navigation icons from Nookipedia by Sunmarsh, CC BY-SA 3.0
  2. Species navigation icons from Nookipedia by Sunmarsh, CC BY-SA 3.0