Genji Bow is a bowsword for Serah Farron. It allows Serah to attack more frequently. It can be upgraded to Genji Bow Kiku, Genji Bow Sakura, and True Genji Bow.
Genji Blade is a level 100 katana that provides +68 Attack and is 1/3rd of the Soul of Yamato set. It can be obtained from the shop by trading 31,920 gil, Heike's Blade, Behemoth Horn x5, and Titan Crystal x5.
Genji Blade returns as a level 100 katana that provides +67 Attack, -1 Defense, +39 Bravery, and once again is 1/3rd of the Soul of Yamato set. It can be obtained from the shop by trading 180,320 gil, Heike's Blade, Samurai Spirit, and Giant's Hope x5.
The Genji Blade is also used in some of Gilgamesh's attacks at a 15% chance. When used, it depletes the opponent's EX Gauge with each hit and deals 75% normal damage.
The word genji has a variety of historical significances in Japanese culture. The Minamoto Clan was also called the Genji Clan, and Minamoto was a surname commonly bestowed on the children of the Emperor that were not eligible for the throne. A book titled The Tale of Genji also exists, often considered the first novel, which follows royal figures. Genji is also a short period in Japanese history, lasting only a single year from 1864-1865.
Benkei is said to have posted himself at Gojō Bridge in Kyoto, where he disarmed every passing swordsman, eventually collecting 999 swords. On his 1000th duel, Benkei was defeated by Minamoto no Yoshitsune, a son of the warlord Minamoto no Yoshitomo. Benkei is wellknown for wearing heavy armor while he was with Minamoto no Yoshitomo.