Genbu animal

Genbu in its animal form

"Priestess... You are my Priestess... Are you crying?"

"You are a noble girl. You make a beautiful Priestess."


Genbu, the black tortoise of the north, is the beast god that guards over the Hokkan empire. Genbu is the first god summoned, over 200 years ago by their priestess, Takiko Okuda.

He is associated with Winter, the cold, the earth, long life; and, he is the god of faith. He corresponds with the Black Warrior, particularly in Chinese Mythology.

Like the other Four Gods, the Black Tortoise corresponds to seven "mansions", or positions, of the moon.



Takiko okuda

Genbu's priestess is Takiko Okuda the main character of the manga series Genbu Kaiden.


Genbu human form

Genbu's Human Form

He appears in the 1st OVA when Yui becomes his miko and summons him. He again appears briefly in the 2nd OVA. He is only shown in beast form and his voice is never heard. In animal form he is a green/brown tortoise with a snake coiling around his body. In human form he has narrow eyes, long, black hair, a thin moustache and he wears dark armour with a brown snake coiling over his shoulders, it head resting on a shield that looks like a tortoise shell.

The Wishes

  • "Return spring to this land once more."
  • "Restore all the living things of this country to what they once were."



Unlike the other Priestesses, The Priestess of Genbu is the only priestess to only have her two wishes granted before she were stabbed by her father.

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