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Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi.

Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi.

Alternative Titles

English: Utakoi
Synonyms: Utakoi.
Japanese: 超訳百人一首 うた恋い。


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 2012 to Sep 25, 2012
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Uta Koi tells the "super-liberal interpretation" of the Hyakuninisshu anthology compiled during Japan's Heian period of 100 romantic poems from 100 different poets such as The Tale of Genji's Murasaki Shikibu.


Episodes  0 / 13
Aired  Jul 3, 2012 to Sep 25, 2012
Status  Finished Airing
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Adaptation: Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi.
Other: Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi. - Sake to Kikoushi ~ Murasaki Kishikibu to Kintou

Characters & Voice Actors

Ariwara no, Narihira
Ariwara no, Narihira
Suwabe, Junichi
Suwabe, Junichi
Fujiwara no, Sadaie
Fujiwara no, Sadaie
Kaji, Yuuki
Kaji, Yuuki
Fujiwara no, Takaiko
Fujiwara no, Takaiko
Hayami, Saori
Hayami, Saori
Kobayashi, Sanae
Kobayashi, Sanae


Kasai, Kenichi
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Yamada, Yuka
Theme Song Lyrics

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Aug 1, 2012
Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi is an animation of the Japanese card game Uta-garuta which itself comes from Hyakuninisshu one of the most important works of Japanese literature which is a 12th century anthology of love poems compiled by the aristocrat Fujiwara no Teika includes poems by the most important poets of the Heian Period.

History lesson out of the way. Each episode is introduced by Fujiwara no Teika himself in a modern setting and tells the background of each poem and a little about the poet's life, lacing it with humour and an intelligent script.

It is worth remembering that the characters were real people and read more
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Jul 31, 2012
No reviews yet so I guess I'll write a little something for people who have no idea what to expect.
I know some people cringe at the sight of "Historical, Josei" but I think you should give it a try. At least I was pleasantly surprised.

If you watched Chihayafuru you will definitely appreciate this show in a whole different way, but you can just watch it in all its glory without knowing anything about the 100 poems too.

The love stories so far have been great, and the way they tell them is very interesting. At first I thought it was going to be episodic, but many read more
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Mar 2, 2014
Story - Long ago, a man named Fujiwara no Teika was hired to create an anthology of 100 poems by 100 different poets. He titled this group of poems the “Hyakunin Isshu.” 43% of these poems happened to be about love and came from nobles as well as lower classmen. Uta Koi focuses around the stories behind 12 of these romantic poems. Therefore, each episode is its own individual story that centers around the love between two characters.

Characters – It feels strange to call the cast of this anime “characters” because they are all based on real people. There are so many different people you read more
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Sep 24, 2012
This was an enjoyable title while it lasted. Uta Koi, for the most part, portrays animated adaptations of stories concerning the lives of famous traditional poets in feudal Japan having their own differing experiences with love that influence their writing. Each of the stories provides enough fleshing out of the characters to let you know of their upbringing and unique romantic dilemma, many of whom involve differences in age and/ or social standing, the latter of which being a huge deal in feudal times. It made for quite the interesting watch since it let me know a little more about Japan's literary history.

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Both of these Anime deal with the "100 poets". 
The Anime adapt classic literature from Japan that people take their own interpretation in the presentation. 
Katanagatari is action/adventure and UtaKoi is romance but both take place in a similar historical setting and both have animation that use unique art and design choices. 
Both are about japanese literature/culture/history , and their main aim is to teach japanese magnificient literature to the audience, instead of telling a main story just like a normal anime. However, both shows are also very entertaining and easy to watch. 
Both about historic events. 
The same historical setting + romance involved (In Uta Koi. more than in Shounen Onmyouji) 

Opening Theme

"Love Letter from Nanika? (ラブレター・フロム・何か?)" by ecosystem

Ending Theme

"Singin' My Lu" by SOUL'd OUT

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