Japanese: 超訳百人一首 うた恋い。
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 2012 to Sep 25, 2012
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Both of these Anime deal with the "100 poets".
Chihayafuru is an amazing sports anime, with a very sweet tone of friendship and love, based on a not too known game: Karuta.
On the other side, Uta Koi is an historical anime exactly about telling the love stories behind the poems who actually compose the Karuta game. The love stories happened to the poets who gave them the inspiration and experience to make beautiful poems.
Both series are josei genre and share some sort of romantic feeling as well.
Personally i've started Uta Koi after i watched Chihayafuru, right because i wanted to understand deeper the poems of the Karuta game; and i have to say that it's very interesting.
Uta Koi's artstyle is particular but at the same time can be great, Chihayafuru's art is gorgeous and both series have a very awesome cast.
I certainly recommend to watch both :D
same 100 romantic poems from 100 different poets
Chihayafuru focuses on the game of karuta which uses the 100 poets.
Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi is about the 100 poets themselves.
Watching one will probably lead to a greater appreciation of the other.
Chihayafuru is about the game involving the cards with these poems.
Chouyaku visually depicts the interpretation of the poems.
Chouyaku probably aired because of Chihayafuru
In a nutshell, both series has a variety of similarities.
Both series involves the idea of poem and turning it into a story that is insightful and entertaining.
Both series has drama as well as some romance and friendship elements
Both series has josei like artwork and themes.
Both series has a small cast of characters but entertaining to watch.
The Anime adapt classic literature from Japan that people take their own interpretation in the presentation.
Both series are adapted from classic or traditional Japanese literature. In Aoi Bungaku, there are 6 stories based on early 20th century novels, where as in Uta Koi, the focus is on the 100 romantic poems from the Heian (794 to 1185) era.
Stylistically they are very different, Aoi Bungaku being dark, psychological and intense. Uta Koi is focused on romantic tales, which as of Episode 1 have a lighthearted atmosphere. Despite these differences, anyone interested in exploring a different facet of Japanese culture should give both of these a watch.
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 Anime take a classic from literature and put a new spin on them. One adaptation is more liberal and farther from the original. However, both feature romances with literary ties that deal with star crossed lovers.