Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi.


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Synonyms: Utakoi.
Japanese: 超訳百人一首 うた恋い。
English: Utakoi
German: Utakoi
Spanish: Utakoi
French: Utakoi
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 2012 to Sep 25, 2012
Premiered: Summer 2012
Broadcast: Mondays at 01:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: TYO Animations
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Demographic: JoseiJosei
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.451 (scored by 83048,304 users)
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Ranked: #18792
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Popularity: #3755
Members: 28,050
Favorites: 111

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Synopsis

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.

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Staff

Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Shiraishi, Michita
Episode Director


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

"Singin' My Lu" by SOUL'd OUT



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 ...
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.

The series ...
May 16, 2015
I think that Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu is a good series, with its use of historical references to Japan and Medieval Age Japanese poetry, as well as the way the characters were portrayed in it (which I believe was one of the highlights of this series). At the same time, it did make me want to read the original set of 100 poems, which are available here:

I will say that the art is good, but not the best - it could have been a shade better. Also, the story had its moments when I wondered what the tone of the anime will be. Although it carried its ...

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