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Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi.


Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 2012 to Sep 25, 2012
Premiered: Summer 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: TYO Animations
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.531 (scored by 5,538 users)
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Ranked: #14872
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Popularity: #2559
Members: 17,050
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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Shiraishi, Michita
Episode Director


Edit Opening Theme

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

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"Singin' My Lu" by SOUL'd OUT




More reviewsReviews

Aug 1, 2012
Paulwillson26 (All reviews)
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
Sep 24, 2012
ggultra2764 (All reviews)
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 read more
May 16, 2015
shehrozeameen (All reviews)
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:

http://jti.lib.virginia.edu/japanese/hyakunin/noJIS/hyaku8.html

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 read more
Nov 5, 2016
Amyltia (All reviews)
Hi everyone!

Let's start :
Story(7/10)
The 13 episodes are episodic, so each one has a diffrent stroy to tell (understand a different poem to illustrate), but some characters are reccurent and you get to know them and their stories.
Theres nothing special to say, its not mystery or anything, because its no the purpose of the show.

Art (9/10)
Its very beautiful, the kimono, the hair, the colors, its beautiful, but nothing particulary outstanding. Expet some scenes that are really well animated, and absolutely beautiful and memorable.

Sound (8.5/10)
The opening is really good and fits perfectly well to the show, you easily get the spirit. The ending is surprising read more

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