Chihayafuru, Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi. Recommendations
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
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
if you like the Karuta game, you'll definitely be interested in the 100 poems origin ! both chihayafure & chouyaku are great for all poems and old literate fans ^^
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.
Chihayafuru is about karuta, a game that feature the one hundred poems of the Hyakunin isshu, while Uta Koi tells the story of the compilation of those one hundred poems, focusing on some. Both are josei/drama, and will for sure give you lots of feels. If you watched one of those, please check the other.
Considering the fact that Utakoi is almost an unofficial companion anime to Chihayafuru, its much lower viewership is surprising. Although the presentation of the two anime is decidedly different, the main similarity between the two is the 100 Poems - whereas one focuses on the card game derived from the poems, the other explores their context and the poets who composed them.
Anyone who felt even a little interest in the world of the Hyakuninisshu in Chihayafuru should watch Utakoi. An entertaining anime in its own right, it offers the ('liberally interpreted') stories behind the poems in a way which is very funny, sometimes tragic,