Utakoi / Choyaku Hyakunin Isshu: Uta Koi

Utakoi / Choyaku Hyakunin Isshu: Uta Koi


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Genres: comedy, romance
Themes: karuta, Poems
Number of episodes: 12
Vintage: 2012-07-02
Opening Theme: “Love Letter from Nanika?” by ecosystem
Ending Theme: “Singin’ My Lu” by SOUL’d OUT

Plot Summary: The “Hyakunin Isshu” are an anthology of 100 poems found in a traditional Japanese card game called Karuta. Presented by the person who selected the writings, Fujiwara no Teika, this is a glimpse into the origin of some of them. Since the majority of them are love compositions, the focus remains on romance in ancient Japan. (from ANN)

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Episode 1 –

The Chihayafuru poems come to life! This is very sweet and I like the art work. I love the narrator too. And it was very nice to see Chihaya’s signature poem featured!!

This is a good one to watch with Chihayafuru, as this anime explains the origin of all the poems used in game in that show.

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Episode 2 –

The narrator continues to amuse me and I like the way he tells the stories behind the poems.

I liked the way he was banging his head against the tree too! :lol: