Chouyaku Hyakunin Isshu: Uta Koi.

Alt title: Utakoi

TV (13 eps)
3.406 of 5 from 739 votes
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Utakoi is a historical romance story based on Ogura Hyakunin Isshu's interpretation of a collection of 100 romance poems that are used in traditional Japanese karuta card/memory game Utakoi takes life based of the very liberal interpretation of the Hyakunin Isshu anthology of poems featuring 100 romantic poems from 100 different poets such as The Tale of Genji's Murasaki Shikibu. However this romantic – both in story and artistic design – series starts its focus with some twists and turns centered around the love between Fujiwara and her romantic interest Ariwara…

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  • Takaiko and Narihira / Yukihira and Hiroko image

    Episode 1

    Takaiko and Narihira / Yukihira and Hiroko

  • Sadaakira and Yasuko image

    Episode 2

    Sadaakira and Yasuko

  • Munesada and Yoshiko \ The Monk Henjo image

    Episode 3

    Munesada and Yoshiko \ The Monk Henjo

  • Yasuhide and Narihira \ Funya no Yasuhide image

    Episode 4

    Yasuhide and Narihira \ Funya no Yasuhide

  • Eastward Ono no Komachi image

    Episode 5

    Eastward Ono no Komachi

  • Uta Hen+ image

    Episode 6

    Uta Hen+

  • Yoshitaka & the Daughter of Minamoto no Yasumitsu \ Ko no Naishi & Michitaka image

    Episode 7

    Yoshitaka & the Daughter of Minamoto no Yasumitsu \ Ko no Naishi & Michitaka

  • Mount Suenomatsu \ Kiyohara no Motosuke image

    Episode 8

    Mount Suenomatsu \ Kiyohara no Motosuke

  • Shonagon and Yukinari \ Sei Shonagon image

    Episode 9

    Shonagon and Yukinari \ Sei Shonagon

  • Nakoso Falls \ Councilor Kinto image

    Episode 10

    Nakoso Falls \ Councilor Kinto

  • Kaoriko and Fujiko \ Murasaki Shikibu image

    Episode 11

    Kaoriko and Fujiko \ Murasaki Shikibu

  • Michimasa and Masako \ Midnight Moon image

    Episode 12

    Michimasa and Masako \ Midnight Moon

  • Teika and Noriko \ Princess Shokushi Gon Chunagon Teika image

    Episode 13

    Teika and Noriko \ Princess Shokushi Gon Chunagon Teika

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snivets's avatar by snivets on Jul 3, 2012
Score 8.1/10

This is a preliminary explanation of why this show is so awesome; I promise to do an edit/real review when it's over. (Edit: See below) As a literary nerd, the game of karuta has long delighted me. If you like poetry, literature, love stories, or Japanese history check this anime out right now! Do it! If you want to read the poems as the show airs, skip the online wikis. My suggestion is Peter McMillan's... read more

wecreatemore's avatar by wecreatemore on May 29, 2015
Score 9.5/10

Great josei series! It's also great to watch if you're into historical anime (particulary the Heian era). Or poetry. Personally I'm not into poetry, but now I want to read poems from the Heian time period. They're beautiful. I'd also place this series in the same category as Miyazaki films; rewatchable classics. That's how marvelous I found Uta Koi. Favorite aspects (in no particular order):  The art... read more

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