Utakoi

Alt title: Chouyaku Hyakunin Isshu: Uta Koi

TV (13 eps)
3.434 of 5 from 785 votes
Rank #2,422

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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snivets 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

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wecreatemore 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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