Utakoi

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  • 5
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    (6)
  • 3
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4.6
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  • 6 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    How do I love thee..
    This show is basically about historical love story in Japan. Each episode has different story. I found it great and good to know. It's inspiring and beautiful. I recommend this show to those who like romantic poems
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    poetry lives in the anime and love makes the world go around
    i am not a romantic person. i truly hate harem anime and stupid girl anime that insults girls but this made me want to read poetry and hear it from a man. based on real books from the era. this anime is a true classic that should be used to teach kids that poetry is something that can the world if you let it. if you get the chance get the books they are free on Amason so please go out and watch ...
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    A Breath of Fresh Air
    Anime after anime seems to be set in violent situations with a villainous adversary and heroes who oppose them, and that's fine for the market that supports it. Occasionally, one appears that is simply artistry in it's finest and Utakoi is one of these. While the stories are not exactly true to history, they reflect the character of the time, and give Kei Sugita a beautiful foundation for ...
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    A Very Nice Historical Romance
    Forget for a moment that this show is based on the 100 poems that are the root of certain things like the now very well known Kurita game (thank you Chihayafuru!). Utakoi is simply a very nice, very well told, and artistically animated tale of romances taking place in historical Japan. Now, even with all the anime viewing that I do, I still know very little about the historical figures or facts ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    The appeal is in poetry
    If you're a fan of poetry, I would recommend UtaKoi. The episodes are story driven, most of them are one shots. The bgm and animation don't stand out much, but the romance and historical poems are unique.
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    An Anime Romance that Actually Happened
    This show is mainly about forbidden love in Heian era Japan.
    It is meant for romantics that can appreciate poetry and art. The art style in this anime is unique and fitting.
    It showcases the roles of men and women in court as well as the importance of art and literature in their culture. This show is actually pretty historically accurate which makes the nerd in me happy! This show just really ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    An awesome romance anime series I now love
    Here is another awesome anime series, I now love. With romance and a slice of comedy, this series "Uta Koi" is based a historical manga written and illustrated by Kei Sugita; which in turn is an interpretation of romantic poems from a poem anthology know as "Ogura Hyakunin Isshu." You know, I really hate Saadakira. I didn't understand why such a brutal brat could hate a girl like ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Something different and unexpected
    Very interesting and educational as well...I loved the idea of having different ways of showcasing the stories behind each poem - from a news flash to a tv show interview. It gave me a glimpse into Japanese history of poetry. It also sort of gave me a better appreciation of the anime Shihara-Furu. Love it!
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    This was different from what I am used to
    It took a while to get hooked into the series, there were a few filler moments in there as well, but for the most part I surprisingly liked it. I can't stand the opening music though. v.v I did like how it pertained to love and that the characters correlated with each other throughout the episodes. Once you make yourself watch the first two episodes, you may find yourself hooked to finish the rest.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    A Flower Bud Hidden in a Sea of Tall Grass
    I read reviews that said this show had a correlation to the Chihayafuru series. So what could it hurt to watch it?
    After watching this series, I'd say that this is a truly inspirational and great imaginative take on historical figures who influenced the culture, art, and literature of Japan in the past.
    I find the true to life stories to be the real clincher for this series that sets it apart ...
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