Utakoi

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4.7
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  • 2 out of 2 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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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Beautiful, bold, rich, amazing. An anime to show the expressiveness of Japanese poetry of the Heian period.
    "Impassionate Gods Willl Never Know the Crimson that lies in the Tetsuta River..."
    This anime describes the history of each of the 100 beautiful poems used in Karuta, giving them a background, a face and an explanation. And they do it very well.

    What I love of this anime are two thinks: The richness of the animation, which with very simple methods mixes color and patterns and achieves to ...
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  • "Un poema no puede ser perfecto"
    Una serie que promete ilustrar 100 poemas no es para nada de lo más común. Y no puedo ser estricto con ella, es el caso de la serie que no a todos gusta.

    En lo personal fui atrapado por la forma en la que se intenta hurgar en el corazón del autor para intentar comprender el significado del poema, eso hace que se aprecie al poema y sea más hermoso de lo que ya es.

    Mi sugerencia es, Olvidar, ...
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  • 1 out of 1 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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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Unexpectedly moving stories
    The series is a departure from recent anime trends and a wonderful complementary watch to Chihaya Furu.

    Merging an unusual art style with beautiful poetry and modern quirk, the series guides the audience through many of the stories behind several famous Japanese poems, giving insight into culture and society and how emotions were poured into paper within those norms.

    Very unique music adds ...
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  • Bem a minha cara *u*
    Teh pq amo poemas,poesias e semelhantes,ñ li o mangá ainda mas o anime me agradou mt e me fez lembrar de mt coisa do passado em relação a amor(coisa da ql teh hj tenho um azar estupendo e me abala totalmente),quero rever de nv assim que eu encontrar alguém(coisa que acho impossível falando de mim) e.e
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  • Historical Romance done right!
    Other romance and shoujo titles have romance, drama, and art, but what they lack is one facet that other anime series are able to do very well. Make you give a crap about watching the next episode. Most shoujo anime series, both historical and modern, are full of the same type of drama you could watch on TV or read about.

    Utakoi provides historical tales based on historical figures that or ...
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  • An unconventional take on historical romance
    This is how you bring poetry, culture, and romance into an anime. It was so beautifully moving and the poetry from the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu felt so fresh yet timeless in this interpretation. I loved the intentional artwork and stylistic design of the series. The characters were all great although I have to admit that I did have a hard time keeping up with some of them because they had multiple ...
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  • 1 out of 1 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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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    百人一首とその想い
    詩をわかりやすく説明、その上真の意味を明かしてくれる。
    彼ら彼女達の秘め事、思いをわかりやすく説明してくれます。
    見ていてせつなくなりますけど物凄くいい物語です。
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