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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  • 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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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    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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  • 2 out of 2 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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  • 1 out of 2 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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  • 1 out of 1 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:
    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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  • Stories behind famous romance poetry
    This is a well done anime on historical love poems, and how they came to be. Each episode is a one shot. The art is unique and beautifully done to represent the poetry and story representing them. If you have watched Chihayafuru, this gives the story of each card. I highly recommend this to anyone preferring mature historical romance.
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