Utakoi

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  • 3
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4.6
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Poetry at its finest!
    At first glance I was not interested at all in Utakoi but it popped up under romance so I put it in my queue and thought I would give it a chance. Plus it was about the hundred poets and that was in Chihiya Furu which I enjoyed thoroughly so I gave this series a try. I was so very glad that I did, it has a beautiful style of animation and wonderful music, and the stories are so beautifully tragic ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Utakoi- through my eyes
    Quality- I love the animation style in which it is drawn. I have always been told a heavy outline ruins the realistic properties of art but it is used very well in this anime.

    4.5/5

    Sound- Great voice actors and excellent use of music I greatly enjoyed the opening theme.

    5/5

    Story- Each story through out the 13 episodes tie into one another beautifully and never counterdict each other. ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Interesting historical fiction
    This was a great anime to watch based on the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, the anthology of waka poems on which karuta (hello Chihayafuru fans!) is based on.

    Focusing on the love poems of the anthology we have different stories based on the poets. There are moments of irreverence and comedy, though, for example when you have your narrator, Fujiwara no Teika, in various costumes and situations that ...
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  • I just want to rate it 5 stars
    I just want to rate it 5 stars I just want to rate it 5 stars I just want to rate it 5 stars I just want to rate it 5 stars I just want to rate it 5 stars I just want to rate it 5 stars I just want to rate it 5 stars I just want to rate it 5 stars I just want to rate it 5 stars
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  • 2 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Not Worth Your Time!
    I enjoy romance stories as much as the next person, but the story is flat and boring. You are not able to form an attachment to any of the characters, therefore you feel nothing. There isn't even humor to make up for it. Bland and dull. Not worth your time
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  • Have Your Tissue Box Ready - Emotions Will Run High!
    Do you like Romeo and Juliet? How about seeing true love being ripped asunder by class separation, familial duty, work and/or death? How about having your heart ripped out in the most beautifully tragic ways? If so, then this, you dear romantic masochist, is for you! Seriously though, this anime is gorgeous in so many ways and I highly recommend it for anyone who likes ...
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