The Hyakunin Isshu are an anthology of one hundred poems found in a trational Japanese card game called Karuta. Presented by the person who selected the writings, Fujiwara no Teika, this is a glimpse into the origin of some of them. Since the majority of them are love compositions, the focus remains on romance in ancient Japan.
Runtime: 24 minutes
Chouyaku Hyakunin Isshu: Uta Koi - Chōyaku Hyakunin isshu: Uta Koi - Netflix
Chōyaku Hyakunin Isshu: Uta Koi (超訳百人一首 うた恋い) is a historical Josei manga written and illustrated by Kei Sugita, and published by Media Factory. An anime adaptation by TYO Animations began airing in July 2012. Uta Koi is a “super liberal” interpretation of the Hyakunin isshu anthology of 100 romantic poems by 100 poets compiled during the Heian period.
Chouyaku Hyakunin Isshu: Uta Koi - Characters - Netflix
Fujiwara no Teika (藤原 定家) Voiced by: Yuki Kaji Main character who introduces poems from the Hyakunin isshu. Ariwara no Narihira (在原 業平) Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe A poetry-loving aristocrat depicted as a womanizing playboy who elopes with Takaiko in a forbidden romance. Fujiwara no Takaiko (藤原 高子) Voiced by: Saori Hayami Daughter of Fujiwara no Nagara and later imperial consort of Emperor Seiwa, who elopes with Narihira. Ariwara no Yukihira (在原 行平) Voiced by: Daichi Endō Older brother of Narihira. Hiroko (弘子) Voiced by: Sanae Kobayashi Wife of Ariwara no Yukihira. Sadaakira (貞明) Voiced by: Shotaro Morikubo Emperor of Japan and son of Takaiko, who is depicted as stubborn, insensitive and mischievous. Yasuko (綏子) Wife of Sadaakira who enjoys nature, and has a gentle personality. Ono no Komachi (小野 小町) Voiced by: Aya Endō A woman of renowned beauty, favoured by the emperor. Formerly known by the name of Yoshiko. Yoshimine no Munesada (良岑 宗貞) Voiced by: Yuuya Uchida A man who attempted to elope with Yoshiko, later known as Ono no Komachi, who then later became a monk. Fun'ya no Yasuhide (文屋 康秀) Voiced by: Susumu Chiba A poet who specialises in wordplay. Fujiwara no Yoshitaka Voiced by: Akira Ishida Father of Fujiwara no Yukinari.
Chouyaku Hyakunin Isshu: Uta Koi - References - Netflix