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Chōyaku Hyakunin Isshu: Uta Koi's 1st Promo Streamed

posted on 2012-06-21 11:25 EDT
Kei Sugita's "loose" manga interpretation of historical poems inspires July anime

Japanese broadcaster TV Tokyo began streaming the first promotional video for the anime inspired by Kei Sugita's historical josei manga Chōyaku Hyakunin Isshu: Uta Koi.

The manga tells a "super-loose interpretation" of the Hyakunin Isshu anthology of poems that were written between the 7th and 13th centuries in Japan. The anthology features 100 romantic poems from 100 different poets such as The Tale of Genji's Murasaki Shikibu. The poems are also used as the basis for the traditional Japanese card game karuta.

NAS is producing the series, and Kenichi Kasai (Nodame Cantabile, Bakuman., Honey and Clover) serves as series director. Tomoko Konparu (Glass no Kamen, Kimi ni Todoke, NANA) is in charge of the scripts, while Aki Tsunaki (Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3: Owari Naki Unmei, Miracle Train - Ōedo-sen e Yōkoso) is designing the characters.

The series will premiere on TV Tokyo on July 2.

[Via 0takomu]


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