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Old 2012-09-25, 17:49   Link #141
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On balance, I think Wikipedia's version is less depressing, if less beautiful.

(No mention of a love affair between the two, but the princess died in her fifties, a year after Teika had his first big break in poetry at age 38.

Also, the bit about preferring the ball game to poetry was taken from Teika's own heir, one of his 27 kids from various women.

And he sounded like a bit of an arrogant asshole. A prima donna, anyway, who only valued his own opinion on poetry, and rejected all others.)
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Old 2012-09-25, 19:50   Link #142
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The Japanese wiki mentions that there was some kind of relationship between them; Teika mentioned her frequently in his diary, especially when her health started deteriorating, and after her death he doesn't mention her for a whole year.
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Old 2012-09-26, 07:22   Link #143
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On balance, I think Wikipedia's version is less depressing, if less beautiful.

(No mention of a love affair between the two, but the princess died in her fifties, a year after Teika had his first big break in poetry at age 38.

Also, the bit about preferring the ball game to poetry was taken from Teika's own heir, one of his 27 kids from various women.

And he sounded like a bit of an arrogant asshole. A prima donna, anyway, who only valued his own opinion on poetry, and rejected all others.)
Teika had 27 kids? Wow, that guy sure got around.
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Old 2012-09-26, 15:13   Link #144
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On balance, I think Wikipedia's version is less depressing, if less beautiful.

(No mention of a love affair between the two, but the princess died in her fifties, a year after Teika had his first big break in poetry at age 38.

Also, the bit about preferring the ball game to poetry was taken from Teika's own heir, one of his 27 kids from various women.

And he sounded like a bit of an arrogant asshole. A prima donna, anyway, who only valued his own opinion on poetry, and rejected all others.)
For someone who didn't want to get married, he sure was active.
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Old 2012-09-26, 22:32   Link #145
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Uta Koi was a lovely little series..now we only have one more season until Chihayafuru.
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Old 2012-09-27, 08:32   Link #146
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I'm looking for OST of Utakoi, wonder when it will be released.
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Old 2012-09-27, 22:13   Link #147
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Well this wasnt to bad for being all about poets
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Old 2012-09-29, 07:58   Link #148
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Yet another tragic tale, even for Teika himself? Guess being 'in love' back in those days wasn't a good sign at all. Or I guess one could argue that the Hyakunin Isshu IS that tragic because Teika's own love life was like that, or at least how they portrayed everything in this iteration.
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Old 2012-09-29, 10:47   Link #149
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I think the things I enjoyed most about Uta Koi

* Great seiyuu cast reading poetry
* Highlighting really awesome historical ladies. This is what I consider great female characters

* The fact that the series showed many different kinds of love. My personal favorite relationship was probably the friendship between Narihira, Komachi, & Yasuhide. I loved the episode when they traveled together, talked about their regrets, not having married or had children but they still have their poetry. Perhaps the stories of Uta Koi are a bit fanciful, but it's true these 3 live on for us (and all the other historical figures featured) even now.

And as it is my favorite poem used in the series from episode 10 (which has a similar theme of episode 5)

Though the waterfall
Ceased its flowing long ago,
And its sound is stilled,Yet, in name it ever flows,
And in fame may yet be heard.
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Old 2012-09-29, 19:49   Link #150
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I know it won't happen, but I want a spinoff where Komachi, Narihira and Yasuhide go on the road and have their own misadventures....
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