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Japan has a rich literary history. One that even stretches beyond manga! I can’t say I’ve actually studied any of it, or really know much more than maybe some incredibly basic stuff, but I know enough to say that their poetry is kind of a Big Deal. Enough that one of the most famous works of Japanese literature is the hyakunin isshu, lit. “one hundred people, one poem [each]” (woo Wikipedia), an anthology of 100 now-classical poems.

The hyakunin isshu is arguably best known as the basis for the card game karuta, a claim I make based entirely on how great Chihayafuru was. Thanks to that, I’m at least aware of the general style of the poetry – short, colourful, evocative and delighting in allusions and metaphors rooted in nature – and that they unsurprisingly cover a wide range of topics and themes. Uta Koi, as you may have guessed by the title, only concerns itself with the poems on love and romance.

Sounds deep and educational, no?

CLASSICAL POET MAKING A ART

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Late again. I’d say it was strategic to fit in 3 finales, but no yeah I forgot about this again.

In other news (well not really), Phi Brain is getting a third season. Yes this made me unbelievably happy.

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Between Moyashimon Returns and Natsuyuki Rendezvous ending and moving back to uni, I completely forgot about this. Go me.

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For a minute I was upset because this was gonna be the last episode of Hyouka but it very recently got an additional episode announced, making it 22 not 21 episodes long! YES

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If it wasn’t already apparent, I ran out of “witty” titles for these months ago. Now for your weekly dose of “hurr fun episode durr” x 10.

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WhyNot are being slow with Phi Brain and there’s no Space Brothers this week for ~reasons~, which is a shame. Oh, and I managed to get to 200 completed series on MAL this week, which is a complete validation of this summer and my life as a whole.

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Have you seen next season? Man am I gonna be picking up a load of shows. Oh yeah, this season. That’s still a thing I guess. Also Kokoro Connect is gonna have 17 episodes because it just HAS to be difficult like that.

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