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07-01-2012, 01:06 AM
A story based on the Hyakuninisshu, aka them poems in Chihayafuru that nobody ever hears the second part of. I'm imagining the story being violently interrupted just over halfway through each episode as Chihaya's hand comes slamming down and obliterating everything for miles.
Airs Monday, July 2 at 01:30 on TV Tokyo
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07-03-2012, 04:53 AM
Surprise Crunchyroll license out of the blue makes insomnia a touch easier to take.
As to the episode itself, I recognize just how much I am missing in it as I watch since the historical aspect clearly is a major part given the lack of introduction to any of the characters but the story was able to largely move over that in a rather nice fashion.
Still, it was a nice and somewhat breezy set of stories that was enjoyable in showing off some of the more mature relationships that don't show up in anime much. Add in the rather wonderful visual touches and it was a show that has a nice tempo to it. Can't say it would be on my "must own" list (though some copius TL notes could change that) but I enjoyed what I saw well enough to say I am rather certain to return to see what else the series chronicles.
07-03-2012, 01:18 PM
Takaiko & Narihira love story was nice.
So if I got this right, each episode will be a new story?
Not really sure if I'll be watching this... probably not.
07-03-2012, 05:25 PM
Chihaya goes first. Yay! ^^;
Now we can learn more about why Kana-chan loves the poems. ^_^
07-06-2012, 12:33 AM
Well, that was cute. Particularly the first half.
Watching it is a little odd, because I have to just tell myself "that's just how things were in that era" and roll with it regarding gender roles and the general treatment of women.
I guess I'll keep watching. It's kind of interesting and the middle of the week is soooooo dead, so its not like I'll have much else to watch in the middle of the week.
07-07-2012, 03:34 PM
- So, did you know Fujiwara no Teika was a green-eyed blond gaijin? >_> "Chouyaku" indeed.
- Hayami Saori~
- Not a lot to say about the first half, but they played off each other well and it was fun enough.
- Second story was okay too. But not as fun as the first.
Oh god this ED why. ...hahah oh wait it's the Yakitate Japan ED guys isn't it?
Hm. 2 an ep for at least 12 eps. Dunno if I'm interested in 24 of these (maybe some will be just one story), but if my schedule doesn't get totally overwhelmed I'll try to stick with it.
07-09-2012, 05:27 PM
- Sadaakira was a bratty little shit. Yasuko was adorable.
- I'm going to have trouble tracking characters from one story to the next. In addition to the shifts in ages, they just... look similar. Guys in funny hats and lots and lots of clothing. Same for the women but telling female characters apart is always easier for me.
- Censored frog massacre!
- Oh Yasuko, you define "too good for him". But man it was fun to watch her take control of the situation and put him in his place, in a constricted gender framework kinda way.
Ah, the story was a whole episode that time.
07-21-2012, 02:46 PM
Munesada and Yoshiko. She'll marry the man who comes to visit her 100 nights in a row, and it's her brother (couldn't catch if he was her real brother or if they were just raised as such but not related) who does it, but on the 100th night they agree not to wed. Yoshiko goes on to become Ono no Komachi, one of the only names from this whole thing that I'm familiar at all with. And even then just the name.
07-28-2012, 10:38 PM
This sure was interesting. I was curious about this series, because of Chihayafuru and wanted to know more about the poems. I like how the stories are told. For this episode, I prefer the first part which was more amusing, still the second part was also good. I will keep watching.
07-29-2012, 06:55 PM
Well, I have to admit it was interesting, but I guess not enough to make me keep watching. There is so much to watch this season, I'll drop this one.
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