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Utakoi Episode 6 — Uta Hen+

Published August 6, 2012
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A plotless filler episode involving the personas of the Hyakunin Isshu and the shenanigans that occur between them, many of them significantly anachronistic: a grand prix race around the Heian capital (using oxen and carts instead of racecars), a television interview (Teika's Room), and a trading card battle: G1 Grand Prix in Heian-kyō: Teika and Yoritsuna comment on the first ox-cart race in the Heian capital. During one of the segments, sake was drunk to one of the bulls and the entire "pit stop" is in a mess. At the end, the only cart that escaped the fighting was Munesada's, but his ox and cart fell to the Kamogawa after the wooden bridge broke down. Teika's Room (定家の部屋, Teika no heya): A television interview, featuring poets of the Hyakunin Isshu and their personas and histories. Heian card battle (平安歌人札合戦, Heian kajin-fuda gassen): During a segment of Teika's Room, Teika punches Kintō in the face. Assuming that was an attitude problem, Kintō challenges Teika to a card battle, with Teika using the Hyakunin Isshu and Kintō the Sanjuroku-kuninsen (combinations of the divisions of the Thirty-Six Poetry Immortals). In the end, Teika's close victory was disrupted by Tsurayuki, who advices both to become friends instead of fighting. Kintō ask for an autograph from Tsurayuki.