okay i'll be honest i just wanted to post this gif
The characters are great, the score is great, and it’s an moving exploration of something I had literally no idea about before watching the anime. Maybe it’s unlikely at this point but I’d love for a third season.
I think this show is what spurred me on to make an attempt at learning hiragana/katakana. I even spent a bit of time trying to find out what was considered the “best” English translation of the Hundred Poems before coming to terms with their dependence on devices within the Japanese language. I feel like this answer here explains it fairly well but I’m happy to read anything else about the matter. https://www.quora.com/What-is-lost-if-the-poems-in-Ogura-Hyakunin-Isshu-are-translated-to-English/answer/Alexandria-McPherson.
As for “Taichi or Arata”, she’s married to the game, man.