English: Uta no Prince Sama
Synonyms: Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love 1000%, UtaPri
Japanese: うたの☆プリンスさまっ♪ マジLOVE1000%
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 2011 to Sep 24, 2011
25 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.531 (scored by 30395 users)
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SynopsisWith dreams of becoming a composer and someday writing a song for her favorite idol, Haruka enters the Saotome Academy, a prestigious performing arts school. If successful there, she’ll be able to join the Shining Agency after graduation. However, it won’t be so easy when Haruka is already surrounded by potential idols and composers. On top of that, her homeroom teacher is a current idol, the headmaster was a record-breaking singer, and the academy itself is a chaotic place where anything can happen. Which prince of song will be paired up with Haruka?! Uta no Prince Sama is an exciting, coming-of-age romantic comedy that will be like sweet music to your eyes and ears!
Related AnimeAdaptation: Uta no☆Prince-sama♪
Sequel: Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000%
Characters & Voice Actors
At surface level this appears to be another reverse-harem otome kind of anime, but it’s actually much better than that. There is a reverse harem element, with all 6 of the guys vying for Haruka's attention, but there isn’t any actual romance (well, a little), which makes it an oddity amongst the shoujo genre. The biggest draw for me when watching was that Haruka, while still the female party of a massive love-hexagon, doesn’t just fall into the shadows and become a Mary-Sue type character; she’s a great female lead, and without her personality the way that it is, there’s no way any of this would’ve happened. She is the reason things turn out the way they do.
Of course, the biggest audience for this anime is young females, as there are many sexy guys, and each of them has their own distinct personality, some clashing violently with others, some of which are not very common in shoujo anime: the obliviously innocent one, the stoic serious one, the childish-yet-yandere one, the tsundere, the ladies man, and the I’m-gonna-close-myself-off-to-you-because-I-don’t-want-your-help-but-I’ll-warm-up-to-you-eventually one. And each one of them is hot as hell. (There’s also plenty of room for yaoi ships, which is a plus but doesn’t draw interest away from the actual plot.)
The other supporting characters were great as well. There was the best friend who, while she could be considered prettier than our heroine, doesn’t out-shine her but instead plays a big role just as being her friend. There’s the headmaster, who… I just don’t know with this guy. And there’s a trap character! Haruka’s teacher is a crossdresser, and boy does he make an attractive lady. Other sub-characters are interesting as well, and I’m glad that they weren’t just there to be, well, there.
Animation-wise, it’s very smooth and pretty. Characters are well fleshed-out and look amazing (Haruka has the prettiest eyes on any anime female ever and you can’t tell me otherwise), and the plot is decent. In fact, the plot is not very good compared to how amazing the rest of it is. There are multiple plot holes, parts that don’t make sense, things that move too slow, and the ending has a giant “where the fuck did this come from?” moment (there was something to do with magic and cats and Greek Muses and God damn he’s hot), but overall it wasn’t horrible, there was good comedic moments, and even the minor characters are very interesting to watch.
Then there’s the music: HOLY HELL is there good music, but in an anime that’s all about music, did you really expect anything less? The opening is good, maybe not the best, but the ending? “Maji Love 1000%” is amazingly good. This is one of the few rare instances where the ending theme out-shines the opening theme, and it makes us sit through the credits every time, just to listen to it all. The music within the show is also great; the songs are straight from the character’s hearts, and they’re sung with such passion that it pulls you in and really makes you listen.
Overall I think this is definitely worth your time to watch as it's very interesting and entertaining.
O_O Now I've seen it all *shoots self*
Story [7/10]: The concept of having a music academy to train students to become future idols. That itself sounds really interesting. In the 2nd episode there was good development in the story through assignment given to the students where one has to compose other to write lyrics and record it. Alas such challenges were never shown after ep 2. The heroine has been given extra special attention by all the guys right from ep 1 without any reason(maybe typical of a reverse harem). A big letdown. I mean why cant the feelings develop slowly as the days of all characters together progress. Pace of the story is really slow in terms of development. Episodes are wasted on introducing all the guys (6 + one magical creature/guy perhaps- yeah talking about Cecile) no excitment to watch except seing the bishonens in different angles. The way the story is revealed looks very plastic- unrealistic and made up for visual feast to the girls exclusively. The only other good point storywise is the continuity it has kept from one episode to the next. Inspite of all this I dont know why but I am still continuing to watch the show. So if you are okay with a not too interesting plot development then go on ahead to watch.
Art [10/10]: No doubt in this. All the guys are awesome. Haruka's eyes though is a heavy disappointment. I actually avoid looking too much in her eyes (cause then maybe I'll get hypnotised :P). Background scenery is good. The campus seems really beautiful.
Sound [10/10]: Need I say anything about this. AWESOME SONGS!!!! Just listen to the tunes and you'll be fluttering like a leaf in the wind. Voice actors all have done a good job for their characters as well. AWESOME SONGS
Characters [8/10]: All guys have a distinct personality. Though I would have preferred genuinely smiling characters as a change. i mean come on, you cant have an expression like this =.= all the time and expect the audience's mindset to change forcefully towards the character by suddenly seeing him singing and dancing. Smile is a must while performing (well with expections of course for songs which are supposed to be grim). And it is the only thing that also adds vibrance to the idol image of the character. Still most of the guys have this feature so its all good. and Haruka completely fails to give any impact on screen for me. Her personality is absolutely weak. Even Ringo the supporting character has her screen presence felt.
Overall [8/10]: I give this ratings because of the following points:
1) Pop music theme. This is the first series which I actually came across with a full fledged pop music theme. Though I agree skip beat also had some of it.
No interesting scenes showing the actual process of training students to be future idols. Though i have to admit songs are groovy in each episode. Wait songs are AWESOME. Amazing grace !!!!!
All in all its the kind of show to get caught up watching in all the hype. read more
Exactly the same everything, drawings, genre, harlem and all but better because of they are idiols!
/! For sure if you like one, you WILL like the other /!
- Same romance ambiance, where you have a (naive) girl, who will charmed all boys. (bishonen)
- Musical ambiance, just in Kin no Corda it's just instrumental ambiance, and Uta no prince it's songs, dances, compositions.
- Same bishonen style : cute boy, friendly boy, cold guy, schizophrenic guy.
- the heroine begin with novice skill, but she become better (the best).
the Only DIFFERENCE : in Uta no prince you don't have the fantastic touch, the heroine have real skill, and not a fairy behind her.
It's OBLIGED you like one, you will like the other.
One girl surrounded by a group of handsome guys. Both invlove schools for musicians.
In his type of argument, music, more bishonens, harem reverso.
Both are anime about music & are reverse harem.Both are made from visual novels of the same names.If you like one then you will definitely like other one.
Both anime are musical.Also, there is only the one main heroine surrounded by bishies!
Both are harems...
Reverse harems, with a somewhat timid female lead. However, Kiniro focuses more on classical music, while UtaPri is about a school for pop idols. If you like one, you'll definitely like the other.
They are actually very similar, uto no prince sama is basicly a bording school of music, composing and singing, where a girl comes to the school, and there a a few boys with differnt personalities, that all admire her! Then there is kiniro no corda a bording school of again music but this time focusing on intrumetal music. And a girl again is surronded by boys, and helping her! kiniro has a twist of magic though! But if you like one you probily you would like the other! Oh and i LOVE both of the sound tracks, also they have pretty good art!
Same genres, reverse harem and music
Both series are reverse harems based on an otome game so expect to see some hot n' steamin' guys complete with tsunderes and shotas! Both are music related as well.. For Kiniro no Corda, the guys are talented mucisians while Uta no Prince-sama, the guys will be aspiring idols~
True that there are fewer guys present in UtaPri, but hey.. they look even hotter than the guys of La Corda! (*/∇＼*)ｷｬ
♡Girls...get ready to fall in love!♡
Both are animes about music and have harem in it. they are both very similiar.
Both focus on music while Kiniro no Corda is into instruments and Uta no Prince-sama have musicians. Both also have reverse harem.
Both female protagonists must learn some form of music (violin and composing) with little or no former experience. The two go through a period of little self-confidence, and have to overcome that with a lot of practice and learning. Some jealousy is directed towards the two.
They are surrounded by male students who help them and they befriend. Both happen to be prodigious in their respective music schools and have to compete with other students. The competing musicians and idols are admired by the rest of the student body. Also, these two animes encourage that love of music is enough motivation.
It's hard for me to not think about either of these series when watching them tbh.
Both series features music as a prominent theme throughout each episode with the main female protagonist trying to learn the style and art of it.
Both series features a prominent male cast who each specifies in music with different personalities and appearances. They make special bonds with the main female protagonist throughout the series as well.
Both series also contain elements of drama, comedy, music, and romance.
Both animes about music. Also there is one main character surrounded with group of guys.
It got very romantic because every boys that a girl met feel in love and try to get her love them, have very good music to listening, there a lot of handsome/cute guys in the shows!!!! ^.^
Both anime are about music... in both anime it turns around a girl who loves music and is taking music lessons... during the episodes the two girls will meet diferent guys that will fall in love with her but one of them is more important to her <3
•both are a reverse harem
•both girl protagonist are naive and timid and surrounded by beautiful Bishōnen boys
•both anime contain music, where the protagonist and supporting boy cast compete to be the best at there respective fields
•both anime supporting characters develop feelings for the protagonist girl and fall in love with her as the story develops
•both have very simple, plot, which can be overlooked by the music being played in both animes
•both anime girls struggle with criticism among there peer groups
•they are very similar in the reverse harem, bishounen, romantic, musical way, if you liked one you would probably like the other.
The music situation and girl position in harem are similar. Both don't go to detailed into the romance and the music used it pretty good. If you like Primo passo u will 100% prince-sama, if you have watched prince-sama and not Primo passo I think you should still watch it even though it might not be as thrilling as doing it vise-versa.
They're both alike in its genres = music, romance, comedy.
They do have the same story plot that shows how music can change anyone and to strive hard for what we really dream of.
Both have a reverse harem structure, where the sweet, "natural" girl is surrounded by very talented, very good-looking men. Both focus on music, with Primo Passo featuring more classical music, and Uta Pri featuring pop music. Neither one has a very great plot structure - you won't be surprised by anything that happens, and the obstacles encountered by the protagonists are overcome fairly easily.
Both are about music. In La Corda, it's more about classical music. I heard a couple of songs that I used to listen when I was younger. It's kind of nostalgic. And in Prince-Sama, it's modern music that you could dance on =P. For me, it was a world to discover of high ranked talent. It made myself wanted to learn more. ^^'
Both of these are Reverse Harem anime and both take place in a music school, involving music students trying to progress as musicians and many male students are effected by one girls determination and love of music.
Reverse Harem. Music. Bishounen. All the girls are in love with these both anime.
If you liked UtaPri, then you're pretty much guaranteed to like La Corda D'Oro as well. Along with being a reverse harem type anime based off of a video game, it also embraces the musical theme, though in La Corda, it's centered around instrumental music instead of vocals. La Corda also contains a wide selection of handsome guys with unique personality types. I think the heroine in La Corda is a slight bit more interesting as well.
Both are reverse harems that circle around music! ♪
School of music. A lot of cute boys who are engaged with the protagonist. Oh,yeah,they are similar. :-)
They both have reverse harem, and they are both about music
Both UtaPri and Kiniro no Corda are essentially anime based around music appreciation. Kiniro no Corda takes this a little more seriously whereas UtaPri likes to focus more on the comedy, but both really like to delve into how music can be life changing. Also, both mc's begin as novice to music, but through the series begin to grow through their love for it. Both are also an odd sort of reverse harem in that all the pretty bishies fall for your girl, but romance almost never plays a part in the show. Also, both are FANTASTIC
-all the guys characters crush on the girl
-music themed anime
Kiniro No Corda and Uta no Prince-sama both have the harem AND the music aspect. In Kiniro no Corda there's more using instruments while Uta no Prince-sama has instruments and vocals. The messages given through the music are absolutely astounding but I have to say that so far in Uta no Prince-sama the messages in Kiniro no Corda are much more powerful and have larger meaning. As for the harem aspect, in both there are also similar characters such as Azuma Yunoki and Jinguji Ren. Maybe even Ittoki Otoya and Kazuki Hihara. Either way, both are very strong in their music aspects and they have a lot of similiarities. The plots are also very good in my opinion and I reccommend that if you liked either, watch the other.
The heroine in both shows are almost emotionless and all the guys are after her. Each guy gets his own episode/arc.
both have a shy female main character
five handsome boys with different characters around her , actually they care about her
same art and same visual effects
Same quiet heroine;
Both based on otome game;
Reverse-harem - all the boys are in love with the one girl-heroine;
Similar animation - the eyes, hair, people...
Both are based off of Otome games and have reverse male harems! The main female character goes down each guys' route in both series (but there is only implied romance in Utapri whereas the female protag dates the guys in Amnesia). Watch them if you love bishi male characters!
•both are based from an Otome game which is pretty convenient
•both have a quiet/facial expressive/shy girl protagonist which are surrounded by lots of hunky/loveable/handsome bishies.
•both are pretty much different in plots, mysteries in one, musical in the other
•both i rated differently, i loved Uta Pri, with its excitable musical lyrics from each character, yet i hated and dropped Amnesia early on, because its just really DULL!!! even though the artwork music were great, it was boring.
•they are just similar in the shy girl surrounded by lots of guys who adore her and have feelings for her, in a roundabout way, you probably might like one if you like the other
Both have mindbogglingly weak protagonists. Enjoy.
Okay~ in all seriousness, the reverse-harem thing.
Also, the protagonists kinda have the same look. I think the red hair and yellowy-green eyes automatically means weak protagonists in anime (Arcana Famiglia). It's a trend!
Both were based on an otome game;
Both have a shy heroine and almost incapable of making decisions;
Both have a reverse harem;
All the main boys fell in love with the heroine and they have distinct personalities;
Similar art: eyes, different clothes, hair...
Both are Shojo, and the protagonist is a girl surrounded by five guys.
Difference with (Utapri) that it is a musical school where the girl writes the songs and the boys sing in a debut,
While in (Amnesia) the girl loses memory and apparently will get help from the five guys to recover his memories.
My first recommendation I hope you enjoy it!
They are both romantic anime
They have hot bishounen boys
They are both are about a group of boys that are in love with the heroine. Both anime allows the viewer to "choose" which character is the best to stay with the heroine. The heroine is a simple character that allows the viewers to feel that that they are the heroine.
Both about a practically emotionless girl and a bunch of guys falling for her.
Opening Theme1: "Maji LOVE 1000% (マジLOVE1000％)" by ST☆RISH (Takuma Terashima, Kenichi Suzumura, Kishou Taniyama, Mamoru Miyano, Junichi Suwabe, Hiro Shimono) (ep 1)
2: "Orpheus (オルフェ)" by Mamoru Miyano (eps 2-13)
Ending Theme1: "Orpheus (オルフェ)" by Mamoru Miyano (ep 1)
2: "Maji LOVE 1000% (マジLOVE1000％)" by ST☆RISH (Takuma Terashima, Kenichi Suzumura, Kishou Taniyama, Mamoru Miyano, Junichi Suwabe, Hiro Shimono) (eps 2-13)
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