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Synonyms: Uta-Kata, Uta~Kata,One~Song, Poem~Piece, Poem Fragment
Japanese: うた∽かた
English: Utakata
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2004 to Dec 19, 2004
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:30 (JST)
Producers: Bandai Visual, gimik
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: HAL Film Maker
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Themes: Mahou ShoujoMahou Shoujo, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.671 (scored by 98589,858 users)
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Ranked: #58232
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4355
Members: 26,268
Favorites: 94

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It's the last day of the school term in Kamakura Girl's School, and summer is about to begin. Serious but polite 14-year-old Ichika Tachibana is excited to make her summer vacation with her friends a special break to remember! But little does Ichika know that this summer will be more special than she could have ever imagined.

While cleaning in an unused school building, Ichika notices an image of an unfamiliar girl in place of her own reflection in a large mirror. Convinced by her friends that she was just seeing things, she is surprised to see the girl in the mirror later that day, holding her lost cell phone. Introducing herself as Manatsu Kuroki, she comes out of the mirror and hands Ichika's phone back—and to Ichika's surprise, the stones on her cell phone charm have changed colors and now allow her to borrow the power of the 12 Djinn that watch over the world.

Uta Kata is a tale of a young girl who will realize new things through her interactions with these spirits. As the Djinn show her overwhelming sights, they will soon also bring to her overwhelming thoughts...

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Characters & Voice Actors


Gotou, Keiji
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Principle Drawing
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Sokuza, Makoto
Episode Director
Sakai, Kazuo
Episode Director, Key Animation, Assistant Animation Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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"Omoi wo Kanadete" by Savage Genius (eps 1-12)

Ending Theme

"Itsuka Tokeru Namida" by Savage Genius (eps 1-12)


Aug 26, 2022
This show truly brought me to tears and comforted me. It starts off slow and boring, but as time goes by it shows more emotions and ties the beautiful picture together.
I recommend this anime 100%. This is different than normal horror magical girl anime, but it's the same in a way.
This anime is something I would watch over and over again.
Heads up, there are some solid plot twists. And EVERYTHING shown is tied with each other.

In this anime every little information shows up again in one way or another. I've found myself re-watching the first couple episodes to see the things I may ...
Apr 9, 2020
Mixed Feelings
I am not usually one to write reviews for things, but based on the other reviews for this show, I feel like I NEED to right this review. If you don't want to read the full review, the thing to take away is that if you are looking for a Dark Mahou Shoujo show similar to Madoka Magica, Magical Girl Site, Magical Girl Raising Project, Yuki Yuna is a Hero, Day Break Illusion, and anime like that, THIS IS NOT THE ANIME FOR YOU!

I'd previously watched those anime, and based on the reviews, I thought that was what I was getting into, but this ...
Apr 2, 2024
Came here to watch one of the "very dark takes on the Mahou Shoujo genre"? In for a psychological drama? Spare yourself the trouble, ignore recommendations, I can't think of one reason why this would be worth your time. This is an unexciting slice-of-life series that has a mystery lurking in the background - we're talking maybe 10% of each episode's duration - and plenty of uncomfortable, pedo-fanservicy shots at the body parts/underwear of underaged female characters - just so you could, on top of being bored and unamused, also feel utterly disgusted.

Uta-Kata, as we may expect from its premise, is mostly episodic in nature. ...

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