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English: Utakata
Synonyms: Uta-Kata, Uta~Kata,One~Song, Poem~Piece, Poem Fragment
Japanese: うた∽かた


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: PsychologicalPsychological, DramaDrama, MagicMagic
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.701 (scored by 80778,077 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #49982
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Popularity: #3684
Members: 22,763
Favorites: 57

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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, Principle Drawing, Key Animation
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Sokuza, Makoto
Episode Director
Itou, Tatsufumi
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

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

Jan 13, 2008
Archaeon (All reviews)
I'm not really a fan of the Mahou Shoujo genre of anime (and I've watched enough of the type to know this), however I will freely admit that there are some hidden gems in in a genre that is mainly aimed at teenage girls.

Generally the mahou shoujo genre has severe failings in terms of story and character development that more mature anime fans find unappealing. I blame Sailor Moon for this as, even though it enjoyed huge success, it could be thought of as being too successful in that many of the mahou shoujo type shows that followed took their lead from it. This read more
Jul 14, 2008
Dawlight (All reviews)
This review comes from a guy who really hasn't watched any Mahou Shoujo anime other than Puni Puni Poemi, which by most would be placed in "Comedy/Parody" anyway. So you could say I have no idea what makes a Mahou Shoujo anime good.
At least I didn't find anything that I really liked with Uta Kata.

Story - The story is neither bad nor good. It's merely a tale of summer break miracles , friendship and love (enjoyment is sold separately). While it's not the worst crap someone has ever produced, it mainly feels like a smoothed-out, over-produced generic mass of magic teenage despair. Just reading the read more
May 29, 2013
ggultra2764 (All reviews)
Like Puella Magi Madoka Magica, first appearances can be deceiving when you watch Uta Kata. What starts off as a slice-of-life/ mahou shoujo title with hints of dark elements to come becomes increasingly dark and serious as it dabbles into coming-of-age and life-threatening dilemmas that our female lead Ichika comes to face and some focus on touchy issues like eating disorders and child abuse. The series takes its time with building up its plot dropping hints that those close to Ichika have some form of connection to the trials she is facing, some of whom aren't as they would seem on the surface, and more read more
Jul 17, 2019
_Maneki-Neko_ (All reviews)
Overall Grade: 8
Story / Pacing: 8
Art / Animation: 7
Sound / Music / Voice Actors: 8
Character: 7
Enjoyment: 8


WORDS: ca. 800

"Do you want to accept this child, no matter what?"

This anime is criminally underrated and it feels like no one knows about it. I only got to know it through another user I know, who loves magical girls and coming of age-anime too and she recommended it to me. Then I looked here for Madoka Magica recs and found Uta Kata, decribed as a darker take on the magical girl-genre.
Sadly, this wasn't released in Europe either, like many other anime unfortunately had read more

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