Both are very dark takes on the mahou shoujo genre, but while Madoka may seem like the more serious of the two, Uta Kata is much better at portraying the physical and emotional damage inflicted on the one who becomes controlled by their power.
Uta~Kata is another darker mahou shoujo anime that successfully deconstructs its genre much like Puella Magi, although it doesn't go to the same lengths. Both show that being a magical girl is not always a good thing (if at all) and characters might have to face some terrible consequences.
Both anime portray the psychological side of magical girls and give us the idea that being a magical girl isn't always fun'n games. Having the power of a magical girl doesn't make you unbreakable nor unbeatable. There is always a dark side to everything.
Both series start out fairly slow, seemingly as an innocent magical girl anime. However, they both start to turn darker as the story proceeds, and show the struggles and changes the protagonist have with being a magical girl. Uta Kata proceeds slower and, somehow, less radical, but I think if you enjoyed Madoka Uta Kata is definitely worth a shot.
Both are slow-paced magical girl anime that concentrate more on slice-of-life and coming-of-age than actual fighting. They concentrate on a close relationship between two girls, with one of those girls being a supernatural girl who suddenly appeared in the normal girl's life one summer day. Even the endings are pretty similiar, too.
Starts off cutely and introduces two main girls who have some sort of magical girl transformation.
It gets darker as the episodes go by and the end is bittersweet.
It has a lot to do with friendship and the "darkness" in people
After watching both series I found a LOT of similarities between the two. Both anime are slow-paced magical girl shows that take place over the course of a summer. Girls from different places meet up and start a journey of magic, friendship, and drama. At the start, they both feel light-hearted and simple, but halfway through, they take a dark turn and become progressively sadder and more serious. While they are magical girl stories, a large focus in both series is the interactions and drama between the characters. Both shows also have a deeper message/story than your typical "fight minions and defeat the bad guy" plot. Finally, romance is a theme present in both shows. Overall, if you're looking for a more serious magical girl show with a big focus on character relationships and don't mind slow pacing, then both shows are worth a try! read more
While these two series may seem like the typical magical girl series at first, they have some differences in terms of presentation. For instance, both series takes a more serious approach in terms of dealing with enemies. Then, there are the main characters who each get their spotlights through development mainly in terms of their roles in the story. Some of these characters plays roles involving saving others while some deals with how to get by their own problems.
These problems sometimes involves emotions and has a more serious approach to the magical girl genre. Also more noticeable is the OST for both series. />
Both are magical girl shows with an underlying darker element, and explore psychological themes. They also both focus on friendship between two girls caught up in a malevolent being's game. They are both pretty artistic and feature very good, original scores.
While one is shoujo and the other is more along the lines of Seinen, the two series both take a darker look into the mahou shoujo genre, although Utena is more of a take on the prince-princess genre rather than the mahou shoujo genre, the two are very comparable. Both explore a relationship between two girls that is full of secrets and lies and both are riddled with yuri/shoujo ai undertones.
Both of the animes are magical, and the characters are drawn in similar styles, in particular the eyes. They also both have a somewhat yuri-ish feel to them at some parts. Plus, they both have really cute outfits!
Both animes portrays the psychological side of magical girls, and gives us the idea that being a magical girl isn't always fun'n games. Having the power of a magical girl doesn't make you unbreakable nor unbeatable. There is always a dark side to everything.
uta kata is more magical girl based, whilst night wizard has more action aspects, however both have dark twists and brilliant storylines which are bad people controling good people which causes all sorts of mayhem
They're both Mahou Shoujo shows but there's a thing that seperates them from other Mahou Shoujo shows. Both are pretty cliché at first sight but after a few episodes a darker storyline will appear. Both shows have drama and pretty serious issues, not suitable for the age group of many other Mahou Shoujo shows.
Both are darker mahou shoujo shows with a little bit of fan service. Neither one is actually geared at little girls and are not part of the shoujo genre, but rather closer to seinen. Both shows also explore a relationship between two magical girls in particular rather than a huge group.
The theme of magical girl are central parts of both series. However, unlike most magical girl anime(s), both of these series falls more into the psychological and topics more suited for the mature audience. Additionally, both of these series become more and more emotional as the episodes drags on that makes them an unique little gem.
Despite the gaudy outfits provided for the main heroines when they use their special powers, both Uta-Kata and Sailor Moon take a step down deeper into the more hidden realms of their gifts (or curses) side effects. Both Usagi of SM and Ichika of Uta-Kata are plagued by the darker side of their powers and end up being the focal point of the world either being saved or destroyed.
The main girls are very similar in their personalities. They both meet someone who has to do with "magic" and are given responsibilities that have to do with that "magic." Both girls have really good friends who they want to protect in some way.
Both shows have both slice-of-life and darker aspects - while Gakkougurashi shows its dark side pretty quickly, Uta Kata takes time to ramp up, but finally comes to a level you could call similiar.
Both feature a childish main character with an unnatural hair colour as well as (at least) 1 more mature protagonist.
School themes are present in both anime.
Abandonment issues?! Child abuse?! In my magical girl shows?! Kamikaze and Uta Kata are not the sparkles and rainbows that some people think magical girl shows should be. Whether it's fighting one's inner demons, to actually turning into one, both shows highlight the weaknesses of the human heart. Tones vary from lighthearted to deadly serious in a flash; one moment it's cute slice of life in school and another it's bone-chillingly psychological warfare.
Both shows start off as happy-go-lucky magical girl anime full of cheerful, moe, slice of life moments. However, as both shows progress, they get much darker, and you can see how the main characters suffer as a result of using their powers. Yuki Yuna is a Hero is more of a Magical Girl Warrior show, where the main characters transform to fight enemies that threaten their world, whereas Uta Kata is more about using magical powers to accomplish various tasks. Also, Uta Kata has romance in it, while Yuki Yuna is a Hero does not.
Sumire drawing style is similar to Ichika and also both of them have a power that they don't want to use, but in the end they end up using them. Both of them have an unrequired love.
Lucia is also similar to Manatsu in drawing style. Both of them have green hair tied in pig tails. They were already involved in the world of magic/viruses before the other girls arrive. Both of them have a deep bond with the other girl and both animes give you a yuri-ish feeling.
However Venus Versus Virus is not really yuri while Uta Kata you will just have to wait and see. read more
Another bittersweet supernatural tale that takes place in the course of a single summer. While not as emotionally tumultuous as Air, Uta~Kata is brimming with melodrama and a storyline that rolls further into darker territory with every episode.
both highlight the weaknesses of humans, as well as their strengths. emotional, dramatical, psychological anime which has you thinking a lot. both has excellent character development and storylines, though uta kata is more magical girl (but very very dark) whilst shigofumi is more hellish in that it is letters from the dead. both good watches
If you watched Kiddy Grade,you will be amazed by how much the characters from Uta Kata resemble the characters from KG(in the way they are drawn).Of course,the genre is other,no mecha,fighting or anything you would find in Kiddy Grade,maybe excepting the very close relation between the two girls.
both shows start off seeming innocent and happy but as they go on the characters have to face confrontations with other characters, with themselves and the consequences of there actions. both shows are amazing and if you enjoyed one give the other a shot they were truly amazing and have beautiful stories to tell.