Uta Kata

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  • TV-MA
  • 2004
  • 1 Season
  • 6.5  (58)

Uta Kata is a Japanese anime television series created and directed by Keiji Gotoh. The series premiered in 2004 and was produced by Hal Film Maker, Bandai Visual, and Lantis. The show runs for thirteen episodes and spans across various genres including drama, romance, and fantasy.

The story revolves around a young girl named Ichika Tachibana, who stumbles upon a mysterious bottle while walking along the beach. Inside the bottle, she discovers a small fairy-like creature named Manatsu. Upon releasing Manatsu from the bottle, Ichika is granted the power to see visions of the future. However, this gift comes with a price as Ichika is also destined to fight against other supernatural beings known as Obsequies.

As the story unfolds, Ichika learns more about the Obsequies and why they are attacking her. She also discovers that Manatsu is not just a simple fairy but a powerful mage who has been watching over her family for centuries. Ichika also learns that her visions of the future may not be as trustworthy as she initially believed.

Throughout her struggles, Ichika is accompanied by her best friend Marin and other characters, including the mysterious and enigmatic Saya, who seems to have an interest in Ichika's powers. Along the way, Ichika develops feelings for a boy named Tatsuki, but their budding romance is hindered by the supernatural dangers that surround them.

The main characters of the series are voiced by notable Japanese voice actors, including Nobutoshi Canna as Tatsuki, Maria Kawamura as Manatsu, Masumi Asano as Saya, Tomoko Kawakami as Ichika Tachibana, Yurina Hase as Marin, Tamura Yukari as Keiko, Nobuo Tobita as Keiichiro Tachibana, Hitomi Nabatame as Setsuna, and Kenji Hamada as Sei.

The animation in Uta Kata is bright and colorful, making use of pastel shades to accentuate the show's fantastical elements. The backgrounds and character designs are detailed and well-realized. The sound design is also well-done, with an emphasis on peaceful and melancholic music, enhancing the show's emotional scenes.

Uta Kata is a show that explores themes of inner turmoil, friendship, and self-discovery in a unique and fantastical way. The show's blend of drama, romance, and fantasy keeps the viewers engaged and invested in the story. The character development is also impressive, as each character has their own unique arc and backstory that adds depth to the overall narrative.

In conclusion, Uta Kata is a must-watch anime show for fans of the fantasy and drama genres. Its unique blend of storytelling, character development, and emotional themes make it a standout among similar shows. Its thirteen-episode run makes for a concise and well-executed story that is sure to captivate the audience from beginning to end.

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Summer Pair of Early Winter
13. Summer Pair of Early Winter
February 2, 2011
Ichika and Sei share one final day with their beloved counterparts.
The Poetry of Fragments
12. The Poetry of Fragments
December 18, 2004
As a chosen Child of the Trials, Ichika is tested by Saya to choose between life and death of humanity.
The Surge of Separation
11. The Surge of Separation
December 11, 2004
With only one week remaining before the move, Ichika enjoys much needed quality time with her friends at the beach. The truth behind Kai and Sei's relationship is revealed.
Reunion Beyond the Grave
10. Reunion Beyond the Grave
December 4, 2004
Sei is turned to stone before he is able to divulge the truth behind Ichika's fate. With unwavering courage, Ichika is able to face reality and persevere with her struggles after a much heart-felt and unexpected "reunion".
The Pain of Love
9. The Pain of Love
November 27, 2004
Ichika is tormented by untamed heightened senses received from the Djinn's power so much that she soon becomes a threat to everyone around her. The pendant, which was at one point a gift, has become a curse.
Impulse of a Falling Flower
8. Impulse of a Falling Flower
November 20, 2004
Ichika's class does volunteer work at a rehabilitation center to help heal the people's hearts. When an unruly patient degrades Ichika's kindhearted sentiments, things get volatile in room 301.
The Jealousy of a Twig
7. The Jealousy of a Twig
November 13, 2004
After the current turn of events, Ichika is embroiled with jealously and envy over the untold connection between Saya and Sei, so much that she can't think straight! It's almost as if she, herself, is being controlled by the reins of a higher deity
The Flush of Damp Skin
6. The Flush of Damp Skin
November 6, 2004
Ichika becomes ill after staying out in the rain, watching a mysterious confrontation with Saya and Sei from afar. What mysterious relationship could these two share? Ichika's latent feelings are soon revealed.
The Flowering of Tears
5. The Flowering of Tears
October 30, 2004
The girls meet up with a couple of guys at the beach to watch a Fireworks display. Ichika questions her ability to "see", while using the spirit Djinn's power. She soon realizes "The Truth" that the Djinn reveals is sometimes hard to swallow.
Sudden Storm By the Lake Shore
4. Sudden Storm By the Lake Shore
October 23, 2004
Ichika's parents enroll her in a summer program to create "fond summer memories", but things take a turn for the worst. When a bungalow mate sneaks out at night to meet a guy and doesn't return, its up to Ichika, "The Stickler" to investigate!
The Heat of the Sandy Beach
3. The Heat of the Sandy Beach
October 17, 2004
What better way to start off the summer holiday than at the beach! While leaving the beach, Ichika is reunited with her childhood friend, Nao Shimizu, who was less than excited to see her...
Night Sky of Near Approach
2. Night Sky of Near Approach
October 10, 2004
An old friend's former boyfriend causes some trouble for Ichika and Manatsu.
Early Summer of Chance Meeting
1. Early Summer of Chance Meeting
October 3, 2004
On the day before summer holiday, Ichika meets a girl in a mirror, Manatsu.
  • Premiere Date
    October 3, 2004
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (58)