On the day before summer vacation, Ichika discovered an old mirror in an old school building. From within it, the mysterious Manatsu looked out and offered to trade favors: if Ichika will do her "homework" (experience the power of the spiritual life forces and write about her feelings) then she will return the charm that Ichika has lost. As Ichika struggles to absorb the raw power of nature, those who watch from the other side of the mirror eagerly await her decision at the end of trials. Can a 14 year old take on the sins of the world and mend the rifts between nature and humanity?
Sakura Kinomoto never imagined that by opening a book in her father's library, she'd be responsible for releasing wild magic into the world, yet that's exactly what she did. Too powerful to be let loose on the world, the magical Clow cards were sealed away long ago by their creator, Clow Reed. But all is not lost, for the guardian beast, Keroberos, was sealed along with the cards! Can Sakura, with the help of Keroberos, retrieve the cards before they wreak havoc on the town?
Uta Kata and CardCaptor Sakura are surprisingly similar in their ideas - both rely on the exploration of magic to tell their themes. While CCS pulls this off in a more interesting way, the lack of "villain of the week" in Uta Kata makes it an equally refreshing watch. Also, if you like costume changes, these two have them by the bucketload!
For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu by the duo, and taken into their home in an effort to save her. But what neither teenager knows is that this innocent young girl is actually a killing machine -- an experiment gone terribly wrong -- and it is only a matter of time before the murderer in her awakens again...
Uta Kata and Elfen Lied are alike in their attempt to fuse element sof light and dark genres. Elfen Lied is far more over-the-top with it's insane amounts of gore and boobs, however it is a fusion of slice-of-life, light romance, and all that death. Uta Kata similarly attempts to pull together slice-of-life, magical girl elements, and dark themes. Both series fall short of their goals, but Elfen Lied does a much better job than Uta Kata, so if you enjoyed the latter, you will adore th former assuming you aren't turned away by it's blood and boobs.
In the future, a devastating event known as Second Impact has destroyed Tokyo as we know it, giving rise to Tokyo III - a city under siege by mysterious lifeforms known only as Angels. Mankind's only line of defense are the Evangelions, a set man-made machines piloted by a trio of fourteen year-old teenagers, Rei, Shinji, and Asuka. The fate of Japan and the entire world now lie with these three children, though they might not have the power to save the most important thing of all: each other.
Yes, Eva and Uta Kata are in completely different genres. But, they are actually quite a bit alike at their core. Both series revolve around protagonists who are being used as a sort of test case for humanity. Shinji and Ichika also have a few personality similarities - both have issues with trust, since much is kept hidden from them, as well as some degree of self-doubt. The plotlines just feel similar as a whole. Incidentally, both series also have a fair amount of ecchi to put up with. If you liked one of these, and aren't opposed to the genre of the other, go ahead and give it a try.
Once there lived an eccentric author called Drosselmeyer who wrote grand tragedies - one of them was the tale of a prince who sealed away an evil raven by breaking his own heart into tiny pieces. However, before the story could be completed, the author died and the tale took on a life of its own. Now, in a town where fiction and reality meet, the story continues on its tragic course with Ahiru, a duck who transforms into the beautiful Princess Tutu in order to restore the prince's heart. But will Ahiru's act of love be enough to defy the story's terrible destiny and lead to a happy ending?
Princess Tutu and Uta Kata are both mahou shoujo titles but are very light on the "magical girl" elements. The battles have more meaning, and the fights are not heavy. Both anime seem to want to give a message or philosophical view. I found both anime to be thought provoking. Also, it's safe to say that both anime are much deeper and ominous than what you see on the surface.
One day a light descends from the sky and splits into the ideal girls of Takeru and Ryou. That is where this gentle and vaguely romantic story about our ugly and beautiful world begins. Soon enough the story plummets into the secrets of global extinction and the meaning of life. Everything in this world that is beautiful has something ugly in it, and that ugliness is part of the secret of its beauty. Even for romance this is true...
Both series are very similar to each other. There are supernatural beings testing humans in both series who enable us to learn about good and bad sides of humans. If you liked one, you'd surely like the other.