Uta∽Kata Episode 1
14 year-old Ichika is going to her last day of school before summer vacation. The night before she has a weird dream where she sees a green(blue?) haired girl floating over a beach. The girl tells her that "you are me and I am you" and then says something we can't hear. Ichika wakes up confused by the dream, but continues on to school. She runs into college-aged twin guys who are also her tutors (interesting...) and we find out that one of them gave her a charm for her cell phone. At school, there are no classes so Ichika and her friends are assigned to clean a room in an older part of the campus before the closing ceremonies. As Ichika cleans an old mirror, she suddenly sees the reflection of the girl she saw in the dream. She and her friends begin to talk about how the mirror has powers and stuff, but are interrupted by their teacher. On the way home, Ichika realizes that she left her cell phone back at the room she was cleaning. Of course, none of her friends are able to go back with her so she has go alone. When she gets back to the room she sees that her cell phone is not in the room, but in the reflection of the room (weird) and of course the green/blue haired girl appears once again. She says she will return the phone if Ichika does a favor for her, and Ichika reluctantly agrees... (I'd write the rest of the story for this ep, but I gotta leave a little bit for suprise =P)
Wow, this anime is soooo pretty. The colors are very vibrant and the animation is really great. Ichika is simply adorable as are her friends and pretty much everyone else in the show. This episode made me think a lot of Card Captor Sakura in some ways (the older guys, transforming into cute outfits, etc.), but definetly not as magical girl-seeming. I actually really enjoyed the entire episode, and I can't wait for more of it. The overall atmosphere of the show was just really cool and drew you in. As for the music, the Op and Ed both were really good musically as well as visually. I'm definetly looking forward to ep 2!