Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen


Utawarerumono: The False Faces

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Synonyms: Utawarerumono: The False Mask
Japanese: うたわれるもの 偽りの仮面
English: Utawarerumono: The False Faces
German: Utawarerumono: The False Faces
Spanish: Utawarerumono: The False Faces
French: Utawarerumono: The False Faces
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2015 to Mar 27, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2015
Broadcast: Sundays at 01:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: White Fox
Source: Visual novel
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.261 (scored by 4387243,872 users)
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Ranked: #27582
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Popularity: #1788
Members: 107,410
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Preliminary Spoiler
Mar 27, 2016
2022 Edit: minor fixing. And surprisingly my opinion after a new rewatch hasn't changed.


Second Season > First Season.


No, it's not a joke.


I guess if you're here is because you watched more than first 12 chapters, right? Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen, something that seemed to be a spin-off, was actually a sequel of Utawarerumono, hence why many people expected something very similar to its predecessor and, in that sense, they were disappointed, but... What so special is the first Utawarerumono?
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Mar 28, 2016
This is a review written after I saw it entirely. So, it'll diverge a lot in relation to those which had been written around the beginning. Is my first review, mainly cause of the controversial feeling about this anime.

Story: People may say that it hasn't a story, I say the otherwise. The first half can be a low-development kind. For those who compared directly with the first Utawarerumono, it really is slow and without a outter story development. Though, the second half goes on a exponential curve of "Give me the next episode!". So, we have character and environment presentation and later the rampage of ...
Mar 27, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen is one tough anime to review. I started watching it without having seen the first season (I probably should have done that, but in the end I felt like I was able to understand the story without it) and had some mixed feelings while watching it. Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen is an anime that starts out as a slice of life and fantasy type of anime and ends as an action and drama type. I'm having a hard time deciding if that was a good thing since it made it good in some areas, but bad in others. As stated before ...
Mar 29, 2016
Everything about this anime is fantastic.In my most honest opinion,it is a good succesor to the 2006 season.The art is outstanding,story is very comprehensive and deep and expands its roots from the first season.The characters all have their own background behind them and very interesting and well-tought ones at that.While watching the first season will triple your excitement about this anime,you don't need to do that in order to see the fantastic story.It is honestly very rare for me to feel this way about an anime and encourage others to watch it as well,and not to give it a bad rating after watching only 25% ...
Apr 9, 2016
Warning: Review may contain spoilers.

Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen is a good example of why a second season is sometimes a terrible idea. I can't help but wonder if most of these "reviews" even watched this anime.

The "successor" to the charming first season of the series, which was a series with likeable characters that saw well-paced development, followed with a strong narrative and art/sound direction for the time and was an overall joy to watch.

Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen, however, falls flat on all expectations short of art direction and soundtrack. Characters lack any real depth, they don't grow, bond or build a real relationship, we can ...
Apr 5, 2016
Mixed Feelings
- Be advised, don't read this review if you have not finish the anime as it contains spoilers -

Firstly, I would like to say that I like Utawarerumono, but I haven't play the Visual Novel at all. Contrary to the high scores that most people give to this anime, I would have to say that this anime is one giant mess, whether it's because of the original material or the director, there is nothing great about the sequel to great series of Utawarerumono.

The main issue with this anime is its story which I really dislike, especially with how the anime starts and ends. In my ...
Mar 27, 2016
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I'd say there might be mild spoilers, but then again, there is almost nothing to spoil :'(
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Before I start my rant I will state that I have enjoyed the art and soundtrack in this series (my reaction to the piano track was overwhelmingly positive) . Let us start with the fact, that I have liked the first Utawarerumono series quite a lot. That was mostly because of the narrative, character development and the relation between Hakuoro, Eruru and the rest of the gang. That being said, Itsuwari no Kamen tried to draw some obvious parallels and teased us in a couple of scenes, ...
Apr 18, 2016
This is a lax review that falls more to the compartment style (and being my first review).
After enjoying the first season of Utawarerumono, i wanted more! So i turned to Itsuwari no Kamen. Luckily i didn't watch the original show when it aired now 10 years ago because the wait and disappointment would have crushed me even harder than it just recently did.

Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen starts off with setting identical to the original, but quickly changes to your typical slice of life fantasy setting. MC starts building harem of sorts and nothing reminiscent of plot or traces to first season is to be seen ...
Jun 21, 2016
Story: 4

Bland, specially within the first half of the anime and that’s 12 episode of runtime wasted on weak attempt to develop the characters. At best, the plot is mediocre. It again wasted the rich foundation the prequel built and the very detailed world already built. The show also failed to take advantage of a crucial plot event that should have made momentous changes to the story.Overall, very disappointing story but another element truly dragged it down.

Art: 8

Fluid animation and nothing hurts the eye, though nothing to give you wow factor either. Characters designs receive thumbs up and in my opinion it is superior compared ...
Apr 26, 2016
Mixed Feelings
This had so much potential to be good, perhaps the game or manga[if there is a manga] would be better than the anime at delivering the finished piece of this utawarerumono story, but there is one glaring terrible thing of this series

The main character; i'm not saying his personality or anything is bad, it's how he's presented. He's constantly extolled as a character that gets things done, but what the story shows him really being able to do is fix a mill and teach the princess a lesson and even those weren't that great because with the mill he simply removes the stopper and with ...
Mar 29, 2016
A lot of people complain about the fan service, but you have to remember what they were adapted from. This series has it's share of service, but the story is deeper than it seems, just like the first series it has mystery and a strange beautiful world that confuses and mystifies the MC. Sure this one could've been better, but all in all it is nothing more than a big build up to the next part. It has your suspense, wonder, fantasy, fighting and more, give it a shot before you judge it based on screen caps. The art and sound are one of my ...
Apr 2, 2016
So first of all if you have not watched the original Utawarerumono anime you probably need to do that first or else there will be points in this story that you will definitely find yourself lost because this is a continuation of the original Utawarerumono story line.

I found this anime quite a bit more enjoyable than the first. You get more in depth with the characters and the tone is much lighter that in the original anime. I do like how well the story progressed through each and every character ultimately building to the conclusion which in itself is another beginning.

Most ...
Mar 26, 2016
So, after watching the whole thing, even though i did not watch the first season, i do recommend it since because there are some ties regarding haku and kuon, so this is coming from a person who had not watch the first season, but do understand a few things from the first season, and who heard about the visual novel of this.

Story-10, i heard some things in the visual novel, and the first half, 12 episodes or so, were more like, character introductions and such. You know, that getting to know character to build more emotion to the characters. After the first half, then ...
Mar 26, 2016
In 2006, the world was graced with a fantasy world of animal themed people surrounded by mystery and war. The series known as Utawarerumono has since then become a bit of a cult classic with its mix of fantasy and science to formulate the world's backstory, in conjunction with the present day story with what is essentially a completely new world. And so, 9-10 years later after the first Utawarerumono, we have Itsuwari no Kamen, the false faces, the second installment of the Utawarerumono trilogy.

Story: Twenty years after the end of the first Utawarerumono ended, the world has been relatively ...
Mar 26, 2016
I'll start off by saying that I'm a big fanboy of the Utawarerumono series. I've watched the original anime series and it was so good that it made me play the Visual Novel version. (Which brought me into the Visual Novel world - this was a few years ago) So it's natural that I was overjoyed when I heard Itsuwari no kamen was getting animated. I also came in with some expectations.


With that said, here's my slightly biased review of Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen.

Story:6

The first few episodes were beautiful, it allowed first time viewers to get used to the world and the people in it. ...
Mar 27, 2016
Story
the story starts with Kuon which is the female main character of this series . The story overall was awesome if you loved the first season as it expanded on the story of which how the experimental beings from the first season or the people grew and became the prominent people we know in the story . It explains why Yamato is so advance and why Yamato is able to have the masks like in the first season even though its not nearly as strong as the original mask . Though the ending maybe abit of a disappointment but its still an ...
Oct 4, 2016
Mixed Feelings
This anime is a failure as a sequel, so much so that it made me make an account to this website just so i could review it. "A bunch of girls in a bathtub" would be another name for this anime. The anime is about random girls who just decide to move in with the MC for no reason at all take baths about twice per episode, talk about boys all night long, and meet new girls to take baths with. The MC has 0 skills there is nothing special about him he barely even shows up since the story just kinda focused the entire ...
Apr 2, 2016
Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen is the successor of the original 2006 anime Utawarerumono. Both are 25-episodes anime and both are set in the same setting.

First and foremost, I would advise you watch the first season before attempting to watch this one. Otherwise, you will not understand half of what happens in the second half of the anime. You might think this is obvious since this is a second season but you'd be surprised how many people dived straight in that anime without watching the original first...

To start off with a side note, I am baffled by the amount of people who claim this anime is ...
Oct 4, 2016
Preliminary (15/25 eps)
I watched and rewatched the original 2006 series several times. This alone probably gives you a decent idea of how much I enjoyed it.

What initally drew me to the original was the combat and how it was relatively realistic, at lwast by anime standards sure it had super human strenght (karula) and super speed. some people could jump 20 feet in the air (although realistically that would have gotten them killed) and there was magic and mechs. The mechs although overpowered were meant to be and i could accept them. The magic was also not over used and was not as overpowered. As for military ...
Jul 16, 2016
The first Utawarerumono is vastly superior to this one. What made the show very enjoyable were its characters. In the first series we have Hakuoro, who is much more mature and intelligent than the protagonist, Haku, of Itsuwari no Kamen. Haku is in possession of a middle schooler's brain while Hakuoro has a mature one. This goes for the other main characters to a large degree as well. I realize that some of them aren't that old, but the sheer stupidity of some of the things they do is unfitting of someone with slightly above average intelligence. Average and below average intelligence are not enjoyable ...