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Sequel visual novel for the Utawarerumono series, Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen (Utawarerumono: False Mask), has been announced to get a TV anime adaptation. The anime will run for 25 episodes, starting this Fall. The game is set to release for PS4/PS3/PSVita on September 24, 2015.

Cast
Haku: Keiji Fujiwara (Baccano!)
Kuon: Risa Taneda (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso)
Nekone: Inori Minase (Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?)
Ruruita: Ai Kakuma (Amagi Brilliant Park)
Ukon: Kentarou Tone

Staff
Director: Keitarou Motonaga (Date a Live)
Character Design: Masahiko Nakada (Utawarerumono)
Music: Naoya Shimokawa
Series Composition: Takamitsu Kouno (Absolute Duo)
Original Creator: Aquaplus (White Album 2)
Studio: White Fox (Akame ga Kill!)

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Initially developed by Leaf for PC, the original Utawararemono visual novel was released more than a decade ago, in April 2002. It was ported to PS2 and published by Aquaplus in October 2006, following the 26-episode TV anime. Three OVA episodes were subsequently released between 2009 and 2010. The series was originally licensed in North America by ADV Films, and later transferred to FUNimation.

Source: Official site, Twitter

Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen on MAL
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Hype !!And look at that beautiful staff !
 
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Boring as hell
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slovak125 said:
Boring as hell
did u watch it? what parts were boring in this 25 episode anime?
 
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why even bother...
the first one got messed up after ep. 17 i think
 
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Moodie said:
slovak125 said:
Boring as hell
did u watch it? what parts were boring in this 25 episode anime?


Maybe he watched the prequel?

Personally, i thought it was above average.
 
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White Fox seems to have a busy schedule for the next year. Guess there's no hope for a sequel to Hataraku Maou-sama for a while.
 
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Moodie said:
slovak125 said:
Boring as hell
did u watch it? what parts were boring in this 25 episode anime?

I haven't seen any of these anime primarily because I taught the same thing as well especially Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu.
However I am more more willing to watch this but should I watch the original before this airs?
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following the 23-episode TV anime


It was 26-eps anime. And I find the choice of works for the staff stupid. Why copy ANN here? And you used wrong spelling for character designers name and didn't even mention that he worked on the first season and Tears to Tiara
 
Jun 6, 2015 1:51 PM
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I should probably watch the first season.
 
Jun 6, 2015 1:53 PM

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YES YES YES YES YES YES. The first season was seriously underrated.

I'm seriously glad that they are adapting this.
 
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As soon as I heard that there was a second game being made, I figured that it was only a matter of time until it happened, though I didn't expect it so soon.

I'm looking forward to it though, seeing as I enjoyed the original quite a bit and it's being done by White Fox, who have shown in the past that they are actually willing to give a VN adaptation the budget and time that it deserves to properly shine (ie: Steins;Gate).

I just hope that the characters are different enough to the original not to seem like they are exactly the same: I'm concerned about this as the new male lead sounds like he is exactly the same as Hakurou from the original, if that description is anything to go by. Also, the trailer seems to show him using a fan in combat, much like how Hakurou used one in the original series.
 
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Now I have a reason to watch season 1
 
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Nachtwandler_21 said:
And you used wrong spelling for character designers name and didn't even mention that he worked on the first season and Tears to Tiara


We don't have the MAL entry yet for the character designer yet. Also, can you point to me where you got the correct spelling of the name?

I don't recall the name being spelt as 'Nakada'.
 
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danieltortoisee said:
As soon as I heard that there was a second game being made, I figured that it was only a matter of time until it happened, though I didn't expect it so soon.

I'm looking forward to it though, seeing as I enjoyed the original quite a bit and it's being done by White Fox, who have shown in the past that they are actually willing to give a VN adaptation the budget and time that it deserves to properly shine (ie: Steins;Gate).

I just hope that the characters are different enough to the original not to seem like they are exactly the same: I'm concerned about this as the new male lead sounds like he is exactly the same as Hakurou from the original, if that description is anything to go by. Also, the trailer seems to show him using a fan in combat, much like how Hakurou used one in the original series.


But they haven't made Tears to Tiara 2
 
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Stark700 said:
Nachtwandler_21 said:
And you used wrong spelling for character designers name and didn't even mention that he worked on the first season and Tears to Tiara


We don't have the MAL entry yet for the character designer yet. Also, can you point to me where you got the correct spelling of the name?

I don't recall the name being spelt as 'Nakada'.


AniDB listed his name as Nakada. For me personally it's a more trusted source than ANN
 
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Nachtwandler_21 said:
danieltortoisee said:
As soon as I heard that there was a second game being made, I figured that it was only a matter of time until it happened, though I didn't expect it so soon.

I'm looking forward to it though, seeing as I enjoyed the original quite a bit and it's being done by White Fox, who have shown in the past that they are actually willing to give a VN adaptation the budget and time that it deserves to properly shine (ie: Steins;Gate).

I just hope that the characters are different enough to the original not to seem like they are exactly the same: I'm concerned about this as the new male lead sounds like he is exactly the same as Hakurou from the original, if that description is anything to go by. Also, the trailer seems to show him using a fan in combat, much like how Hakurou used one in the original series.


But they haven't made Tears to Tiara 2
Because Tears to Tiara was bad.
 
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Hope it good
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No, it wasn't. And your personal opinion has nothing to do with the game sales.
 
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Nachtwandler_21 said:
Stark700 said:


We don't have the MAL entry yet for the character designer yet. Also, can you point to me where you got the correct spelling of the name?

I don't recall the name being spelt as 'Nakada'.


AniDB listed his name as Nakada. For me personally it's a more trusted source than ANN


Just talked to some others about this and we changed it to the name Nakada now.
 
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orbbie said:
Moodie said:
did u watch it? what parts were boring in this 25 episode anime?

I haven't seen any of these anime primarily because I taught the same thing as well especially Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu.
However I am more more willing to watch this but should I watch the original before this airs?
well its a sequel not a reboot so i think if u want to watch the prequel
 
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Talk about a PV that shows pure randomness.

Will see, I like the nature background, but it otherwise seems pretty uninteresting.
 
Jun 6, 2015 2:11 PM

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looks very bland. wasn't the first anime based on a porn game or something? Blegh

Will probably skip.
 
Jun 6, 2015 2:34 PM
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>White Fox
BLEEUEUEUERHERGHGH*vomits*
 
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Anyone know if you need to watch the prequel first? Though it's set as Alternative setting...
 
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Could be cool, I remember the first VN being decent enough so I'll definitely be checking this out.
 
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Stark700 said:

Director: Keitaro Motonaga (Date a Live)

Welp, this is either gonna be awful, or it'll be incredible. This director is far from consistent, but he has at least done good work under White Fox, so there's something to hope for.

Not so sure how this composition writer is gonna do.

The VN has a pretty decent rating on VNDB, though I haven't ever seen it brought up in a discussion and have no idea what to expect.

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Anyone know if you need to watch the prequel first? Though it's set as Alternative setting...

Heh, I didn't even realize there was a different adaption to this. :P
 
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A sequel!? (not really) That was out of left field!

Finally we get some good fantasy stuff. The first season didn't maximize on its potential, but considering it was adapted from a VN it was pretty good with it's development and world-building. This time around, visuals look great and I'm hoping for fantasy-esque music like in the first.

Director looks alright. PV has gotten me hyped. :DD
 
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>White Fox
BLEEUEUEUERHERGHGH*vomits*
From Steins;Gate to Akame ga Kill, there's nothing White Fox can't do.
 
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Utawarerumono... That brings back some memories. That was the first anime I watched because of a recommendation from a friend. Will give it a try.
 
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WHOA WHAT?
That was like the least expected news this year, I thought this franchise is long dead and forgotten. I'm so watching this.
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Hmmm. 25 Episodes.
Probably wont watch since it might bored me again
 
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looks very bland. wasn't the first anime based on a porn game or something? Blegh

Will probably skip.

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Uhh wasn't expecting that but ok

Only played the VN for the original Utawarerumono but that was alright at least. No idea about the sequel though since it's not even released yet (VN included)
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The VN has a pretty decent rating on VNDB, though I haven't ever seen it brought up in a discussion and have no idea what to expect.
It's basically a fantasy/adventure tactical RPG with a top-down grid-based strategy-esque gameplay. It's pretty fun, but only worth it for the gameplay really
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prawnprowler said:
White Fox seems to have a busy schedule for the next year. Guess there's no hope for a sequel to Hataraku Maou-sama for a while.


Did it really do that badly as to not warrant a sequel. I thought it was one of the best comedies of it's season. The cast was great, I really enjoyed it.
 
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Fullmetal89 said:
prawnprowler said:
White Fox seems to have a busy schedule for the next year. Guess there's no hope for a sequel to Hataraku Maou-sama for a while.


Did it really do that badly as to not warrant a sequel. I thought it was one of the best comedies of it's season. The cast was great, I really enjoyed it.
It's actually their second best selling show, their third and first best selling shows have sequels planned too.
 
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It about time it finally gets a sequel. I been wanting one for so long, a bit disappointed the old cast isn't in it, but the kawaii looking Kuon can make up for that in my book.
 
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Tsuki-no-Usagi said:
It about time it finally gets a sequel. I been wanting one for so long, a bit disappointed the old cast isn't in it, but the kawaii looking Kuon can make up for that in my book.
Why the hell would they bring the cast back? That's actually just weird.
 
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I downloaded the first season a few years ago but still haven't watched it. It's time to catch up I guess.
 
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Tsuki-no-Usagi said:
It about time it finally gets a sequel. I been wanting one for so long, a bit disappointed the old cast isn't in it, but the kawaii looking Kuon can make up for that in my book.
Why the hell would they bring the cast back? That's actually just weird.


I didn't realize it was an alternate version of the original till I fully read the information. An actually it wouldn't have been weird if it was a direct sequel since Haku and Eruru were a couple.
 
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Really excited for this, been wondering for a while now what will White Fox adapt next due to them being so quite recently. Katanagatari director & studio along with a lot of the original game's staff plus it already being confirmed for 25 episodes has me really excited for this. PV and visual look good, just hope it doesn't disappoint like Akame ga Kill.
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Tyrel said:
Anyone know if you need to watch the prequel first? Though it's set as Alternative setting...

From the preview it seems like the player/viewer will have a different experience if they know the base story, mainly because it looks like it also shares characters.. So I would suggest watching S1.

I think this may be a semi prequel because of the PV which is pretty exciting, or maybe an alternate universe. Either way, the way the original story went makes both very fit ideas.
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Can't wait
 
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Look at that staff. Is this another trainwreck? .___.
 
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Another anime in that universe is welcome, definitely. Loved the characters from the first series, most of them were really likeable, and the fights were very enjoyable too, with nice animation for the time the anime was made. The end was a bit... special, yes, but the universe is what matters if they make another story with it so doesn't care about that end.
 
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sequel? MAL says alternative setting
The first series was good, although the last few episodes was disappointing. Overall it was enjoyable.
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Oh nice, I kinda liked the first one and started playing the VN a little bit. I wonder what happens next.
 
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Certainly one of the most boring anime ever made.

And a sequel about ten years later also seems, well, pointless.

Why not try something new instead?

This reeks of Last Exile 2 all over again.
 
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That's great!
 
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Personally, I enjoyed the first series. The cast was all fairly likeable, it had good action and the story kept me interested (I didn't find it had any pacing issues). That's enough for me.

Wondering how this second series will pan out. The initial video just looked ok but I'll wait to pass judgement until the first few episodes.
 
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