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  • TV-14
  • 2006
  • 1 Season
  • 7.0  (472)

Utawarerumono is a Japanese anime television series that first aired on TV Asahi in 2006. It is a fantasy adventure based on a visual novel with the same title. The story takes place in a fantasy world with magic and mythical creatures. The protagonist of the series is a man named Hakuoro. He wakes up in a village with no memory of his past. The villagers take him in and treat him with kindness. Later, the village gets invaded, and Hakuoro comes to the rescue. He discovers his ability to fight and strategize, revealing that he is a capable warrior.

Hakuoro, together with his new companions, set out into the world to figure out his past and eventually find out that he is destined to help the people of his land. Along the way, they encounter other characters who join them on their journey.

One notable aspect of the show is the character design. The characters are beautifully crafted with intricate details and bright colors. The characterizations are well fleshed out, each having their distinctive personality and backstory.

The plot of the Utawarerumono series is complex and multi-layered. The series has a lot of political intrigue, wars, and conspiracies. The kingdoms are at war with each other, and the series follows the political relationships and dynamics between the different nations. It is a political thriller that keeps the audience engaged and guessing.

Throughout the series, Hakuoro and his companions face many challenges, both physical and emotional. They go through a lot of character development, and it is a treat to see how each character grows throughout the show. It is not only Hakuoro but also his companions who shine in this show.

A stand-out character is a young girl named Yuzuha. She is the headstrong daughter of a tribal chief who initially opposes Hakuoro's ways. However, she recognizes his leadership skills and slowly becomes one of his allies. She represents the younger generation who are tired of being trapped in the old ways and want to embrace change.

Another fantastic character is the calculating Emperor Tusukuru. He is a political mastermind who manipulates people to achieve his goals. He is the perfect antagonist and makes the audience love to hate him.

The music in Utawarerumono is also noteworthy. It has a variety of ethnic music that fits the fantasy theme perfectly. The opening and closing themes, in particular, are fantastic.

In terms of animation quality, Utawarerumono is a well-animated series with attention to the details of the world that it presents. The colors are vibrant and the animation is smooth.

Overall, Utawarerumono is a fantastic anime series that is well worth watching. It is a well-crafted series with a fantastic plot, intricate characters, and beautiful animation. It is a series that fans of the fantasy genre will enjoy.

Utawarerumono is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (27 episodes). The series first aired on April 3, 2006.

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The One Being Sung
26. The One Being Sung
September 25, 2006
After a climatic battle and the final pieces of Hakouro's past being revealed, Hakouro makes a very difficult decision that will forever have an impact on the future.
Ancient Traces Of Dreams
25. Ancient Traces Of Dreams
September 18, 2006
The episode begins with the fate of Kuuya being revealed. Hakuoro rushes to Onkami Yamukai to rescue Kamyu, but all is not as it seems. Hakouro's true identity is confirmed and he remembers more of the Iceman's heartbreaking story.
Those That Fall Into Ruin
24. Those That Fall Into Ruin
September 11, 2006
With the help of the rebels and Genjimaru's military command the Tusukuru empire stops Kunnekamun and soon turns the tables of the war. Inside the castle of Kuuya the final battle ensues, but there are more factions at work than just Tusukuru and Kunnekamun...
The Heart's Whereabouts
23. The Heart's Whereabouts
September 4, 2006
The first heavy defeat in battle with Kuuya in the previous episode slows down the war. In the next, relatively calm, days Hakuoro remembers some of his past. Who really is the Iceman? Why does this "Mikoto" in his memories resemble Erurū so much? Genjimaru leaves Kunnekamun since he knows they are on a path to annihilation. He joins Hakuoro offering his guide for the armies. Genjimaru seems to be betraying Kuuya, but he acts this way since he wants to save her from the war. Understanding that, Hakuoro accepts his help. The first step is unite all the rebels left by Kunnekamun's passage. In order to do that, Hakuoro arranges a mission to rescue the Oruyankuru. The old man is saved, but then he declares that Urutorii is the new Oruyankuru and retires.
Contract Of Mourning
22. Contract Of Mourning
August 28, 2006
As the forces of Emperor Kuuya descend upon Tusukuru's capital, Hakuoro realizes that the evacuation is going to take longer than they have, and so decides to sacrifice himself to draw their attention away. However, Aruruu isn't prepared to let this happen, and shows up riding Mukkuru. The immortal Mutikapa is able to attack the Avu-Kamuu without being hurt, but Aruruu is hit with a single blow and died. However, the pool of blood growing behind Aruruu begins to bring back Hakuoro's memories, and new questions start arising in his mind: What is he? What unknown powers does he harbor?
Large Seal
21. Large Seal
August 21, 2006
Kuuya, convinced by her bloodthirsty advisers, starts a war against every nation in order to unite the whole continent. Soon the war reaches Hakuoro's empire. The avu-kamuu of Kuuya seem unstoppable, and Hakuoro decides to evacuate the capital.
First Battle
20. First Battle
August 14, 2006
Kuuya talks again with Hakuoro. Later she reveals her plans of war with the other countries. Thus Hakuoro is left with the decision to help her or not. Hakuoro tries to dissuade her, but to no avail.
19. Farewell
August 7, 2006
Derihouri, with the aide of Hakuoro and his party and a secret from Karura's past, infiltrate the capital of Nan-tunk, only to discover that the Kenam rebellion was formed with ulterior motives.
Released Army
18. Released Army
July 31, 2006
Karura's younger brother Derihouri is leading a revolt in a neighboring country though his small army is no match for the force he is trying to oppose. It will take the aid of Hakuoro, Karura and the several others to overcome the emperor.
Young Emperor
17. Young Emperor
July 24, 2006
Kuuya and Hakuoro have a long talk alone about the world they live in and the state of affairs. Later, Oboro is suffering from a hangover and must take Erurū revolting medicine in order for it to pass quicker. Also, the trader from before comes back to sell them a Mikyūm which is a rare and extremely valuable animal. Finally, Hakuoro has yet another private discussion with Kuuya where he discovers that the masked emperor is in fact a young girl.
The End Of The War
16. The End Of The War
July 17, 2006
Hakuoro is still haunted by what Niwe said to him and has nightmares about it. Later a duel between Benawi and Oboro takes places to see how strong each is. Near the end of the episode, Hakuoro is introduced to another emperor named Kuuya.
The End Of The Party
15. The End Of The Party
July 10, 2006
A final decisive battle between Hakuoro and Niwe begins in Shikeripetim's capital.
Ravages Of War
14. Ravages Of War
July 3, 2006
More helpless villages in Tusukuru are attacked by Niwe, the emperor of Shikeripetim, as he advances through the countryside. Hakuoro hatches a desperate plan in order to defend his nation.
The Bloody War
13. The Bloody War
June 26, 2006
Hakuoro's plan to defeat the Kuccha Keccha succeeds and he confronts Emperor Orikakan; the result of their encounter however, is quite unexpected.
12. Unrest
June 19, 2006
Kuccha Keecha turns out to be a more formidable opponent than originally anticipated, more so now that they have the support of the Evinkuruga Touka. Hakuoro tries to find another way to attain victory.
The Eternal Promise
11. The Eternal Promise
June 12, 2006
Kuccha Keccha attacks Erurū's former village and massacres the inhabitants. In response to continued attacks, Tusukuru is forced to declare war with them.
10. Mercenary
June 5, 2006
A powerful mercenary is brought to the castle and held captive until she is able to show her worth as a fighter and joins Hakuoro's army.
9. Taboo
May 29, 2006
As the large country of Shikeripetim threatens invasion, Hakouro devises a cunning plan to hold off Shikeripetim's emperor, Niwe, and his far superior military force.
The Arbitrator
8. The Arbitrator
May 22, 2006
Several Onkami come to Hakuoro's castle as arbitators and to gather more information on his new country Tusukuru.
Advance Towards The Emperor
7. Advance Towards The Emperor
May 15, 2006
Finally, Hakuoro's small army reaches the castle of Emperor Inkara, to find, when they arrive, that he had already died by Benawi's blade. After this, Benawi and Kurou join Hakuoro.
Power that gathers
6. Power that gathers
May 8, 2006
Hakuoro gains more men at his command and once again has a battle involving Benawi and the men he commands.
Daughter of the forest
5. Daughter of the forest
May 1, 2006
Hakuoro takes over command of the station which he captures, beginning to strategically lead a large-scale rebellion. When rallying troops to rise up against the oppressive government, however, he runs into Benawi, the empire's Samurai leader.
Road that you cannot turn back
4. Road that you cannot turn back
April 24, 2006
Tusukuru is inadvertently killed and members from the village go on a mission to kill the feudal lord responsible.
Purple Amber
3. Purple Amber
April 17, 2006
Tusukuru is thought to be missing from the village though is later found offering aid to a young girl with a strange affliction.
King of the Wasted Forest
2. King of the Wasted Forest
April 10, 2006
The Queen of the forest, Mutikapa, is angered and begins killing some of the townspeople. Hakuoro works with the others to figure out a way to defeat it.
Something Uninvited
1. Something Uninvited
April 3, 2006
A strange man is found by a girl and her family and nursed back to health. He appears to have lost all of his memories, and can't seem to remove a mask of bone affixed to his forehead.
Where to Watch Utawarerumono
Utawarerumono is available for streaming on the TV Asahi website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Utawarerumono on demand at Amazon Prime and Crunchyroll.
  • Premiere Date
    April 3, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (472)