Utawarerumono The False Faces

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  • 2015
  • 1 Season

Utawarerumono The False Faces is a Japanese anime series produced by White Fox and based on the visual novel games from AQUAPLUS. This series is licensed by Sentai Filmworks for distribution to the western market. The show premiered on Japanese television in October 2015 and consists of 25 episodes. The story takes place in a world where humans and various humanoid creatures coexist.

The plot follows a man named Haku, who wakes up in an unfamiliar village with no memories of his past. He is taken in by a kind elderly woman named Kuon, who claims to know him from before. Kuon introduces Haku to the villagers and helps him get acquainted with new customs and traditions. Haku starts to work with the villagers and discovers his natural talent for medicine, which he uses to heal wounds and illnesses.

One day, Haku and Kuon encounter a creature known as a zentopede. They fight it off and discover a wounded girl named Rurutie inside its belly. As they take care of her, they learn that Rurutie is a princess from a faraway land who has been sent to their village for protection. Haku, Kuon, and Rurutie become good friends and start to explore the world together.

As they travel across the land, they encounter various challenges and make new friends. They meet a group of warriors known as the Mikado’s Army, who are fighting to protect their kingdom from rivals. They also encounter a girl named Nekone, who is a member of an ancient race known as the Onkamiyamukai. Nekone possesses a unique ability to control spirits and helps Haku and his friends in their battles.

The story takes a dark turn when Haku and his friends are betrayed by a trusted ally. They learn that there is a conspiracy to overthrow the current ruler of the country, the Mikado. Haku and his companions must band together and fight against powerful foes to uncover the truth and save the kingdom.

The animation style of Utawarerumono The False Faces is beautiful and immersive. The character designs are detailed and unique, with each character having their own distinct appearance and personality. The backgrounds are also intricately drawn, bringing the world to life.

The music in the show is also noteworthy, with a mix of traditional Japanese instruments and modern rock music. The opening theme, “Fuantei na Kamisama” by Suara, is a catchy and upbeat song that perfectly captures the adventurous spirit of the show.

One of the standout features of Utawarerumono The False Faces is the strong character development. Haku starts off as an amnesiac and grows to become a respected member of his community. Kuon is a strong and independent woman who values loyalty and friendship above all else. Rurutie learns to be brave and face her fears, despite being sheltered for most of her life. Nekone is a complex character with a troubled past, who eventually finds solace in helping those around her.

Overall, Utawarerumono The False Faces is an engaging and entertaining anime series that combines elements of adventure, fantasy, and political intrigue. The characters are well-developed, the animation is beautiful, and the music adds to the immersive experience. Fans of the original visual novel games will appreciate the faithful adaptation. However, newcomers to the series will also find plenty to enjoy in this engaging and exciting story.

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Who Carries On His Will
25. Who Carries On His Will
March 26, 2016
The princess and the rest of the group have successfully fled to Enna-Kamui to ready themselves for the coming civil war. Oshutoru and Nekone arrive later, bearing bad news: Haku is dead.
What Makes a Ruler
24. What Makes a Ruler
March 19, 2016
The race is on to escape the capital as the rest of the Eight Pillar Generals seek Oshutoru's death. Burai corners Haku and his friends, and the only way to survive is for a wounded Oshutoru to use the power of his cursed mask.
23. Escape
March 12, 2016
The chase is on as Haku attempts to smuggle Oshutoru and Anju from the capital. But will he be able to flee the combined might of the eight pillar generals?
22. Rescue
March 5, 2016
The emperor is dead, and Anju has been poisoned. Oshutoru takes the blame for the crime. Haku mounts a daring plan to rescue him.
Death of the Emperor
21. Death of the Emperor
February 27, 2016
The Emperor is dead, and now his daughter must take his place. But the Eight Pillar Generals have other ideas. She is poisoned and Oshutoru is blamed for the killing. Will Haku be able to make it in time?
20. Warrior
February 20, 2016
Haku comes up with a brilliant plan to attack the fortress where the Tousukuru provisions are stored. But he's discovered by a general who's as powerful as his entire group combined!
In Flames
19. In Flames
February 13, 2016
The war against Tousukuru is going poorly, and Haku is sent with reinforcements. Munechika turns to him to come up with a plan to break the stalemate.
18. Invasion
February 6, 2016
The Emperor has declared war on Tousukuru, and Haku is summoned to join the fight. Will Kuon be willing to fight against her homeland?
17. Afterglow
January 30, 2016
The truth behind Haku's past is revealed. What is his connection to the emperor, and to the mysterious and powerful masks?
16. Banquet
January 23, 2016
After returning from the war, Haku is deeply depressed. The girls all offer him gifts to cheer him up, but it doesn't help. So all the men decide to have a massive banquet and drink together. It gets out of hand and everyone starts taking off their clothes...
15. Masks
January 16, 2016
The ancient power of the masks is brought down to bear on the invading Usuurussha armies. The armies are torn apart by the power of the Eight Pillar Generals, but is the cost to Yamato's own citizens too great?
Blade Master
14. Blade Master
January 9, 2016
The invading forces are taking Yamato citizens hostage and using them as front line troops against the Eight Pillar generals. Rurutie and Haku go on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines to release the hostages' loved ones.
The Eight Pillar Generals
13. The Eight Pillar Generals
January 2, 2016
Yamato is threatened by a barbarian invasion from the north, but the town doesn't seem worried at all. The eight pillar generals mount a counterattack, and Haku finds himself dragged along.
Kamunagi of Chains
12. Kamunagi of Chains
December 19, 2015
For his services in saving the princess, Haku is invited to the palace and given an audience with the emperor. He is gifted two girls who are called the Priestesses of Chains. But he doesn't realize the deep meaning they possess.
The Princess Plays with Fire
11. The Princess Plays with Fire
December 12, 2015
The princess has decided to pretend to be kidnapped, in hopes that Oshutoru will come and save her. She enlists Nosuri's help and Haku is forced to help too. But Nosuri has no idea who she really is, and when Oshutoru comes, Haku is forced to face him alone...!
In Love
10. In Love
December 5, 2015
Anju is in love with Oshutoru, the royal general. But because she is the imperial princess, she can't fall in love like ordinary people do. Kuon and the others try their best to help her.
Messengers from the Land Where Gods Sleep
9. Messengers from the Land Where Gods Sleep
November 28, 2015
A messenger arrives at Yamato, claiming he's from a land beyond the eastern sea.
Imperial Capital Detective Stories
8. Imperial Capital Detective Stories
November 21, 2015
A lone passenger ship set sail in the night fog. It turns out to be a hub for illegal gambling.
E 7
7. E 7
November 14, 2015
The emperor of Yamato holds absolute loyalty from his subjects. And his daughter, Anju, has her birthday approaching. Hakuroukaku finds itself with a strange visitor. Kuon's eyes shine coldly at this selfish young girl.
E 6
6. E 6
November 7, 2015
The inn where Haku's staying, the Hakuroukaku, is known for its beautiful owner. She sends him a letter and invites him to a banquet. He goes, but...
E 5
5. E 5
October 31, 2015
Haku's busy days of working hard in the mornings and afternoon and studying at night are wearing down his mind. However, his hard work pays off when he's finally given a vacation. With his freedom and a little money, he sets out to the capital.
E 4
4. E 4
October 24, 2015
Having reached the capital, Haku and gang look for work... but not before partying. That's when a girl named Nekone appears before them, and she's actually Ukon's little sister.
E 3
3. E 3
October 17, 2015
Haku and Kuon travel to the capital, but their journey is interrupted by a bandit attack.
E 2
2. E 2
October 10, 2015
The village is under attack by monsters called gigiri, small insects with nasty claws. Haku and Kuon go with a group of mercenaries to help wipe them out, but get more than they bargained for when they run into a boro-gigiri, a monster that's over 30 feet tall.
1. Curse
October 3, 2015
A young man awakens on a snowy mountain. After a young woman with a tail rescues him from certain death, he comes to the realization that he has no idea who he is.
  • Premiere Date
    October 3, 2015