Mar 30, 2016

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Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen episode 25

This ending was a real disappointing one no matter how I look at it. There was no real closure, no real significant progress and I honestly wonder what the point of it all was. It almost seems a little bit cruel to be honest.

[HorribleSubs] Utawarerumono - Itsuwari no Kamen - 25 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.13_[2016.03.29_23.37.20]I mean, Oshutoru ends up dying in a very weird way (he turned to dust), and so Haku decides to take his place by pretending to be him and telling others that Oshutoru survived but Haku died. It seems highly illogical that he is going through life now as a dead general instead of announcing to the world who he really is.

The real kicker is that poor Kuon’s heart was mercilessly broken. She loves Haku and the news of him supposedly being dead did so much damage that she’s become a wandering loner once again. Is that supposed to be an ending? They didn’t wrap things up at all. Very disappointing indeed.

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Mar 22, 2016

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Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen episode 24

It was a very nice episode. We were rewarded with the mother of all battles and now it’s time to end this. I haven’t heard anything about the possibility of a second season. Since this was based on a game it’s definitely within the realm of possibilities.

[HorribleSubs] Utawarerumono - Itsuwari no Kamen - 24 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.24_[2016.03.21_23.31.39]Vurai is dead. Oshutoru transformed, the two of them fought and Haku’s personal servants, whom were assigned to him by his late brother, sealed the power of Vurai’s mask, allowing Oshutoru to finish him off. This will probably not end it all. The other generals won’t take it lying down and one of them, arguably the strongest one, is still missing.

I had hoped that Haku would take the reins. I honestly doubt that he will though. I don’t think that Oshutoru will either. I’m guessing that the princess will recover soon and that she will be the empire’s figurehead after all. I may think the right person for the job is Oshutoru and maybe Haku if they were in a tight spot, but that girl? Not really.

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Mar 15, 2016

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Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen episode 23

I honestly do not understand this episode. I’m just a little disappointed in myself that I missed a really obvious Easter egg all this time. I actually feel a little stupid.

[HorribleSubs] Utawarerumono - Itsuwari no Kamen - 23 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.13_[2016.03.14_23.22.18]Haku’s older brother was the one that created all those life forms so that he wouldn’t feel so lonely. A few of them he created to look like relatives; his wife, daughter and I also think his younger brother. I just noticed that Oshutoru (in general mode) looks a lot like Haku. That could be because Haku’s older brother may have created him in Haku’s image.

I know it’s silly. Something as that has been on my mind ever since I saw the episode. But I just can’t focus on the fact that Haku’s still running all over the place with the gang in order to pursue justice. I’m not just going for the obvious by saying that the tactician is behind it all. I’m currently reserving judgement.

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Mar 8, 2016

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Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen episode 22

It’s a damn shame that Haku is once again being portrayed as a lowly outlaw. It baffles me that he isn’t just making himself known to the public. Just let them tell him how he’s related to their deceased emperor.

[HorribleSubs] Utawarerumono - Itsuwari no Kamen - 22 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.19_[2016.03.07_23.28.28]The sight of watching Haku and the rest sneak about the city in order to break Oshutoru out of that prison was kind of depressing. They could’ve gone about it so much easier and safer, but no… They just had to take a detour and take risks like that. I know that I’m making it sound rather simple, as though everyone would just believe Haku if he were to announce that he was the former emperor’s younger brother, but I am sure that there are ways to prove it. He would reunite the eight pillar generals, free Oshutoru by clearing him of all charges and set up a rescue party to bring back Munechika. Even I must admit how simplistic that sounds…

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Mar 1, 2016

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Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen episode 21

Okay, I may not have seen this one coming, but I’m a little bit disappointed by one or two things to be honest. I’m overall well pleased by how things are going right now, but I just cannot help but to get annoyed every now and then.

[HorribleSubs] Utawarerumono - Itsuwari no Kamen - 21 [720p].mkv_snapshot_11.36_[2016.02.29_23.56.53]So the emperor, supposedly Haku’s older brother, passed away this week and this left his ‘daughter’, a ‘fake’ that he created to look like his daughter so that he wouldn’t be lonely, was left behind to rule over Yamato. Well, this would’ve been ‘okay’ if someone didn’t try to poison her. I certainly didn’t like it when the culprit framed one of the better generals.

What bothers me is that Haku isn’t doing much. I know he just got back, but he could’ve announced that he was related to the emperor. I’m sure there are ways to prove it or people that can back it up for him (like the former emperor’s personal servant). That would’ve been better than what they’re probably going to do next week; try and break him out before he gets beheaded.

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Feb 23, 2016

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Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen episode 20

I cannot believe that I have to write this post when I’m in so much pain. Well, I don’t actually have to, but I want to because I need something to keep my mind of the fact that my right foot may or may not be broken.

[HorribleSubs] Utawarerumono - Itsuwari no Kamen - 20 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.46_[2016.02.23_00.23.02]I’ll spare you all the details and dive straight into my rant about how we finally seem to return to the better part of the story. I can only hope that Haku will come to accept the fact that he is one of the few remaining humans and that he lives in a world that his older brother and his ‘creations’ made. A tough pill to swallow, no doubt.

But hey, Haku is doing his best to end that war with as few casualties as possible by going after the enemy’s supplies instead of their lives. I also really liked it when I finally got to learn a bit more about Kuon-chan and the name that she gave Haku. There seems to be a lot behind it and I want to know what it is as soon as possible.

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Feb 16, 2016

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Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen episode 19

Why does it feel as though we are losing sight of the story here? Two weeks ago it was revealed where Haku comes from and how he get there and now he’s doing these things? Am I the only one that finds that a little strange?

[HorribleSubs] Utawarerumono - Itsuwari no Kamen - 19 [720p].mkv_snapshot_11.07_[2016.02.15_23.55.39]Now, before I get e-mails again from annoyed nerds that disagree with what I say; I like those Hako vs Kuon scenes because I believe that something might actually happen between those two soon. I want to believe that. But I also don’t mind them focussing solely on Haku for the moment now that we know more about him.

The guy is the emperor’s younger brother. We have no idea how old those two are or how much longer they will live. Their lifespan sure seems a whole lot longer than that of a ‘normal’ human. But watching him bring supplies and attempt to negotiate peace between two kingdoms after finding out the truth behind it all is kind of… weird.

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Feb 9, 2016

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Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen episode 18

I can remember how easy it was to write two or more posts a day when I still had my old job. I had very little to do during the day so all I ever really did was surf the web and write posts. Now that I have a job that actually requires me to work I noticed that writing multiple posts on the same day is quite challenging.

[HorribleSubs] Utawarerumono - Itsuwari no Kamen - 18 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.31_[2016.02.08_23.33.05]I’ll just get right to it; I find it out that Haku is continuing on like normal. I mean, he found out that he is in fact ‘human’ and that the emperor is actually his older brother that created all those animal-eared humans. You’d think that he would be spending a lot more time at the palace, but no… Nothing seems to have changed.

Nobody knows about this (yet). Haku didn’t seem to want to profit from it. In fact; he’s going on yet another dangerous journey with his friends to delivery their allies some supplies so that they can continue their war. I just think it’s strange that the old man suddenly declared war like that. We have no idea what happened before that…

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