Feb 2, 2016

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Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen episode 17

What a fantastic episode! So many questions answered in one go! I love it! I thought that it was an amusing, far-fetched story, but now it seems that there’s a lot more to it than that. I am so glad I picked this show.

[HorribleSubs] Utawarerumono - Itsuwari no Kamen - 17 [720p].mkv_snapshot_00.18_[2016.02.01_23.11.50]I’m glad that they moved on. Watching a depressed Haku for too long would’ve really had a negative impact on the show. Instead they surprised us with one hell of an episode that basically explained the entire show in one go. I actually dare say that the story is actually plausible and not at all as sci-fi-ish as people thought it was.

To think an episode as this actually started out with Kuon treating Haku’s feed with some of her homemade ‘medicines’. You wouldn’t really expect to see anything as amazing as this after seeing something like that. They really tricked us big-time. Well done! I wouldn’t mind a lot more of episodes like these.

[HorribleSubs] Utawarerumono - Itsuwari no Kamen - 17 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.11_[2016.02.01_23.12.28]Now, I simply love what happened after Haku decided to amuse that old man and his stories. The mother of all twists arrived shortly after it turned out that humanity almost went instinct after most humans turned into those slimy things that they call curses. Those that didn’t turn were wiped out or died of natural causes. The only humans, apparently, are that old man and Haku, whom, apparently, turn out to be brothers. All other living creatures are basically created by that old man to keep him company. Amazing stuff. It’s going to be a pain to wait until the next episode. I want it now!

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Jan 27, 2016

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Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen episode 16

This could’ve gone either way. This could be my fever talking, but I do believe that this was one the best possible outcomes. I was in no mood to watch a sulking Haku for twenty minutes. Instead I got to see something interesting.

[HorribleSubs] Utawarerumono - Itsuwari no Kamen - 16 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.12_[2016.01.27_00.03.02]So Kuon may have realized that she’s interested in Haku. I personally doubt it since I already know how thick-headed she is, but one can only hope that something’s finally going to happen between those two. I wouldn’t mind after sixteen weeks. It’s about time we got to see a little bit of romance amongst the comedy and action.

Now, I know that the emperor has shown quite a lot of interest in Haku. I very much doubt that Haku will be receiving one of those weird masks in the future because he’s simply not a soldier. He doesn’t even want to fight. I’d be pretty shocked if that happened, but I do find it strange that the old man is so interested in Haku.

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Jan 20, 2016

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Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen episode 15

What just happened? Utawarerumono was kind of out there to begin with, but now it seems that those generals actually have the ability to transform into giant monsters with the power to destroy entire cities. Why not just use that from the start?

[HorribleSubs] Utawarerumono - Itsuwari no Kamen - 15 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.46_[2016.01.19_23.50.54]There’s one thing that we all know for sure; Haku’s good friend and boss has killed the enemy general practically in front of his daughter. This will come back to bite him in the ass as she will undoubtedly try to get revenge, although she’ll probably just end up becoming yet another addition to Haku’s crazy harem.

I wonder what kind of giant Ukon turns into when he gets serious and I also wonder if that girl would still try to kill him if she knew what he is capable of. This definitely isn’t the last we’ve seen of this. That insane general destroyed that city and killed a lot of his own people in the process. He’ll have a lot to answer for if the emperor ends up hearing of it.

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Jan 12, 2016

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Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen episode 14

Okay, have to keep this post short because I have many more two write this week. A new season means new shows and that means a whole lot of writing. Not going to waste time on anime shorts this time though. I’ll probably just make one big anime short post.

[HorribleSubs] Utawarerumono - Itsuwari no Kamen - 14 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.34_[2016.01.12_02.31.10]Anyway, all hell has broken loose now that that idiot general has sent his troops out as lams for the slaughter. I still cannot believe that he’s walking around freely instead of being imprisoned for all the things that he has done. I mean, he damn near killed a whole boat full of people because he thought that it would be good sport to have bugs fight each other.

It didn’t surprise me that there’s new characters joining the show. That’s how it’s been since the start; new characters show up every now and then to make Haku’s life just a little bit harder than it has to be. It’s fine for now though. I have no problems with new characters showing up. My only problem is that red-head getting too much screen-time.

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Jan 4, 2016

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Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen episode 13

The calm before the storm is here once again. I may have a little free time now that I don’t have to write posts every day for the past week or so, but that’s all about to change now that the new anime season is about to start.

[HorribleSubs] Utawarerumono - Itsuwari no Kamen - 13 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.27_[2016.01.04_01.59.00]I can only describe this episode as another fine one. It seems that we can expect a lot of comedy and action during these next few weeks and I am perfectly okay with that. It’s a nice change of pace than having to watch Haku and his band of misfits chase around bugs all the time. Now they have to go up against another empire as they attempt to conquer Yamato head-on. It goes without saying that they will lose miserably, that much is obvious, but the comedy and action that lies ahead makes up for an otherwise predictable end result. We might actually see yet another girl added to Haku’s harem (that female warrior perhaps).

[HorribleSubs] Utawarerumono - Itsuwari no Kamen - 13 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.00_[2016.01.04_01.59.08]What I am most interested in right now is finding out why the emperor is so interested in Haku. I did not believe that bull about him wanted to talk to someone that treats him like an equal instead of a ruler. I do not see that character in that light. His personality doesn’t really yell out “come talk to me”. There’s more to it than that.

We all knew that Haku would tag along if that general was to go. The real question is why. Why would you send in a guy that couldn’t even defend himself along with a group of girls that, pathetically enough, are all much stronger than Haku? Comedy. That’s why. They are bound to try and squeeze out a few laughs.

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Dec 23, 2015

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Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen episode 12

The last couple of episodes were kind of dull because they introduced a rather uninteresting character and put the spotlight on her and her strange schemes. I am extremely relieved that we’re past that and that we’ve moved on to something very interesting.

[HorribleSubs] Utawarerumono - Itsuwari no Kamen - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.08_[2015.12.23_00.20.17]I can go on and on about how I wasn’t very interesting in the last few episodes. But hey, they led to an incredible turn of events. Because Haku supposedly helped with the princess’ ‘rescue’, if you can call it that, he was awarded two female slaves (twins) for his courageous efforts by the emperor, whom turned out to be that strange old man that Haku had tea with a few weeks back. I’m not saying that I’m very interested in the old man, although I wouldn’t mind knowing a little bit more, but I certainly am very interested in this exciting and amusing new twist.

[HorribleSubs] Utawarerumono - Itsuwari no Kamen - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.08_[2015.12.23_00.20.38]Haku has these two girls following him around and that is simply hilarious. They are trying to do everything for him. I wouldn’t be surprised if they attempted to hold his penis when he has to pee. This leads to very amusing situations where some of the other girls get jealous or where Haku just simply freaks out. Love it.

It goes without saying that I hope that those two girls are here to stay for a while. They are a lot better than that red-head. The misunderstandings that have occurred and that will occur are simply priceless and are guaranteed to make you laugh. It would be awesome if Kuon’s ‘mother’ (the one with that thing around her neck) joined in right about now. I wonder what would happen.

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Dec 16, 2015

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Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen episode 11

Well, I am certainly glad that this kidnapping nonsense is finally over. That cocky princess definitely needed a good slapping. At least now we can move on to more interesting things (I hope).

[HorribleSubs] Utawarerumono - Itsuwari no Kamen - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.01_[2015.12.15_23.42.00]That stupid red-head didn’t realize that she had kidnapped the kingdom’s princess until it was already too late. By then she could think of nothing else than to run away for dear life. I definitely would have even if that little princess tried to convince me otherwise. Who cares about honour? Honour’s useless when you’re dead.

I honestly see no added value in having that red-head join the party. I don’t even care about Haku watching over them for now on. Other than a few ‘fortunate accidents’ I see no real positive side right now. I might be wrong, but I would rather see a bit more of Kuon’s ‘mothers’ or another battle with those insects or something.

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Dec 9, 2015

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Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen episode 10

What exactly is going on here? This show was going somewhere. It had a goal. A goal that we were going towards. But now we seem to have taken a side road and I no longer know what to expect of it. I am starting to think that something major is never going to happen.

[HorribleSubs] Utawarerumono - Itsuwari no Kamen - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.46_[2015.12.08_23.16.54]I honestly don’t even feel motivated to write this post. This episode could’ve been over and done with in just five minutes instead of dedicated a full episode to this. I mean, those girls teach the princess all about conquering a man’s heart as they think it’s done. They are all inexperienced and say things that they’ve either heard or read somewhere.

It was the same thing with Haku; just going along and getting in to trouble again (through no fault of his own). I never thought that the princess would let herself get abducted in order to get the man of her dreams, that two-faced general, to come and save her. I can only hope that this’ll end during next week’s episode.

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