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.
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.
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!