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.
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.