2nd Utawarerumono TV Anime Slated for October 3
posted on by Egan Loo
The website for the television anime of the second Utawarerumono game, Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen (Utawarerumono: The False Mask), confirmed on Wednesday that the anime will premiere on TV Tokyo on October 3 at 25:00 (effectively, October 4 at 1:00 a.m.) It will then run on the TV Aichi, MBS, AT-X, and BS11 channels.
Last week, the website posted a second trailer featuring Saura's opening theme song "Fuantei na Kamisama" (Insecure God).
Suara is also performing the ending theme song "Yumekaotsutsuka" (Feeling as if in a Dream).
The anime will run for 25 episodes.
Keitaro Motonaga (Date A Live, ToHeart - Remember my memories, School Days) is directing the anime at the studio WHITE FOX. Masahiko Nakata (Utawarerumono, Tears to Tiara) is adapting the original character designs by Tatsuki Amazuyu (Utawarerumono, Tears to Tiara, ToHeart2 franchise) and Misato Mitsumi (ToHeart2 franchise). Munemitsu Suga is supervising the scenario, and Takamitsu Kouno (ToHeart2ad, Utawarerumono OAV, We Without Wings - Under the Innocent Sky, Abnormal Physiology Seminar) is serving as series script supervisor. Naoya Shimokawa (To Heart franchise) and AQUAPLUS are credited with the music.
The game's main cast is returning for the anime:
Keiji Fujiwara as Haku. Kuon saved him and gave him a name. He has lost most of his memories, and his origins are unclear.
Risa Taneda as Kuon. A doctor with ears and tail like an animal's. Separated from her homeland, she encounters Haku while traveling along leisurely.
Ai Kakuma as Rurutie, a princess in waiting of Kujūri, a colony of the great country Yamato
Inori Minase as Nekone, Ukon's little sister
Kentarō Tone as Ukon, who Haku and Kuon got to know at a tavern
Yumi Hara as Atui
Nozomi Yamamoto as Nosuri
Takahiro Sakurai as Ougi
Additionally, Ayane Sakura will play Ululu and Sarana.
The original Utawarerumono adventure simulation game takes place in a world where people have animal ears and tails, and rival generals battle for supremacy.
The second game, which has the same name as the upcoming TV anime series, is slated for a September 24 release for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita in Japan. The producer also promised that the third game will be released within one-and-a-half to two years after the release of the second.
AQUAPLUS released the original Utawarerumono game in 2002 for the PC. The game inspired a 2006 television anime series and a 2009 original video anime series. ADV Films released the television series in North America in 2007, and Funimation has since picked up the North American release rights.