Crunchyroll Adds Utawarerumono -Itsuwari no Kamen- to Fall Lineup

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Adaptation of video game premiered in Japan on October 3

Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Saturday that it will stream the Utawarerumono -Itsuwari no Kamen- television anime series. Crunchyroll began streaming the first episode on Saturday. New episodes will be available on Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. EDT. Crunchyroll is streaming the series in USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Turkey.

The game's main cast returns for the anime:

  • Keiji Fujiwara as Haku
  • Risa Taneda as Kuon
  • Ai Kakuma as Rurutie
  • Inori Minase as Nekone
  • Kentarou Tone as Ukon
  • Yumi Hara as Atui
  • Nozomi Yamamoto as Nosuri
  • Takahiro Sakurai as Ougi
  • Ayane Sakura as Ululu and Sarana

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 OVA, 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. Suara is performing the opening theme song "Fuantei na Kamisama" (Insecure God) and the ending theme song "Yumekaotsutsuka" (Feeling as if in a Dream)

Famitsu described the original story as follows:

When I came to, I realized I was standing in the middle of a vast, snowy plain I knew nothing of. I didn't know how I got there. And to add to that, I couldn't remember anything, not even my name. I stood there, dumbfounded at my absurd situation. But then, as if to spite me further, a gigantic monster suddenly appeared, a insect-like creature that began to bear down on me. I tried desperately to run, but it cornered me into a hopeless situation. It was then that the girl appeared. Her name was Kuon. It was this beautiful girl, who bore an animal's ears and tail, that saved my life.

Utawarerumono -Itsuwari no Kamen- premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo on October 3 at 25:00 (effectively, October 4 at 1:00 a.m.). It will also be shown on the TV Aichi, MBS, AT-X, and BS11 channels.

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