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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Utawarerumono The False Faces

posted on by Karen Ressler
Series now streaming on Crunchyroll

Sentai Filmworks announced on Monday that it has licensed the anime Utawarerumono: The False Faces (Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen) and plans to release the series on home video.

The first Utawarerumono anime was original licensed by ADV Films but later picked up by FUNimation Entertainment.

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. 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.). Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan. The series is listed with 25 episodes.


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