Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth Game Gets Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
AQUAPLUS representative director Naoya Shimokawa announced on Twitter on Saturday that the company's Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth (Utawarerumono: Futari no Hakuoro) game is getting an anime adaptation.
Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth is the last game in the Utawarerumono trilogy. Atlus describes the story:
Chaos has taken hold of the land in Mask of Truth as a conniving general has unlawfully seized the throne of the mighty Yamato Empire. The only ones that stand in his way are a couple of familiar faces who must rally different kingdoms together and fight against the powerful Imperial army. An 80+ hours long visual novel/SRPG experience awaits as you'll get close with a new cast of colorful characters, fight in numerous exciting engagements with an enhanced battle system, explore intriguing new lands, and more.
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.
Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception (Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen), the second game in the series, launched in Japan in September 2015. The game's anime adaptation, Utawarerumono: The False Faces, debuted in October 2015. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks released the series on home video.