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Utawarerumono is a 26-episode anime television series based on the visual novel of the same name by Leaf. The series aired in Japan between April 3 and September 25, 2006. A three-episode Utawarerumono original video animation (OVA) series was developed by the creators of the anime. The first OVA was released on June 5, 2009.

A second season called Utawarerumono: False Faces aired from 2015-2016 and ran 25 episodes.

There will also be a third season, but it has not yer been aired.

Utawarerumono (2006) Edit

# Title Original air date
1 "The Uninvited"

"Manekarezaru Mono" (招かれざるもの) 

April 3, 2006
A strange man is found and nursed back to health. He appears to have lost all of his memories, and can't seem to remove a mask of bone affixed to his forehead. A girl named Eruruu introduces herself. With her is her grandmother, Tusukuru and her little sister, Aruruu. He learns that the sisters are orphans, their father dying when they were little and their mother after giving birth to Aruruu. Eruruu assists him as he walks around the village, but they are interrupted by the arrival of Nuwangi and his men who have come to take the villager's supplies. The man forces them to leave, humiliating Nuwangi. Nuwangi later angrily destroys a shrine and in the distance, something roars. That night, the villagers talk about the Queen of the Forest, Mutikapa, being angry because her shrine was destroyed. Mutikapa, a giant tiger, is seen standing over the remains of her shrine and roaring in anger. 
2 "The Ruler of the Forest"

"Araburu Mori no Ō" (荒ぶる森の王) 

April 10, 2006
The Queen of the forest, Mutikapa, is angered and begins killing some of the townspeople. The man works with the others to figure out a way to defeat it. Tusukuru gives the man the name Haukoro
3 "Violet and Amber"

"Murasaki Kohaku / Muikōha" (紫琥珀) 

April 17, 2006
Tusukuru is thought to be missing from the village though is later found offering aid to a young girl with a strange affliction. 
4 "The Path of No Return"

"Modorenu Michi" (戻れぬ道) 

April 24, 2006
Tusukuru is inadvertently killed and members from the village go on a mission to kill the feudal lord responsible. 
5 "The Daughter of the Forest"

"Mori no Musume" (森の娘) 

May 1, 2006
Hakuoro takes over command of the station which he captures, beginning to strategically lead a large-scale rebellion. When rallying troops to rise up against the oppressive government, however, he runs into Benawi, the empire's Samurai leader. 
6 "Gathering Force"

"Tsudou Chikara" (集う力) 

May 8, 2006
Hakuoro gains more men at his command and once again has a battle involving Benawi and the men he commands. 
7 "Invasion of the Imperial City"

"Kōto Shinkō" (皇都侵攻) 

May 15, 2006
Finally, Hakuoro's small army reaches the castle of Emperor Inkara, to find, when they arrive, that he had already died by Benawi's blade. After this, Benawi and Kurou join Hakuoro. 
8 "The Mediator"

"Chōteisha" (調停者) 

May 22, 2006
Several Onkami come to Hakuoro's castle as arbitators and to gather more information on his new country Tusukuru. 
9 "Taboo"

"Kinki" (禁忌) 

May 29, 2006
As the large country of Shikeripetim threatens invasion, Hakouro devises a cunning plan to hold off Shikeripetim's emperor, Niwe, and his far superior military force. 
10 "The Mercenary"

"Yōhei" (傭兵) 

June 5, 2006
A powerful mercenary is brought to the castle and held captive until she is able to show her worth as a fighter and joins Hakuoro's army. 
11 "Everlasting Promise"

"Eien no yakusoku" (永遠の約束) 

June 12, 2006
Kuccha Keccha attacks Erurū's former village and massacres the inhabitants. In response to continued attacks, Tusukuru is forced to declare war with them. 
12 "Unrest"

"Dōyō" (動揺) 

June 19, 2006
Kuccha Keecha turns out to be a more formidable opponent than originally anticipated, more so now that they have the support of the Evinkuruga Touka. Hakuoro tries to find another way to attain victory. 
13 "A Bloody Battle"

"Chinurareta Tatakai" (血塗られた戦い) 

June 26, 2006
Hakuoro's plan to defeat the Kuccha Keccha succeeds and he confronts Emperor Orikakan; the result of their encounter however, is quite unexpected. 
14 "Destruction"

"Senka" (戦禍) 

July 2, 2006
More helpless villages in Tusukuru are attacked by Niwe, the emperor of Shikeripetim, as he advances through the countryside. Hakuoro hatches a desperate plan in order to defend his nation. 
15 "End of the Banquet"

"Utage no Owari" (宴の終わり) 

July 9, 2006
A final decisive battle between Hakuoro and Niwe begins in Shikeripetim's capital. 
16 "At the End of the Battle

"Tatakai no Hate" (戦いの果て) 

July 16, 2006
Hakuoro, haunted by Niwe's words, has nightmares of the battle. Meanwhile, a duel between Benawi and Oboro takes place. At the end of the episode, Hakuoro is introduced to another emperor named Kuuya. 
17 "The Young Sovereign"

"Osanaki Ō / Osanaki Ōruo" (幼き皇) 

July 23, 2006
Kuuya and Hakuoro have a long talk alone about the world they live in and the state of affairs. Oboro, suffering from a hangover, must take revolting medicine. The trader from before returns to sell them a Mikyūm, a rare and extremely valuable animal. Finally, Hakuoro has yet another private discussion with Kuuya, in which he discovers that the masked emperor is in fact a young girl. 
18 "The Rebel Army"

"Kaihōgun" (解放軍) 

July 31, 2006
Karura's younger brother, Derihouri, is leading a revolt in a neighboring country, although his small army is no match for the opposing force. It takes the aid of Hakuoro, Karura and the others in order to overcome the emperor. 
19 "Farewells"

"Ketsubetsu" (決別) 

August 7, 2006
Derihouri, with the aide of Hakuoro, his party, and a secret from Karura's past, infiltrate the capital of Na tuunk, only to discover that the rebellion was hatched with ulterior motives. 
20 "First Battle"

"Uijin" (初陣) 

August 14, 2006
Kuuya again speaks with Hakuoro and she reveals her impending plan of warring with the other countries. Hakuoro is left with the difficult choice of whether or not to help her and unsuccesfully tries to dissuade her from her course.  
21 "The Great Seal"

"On Rīyāku" (大封印) 

August 21, 2006
Kuuya, convinced by her bloodthirsty advisers, declares war against every other nation in an attempt to unite the entire continent. Soon, the war reaches Hakuoro's empire. When he comes to the conclusion that the Avu-Kamuu of Kuuya seems to be unstoppable, Hakuoro decides to evacuate the capital. 
22 "Odious Pact"

"Imawashiki keiyaku" (忌まわしき契約) 

August 28, 2006
As the forces of Emperor Kuuya descend upon Tusukuru's capital, Hakuoro realizes that evacuation would take too long and sacrifices himself in an attempt to draw their attention. However, Aruruu shows up riding Mukkuru to stop them. Whereas Mukkuru is impervious to the Avu-Kamuu's attacks, Aruruu is not, and dies. While the pool of blood grows beneath Aruruu's body, Hakuoro regains some of his memories and defeats all of the Avu-Kamuu. 
23 "Where the Heart Lies"

"Kokoro no arika" (心の在り処) 

September 4, 2006
The defeat of the last episode slows down Kuuya's war. In the next relatively calm days, Hakuoro remembers more of his past. Who really is the Iceman? Why does this "Mikoto" in his memories resemble Erurū so much? Genjimaru leaves Kunnekamun since he knows they are on a path to annihilation and joins Hakuoro. He belives the only way to save Kuuya from the war is to stop it. To that end, Hakuoro arranges a mission to rescue the Oruyankuru. He is saved, but declares Urutorii to be the new Oruyankuru and retires. 
24 "On the Path of Destruction"

"Horobi yuku mono" (滅びゆくもの) 

September 11, 2006
With the help of the rebels and Genjimaru's military command the Tusukuru empire stops Kunnekamun and soon turns the tables of the war. Inside the castle of Kuuya the final battle ensues, but there are more factions at work than just Tusukuru and Kunnekamun... 
25 "Traces of an Ancient Dream"

"Taiko no yumeato" (太古の夢跡) 

September 18, 2006
The episode begins with the fate of Kuuya being revealed. Hakuoro rushes to Onkami Yamukai to rescue Kamyu, but all is not as it seems. Hakouro's true identity is confirmed and he remembers more of the Iceman's heartbreaking story. 
26 "Him Whose Song is Sung"

"Utawarerumono" (うたわれるもの) 

September 25, 2006
After a climatic battle and the final pieces of Hakouro's past being revealed, Hakouro makes a very difficult decision that will forever affect the future. 

Omake Episodes Edit

# Title Original air date
1 "Hidden Chimaku"

"Kizuna" (絆) 

August 23, 2006
Hakuoro is working and finds that he is hungry so he sets out to find Erurū, but is unable to locate her. Upon going to the food storage hut, Oboro approaches him and helps him find some food hidden in a secret compartment. Erurū almost catches them and frustratingly remarks how the hidden food was spoiled and leaves. Afterwards, Hakuoro and Oboro are stricken by serious stomach problems and fight to go to the restroom before the other does. However, the situation is further complicated by Aruru, who has shown up ready to dive headfirst into Hakuoro. 
2 "Eyewitness"

"Mokugeki" (目撃) 

December 25, 2006
Munto searches around the castle for Kamyu, who has skipped out of her lessons. It is revealed she is playing hide-and-go-seek with Arurū. Hakuoro watches the entire tableau from his balcony, while drinking tea with Erurū and Benawi. Once Arurū is flushed from her "hiding place" the girls decide to head to the bath house and clean themselves up. 
3 "The One Being Broken"

"Kowasareru Mono" (こわされるもの) 

January 7, 2007
Touka is seen caring for a doll that she treasures. She runs off to get some tea for Hakuoro, leaving him alone with the doll. Hakuoro plays with the doll and accidentally breaks it, leading to him running frantically around the castle looking for some way to repair it. He quickly glues it back together, but it's a very sloppy job. Oboro wanders in and starts playing with the already damaged doll, which breaks again. It is at this point that Touka returns, and Hakuoro lays all the blame on Oboro, leading to him taking the brunt of Touka's fury. 
4 "The God Of Nugizono"

"Nuguisomukami" (禍日神 ヌグィソムカミ) 

February 21, 2007
Touka's doll from the previous episode is fixed by a merchant in town, but she loses it soon after when she places it on a transport wagon. Touka starts to pursue the wagon, effectively terrifying the drivers into thinking she is a monster that is going to kill them. In the end, one of the men in the wagon throws Touka's doll over a cliff which makes Touka jump after it and fall a vast distance. Later, Erurū recounts the story of the "monster" to Hakuoro, and Touka is shown lying in bed, injured from the fall. 

OVA Edit

# Title Original air date
1 "The Lullaby of the Watchtower"

"Bōrō no Komoriuta" (望楼の子守唄) 

June 26, 2009
Urutori finds an abandoned baby and takes care of it while the others search for the baby's parents, experiencing the joy of motherhood. Despite Karura's warning otherwise, she becoems attached to the baby. The baby’s parents are found and come asking for their child back. Upon hearing the news, Urutori flees with the baby. 
2 "The Prescription of Secret Love"

"Hiren no Shohōsen" (秘恋の処方箋) 

December 23, 2009
Erurū is kidnapped by an Onkami named Nopon and a Kimamau named Gomuta. They asked Erurū to make a medicine that will make someone look young to help their mistress, Kamuchatāru, a bar owner who is in love with a man who likes young women. Eruruu believes the man is Benawi.
3 "Sheathing Sound of the Deep Mountains"

"Shinzan no Tsubanari" (深山の鍔鳴) 

June 23, 2010
Hakuoro and Touka go fishing with Arurū and Mukkuru. While fishing, Hakuoro told Touka, stories about the spirit of the river, who swims in the river in the form of a fish. Benawi, finding them, drags Hakuoro back to the palace to continue his royal duties. Before he goes, Hakuoro told Touka to catch the spirit of the river, meaning it as a joke. Touka however, takes it seriously.  

Utawarerumono: The False Faces (2015–2016) Edit

# Title Original air date
1 "Curse"

"Tatari" (タタリ) 

October 3, 2015
2 "The Righteous Man"

"Gikyou no Otoko" (義侠の男) 

October 10, 2015
3 "The Road to the Capital"

"Teito e no Michi" (帝都への道) 

October 17, 2015
4 "The Imperial Capital"

"Teito" (帝都) 

October 24, 2015
5 "The Pirate Girl"

"Kaizoku Musume" (海賊娘) 

October 31, 2015
6 "The Master of the Inn"

"Rōkaku no Nushi" (楼閣の主) 

November 7, 2015
7 "The Young Princess"

"Osanaki Ojou" (幼き皇女) 

November 14, 2015
8 "Imperial Capital Detective Stories"

"Teito Torimonochou" (帝都捕物帳) 

November 21, 2015
9 "Messengers from the Land Where Gods Sleep"

"Kami Nemurishi Kuni no Shisha" (神眠りし國の使者) 

November 28, 2015
10 "In Love"

"Renbo" (恋慕) 

December 5, 2015
11 "The Princess Plays With Fire"

"Ōjo no hiasobi" (皇女の火遊び) 

December 12, 2015
12 "Kamunagi of the Chains"

"Kusari no Kamunagi" (鎖の巫) 

December 19, 2015
13 "The Eight Pillar Generals"

"Hacchūshō" (八柱将) 

January 2, 2016
14 "Master of The Blade"

"Kengō" (剣豪) 

January 9, 2016
15 "Masks"

"Akuruka" (仮面) 

January 16, 2016
16 "Banquet"

"Utage" (宴) 

January 23, 2016
17 "Afterglow"

"Zanshō" (残照) 

January 30, 2016
18 "Invasion"

"Shinkō" (侵攻) 

February 6, 2016
19 "In Flames"

"Enjō" (炎上) 

February 13, 2016
20 "Warrior"

"Bujin" (武人) 

February 21, 2016
21 "Death of the Emperor"

"Hōgyo" (崩御) 

February 27, 2016
22 "Rescue"

"Kyūshutsu" (救出) 

March 5, 2016
23 "Escape"

"Dasshutsu" (脱出) 

March 12, 2016
24 "What Makes a Ruler"

"Hashataru Mono" (覇者たるもの) 

March 19, 2016
25 "Who Carries on His Will"

"Ishi o Tsugu Mono" (意志を継ぐもの) 

March 25, 2016

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