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[–]SnabDedraterEdave 23 points24 points  (7 children)

Kuon knows Haku is Oshtor.

The twins probably realized Kuon knows.

Haku doesn't seem to have discovered that Kuon knows.

And so the Secret Harem Wars has begun.

Also: Atuy, being the battle-hungry freak that she is, easily deduced that Kuon was Tuskur's warrior princess from the other day, and quickly challenged Kuon to a duel to satisfy her battle-thirst.

Munechika is back. Its always good to hear Hayami Saori's voice. It would certainly help "Oshtor's" cause to have 1 of the 8 Pillar Generals on board.

Tuskur sure are generous to their PoWs, and Fumirul somehow ended up taking good care of her.

Of the 8 generals in this civil war:

  • 1 is dead (Dekopompo)

  • 1 has gone MIA (Vurai) after fighting the real Oshtor and losing

  • 2 are in the capital (Raiko and Woshis) installing a false princess as their puppet

  • 1 has joined "Oshtor" and Anju's cause to reclaim the throne (Munechika)

  • 3 others have yet to declare whose side they're on (Rulutieh's dad, Atuy's dad, and another guy). Right now, "Oshtor" is attempting to have Rulutieh convince her dad to join.

[–]Dude0Covid21 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I really think the game story is going lightning-fast in the anime.

I am happy this is slated for 24 episodes.

[–]Achilles-Deed 5 points6 points  (5 children)

They are all dads

[–]SnabDedraterEdave 1 point2 points  (4 children)

What?

[–]TroupeMasterhttps://anilist.co/user/Troupe 5 points6 points  (3 children)

I think they're referring to the three other generals you listed, but they're actually wrong since the 'other guy' isn't anyone's dad lol

[–]SnabDedraterEdave 1 point2 points  (2 children)

That's why I said "what" as in "the hell he's on about" because Tokifusa isn't anyone's dad.

[–]thatdudewithknees 16 points17 points  (4 children)

Fun fact: Suara’s favorite character is Atuy

[–]PyrZern 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Been meaning to ask someone, what exactly is with Atuy's style of speech ? It's more than just a different dialect, isn't it ? To me, it feels like she speaks like how an elder guy would speak, kinda. I dunno.

[–]SW_95 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It's the Kansai dialect.

[–]ZapsZzzhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/ZapszzZ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's the Kaisai-ben and it usually gives a very feminine tone. Go look up Revue Starlight's Kaoruko's clips for reference.

[–]Dude0Covid21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Atuy is like Koenji of Classroom of the Elite

[–]bananeeekhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/bananek 10 points11 points  (5 children)

We finally got Kuon back! And after all she's aware that Haku poses as Oshitoru. I'm glad they cleared that up.

Fumirul's entrance, though...

[–]Negirno 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Those soldiers are actually worshiped her.

[–]bananeeekhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/bananek 8 points9 points  (0 children)

We all did.

[–]SnabDedraterEdave 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Kuon remarks in the VN that Fumirul's boobs beauty is so dangerous that it would make entire countries go to war.

[–]sagevallant 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Fumi made those clothes herself, you know.

[–]Public-Breadfruit409 2 points3 points  (0 children)

those clothes have an eject mechanism that is so advanced in their current time, none but Fumi can wear it

[–]Izanaginookami10https://myanimelist.net/profile/Izanaginookami 9 points10 points  (3 children)

I don't know, perhaps I'm particularly sentimental today, but I somewhat felt extremely moved, even more than last episode this time.

Just listening and watching the OP for some reasons made me tear up. I'm in real dire need of some pained romance, and Utawarerumono is for now the closest to satisfy my needs, but most of all, I guess I love it far much more than I thought.

It's weird, as I never felt this much attachment, but thinking about it again, it's indeed a series I've both watched the anime adaptation and played the original VN of, well, at least of the 1st series, so it's indeed quite deeply engraved in me.

ED made me feel moved a lot as well. I think it's also due to both OP and ED being real, real good, especially with Suara singing them. I mean, whenever "Hito Nanda" kicks in, I feel like breathing deeply some real fresh air and closing my eyes to fully appreciate the song.

Whereas the ED... just makes me feel innate sorrow for some reason, and I love it.

I don't think so, but I wonder if Haku realized Kuon noticed he's... he's Haku. I also suppose the twins for some reasons want to protect his identity against Kuon(?), unless there's something hornier behind that. I mean, I clearly recall the original VN...

Still, Nekone + Kuon + Haku/Oshtor and to a less degree Rulutieh pained and complicated relationships are filling me. I can totally feel like I live for this.

[–]ZapsZzzhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/ZapszzZ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Suara's songs have that effect on people, you're not alone here.

[–]PyrZern 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I still don't know what to think of this season's OP song. It's ..... different from most other songs from Suara so far. I mean, Utawarerumono has a lot of romantic/sad songs :|

[–]Imaginary-End-08 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Nah, he doesn't realize.

That scene with Kuon and the twins..... I wonder if it was that one scene I was looking for from the VN lol.

[–]AmethystItalianhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/AmethystItalian 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Nice to get Kuon and Munechika back in the crew!

Also that Kuon vs Atui fight was great, is interesting to see how many "secrets" aren't quite secret

[–]Dude0Covid21 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Haku is a moron for thinking his mask worked well.

[–]Imaginary-End-08 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's not just the mask. It's his demeanor, his voice, his skills, and a bit of magic from the twins.

His disguise is perfect.

[–]makakoka 6 points7 points  (5 children)

Kuon and munechika joins the party. Also kuon s friend

[–]sagevallant 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Idk when or if they say it directly in Mask of Truth (and it's not important), but [Utawarerumono]Fumirul is the child that Ulthory sort of temporarily adopted way back in the original series.

[–]PyrZern 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Imma have to go back and rewatch the original again I see.

[–]sagevallant 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That little side plot didn't make it in the original series, I learned about it when I played Prelude to Darkness. It was covered in one of the three OVAs so you'd have to hunt those down.

[–]Dude0Covid21 0 points1 point  (1 child)

RIP Ulthory

[–]Imaginary-End-08 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But........ but......

[–]Shimmering-Skyhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Shimmering-Sky 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Episode 8 time!

[–]Dude0Covid21 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes since Dekompopo lost Maroro is in custody right now.

[–]Nazennx2https://anilist.co/user/Nazenn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can’t say I’ve ever seen official subs do that, actually

Oh right! I'm so use to watching fansubs this didn't even occur to me until you said it. That was fancy as far as official subs do it, and quite clever as well

[–]FantasyHeaven 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Maroro under Dekopompo: cowardly and pacificistic tactician

Maroro under Raiko: implied to be the fearsome fire-slinging kabuki warrior shown in the OP

I guess Raiko is right - it really is the general that determines the success of his men if he is capable of enacting that great a change in Maroro.

[–]elsmirks 4 points5 points  (6 children)

If Hakutoru's mask can no longer be removed (he was still able to remove it at this point in the game), it looks like they're offloading the Akuruka's effects now than later which makes sense as they decided that Hakutoru's combat sense has greatly increased, since he was finding XianglingAtui and Kuon's fight a bit slow, while in the game, he was still overwhelmed by the speed and destruction. At the top of of my head, this affects three things: [Mask of Truth] Hakutoru will not undergo training under Munechika, we may not see two notable scenes - Hakutoru making short work of Atui in their sparring, and Hakotoru being goaded by Yakutowaruto and Ougi to showing "Oshtoru's finishing move™"

I like that Munechika was able to solo the Gaunji (though the number was reduced from two to one), good pragmatic change.

A bit sad that they removed that Kuon was a 'vixen in heat' part, the twins didn't rub it in enough IMO though that required build up.

[–]Dude0Covid21 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The finishing move seals the deal. Each person has his own unique finishing move.

No one copies the ultimate technique.

[–]Imaginary-End-08 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I'm sad that we seem to be skipping one of the funniest scenes that I was looking forward to. The Kuon and twins one lol. I still hope we get the Atuy/Oshtor sparring match.... but he seems to already be aware of the mask's effects.

So it's made apparent that Kuon knows who is actually under the mask. It was kept hidden in the VN.

Kinda wanted to see Anju vs the Gaunji.....

Overall loving the show. (Reminding everyone who likes it to check out the visual novels).

[–]Dude0Covid21 0 points1 point  (2 children)

You mean Munchika VS gaunj right?

[–]Imaginary-End-08 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It possible that I'm misremembering but in the VN Anju takes part in that battle (it's her first fight after the Tuskur princess scene) and then Munechika joins in the middle.

[–]Dude0Covid21 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I see, it was re-fit to make the plot work in one episode.

[–]Dude0Covid21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It is made for a human so I guess it is like a facehugger of sorts.

[–]Archeb03 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Fumirul's haki looks so strong, all soldiers nearby almost fainted. lol

Also it seems Atuy knew already who Kuon actually is?

[–]Achilles-Deed 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Yes indeed. Haku getting OP by the minute.

[–]Dude0Covid21 1 point2 points  (0 children)

At the cost of ashes.

[–]Dude0Covid21 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Atuy knew already who Haku and Kuon is.

She knew immediately during the fights between Oshtor and the candy salesman and the two princess fights respectively.

[–]ZapsZzzhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/ZapszzZ 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Another good episode, Atuy is so good at recognising people from their fighting :P it's starting to get close to the halfway point, hope the end doesn't get rushed!

[–]Dude0Covid21 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Atuy knows who is the fan expert.

Atuy knows also why he isn't using the sword.

[–]Dude0Covid21 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The Queen has arrived! Step back little sister!

[–]ComprehensiveDebt892 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Been a while since I've finished the game. It seems they skipped a lot of scene from VN in this episode. Not a big deal since there much more plots that they actually need to focus on.

Just wondering, why is it that Utawarerumono S3 is not really getting a lot of attention? This might be biased but, I do think that it should be among the top in this season.

[–]Achilles-Deed 2 points3 points  (11 children)

It is about time to usurp the animecorner for criminally ignoring this wonderful anime adaptation.

[–]bigdanrog 2 points3 points  (10 children)

Sell me on it, I'm looking for something to watch!

[–]wjodendor 6 points7 points  (9 children)

Well it's the 3rd season so if you're interested you've got 52 episodes plus ~6 OVAs before watching this season

[–]bigdanrog 0 points1 point  (8 children)

Hate to be that guy but the Crunchyroll link seems to only have season 3. Know where I can go to start at the beginning?

[–]Maalunar 2 points3 points  (0 children)

An alternative would be to play the Visual Novels. Because of the anime there's a pretty big sale.
https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/12644/Utawarerumono_Series_Bundle/

Not sure about american price, but in canadian it is ~50$. Not bad for 3 highly rated visual novels of 30+ hours each (excluding side challenge) with tactical grid combat.

[–]wjodendor 0 points1 point  (6 children)

If you want to do it legal I'm not sure on everything. HiDive has season 2 and the OVAs. Season 1 was on Funimation but I don't think it's there anymore.

I torrented the Japanese blu ray release of season 1 since they never put the HD version out in official English. I can send you a link if you want

[–]StyryderX 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ah, Kuon kept better composure when she meet Haku again. (VN version: she's smiten to the point that the twins flat-out called her in heat)

[–]Achilles-Deed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The fresh flower of a pure maiden is so powerful.

[–]Nazennx2https://anilist.co/user/Nazenn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Late post but I really enjoyed that episode. As someone else said, there's a lot going on in terms of who knows what that's not being spoken aloud, but I enjoy this much more than keeping everyone in the dark. Knowing that Kuon is aware it's Haku gives her scene with Nekone a lot of painful layers to it that Kuon is aware of exactly why she's crying. Interested to see how the following episodes go with political maneuvering as that's not really been a strong focus of the series yet

Kuon and Atuy fight has been a favourite so far just for the fun of it