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File:00007 copy.png (857.38 KB,1356x1353)

 No.92785[Last50 Posts]

I need a thread to post about the Utwarerumono trilogy, specifically the anime adaptation of part 3 which has just started airing so I made this thread. Generally speaking, I'll do what I did about the stream thread here >>91605 and post art and music and stuff to share my love for this series and I hope you'll join me in talking about it!
I LOVE Utwarerumono! Do you love Utwarerumono? You should love Utawarerumono! Let's all talk about our love for Utawarerumono! This is a thread of those who love that of whose legends are sung!

 No.92786

File:[Dekinai] Utawarerumono~It….jpg (234.71 KB,1920x1080)

I really love Kuon and hope that she and Tuskuru appear again in the third season!

 No.92787

File:prologue.mp4 (Spoiler Image,17.15 MB,1280x720)

Interestingly, the first episode did include an expected summary of part 2, but what was unexpected was that it briefly included the stuff from the first Utawarerumono.
If you didn't read or watch "season 1" (I still might host a stream for it) I did some rough summaries of the stuff that's relevant to the story starting with this post in that thread: WARNING BIG SPOILERS >>91693
However, I really consider this stuff to be more of a prologue. I mean, it's given a minute here out of 28 episodes. It's also not mentioned at all in the 25 episodes before them. You see the characters so it's almost like fan service, but their stories were told already. There's also a line somewhere in this clip that's important, but I won't tell you which one it is. (teehee)
Also, kissu's servers got a nice upgrade recently so I can share some big files!

 No.92788

>>92787
Those mecha things at 0:42 in the video had a really nice theme in the original VN. These missions were painful to play, though.

 No.92790

>>92786
>Tuskuru
>appear again
I thought she died in the first season?

 No.92791

>>92790
Obviously I meant the country...

 No.92793

File:1656828899670.png (1.17 MB,1356x1920)

>>92786
It is a mystery! Keep Kuon spirit.
(guess I'd better blot out the Japanese text I can't read since it might have spoiler stuff in it)

 No.92794

File:qa.mp4 (7.27 MB,1280x720)

Someone in IRC said they liked how Kuon speaks. I agree, but I also think Atuy/Atui's speech is just as good if not better!
It's a Kansai thing I think people said in the stream a few weeks ago, but I don't know Japan so I'll take their word for it.
This isn't spoilery at all, but it's a good comedic moment that I really enjoyed.

 No.92795

File:qa 2.mp4 (7.02 MB,1280x720)


 No.92801

File:Utawarerumono Itsuwari no ….png (869.22 KB,1280x720)

love her

 No.93230

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….jpg (92.94 KB,1280x720)

DameDesuYo is picking up the subs!
https://nyaa.si/view/1550509
They did Season 2, so this is great news. SubsPlease is using the VN spellings, which is a more, uhh, European or whatever you call it spelling of stuff. Instead of Tuskuru it's Tuskur, and instead of Oshutaru it's Oshtar.
Honestly they both sound the same to me, Japanese people tend to add a vowel sound to words as I'm sure we're all aware of on kissu, so it's not a big deal to me.
I might do some direct comparisons of episode 1 later, though.
Anyway, episode 3 aired today! Anilist was inaccurate about it, but I'm not sure about MAL and the others.

 No.93236

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….jpg (258.61 KB,1280x720)

Finished episode 3 and I'm very happy and relieved to report that the animation quality is still good. I think there is definitely a drop in the overall quality, but the serious parts where you are paying full attention to faces doesn't show a decline. Yes, there's 3D soldiers in 3D combat, but if it means the other scenes are animated better then I can easily tolerate it. They're just nameless cannon fodder, anyway.
I don't see 3D in the heart-wrenching scenes of pure human emotion. Yes indeed, episode 3 is when you're getting a picture of things to come.
(If you're watching it in the seasonal stream you haven't seen 3 yet.)

This pic is an example of lower quality. I didn't really notice while I was watching it live, but it's apparent in a still image.

 No.93237

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….jpg (Spoiler Image,116.77 KB,1280x720)

>>93236
However (episode 3 spoiler ahead)
In the four minute scene between Oshtar and Maroro, Maroro is animated wonderfully. This gives me tremendous faith in the trilogy's ending.
So while consistency would certainly be ideal, they've prioritized the more serious moments.

 No.93238

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….jpg (151.31 KB,1280x720)

Once again I checked other imageboards (not many, I don't explore them much) for discussion about this and only 4/a/ had a thread, and a small one at that with one of the comments pointing out how dead it is. No, I don't use that accursed board, but I'm trying to gauge interest.
What's the deal? Why can't the world appreciate the beauty of Utawareumono?

 No.93241

>>93238
S1 kinda turned people off with its endless slow paced SoL episodes I assume, so there's very little people watching S2 now. The original Underwater Ray Romano was popular on 4/a/ before since it's not slow paced in comparison.

 No.93252

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>>93241
Hmm, maybe that's true. If you don't like SoL then the first cour of the second entry is a bit weak.
If people properly see 2 and 3 as one story, however, it's one cour out of four. Even as things intensify there's still humor and silly moments. Maybe it's that people can't accept the things as part of one world. They need it to be all blood and war or all cuteness. I think this season has quite a bit of those two things mixing, though, and of course Madoka was and still is absurdly popular.

I recently watched the OVAs of the first Utawarerumono and it has the side stories of the VN, so maybe that would have been a better way of doing things? I think it's inseparable, though. Without the OVAs the anime pretty much blew over Urutori and Touka and it also completely excluded the comic relief trio. Kamyu didn't get nearly enough time at all, even with the OVAs. I think that was a major failing.
Is it vital to the overall story? No, but it's part of the world and it gives the characters, well, characterization. One of the strengths of the VN format is that you get to know the characters for a long time and you start to understand them more than you would in a 3 hour anime season. I feel like this is something that has been rectified in the first cour of the second season. As someone said in the Utawarerumono stream thread, Aquaplus has matured in storytelling and I have faith they will give it the needed time in this anime adaptation.

Back to "season 3":
So far I think they've rushed ahead a bit. Not in a bad way, as the stuff they've rushed through isn't that important and this means it's giving more time to the stuff that is. I feel like they were a bit more direct in episode 3 in condensing something that happens over 5-10 or so hours in the VN, but that's to be expected. Episode three spoiler:
Specifically Haku's outlook. He's gone from meek guy to "leave a mountain of corpses to demonstrate our power" in two episodes. I remember it being more gradual in the VN.

With what I said earlier, I think this means it will give time for an SoL episode or two at certain story points despite it not directly advancing the story. It gives the world life, and that is Utawareumono's beauty.

 No.93265

Is haku's military style true to his character or is this shoe'd in to try and show the difference between him and oshtor?

 No.93269

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>>93265
I'm not really sure what you mean? People change as the story progresses

 No.93270

>>93269
so people realistically have no reason to be shocked in ep 3...

 No.93272

Guess I need to read the VN to understand the characterization

 No.93273

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>>93270
Well, I did say things were advancing further in the anime than in the same timeframe as the VN. There are a few things about Haku, however, that you'll remember from season 2 of the anime or the VN.

He's a human, he saw humanity die off and since waking up in the future he also recently lost his best friend, his brother and the princess (brother's daughter) almost died from poisoning and can no longer speak. The woman he possibly loved is also gone, crushed by his "death".
He's living a false life where his self died and he's living as aforementioned best friend. I think most people would end up falling off the deep end with all of that.
Now he has his brother's former empire coming for him and his friends.

So, yeah, I think it's pretty fair.

 No.93274

>>93273
so do the games give him monologue to explain this or is it audience interpretation?

 No.93278

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>>93274
Hmmm, it's been a few years since I read them, but yeah being a VN there's monologue.. I think? I really can't remember if Utawarerumono 2 had the typical VN inner monologues or not.
I don't think it really needs to be explained, however. I don't think the anime is glossing over anything significant.
One key difference so far is that the opening of the third VN was from Kuon's perspective. It doesn't last long, but it just shows you some basic stuff in the current life of Kuon. The second season of the anime also didn't include the short epilogue scene that I uploaded here: >>92331.
It's a bit strange and it makes me wonder how they're going to do things differently now.

Pic related is from the opening of Utawarerumono 2, you are seeing it from Haku's eyes. In Utawarerumono 3 they do a direct callback to it, but you're seeing it from Kuon's eyes in a different situation. This type of scene is generally exclusive to VNs, I suppose. It's also how Utawarerumono 1 opened now that I think about it.
Yes, I deleted and reposted because of a stupid typo.

 No.93282

>>92785
kuon looks like she's ready to punch shit in that pic

 No.93318

Always confused between the Gods names and the place names in Utawarerumono.

 No.93319

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….jpg (61.27 KB,1280x720)

Image is from Episode 1 and isn't a spoiler.

>>93282
Yeah, she's basically a monk gameplay-wise.
In other news, I got my vita charged and have access to my full saves from all 3 games (1 was re-released on Vita and PC a few years ago) so I can look stuff up. 2018 was when I last played 3, so my memory is indeed not trustworthy about much of this.

I can point out a few story changes so far, and one of them is particularly interesting to me. Pic related.
Haku easily sensed Ougi approaching, and Ougi himself said that was impressed that he couldn't sneak up on Haku. The conversation is a normal one about strategy.

 No.93320

File:2022-07-11-201723-740918.jpg (Spoiler Image,108.63 KB,960x544)

>>93319
However, in the VN not only did Ougi easily sneak up on Haku to deliver his report, he is so astute that Haku questions whether or not the disguise works at all on him. Both of them avoid making any clear statements, but Haku is really nervous about it.

 No.93325

File:episodes 1-3.png (Spoiler Image,370.29 KB,294x1152)

I made a chart with the 'event selection' menu from the VN. It covers the first three episodes, so you can click it if you've seen them.
Ignore the red lines, it's just where the cursor was for each screenshot.

>005 Hoshiakari (Starlight)
This is the opening video. Don't watch it because it's spoilery. I customarily skip the openings of video games because they tend to show you things you shouldn't know yet. This was no exception.

>036, 037 Red vs White
It's the characters sparring and it introduces training mode. It's a gameplay thing.

Green: Not seen, but not a spoiler. SoL stuff with some serious parts. Some of them sound far more dramatic than they actually are.
Aqua: Episode 1
Orange: Episode 2
Magenta: Episode 3
White: Stuff merged together
Black: Important story that is strangely delayed for another time. I can't see them skipping this over, they've moved it around somehow.

This took too long to make so I'm not going to do it again unless there's another serious split in the story, which I suppose is possible.

 No.93327

File:05 - Daughter Of The Fores….jpg (208.23 KB,1280x720)

Also, looking at how the story is progressing I think the window is closing on streaming the first one.
Hmm... but the seasonal stream is so long that I don't know if people want two long streams two nights in a row.
Hmmm.....

 No.93481

File:mpc-hc64_j6dTBmmIbp.png (725.57 KB,771x882)

Gonna dump some HorribleSubs/DameDesuYo comparisons

 No.93482

File:mpc-hc64_xy0rMM3Hmw.png (918.05 KB,805x906)

It looks better, unless my monitor has some weird bias at the top left (doing this comparison is hard "live")

 No.93483

File:D6v628tu19.png (1.3 MB,790x900)

Karaoke subs!

 No.93484

File:mpc-hc64_rw6yiPn9yy.png (894.09 KB,882x983)

Well, I'm not going to upload 50 comparisons, but I guess the point has been made. DDY has the same general translation as it did for Season 2, although it seems to include honorifics which it didn't previously.
It's obviously the superior version (not that there was any doubt) and I think if there isn't an episode 3 released on time for the seasonal stream then we'll be behind a week on it.

 No.93485

>>93481
I thought HorribleSubs died?

 No.93486

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….jpg (87.21 KB,1280x720)

>>93485
Errr yeah, you know what I mean...

 No.93487

>>93486
Oh, the replacement.

 No.93653

What the hell just happened to Kuon!?

 No.93654

she's 1/3 god, 1/3 something else, 1/3 something random

 No.93655

File:uta 2 epilogue.mp4 (Spoiler Image,18.75 MB,1280x720)

>>93653
I assume you just watched episode 4? Do you mean her voice? Strangely, it's much more pronounced and different in the anime than in the VN. It sounds less like something the actress is doing and sounds more like artificial voice modulation. I wonder if maybe her voice can't do that any more? It's weird.

Interestingly, the part at the beginning here (1-3) in the VN >>93325 is what just aired. I knew they had to show it eventually, but it's an interesting that they changed the order. They also included a flashback scene to the epilogue of the second VN. I posted it in the old stream thread, but I'll do it again. This attached video is the part at 16:20 in Episode 4.
There's also some minor story changes. It's kind of beaten over your head in this episode that Kuon has a special parentage, but it's quite a bit more nebulous at this point in the VN. In the stream thread I told you to pay attention to Oboro's few words. Specifically, a [spoiler]"a love like your mother's...a love that never had a chance to bloom". If you know Utawarerumon 1 then I know Kuon's biological mom by now, and if you know her mom then you know her biological dad.

 No.93656

>>93654
sasuga
>>93655
> Do you mean her voice?
Yeah.
>mom
>dad
It's Yuzu and Hakuouro, right? They mentioned her name in the fourth episode when talking about Kuon's illness.

 No.93657

>>93656
Oh the name was mentioned? I forgot. Yeah, I guess it's even more obvious than I remember.

 No.94054

File:025_AMADUYU_TATSUKI_ART_WO….png (9.1 MB,4877x3834)

DameDesuYo's subs for episode 4 are out! I had hoped they would include some subs for a song during it and... THEY DID!
Without getting spoilery, episode 4 is actually the very beginning of the third VN. It's an interesting decision to move things around like this. I wonder if it's a glimpse into the past or if they did actually alter the flow of events. I suppose the former would make the most sense.
They did change another thing which involves episode 3 and 5, but I'll mention it next week when, presumably, DDY's subs of it are out.

Anyway, I really like the architecture and designs here. Not just the clothing, but the architecture looks really good! Truly Tuskuru has good architects!

I need to start posting more of the art book, though I need to crop out the giant blank spaces and possibly scale them down so the thread isn't 500mb

 No.94067

File:006.jpg (476.86 KB,759x1145)

Hmm, this girl looks familiar...
Did you know that her disease is tied to a gameplay element in the original VN game?
Everyone is born with an element, like Fire or Wind. It's a Rock/Paper/Scissor kind of system as in most RPGs, something to spice things up and keep you from using the same characters for everything. Anyway, in the story you're born with an element. But occasionally, someone is born with a few of them or all of them. It's fatal. Usually...

 No.94088

File:mpc-hc64_oPenOOsLwz.jpg (217.55 KB,1920x1080)

This moment here was a reference you might have missed.
Camyu/Kamyu mentions that someone with a traumatic experience, the mind will fabricate new memories to escape the pain.
Well, you probably have a character in mind if you read or watched the original Utawarerumono.
She was there (kind of, as Mutsumi) while Genjimaru was obliterated and it broke the mind of the princess

 No.94089

>>94088
Okay, sure, but who's the toddler?

 No.94090

>>94088
Yeah, I was wondering what happened to her. She never appeared after the first Utawarerumono.

 No.94091

File:020.jpg (257.01 KB,759x1145)

>>94067
Someone in the stream is curious about Kuon's mom. This is stuff excluded from the anime either due to time constraints or just a different atmosphere they desired since it wasn't an adaptation with sex scenes like the eroge.
If you only watched the anime you know that she's sickly, but in the VN I remember her being seen more often in bed than out of it. Haku would talk to her about the world and such, but she could only live vicariously through him. As the disease progresses she starts to think of a legacy, proof that she lived. She pleads with Haku to give her a child. And, well, he succeeds. In the post-credits epilogue she had already passed away and Oboro is seen at her grave as he departs on a journey. But with him is a baby which will see the world that her mom could not.

 No.94092

>>94089
Toddler?

 No.94093

File:1280px-Ainu_traditional_ho….jpg (238.75 KB,1280x960)

>>94048
I know almost nothing about Japanese history, but I'm pretty sure Tuskuru is based on the Ainu people, with certain elaborate embellishments of course.

 No.94094

File:Monochrome-Mobius-Rights-a….jpg (69.3 KB,768x432)

And for my 4th post in a row I'll mention that Monochrome Mobius is supposed to come out in a few months. I've kept myself ignorant of the game, but.. where Square and so many others have failed us, Aquaplus is giving us a new turn-based JRPG in 2022! Not only that, but it's an Utawarerumono prequel.
That's Oshtaru in the middle, Munechika on the upper left and Mikazuchi on the lower left with some mystery girl on the upper right.
COOL!

 No.94307

File:[DameDesuYo] Utawarerumono….jpg (186.03 KB,1920x1080)

errrrr
errrr
ERARARARAGGGGGHHHH I CAN'T HOLD IT ANY MORE!
With the SubsPlease release (episode 6) I can say that episode 7 is going to be one of the epic episodes, sort of like 4 was to a degree. Well, you might not have thought 4 was epic, but I did.
Anyway, the biggest strength of anime over VNs is of course animation, and 7 is going to show some moments where the anime has the potential to greatly overshadow the VN. I can't really elaborate, but unless they change things majorly the episode is going to be exactly what I think it is.

ARRRGHH! It's so hard to delay talking about stuff because of fansubs. If damedesuyo didn't also take on Lycoris I bet they'd be a lot faster, but it's not like I'm paying them so I can't complain too much. Their subs are just so much better...

 No.94389

File:[DameDesuYo] Utawarerumono….jpg (313.45 KB,1920x1080)

DameDesuYo's subs are falling behind a bit. I want to preface by saying that I greatly appreciate their free work and it's fantastic what they do. If they are busy with something IRL then that's their prerogative and I respect it.
But, after taking on Lycoris Recoil the Utawarerumono subs have slowed down and it looks like DDY's episode 5 subs won't be out for today's seasonal stream.
It's easy to decide that we'll go with original SubsPlease/Erai Raws/whatever subs for episode 5 today, but I wonder if we should maybe use them by default and catch up. This is a hard decision because DDY's subs are really good, but it's also really really awkward to be increasingly behind on a heavily plot-based show where I greatly anticipate and want to talk about the new stuff ASAP. If we don't do SubsPlease subs tonight then we'll be three weeks behind.
Once the decision is made there's no going back unless we were to go a few weeks without it, which would be painful.
BLEH!

 No.94391

File:[Erai-raws] Overlord II - ….jpg (72.83 KB,1280x720)

>>94389
Subs are more or less just a crutch for me so I don't really care for who's doing them.

 No.94394

>>94389
I'd just go with subsplease, it's been pretty hard for me to hold back from watching it on my own since I want to do it in the stream.

 No.94398

File:[DameDesuYo] Utawarerumono….jpg (206.57 KB,1920x1080)

I decided (by not deciding!) that I'll make a poll in the stream if people want to just go ahead with the SubsPlease stuff. I have a feeling that >>94394 is probably the common opinion and people would rather be caught up that have perfected subs.
If they do, then I'll go go back to talking about the latest episode instead of the latest DDY episode.
But, I will say I was right about >>94307!

 No.94416

File:00048.jpg (791.37 KB,1356x1920)

Yeah, people wanted to catch up so I'll talk about the latest episodes now instead of the DDY one. Though, I still plan to watch the DDY stuff myself since I'm a bit obsessed with this stuff.
Man, I loved episode 7 a whole lot. I think they did a great job bringing it to anime form. You really gain a lot when there's visuals instead of just text, although the VN did have image flashes and special effects for swings and stuff.

Did you know that they created a whole bunch of official LINE sticker things for that IM program or whatever it is over there? Man, I'm a bit jealous. We just have those awful facebook and iphone smileys and they're horrifically ugly and plain.

 No.94417

File:kana.webm (601.09 KB,1920x1080)

I was hoping for a couple frames of Haku going "'kana'?" and realizing it might be Kuon but I guess not.

 No.94418

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….jpg (Spoiler Image,144.95 KB,1280x720)

And people might think a part of episode 5 was a bit hamfisted.
Oh, how convenient that there's magical cure-all just for the princess's throat, right?

 No.94419

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>>94418
...but he did have one, or the ingredients for one, in the original. It's never elaborated upon what Anju's medicine was made out of, however. It could be that it was made with something else, but the point is that intensely potent medicines exist.

 No.94420

>>94419
oh no, did they kill the cute fox thing from s1 to cure anju's throat?

 No.94421

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….jpg (163.13 KB,1280x720)

>>94420
They definitely wouldn't with that specific one and I doubt they'd do it to any other. Tuskur(u) has really strong apothecaries, though. My point was more to show that it's completely in line with the world to have such strong medicines. It's not a "deux ex machina" or whatever.

 No.94422

File:[Subsplease] Utawarerumono….mp4 (244.27 KB,1280x720)

I thought it was a nice touch to show these platform things while they were training. They were there in the optional training "puzzle" maps that were meant to show you how to use different characters.

 No.94423

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….jpg (110.31 KB,1280x720)

>>94417
The tradition of cartoon disguises that have zero effect on the audience, but fool everyone in their world must be protected at all costs. You can't go against such things.

 No.94424

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….jpg (146.82 KB,1280x720)

One of the things excluded from the anime are the cooking parts. There's quite a few scenes centered on Rurutie cooking things. It's not a coincidence they look like "modern" snacks since Haku was involved and used some of his knowledge.
It's just a bunch of SoL fluff so you didn't miss anything.

 No.94426

File:7 1.mp4 (Spoiler Image,4.12 MB,1280x720)

"Does Kuon know?"
(video is episode 7)

 No.94427

>>94423
it's funny because haku's disguise has been questioned a few times

 No.94429

File:7 2.mp4 (Spoiler Image,10.53 MB,1280x720)

>>94426
(VIDEO IS EPISODE 7)
I wonder? Why is she crying? Is it sadness, or...

I'm VERY happy to say that the anime lived up to the VN here and surpassed in some ways because of the nice visuals. Everything was included and I don't think anything is missing. The episode was epic in exactly the way I was expecting it to be. While the action was nice, it was epic to me because of all the emotions involved.
The original Utawarerumono was heavily focused on war and violence and while this one will be heading there in due time I think 2 and 3's characters and emotions propel it above the original. But, it's a bit hard to compare them because of that difference.

It's nice that they've dropped the ED twice in a row now to fit in more story.

 No.94430

> I missed, Huh what?
Thwak

 No.94431

File:sigh.png (Spoiler Image,2.12 MB,2000x1394)


 No.94432

>>94431
;_; ;_; ;_;

 No.94603

>>94429
I think there's more depth to the characters and setting in the newer novels that came from increased experience in writing. I really enjoy it too.

 No.94604

File:042_AMADUYU_TATSUKI_ART_WO….jpg (2.9 MB,4877x6950)

>>94603
Yep, and everyone in the team improved dramatically really. The visual art is perhaps the most readily apparent leap in skill from the original that everyone can appreciate. Video games haven't really leaped ahead technologically in the past 20 years compared to the 90s, but the artists sure did improve with the vastly improving creative software.

 No.94614

Maybe I should try this out sometime. I saw someone compare the original games to fire emblem, and I've been in a bit of a fire memeblemy mood lately.

 No.94616

>>94614
VIDEO NOTE: CHARACTER NEAR END OF VIDEO IS SORT OF A SPOILER OF S3 EPISODE 7 WHICH AIRED 5 DAYS AGO!!

If you have experience in games like Fire Emblem you're going to find it easy, but at the same time I found it far more enjoyable. It has a difficulty setting, but I don't remember anything too extreme. It even has a Rewind button to go back multiple turns, as they really wanted people to get through it for the VN parts.
I really, really loved the combat, though. The way that the characters are unique and not just Warrior or Mage is really nice.
The attached video is a tutorial section meant to show you how different characters and stuff works and it shows you a little of what I mean by characters being unique. You may notice that it has visual cues on the screen, you're supposed to time button presses or releases to get extra damage or dodges and so on, like a rhythm game (or Mario RPGs)

 No.95180

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….jpg (110.21 KB,1280x720)

Would you guys be interested in watching scenes from the VN? I'd upload them in this thread. I feel like some of the character bonding moments have been sacrificed for the anime, which is expected, but I think it really gives depth to the characters. The thing is, though, is that they're between something like 5-20 minutes long each.

 No.95188

>>95180
I'd be up for it.

 No.95213

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….jpg (182.25 KB,1280x720)

>>95188
Alright, one person is enough! Thankfully youtube has people doing longplays of games so people don't need to play them, but it actually doesn't really lose anything for VN scenes! I'll need to think of what to do first now, hmmm....

 No.95232

File:nosuri1.mp4 (24.39 MB,1280x720)

Hmm, let's see if this works. I had to split it into parts because this one is 20 minutes. This happens fairly early on in the third one. Again, this isn't a major story thing, but SoL.

 No.95234

File:nosuri2.mp4 (14.21 MB,1280x720)


 No.95235

File:nosuri3.mp4 (19.14 MB,1280x720)


 No.95236

File:nosuri4.mp4 (Spoiler Image,11.74 MB,1280x720)

>>95235
hehehe
That's the end of this one.
Yeah, the length of a whole episode.

 No.95260

That's a nice scene, makes me want to read the VNs.
Too bad I don't have much free time these days...

 No.95261

File:00019.jpg (528.71 KB,1356x1920)

>>95260
Yeah, they're really long. A couple nights ago I decided to read some scenes from the "event gallery' that opens after you complete it and then before I realized it 3 hours had passed.

 No.95699

File:Jachdwalt 1.mp4 (26.34 MB,1280x720)

Time for some Jachdwalt backstory

 No.95700

File:Jachdwalt 2.mp4 (21.58 MB,1280x720)

Hmmm... (only 2 parts for this one)

 No.95701

>>95699
neat how close the anime landscapes look to the VN

 No.95703

File:00060.jpg (298.96 KB,1356x1920)


 No.95705

File:00127.jpg (234.45 KB,1356x1920)


 No.95730

(Still trying to avoid everything past game 1)
Aruruu makes cute noises and has an appetite like Koruri.

 No.95732

File:08 - The Mediator.mkv_snap….jpg (272.42 KB,1280x720)

>>95730
This may not be a good thread for you if you want to avoid 2 and 3 stuff. I do put the most spoilery stuff behind spoilers, but it's kind of inevitable that you'll see stuff you probably shouldn't.

 No.95733

File:2ab4b5f9bfd3506c66ee2ef811….png (532.92 KB,640x480)

>>95732
I'm aware, I've hidden this thread for the most part, but I wanted to post about Aruruu

 No.95734

File:010.jpg (888.54 KB,1410x2000)

>>95733
Good, good. It's always good time to talk about Aruuruu.

 No.95842

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….jpg (154.43 KB,1280x720)

>>95232
This whole scene was condensed into about a minute, but I'm surprised they did it at all since it was near the beginning in the VN and it really lacked all the story by adapting it into an anime that's only 2 cours.
There is also a development in this episode that was not there in the VN, but I can't point it out yet.
There is also something significant that's completely missing so far. It really makes me wonder what they're going to do with part of the story if it hasn't been brought up yet.

 No.95900

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….png (3.45 MB,1800x2035)

>>95842
want to play strip poker with Nosuri...

 No.95901

In the latest episode, I dont get who the "court" is supposed to be.

 No.95956

File:7D359E40-D536-4D31-B04A-6….jpeg (576.65 KB,1280x1891)

there she is

 No.95959

>>95956
Good bye toranoana

 No.95963

File:00164.jpg (249.74 KB,1356x1920)

>>95901
Just rewatched the episode to find what I think you were talking about.
He was referring to Yamato's leadership: the Eight Pillar Generals under the false princess. Also, apparently I remembered the VN wrong and the scene was in the VN. Man, maybe I should refrain from saying things during the seasonal stream if I'm not 100% sure.

>>95956
That must be for the gacha. Yeah, I'm purposefully ignorant of that and haven't mentioned it. The characters and world I loved turned into JPEG lotteries is an insult. But, if it can be said that the free money from it was used to fund the new actual game then I can forgive them slightly.

 No.95964

File:00165.jpg (577.86 KB,1356x1920)

>>95963
So much detail...

 No.96194

>>95964
With the episode 11 over, I think I'll post some stuff about the 8 Pillar Generals now, starting with one of the 'political intrigue' themes. Bad stuff is happening when you hear this.

 No.96196

File:00147.jpg (262.4 KB,1356x1920)

Genho.
(Former) Pillar General. Father of Nosuri and Ougi. Usurped and dishonored by...

 No.96197

File:1-02 天啓の地.mp3 (4.84 MB)

>>96196
Wait, I guess I don't need to post his image again. But it's Tokifusa here: >>95963
He used schemes and trickery to steal the position from Genho. A weak-willed man, but he has a giant bow which is pretty cool.
Since I don't need to post an image, I'll post the "tactical reversal" theme. Good stuff is happening when you hear this.
OUTPLAYED!

 No.96198

File:00160.jpg (305.67 KB,1356x1920)

>>96197
Dekopompo. Fat, rude, greedy, incompetent and just not a good person at all. He got his position through inheritance, his father must have been incredible but it's never expanded upon. I'd really like to see the Utaware JRPG prequel that's getting released soon expand on this.

 No.96199

File:00162.jpg (326.34 KB,1356x1920)

>>96198
Vurai. The "lives for battle" type. Arrogant, selfish, cares nothing for human life in general, but entirely loyal to the emperor and does whatever he thinks the emperor would benefit from.
I really like him as a character and also his design. It's rare that I like the meathead warrior types, but his motivations and actions make sense from his view.
Aquaplus really improved greatly since the original Utaware which had far simpler enemies

 No.96201

File:00135.jpg (341.54 KB,1356x1920)

>>96199
Actually, I want to mention Mikazuchi, too. He's a General, but not a Pillar General. It's lower in rank. Nonetheless, like Oshtar* he was given an Akuruka which is reserved to only the most trusted and loyal of the servants of the emperor. Gameplay-wise he's extremely agile as an embodiment of 'lightning' and does cool acrobatics.
Grew up with Oshtar and has a strong rivalry with him and perhaps knows him better than anyone else. One of the protagonists of aforementioned JRPG! I'm really excited!

*I'm going to end up swapping between VN and anime spelling, it's just too hard to keep track of. If I ever say "mikado" it's the untranslated word for 'emperor' that the VN left intact.

 No.96202

File:00136.jpg (Spoiler Image,278.86 KB,1356x1920)

>>96201
This is only a spoiler if you haven't read or watched the second season of Utawarerumono. Even then, it's not a huge one.
Like Oshtar, Mikazuchi has a disguise that he uses to mingle with the people and get a better picture of what they're thinking and what they desire. In a way, the General of the Left, Mikazuchi and the General of the Right, Oshtar, are the eyes and ears of the emperor.

 No.96204

Now that I think about it, have three out of eight already been taken out?

 No.96206

File:00166.jpg (776.31 KB,1356x1920)

>>96202
Woshis. A celebrated BL artist and writer. Like the person I'll mention next, he's more of a tactician and not a fighter.
I think I should mention that obviously not all Eight Pillars are elite warriors, but those gifted at various things. Maybe it's better to them of them as the elites that the emperor approved of enough to elevate them.
I don't THINK he was promoted because of the BL stuff, but I'm not saying it's impossible

 No.96207

File:00168.jpg (284.99 KB,1356x1920)

>>96204
Yeah.

Raiko. He's a brilliant tactician. Cold-hearted at times, but he does what he thinks is best for the kingdom and will do what's in his power to minimize civilian suffering. Absolutely loyal to the people watched over by the emperor.
As was shown at the end of episode 10, he has a supernatural source of intelligence and communication with his cadre of psychic communicators that essentially function like long distance telephones in a world without such a thing.
In combination with his naturally high intelligence, he's the "brains" of the Eight Pillar Generals. The fighters get the cool special moves, but Raiko does the keikaku thing.

I think people either like this guy or like to hate him. Like Vurai he has reasons for doing what he does and they're not "I'm a bad guy so I do bad things". I find him to be very sympathetic at times.

 No.96209

File:00092.jpg (410.63 KB,1218x432)

>>96207
I forgot to mention that Raiko is Mikazuchi's older brother.

Soyankekur. Navy guy and father of Atuy. This guy really doesn't get much story. I like him, though. There's a general (heh) sense that he was far more important and significant in the past alongside Genho. To repeat myself again, I'd love to see this expanded upon in the JRPG prequel. PLEASE AQUAPLUS!

He doesn't even get his own art page, although there's a sketch of his face there >>96196. Poor guy.

 No.96211

File:00090.jpg (400.42 KB,1224x423)

>>96209
Ozen. Father to Rulutieh and however that was spelled by DDY's subs. He successfully turned a barren land into an agricultural powerhouse which earned him respect (and status) from the emperor. He's got the body and demeaner of a simple farmer, but he wields great influence as a result of the food supplies in his control.
An extremely important ally to Haku's army as a result.

 No.96213

File:00140.jpg (313.5 KB,1356x1920)

>>96211
Last and certainly not least: Munechika. Master of defensive combat and babysitter to the princess. I really like her design, and also her playstyle in the game, which favors defense and counter attacks at the cost of severely limited movement, suits my gameplay preferences perfectly.
I feel that the anime has failed to provide her the characterization that the VN does. For this reason I'll soon be uploading a VN clip or two like I have for other characters. It's quite possible they've moved her SoL moments elsewhere like they have for other characters, but it's still worth seeing in the VN.

 No.96214

File:00141.jpg (306.04 KB,1356x1920)

>>96213
Oh, and Munechika is one of the protagonists in the JRPG prequel! Really excited for more Munechika!

 No.96216

File:munechika1.mp4 (30.69 MB,1280x720)

This scene takes place after the big Anju development involving the Tuskur(u) enjoy, but before the trek to Rulutieh's homeland. Munechika had recently been released as a (technically speaking) prisoner of war of Fumirul and joined the party.
In a previous scene (which was brief and I don't want to download an hour of footage for) it shows Munechika's envy and awkwardness around Fumuril's femininity and charm.

 No.96217

File:munechika2.mp4 (33.85 MB,1280x720)

>>96216
>enjoy
Bleh, envoy.

Something important to note after watching this scene is that Munechika is cute! Cute! Oh, she's so cute!

 No.96218

>>96217
So close to picking this up for the booba...

 No.96220

File:00046.jpg (538.16 KB,1356x1920)

>>96218
While Utawarerumono women are VERY blessed and there's quite a bit of healthy fanservice featuring Tatsuki's amazing art, I wouldn't recommend it if that's your primary interest in it. Utawarerumono is so much more than that.

 No.96221

File:kuon1.mp4 (22.85 MB,1280x720)

I'm in a video converting mood so I'm going to do another scene now.
This is a scene I was quite disappointing to not see in the anime.
This happens during one of Kuon's first nights back after her return which would have been around episode 7 or 8.

 No.96222

File:kuon2.mp4 (21.99 MB,1280x720)

>>96221
And yes, this is going to be another scene that's the length of an anime episode

 No.96223

File:kuon3.mp4 (18.29 MB,1280x720)

>>96222
But Kuon is easily more than worth it

 No.96224

File:kuon4.mp4 (16.06 MB,1280x720)

>>96223
The End?

 No.96225

...Urp.

 No.96226

>>96222
>scene that's the length of an anime
The sheer length of VNs compared to anime/manga/LN always keeps me away from (most of) them.

 No.96227

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….jpg (130.96 KB,1280x720)

>>96226
Indeed. The traits that makes VNs the superior form of escapism also greatly limit their popularity. Starting something that you know will take over 100 hours can be daunting, especially if you happen to be a busy person. It's hard for me to start new things and VNs are the hardest of all, but once I'm hooked the outside world does not exist until I'm finished.
Also, if the anime keeps the same scene placement (which is seems it doesn't often do) there will be a very hilarious scene next episode, but it's also something that I'm not sure they will adapt at all. If it's not in next week's episode then I'll upload the VN scene. hehehehe...

 No.96230

>>96199
complicated muscle head character, if only because he doesn't say much

 No.96232

>>96230
There are things you learn about him and a previously minor character in 3, but the anime has so far completely omitted it. If it doesn't happen by next episode I'm going to assume it's completely removed and just dump it all the VN scenes here. He's given a lot more characterization that makes him a great character.
I don't think it will happen, so I hope you have an hour or so to watch them all next week!

Here's another good song. This plays for dramatic battles and I love the build-up and climax of it. We will not lose!

 No.96422

File:vurai1.mp4 (35.7 MB,1280x720)

Alright, it's not happening in today's episode and I have my doubts it's going to happen at all.
Well then, let's experience a VN plot. This is spread out throughout the first part of the game and would have culminated a bit after the gang visited Rulutieh's homeland. It's about... well.... you'll see very quickly.

 No.96423

File:vurai2.mp4 (17.98 MB,1840x1036)


 No.96424

File:vurai3.mp4 (39.65 MB,1280x720)

>>96423
Bleh, I forgot handbrake resets its settings when you load a new file. I guess I should make a preset for this stuff, huh?
Well, Kissu has better storage so I guess it's fine. This is certainly kissu's largest thread in filesize (I assume)

 No.96426

File:nekone1.mp4 (14.36 MB,1280x720)

...but before we can advance this subplot further we need to see a couple Nekone scenes. This is happening around the time of the party's visit to Rulutieh's homeland.

 No.96428

File:nekone2.mp4 (28.11 MB,1280x720)

sigh...

 No.96430

File:vurai4.mp4 (20.49 MB,1280x720)


 No.96431

File:vurai5.mp4 (20.41 MB,1280x720)


 No.96433

File:vurai6.mp4 (34.84 MB,1280x720)

This might be the first time I've uploaded a scene that uses the 3D game visuals. I had to nudge the quality level down so it would be a reasonable size, and it doesn't seem to matter much. I guess I can compress more than I thought I could.

 No.96435

File:vurai7.mp4 (Spoiler Image,23.23 MB,1280x720)

Wait, that music!

I decided to show a little bit of the pre-battle setup of the video because it helps the story a bit to show everyone there. But, I'm not going to make you watch 20 minutes of the gameplay battle.
Anyway...

 No.96437

File:vurai8.mp4 (38.58 MB,1280x720)

I needed to bump the quality down again. It seems acceptable to me, though.

 No.96438

File:vurai9.mp4 (23.02 MB,1280x720)

The naming scheme I chose for these files limit me to one character, but I think you can say after these scenes that it was far more than just the namesake.
I am a bit disappointed that this did not make it into the anime, but it's a very long VN so I guess it's not surprising. They should have made the anime at least 50 episodes in my opinion.
Utawarerumono is truly great. I did cry (again) at the conclusion here. What a beautiful scene. ;_;

 No.96446

File:00130.jpg (288.17 KB,1356x1920)

This week's episode should be Atuy-heavy, so I'll post some art of her elaborate outfit

 No.96447

File:00131.jpg (279.57 KB,1356x1920)


 No.96448

File:00132.jpg (240.85 KB,1356x1920)

>>96447
Quite elaborate. The mark of a truly great artist for sure

 No.96454

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….jpg (Spoiler Image,123.3 KB,1280x720)

Episode 12 spoilers contained in image and text!

Maroro already looked like a Kabuki character, but after his mysterious transformation it's not exactly subtle. I don't know a whole lot about kabuki, but from what I've learned through second-hand references here or there the make-up has symbolic qualities in addition to just looking cool. The red is simply a villain or someone lost in rage or other strong emotions. Sort of a blue/red oni thing, I guess? But, the blue around the eye symbolizes tears- a character that has experienced tragedy or is currently living through it.
It's pretty cool.

 No.96457

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….jpg (Spoiler Image,279.5 KB,1280x720)

Not exactly a spoiler, but to give people a chance to see it 'fresh' I'll put the image behind a spoiler.
In reference to the VN, the rather flamboyant outfits that some of the seamen (hehe) are wearing were picked out by Atuy when she was a little girl.

 No.96835

>>92794
>はい
>Knock yourself out
huh

 No.96857

File:00243.jpg (517.28 KB,1356x1920)

The Fumirul scene in the most recent episode is a bit rushed than in the VN, understandably. Kuon calls Fumirul the "destroyer of worlds" because her clothes (which she made herself) were so prone to falling off. She has extreme sex appeal, but is utterly oblivious to it so she can create a riot among men as she tempts them without knowing it. It's a good source of comedic relief, like Haku will remark "and of course then her clothes fell off again".
The other scene depicted on this page is just Kuon getting a massage from Rulutieh which I'm pretty sure is exluded from the anime since it's not particularly eventful aside from the fanservice.

 No.96859

>>96835
Yeah, it's weird. But they're good fan subbers otherwise.
And here's some audio fanservice to fans of the first one. Love it when there's stuff like this

 No.96872

File:3 Vn Op-1.mp4 (23.77 MB,1226x692)

I finally got off my butt and learned enough of DaVinci Resolve to censor the spoilers of third VN's OP. Yes, the first 17 seconds are just one image, but I wanted to get the beginning of the song since Utawarerumono songs are legendary (get it?).
Nothing here is a spoiler if you've watched up to episode 12

 No.96948

File:00183.jpg (278.27 KB,1356x1920)

I'm very anxious right about how this episode will handle a certain scene that I really, really loved in the VN. It's something I found really beautiful and teared up, so my hopes are very high.
Please, please be good.
Also here are some Utawarerumono birds

 No.96952

File:1-06 月光花.mp3 (3.99 MB)

Thread needs more music!
Good emotional piano

 No.96954

maybe I'll make this sad music day

 No.96956

siiiiigh

 No.96958

File:1-07 沈思黙考.mp3 (4.37 MB)

"Why does Utawarerumono have so many sad songs?"

Oh, you know...

 No.96965

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….jpg (Spoiler Image,116.16 KB,1280x720)

[image is episode 14 spoiler which released today]

>>96948
>Please, please be good.
I'm so excited to say that it exceeded my expectations! Absolutely beautiful display of emotions and a worthy climax to the end of the cour. Episode 14 (out of 28) was an amazing episode and this is why I love Utawarerumono so much!
It saddens me to think this trilogy is so unappreciated. I've managed to convince a few people here to read or watch it, though, so I hope they're as impressed as I am! Whether you like it for the politics, the SoL, or the raw emotions it is something that truly draws you into it and the character's feelings become your own.
I did cry again. It was so beautiful. ;_;
I can't stress enough how happy I am with how that episode turned out.

 No.96966

File:00251 copy.png (Spoiler Image,518.21 KB,1170x658)

>>96965
and this is the art for the scene in the VN. Again, episode 14 spoilers or about halfway through the VN

 No.96972

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….jpg (152.22 KB,1280x720)

There's no discussion about this anywhere on any imageboard it would seem. I just don't get it. The years between this and season 2 is part of the reason I'm sure, but I don't think that's all of it. The threads on 4chan (which you should avoid not just for obvious reasons, but because people plainly spoil things from the VN) seem to require repeated image bumps and it looks like it's going to die with less than 100 posts even with that life support, and this episode was the climax of the cour. It doesn't even have threads anywhere else.
Well, I still think I can take this thread to at least 300 posts myself but I must blog about my disillusionment over its lack of popularity.
I wonder if I should upload some Nekone or Anju SoL scenes from the VN...

 No.97080

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….jpg (158.73 KB,1280x720)

Hmm how about this: Does anyone have any questions about the characters or story so far? Or is there a character you'd like to see in more depth in VN scenes? Music requests?
I NEED UTAWARERUMONO INTERACTION!

 No.97081

File:38805c027354d0d7dcd944262….jpeg (98.65 KB,882x821)

>>97080
After seeing her demonstration earlier, I have to ask is Kuon pulling her punches? She seems like she could accomplish a whole lot more than she does, but does she have a reason for not going all out?

 No.97082

File:uta thread reply.png (1.11 MB,1920x1080)

>>97081
!!!!!!!
Good question! The answer is "yes and no".
Being 1/3rd a God, Kuon does have immense power, but she was taught never to use it and it only surfaces, briefly, when her emotions override her training.

(I'll split this among a few replies so I can attach stuff)

 No.97083

File:15 - End Of The Banquet.mk….jpg (Spoiler Image,144.61 KB,1280x720)

>>97082
You may remember that her biological dad had a very similar situation when his emotions got out of control. He was cruelly manipulated until, well... some pretty bad things happened to say the least.

 No.97084

File:26 - Him Whose Song Is Sun….jpg (Spoiler Image,224.46 KB,1280x720)

>>97083
...and a man who saw it all happen was entrusted with his daughter. She inherited great power, but she could also completely lose herself to it. She made a promise to Oboro Dad and her many Mothers in Tuskuru to never use it.

 No.97087

File:kuon.mp4 (7.01 MB,1280x720)

bleh, accidentally used the crappy dub audio the first time...

>>97084
[VIDEO SPOILER FROM EPISODE 23 OF THE SECOND SEASON]
It has happened a few times. It was more frequent when she was younger, but it happens in episode 23 of Season 2 seen here. And of course one of my favorite scenes from the 2nd VN involves Oboro gently bringing her back from it here >>93655

 No.97088

File:[DameDesuYo] Utawarerumono….jpg (Spoiler Image,341.09 KB,1920x1080)

>>97087
So it is a power that must never be used.
If you missed it while watching, Oboro's hands were not actually injured by boiling tea as he claimed. It was a nice little continuity thing that the episode had.

 No.97089

>>97087
I see, I guess that's a pretty justifiable reasoning, but didn't Hakuoro eventually learn to utilize his inner-god without issue? Or does Kuon still have a ways to go before then.

 No.97091

File:002_AMADUYU_TATSUKI_ART_WO….jpg (2.91 MB,4907x6981)

>>97089
I think it comes down to genetics, however weirdly they may work in this situation. Hakuoro merged with Uitsualnemetia whereas Kuon is mostly mortal. Maybe it's like half-gods in Greek mythology

 No.97096

>>97084
*her many mothers and an elder sister
FIFY

 No.97097

>>97087
that was a very cool scene

 No.97099

File:Utawarerumono.S02E06.False….jpg (168.12 KB,1920x1080)

>>97096
Oh, that's right. Heh, thanks.

 No.97109

>>97080
Where'd Eruru go?

 No.97114

File:1.mp4 (13.89 MB,1280x720)

>>97109
All I will say is that the story has not forgotten her and that you will have your answer in time.
In the meantime I can upload the short fan service (in the original sense) OVA that is currently stuck in the old stream thread I made. I edited it remove spoilers, so it's something I still can't upload in full yet.
Everyone needs a dose of cute little child Kuon, anyway.

 No.97115

File:2.mp4 (14.11 MB,1280x720)

>>97114
*before this one there's a scene with Oboro making a public plan which embarasses little Kuon, but kind of spoilery so I can't show it*

 No.97116

File:3.mp4 (6.08 MB,1280x720)

>>97115
and before this one is another similar scene to what I edited out before.
Just know that Kuon was embarrassed again

 No.97117

File:4.mp4 (3.01 MB,1280x720)

>>97116
Edited out another scene before this one, too. Kuon decides to prank Oboro and then...

 No.97118

File:5.mp4 (608.79 KB,1280x720)

>>97117
Bad End(?)
I really need to learn video editing so I could all of this as one video, but today is not the day.

 No.97131


 No.97185

File:anju.mp4 (31.33 MB,1280x720)

In episode 14 (which aired a few days ago) there's a scene with Anju where she wants to be pampered like the princess she is by Oshtor. In the VN it happens way earlier in the story and she is able to spend more time with him before Kuon interrupts

 No.98008

File:mpc-hc64_5SOlR2hjOT.png (619.44 KB,1280x720)

Episode 16 was pretty great, and not just because Kuon featured heavily in it. (although it always helps)
The anime used the original Utawarerumono's main theme again. It gives a strong impression of something that connects the stories, although with that one's release date being something like 18 years ago it might be lost on most people. But, with Kuon saying something like "In my father's name" as the music plays I think it should rekindle some memories.
It was a pretty good adaptation of the VN's gameplay missions, really.

If it wasn't obvious to people in the last part of the episode, Raiko broke "taboo" the way Hakuoro/Hakuowlo and Haku did by using explosives. The animal people aren't supposed to be at this level of technology, but Raiko is a genius inventor.

Also, the 3D wasn't too bad. I think I'll always hate 3D in anime, but for what it was I guess I can tolerate it.

 No.98010

File:04. ユメカウツツカ.mp3 (10.37 MB,175x175)

Also, here is the vocal song that played at a certain part. Utawarerumono music is good

 No.98334

File:Mikazuchi.mp4 (28.51 MB,1280x720)

EPISODE 17 SPOILERS IN VIDEO
Uploading a scene in the VN that happened in the last episode (17)
I feel a couple things were missing from Mikazuchi's scene in particular. It's possible that there's a story change in the anime because something happens here that you didn't see in the anime, but probably not. Of course, since it's a VN it's a 10 minute scene instead of two minutes.
I think you should watch this to get a greater sense of what's going on right "now" in Yamato.

This scene starts after Raiko's cannons were sabotaged and the Great Gate was opened

 No.98335

File:00225.jpg (776.49 KB,1356x1920)


 No.98336

File:00252.jpg (Spoiler Image,695.05 KB,1356x1920)

Ep 17 scene spoilers. You should think back to what Raiko said at the end of that episode

 No.98357

File:waterfox_ebleYDr5j1.png (1.51 MB,1249x778)

Oh, and we're less than a month away from the release date of Monochrome Mobius, the JRPG semi-prequel of Utawarerumono 2 and 3!
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1962430/Monochrome_Mobius_Rights_and_Wrongs_Forgotten/
I find it a bit strange that they didn't include the Utawarerumono name, especially since they're stressing that it's the 20th anniversary of the franchise. A real turn-based JRPG in 2022, wow! Mikazuchi kind of reminds me of Auron in this format.
It looks really nice, too, both visually and thematically. You Nekone and Maroro in the preview videos!
I hope they visit Tuskuru!

 No.98358

File:Movie Max Vp9-1.mp4 (4.4 MB,1280x720)

>>98357
> You Nekone and Maroro in the preview videos!
You see Nekone*
Bleh. Also it looks like Kiwru is there, too.

 No.98397

What are the differences between the original Utawarerumono and the remake? Which version would you recommend?

 No.98403

File:007.jpg (858.04 KB,1410x2000)

>>98397
The original is an eroge and has sex scenes, albeit very simple ones. However, it does give the characters more, well, character. Some of the art has been redrawn in Amaduyu's vastly improved technique since then, but most of it hasn't. There might be some changes/inclusions from the anime, but I'm not sure. I don't remember if the original had a cool glossary with descriptions and images, but I doubt it, so that's a cool addition. The gameplay is the biggest change because it works more like 2 and 3, although a lot more simple and extremely easy.
I think most people would prefer the remake. Maybe you could find the sex scenes somewhere...

 No.98509

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….jpg (Spoiler Image,160.75 KB,1280x720)

I'll bump the thread with some VN stuff soon, but if you still can't make the connection with what happened in the past two episodes I have two images that can help. The VN made this much more explicit, but in the anime I guess you need to pay more attention.
EPISODE 17 SPOILER (kinda)

 No.98510

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….jpg (Spoiler Image,149.62 KB,1280x720)

>>98509
And here's the episode 18 thing that you probably didn't notice. Maybe the anime will make it obvious later, but in the VN you would already know this by now

 No.98568

File:mpc-hc64_4o8wQOpgnF.png (Spoiler Image,620.08 KB,1280x720)

EPISODE 17+ SPOILERS

Hmm, maybe I can get some discussion.
Did you see episode 18's reveal coming at all?
It did drop a couple hints earlier about a certain character's knowledge, but it was very easy to miss and I doubt anyone picked up on it. I certainly didn't in the VN.
I won't talk much about the guy because of future spoilers, but strangely enough (not a spoiler if you're caught up in anime) his tastes that were hinted at way back in season 2 were actually one of the hints about the boys in his employ. IE that he's a famous BL author while also being a pillar general.

 No.98569

File:mpc-hc64_GA3MaaX9aG.png (Spoiler Image,891.48 KB,1280x720)

>>98568
EPISODE 18 MAJOR SPOILER
This line here in the image is also very informative if you remember what it means. Unfortunately it's one of the words with multiple translations so you may also know it as decoy or demihuman
Utawarerumono's final arc is beginning and it will be 10 episodes long. If you haven't read or watched the first Utawarerumono you should really do it soon.

 No.98571

ATTACHED VIDEO IS A SPOILER IF YOU HAVEN'T CAUGHT UP TO THE CURRENT EPISODE

I also want to stress that the next episode is going to be extremely important. Although all episodes are pretty important (especially if Kuon is in them), this one is going to be big. If you have family visiting on Saturday, send them away. If you need life-saving surgery, re-schedule it for another day. There should be a nice SoL episode afterwards I think.
There is already a final arc preview video on youtube and I'm going to share it here. However, I cut out the last part because it reveals things that should be seen in the episodes and not a preview ahead of time. (why do they do this?)

SOMEONE TALK TO ME ABOUT UTAWARERUMONO! Anything!

 No.98580

File:00138.jpg (351.83 KB,1356x1920)

Commencing random art dump. If you can read Japanese maybe you should avoid expanding the thumbnails since I don't think I can count on machine translation to tell me whether or not things are spoilery. I'm pretty sure they aren't, though. As far as I know it's the artist talking about inspirations for the design, iike Anju here being a central Asia snow leopard.

 No.98581

File:00139.jpg (635.73 KB,1356x1920)

Anju butt

 No.98583

>>98582
Dang, really wish we got to see more of Anju like that

 No.98584

File:00065.jpg (Spoiler Image,346.84 KB,1356x1920)

Somewhat a spoiler if you haven't seen episode 7 I think of the anime?

>>98583
dang the one time someone replies to the thread... I figured I should spoiler part of it.
But yeah, not much combat in the anime for most characters

 No.98585

File:00141.jpg (306.04 KB,1356x1920)

Munechika is based on a polar bear

 No.98586

File:00142.jpg (301.92 KB,1356x1920)

Don't think Fumirul is based on anything. I forgot to mention that she's in the first Utwarerumono as the baby a certain blonde woman temporarily cares for

 No.98587

File:00143.jpg (269.47 KB,1356x1920)

Can't remember if it was pointed out in the anime, but she designs her own clothing which is quite amusing

 No.98588

File:00144.jpg (324 KB,1356x1920)

Side characters get nice clothing too

 No.98589

File:00145.jpg (700.8 KB,1356x1920)

He always had a bird on his shoulder in the VN, but maybe that was too annoying to animate

 No.98590

File:00146.jpg (401.47 KB,1356x1920)

I really like her clothing

 No.98591

File:00148.jpg (257.09 KB,1356x1920)


 No.98592

File:00149.jpg (293.02 KB,1356x1920)

cameos

 No.98593

File:00150.jpg (333.01 KB,1356x1920)

Utawarerumono has such great clothing designs

 No.98595

File:00151.jpg (311.05 KB,1356x1920)


 No.98596

File:00152.jpg (263.65 KB,1356x1920)


 No.98597

File:00153.jpg (276.92 KB,1356x1920)


 No.98598

File:00154.jpg (340.44 KB,1356x1920)


 No.98599

File:00155.jpg (285.65 KB,1356x1920)


 No.98600

File:00156.jpg (286.56 KB,1356x1920)


 No.98653

File:media_FflU3piUAAAXK6i.jpg (783.65 KB,2339x3308)

hope this top right art gets uploaded somewhere

 No.98654

File:media_FflUz6rUAAA5bcm.jpg (174.91 KB,806x1000)


 No.98770

File:3-08 Song 1.mp3 (3.12 MB)

There is a song in Utawarerumono 3 that increases in clarity/intensity as the story progresses and today's episode should feature the first one. I really like them; it sounds alien yet calming.
I hope people will have questions and discussion after today's episode!

 No.98783

>>98653
hope the top left does

 No.98784

File:__atui_megami_magazine_and….jpg (Spoiler Image,2.19 MB,4076x5934)

>>98783
Well, it seems danbooru has an Atui one at least that is definitely new.
If I had the money then Utawarerumono BDs are certainly something I'd buy, but I guess we need to wait and hope someone scans them eventually.

 No.98786

File:Utawarerumono.S02E09.False….jpg (Spoiler Image,240.67 KB,1920x1080)

Oh, and today's episode did have what I thought it was going to. The anime really didn't miss anything, although when Kuon confronts and says something like "You're lucky this glass is here or I'd punch you", the former mikado says something like "So that's your type?" to Haku.
The next episode should be a nice SoL reminiscent of the second season.

 No.99072

The demo is out for Monochrome Mobious if you have a PS4 or 5 and you're in Japan...

 No.99113

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….jpg (86.16 KB,1280x720)

That was a really nice episode filled with healing power. My spirit is rejuvenated. It was really great to see some things animated and Kuon was so cute! KUON IS SO CUTE!
While it had the usual VN cuts that you'd expect, some things like the scene with Kuon being spanked by Aruruu was actually not seen in the VN directly. The scene with the Abu-thingies was a lot longer in the VN. It really is superfluous, though, I enjoyed seeing Kuon's excitement visually for a minute more than I did 15 minutes of text.
I might upload some SoL stuff that was in the VN during this moment if anyone shows interest *cough cough* as it shows them in town and an orphanage, but isn't important to the story.

Next week is a MAJOR episode. I cannot stress how important it's going to be.

 No.99128

File:mpc-hc64_GnGIMXYDtb.png (Spoiler Image,919.32 KB,1280x720)

>>99113
>Next week is a MAJOR episode. I cannot stress how important it's going to be.
And I won't say too much, but do pay attention to her words here. This is a place of major significance. Did you read or watch the first Utawarerumono yet?

 No.99277

File:kuon sugoi.mp4 (Spoiler Image,94.51 KB,1280x720)

This was one of the more interesting clarifications of Utawarerumono 1. I had been under the impression that they were somehow created by Dil, but they're leftover hazmat suits from humanity that were later weaponized in one of those Faustian bargains. Kuon doesn't recognize them, but the older characters certainly do.

 No.99279

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….jpg (Spoiler Image,148.29 KB,1280x720)

>>99277
Also I found it cute how they visualized the twins' utter disgust towards the Onkamiyaryu

 No.99280

File:song 2.mp3 (3 MB)

This song should play in the next episode. It's a different version of >>98770. It sounds familiar somehow...

 No.99281

File:IMG_20200906_0003.jpg (235.67 KB,1280x1809)

Also if anyone was curious about the Utawarerumono lead artist, he's still active. Depressing vtuber and and gacha stuff, but also doujin art. Maybe I'll post some on /ec/ later

 No.99282

File:mpc-hc64_GP89YIZ1sY.png (355.19 KB,594x494)

Let's see, I want to hit 300 posts and there's 8 episodes left. Uhh.. about 10 posts per episode.
I can do it, for Kuon!

 No.99283

File:kuon cute wink.mp4 (246.26 KB,1280x720)

>>99113
> Kuon was so cute! KUON IS SO CUTE!

 No.99284

File:kuon sigh.mp4 (230.22 KB,1280x720)

>>99113
>and Kuon was so cute! KUON IS SO CUTE!

 No.99285

File:kuon happy.mp4 (587.92 KB,1280x720)

>>99113
>and Kuon was so cute! KUON IS SO CUTE!

 No.99286

File:kuon happy (sound).mp4 (678.01 KB,1280x720)

>>99113
>and Kuon was so cute! KUON IS SO CUTE!

 No.99287

File:[Drag] Utawarerumono OVA -….jpg (265.17 KB,1920x1080)

Kuon then

 No.99288

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….jpg (Spoiler Image,123.82 KB,1280x720)

Kuon now!

 No.99289

File:kuon tail.mp4 (1.42 MB,1280x720)

Kuon's cute expressive tail!

 No.99290

File:kuon caught.mp4 (Spoiler Image,1.42 MB,1280x720)

Kuon Kuon Kuon
(minor spoiler if you don't know where they are in ep20 of third season)

 No.99291

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….jpg (220.46 KB,1920x1080)

>>99113
Somehow I missed this post... I really have to agree that this was probably one of my favorite episodes in terms of fun character interactions. It kinda makes me feel as though I've missed out on a lot of these little character moments to endear me to them by not reading the VN. But, I guess just because I haven't read it yet doesn't mean I can't go back and read it after having finished the anime. Will probably be good to do too before they release that 4th game coming out sometime that I've heard of.

 No.99293

File:kuon spank.mp4 (Spoiler Image,3.73 MB,1280x720)

poor Kuon
(another minor spoiler if you're not aware of what's going on around episode 19-20)

 No.99296

File:kuon dramatic speech.mp4 (120.21 KB,1280x720)

>>99291
!!!!!
*points to >>97082's image*
It's inevitable that VN adaptation would miss a lot of stuff, but I have to say that seeing it in animated form is simply amazing. This episode in particular was spectacular in ways that you can't accomplish with text. The VNs do have a very high amount of portrait variations (Kuon has about 30), but you just can't beat actual animation. So many great faces and reactions, and it somehow feels old-fashioned in a good way.
It is true, however, that quite a few characters are missing characterization. Most notably the girls that aren't Kuon or Atui have a good chunk of stuff missing. I tried to upload the VN scenes in the thread that I felt were noteworthy yet wouldn't take 5gb of video, but I'm sure I missed some. I don't see any reason why you'd enjoy things any less by reading it after seeing the anime first. It's basically bonus material. Depending on one's (lack of) patience knowing the things ahead of you might even make it easier to read through all the fluff, since you might be one of the people turned away by a 40 minute cooking segment or similar things.

Oh, and yeah, the new JRPG prequel's release date is on the 16th. https://store.steampowered.com/app/1962430/Monochrome_Mobius_Rights_and_Wrongs_Forgotten/
I could have sworn it had a pre-order bonus, but I don't see it any more. It was digital artbook and digital soundtrack, which I would definitely want, but I figured they'd keep it active as long as it was ahead of time. It's not like they need to print more of them...

 No.99297

>>99293
kuon's butt makes a really satisfying sound when you smack it

 No.99298

>>99293
What is that her sister

 No.99301

File:[Drag] Utawarerumono OVA -….jpg (299.21 KB,1920x1080)

>>99298
She's one of her adoptive moms. (she has like 10 of them). The Utawarerumono people age slower than humans, but I don't remember to what extent. Kuon should be in her early 20s while the one that spanked her is in mid to late 30s. There's a nice little OVA featuring Kuon as a child that was released with the BD of the second season that I uploaded, edited to remove major spoilers, here: >>97114

 No.99302

File:waterfox_ToyeKmIQu6.png (600.22 KB,645x516)

The preview video is out for episode 21 and it is what I think it is! What a cute distant Kuon.
DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!

 No.99303

File:1668114026528.png (38.69 KB,290x300)

kune

 No.99304

>>99296
the speaker

 No.99352

File:Utawarerumono.-.OVA.02.-.[….jpg (221.85 KB,1920x1080)

Soon...
Anyway, I was looking and sadly DameDesuYo is pretty far behind with their subs. Episode 21 is very soon and the last one they did was 13. They never finished Lycoris, either. Well, the world isn't in a great place right now and even if it was these things happen.
This image isn't related to episode 21 (or is it?) but I was looking at screenshots and saw Eruruu's incorrect assumption that Benawi was a lolicon planning to marry Aruruu and it made me laugh. Those OVAs were pretty great.

 No.99353

File:uta recap.mp4 (29.63 MB,1280x720)

I'm going to put this before the episode in the stream tomorrow, too, but here's an extremely fast and basic recap of Utawarerumono 1 and 2 that was at the beginning of 3.
Consider this a major spoiler if you haven't read/watched Uta 1 and 2 and are in this thread, but it won't spoiler anything from 3.
I'll post a bunch of stuff that I've been sitting on tomorrow.

 No.99363

File:waterfox_ZovriB8paJ.png (988.65 KB,964x820)

Sorry to bump this thread again so soon, but... MASSIVE sale on the three Utwarerumono games on Steam right now, presumably related to the upcoming JRPG release. -85% for the 1, -75% for 2 and 3, or -81% if you buy them all together (don't buy the DLC).

 No.99364

File:waterfox_wMvykMcUdt.jpg (302.69 KB,1279x720)

There is also a live event scheduled where staff/actors involved with Utawarerumono will talk about the gacha (bleh), the new JRPG (nice) and the airing anime (cool). It's on the 25th. The main vocalist of all the Utawarerumono songs is scheuduled to appear, too, maybe there will be some live songs in addition to the chatting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW3sjFBY52o
It says spoilers will be included, so uhh.. yeah maybe I'll just clip stuff that isn't spoilery and post it here.

 No.99366

>>99363
How much of the content is 18+ scenes?

 No.99367

File:00221.jpg (648.47 KB,1356x1920)

>>99366
If you mean full-blown sex scenes: 0. The first one was originally an eroge, but its remaster removed that part while adding some new scenes that were in the anime. The original isn't on Steam. But as >>99050 hinted at, 2 and 3 are definitely not prudish.
Giant-breasted women and modestly-endowed girls with convenient steam censoring and general ecchi scenes are there in large number in 2 and 3.

 No.99417

File:iceman.jpg (Spoiler Image,108.12 KB,1280x720)

okay so here's the literal iceman that's shown during the first monologue
is it metaphorical oris he an actual iceman
he's shown right before the fossil

 No.99422

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….png (1.14 MB,1280x720)

WHAT A GREAT EPISODE!
And it started out strong by showing Kuon doing this >>99302 close up. I've got a bunch of art and images I can post now.

 No.99436

File:26 - Him Whose Song Is Sun….jpg (Spoiler Image,109.83 KB,1280x720)

>>99417
Well, not literal in that he's not made out of ice, no.
The story goes where he was with an explorer/archaeologist/scientist/whatever that discovered a fossil of some twisted dark god underground. He "learned too much" and was shot and left for dead, but he made a deal with the buried god there and the god merged into his body. For whatever reason, he just sat there buried with the god for centuries and then later humans dug him up and those are the ones that named him Iceman. He's been alive in three different eras: his original time, the "end of humanity" period, and now in the current Utawarerumono 1-3 time.

 No.99437

File:00071.jpg (Spoiler Image,312.74 KB,1356x1920)

The following art are for content that's from episode 21 which aired today. Well, I guess this first one is episode 20

 No.99438

File:00158.jpg (Spoiler Image,340.03 KB,1356x1920)


 No.99439

File:00253 copy.png (Spoiler Image,1.17 MB,1172x660)


 No.99440

File:25 - Traces Of An Ancient ….jpg (Spoiler Image,266.02 KB,1280x720)

From the first anime

 No.99442

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….png (Spoiler Image,1.81 MB,1280x720)

>>99440
currently

 No.99443

File:25 - Traces Of An Ancient ….jpg (Spoiler Image,132.58 KB,1280x720)

first anime again

 No.99444

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….png (Spoiler Image,1.37 MB,1280x720)

>>99443
and now

 No.99448

File:Utawarerumono.S02E18.False….jpg (193.31 KB,1920x1080)

Oh, and concerning the namedrop in this episode...
There's three of them that I've heard of. There's of course Hakuowlo and now Haku has been called one directly, but the third is Oshtar(u), who was apparently already near-legendary for things he did "offscreen". Haku essentially pushed him into "he whose song is sung" territory because of his actions under his false identity, but it's likely he would have became legendary himself if he survived. This was all "known" years ago in real life before anyone thought of the JRPG so it's not a retcon, but we will basically now know his story to earn his status
I'm going to disappear from reality when this game is released

 No.99507

File:major ep21 spoiler.mp4 (Spoiler Image,12.5 MB,1280x720)

Okay, I can't hold it in any more and need to upload clips from the episode. Notice that these are
MASSIVE SPOILERS FROM EPISODE 21
So what did you think of this scene? I actually liked it more in the anime I think, because again seeing visuals is really great and the big reveal of Eruru had more impact. The VN did include her bell sounds, but it's just an image fading in so the impact isn't quite the same. But, being a VN, there was of course more speech between them. The anime did include the big parts, such as Kuon becoming an apothecary to follow in Eruru's footsteps. And of course, like the VN I shed some tears. ;_;

 No.99508

File:major ep21 spoiler 2.mp4 (Spoiler Image,2.01 MB,1280x720)

The "reveal" of Hakuowlo was also done in a great way I think. The conversation wasn't condensed much as it was the entire episode! One strange ommission, and maybe they just forgot, is that in the VN Hakuowlo gives a short laugh when he says Haku, since, you know, it's his own name. Also, again, Utawarerumono 1's main theme is playing during Hakuowlo's speech, which I'm such a sucker for.
And what a cool title drop, but I already mentioned that.

 No.99509

File:major ep21 spoiler 3.mp4 (Spoiler Image,5.34 MB,1280x720)

Lastly, I feel like the visuals were better than usual in this episode. I wonder if they were focusing more on the home stretch of the anime and we'll see better visuals in the final arc. The silly SoL time of episode 20 was fantastic, and now that we're in serious time again I think stuff looks a bit better than it did before.
This scene was another one the anime did better, but I think it's pretty obvious that something like this would work a lot better in animation than text.

Now, does anyone have any questions or theories? LET'S TALK ABOUT SOME UTAWARERUMONO!

 No.99599

File:steam_EMnxBTQSmy.png (30.29 KB,472x133)

Dawn of the final day
19 hours remain

 No.99606

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….png (Spoiler Image,1.08 MB,1280x720)

I expect some very good faces from this guy since he's already doing it in this introductory episode. It's hard to believe there's only 7 episodes left.
There will be a time when there are no more Utawarerumono episodes and I will also be long done with Monochrome Mobius by that point. The future is dark, but we must keep hope

 No.99663

File:MonochromeMobius_Rights_an….jpg (331.83 KB,1920x1080)

HHNGGGGHHH
NEKONE IS SO CUTE!

 No.99687

File:MonochromeMobius_Rights_an….jpg (428.57 KB,1920x1080)

Someone in IRC said Monochrome Mobius looks pretty generic, which I have to agree with so far when it comes to the 3D. However, the scenes are quite good and there are various portraits for emotions like a VN. There are also some nice 2D backgrounds that are, again, like the VNs.

 No.99706

File:MonochromeMobius_Rights_an….png (466.13 KB,556x555)

The portraits are by a different artist than the VN's, I think he(?) does a good chunk of the gacha art. It's different, but it's still extremely high quality and beautiful. Munechika looks especially cute in this style, but she's always been cute as seen in this scene >>96216 >>96217

 No.99765

Pure Rulutieh is interested in BL... I am absolutely devastated...

 No.99770

File:2022-11-18-175531.png (835.91 KB,960x544)

Whaa... the princess is a total perv too...

Truly, this game is anything but prudish...

 No.99784

File:Utawarerumono.S02E07.False….jpg (249.98 KB,1920x1080)

>>99770
umu
The anime adaptation of that part was really good. The anime doesn't cover everything of course, but the "second season" devotes a lot of time to it which is very nice. Utawarerumono 2 and 3's humor is a strong highlight to me, and I'm happy to say that it carried over to the JRPG prequel I'm playing right now

 No.99789

File:MonochromeMobius_Rights_an….png (Spoiler Image,506.56 KB,547x546)

Just had a 20 minute VN scene in the new JRPG complete with its own scene art. This is some fantastic fan service, of the traditional kind.
Image isn't exactly a spoiler, but if you don't want to know who cameos in this game then don't reveal it. (I have a feeling many characters are, though)

 No.99836

File:022_AMADUYU_TATSUKI_ART_WO….png (2.77 MB,2439x1691)

Scanned through 4/a/'s depressingly slow thread again and saw this! https://utawarerumono.jp/topics/507/
However, he missed an important part of this BD announcement and it translates into good news, AMAZING news, and "hopes crushed" news.

Good news: They're planning "bonus scenes" for the BD release which is presumably a nice little OVA. "Planning" does it mean it's not guaranteed, however. The OVAs in Utawarerumono are extremely good and episode 20 a couple weeks ago has shown us all that they're still amazing at the SoL moments!

AMAZING news: The BD release will also include... a mini VN for PC containing a new chapter to the story of the third game/anime!!!
Deepl translation:
<Bonus Disc>.
Original Mini PC Novel Game

This is an original novel game which is an extra chapter of "Utawarerumono: The Two White Emperors".
*There are no options in this novel game, and the scenario does not branch.


"Hopes crushed" news: Naturally any chance of a non-Japanese experiencing it is going to rely on someone buying and uploading it, and judging at how extremely small Utawarerumono's fanbase is, that is unlikely to happen quickly, if at all.
And of course: who is going to translate it? No one. I'll rely on an OCR thing when if it's uploaded a few years later. Or maybe some Japanese guy will upload clips of it on youtube?
But still, WOW!

 No.99843

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….jpg (Spoiler Image,117 KB,1280x720)

hehehe
He really does have great faces, but it's a shame I can never use them due to spoilers

 No.99857

File:MonochromeMobius_Rights_an….png (882.37 KB,1210x567)

hnnngghhhhh
I can't get over how cute Munechika is in this, both her portrait and her personality. She was cute in 2 and 3, but she was very good at keeping it under control except during certain situations and she was only very rarely given focus.
:3
SHE'S SO CUTE!

 No.99858

File:MonochromeMobius_Rights_an….jpg (328.33 KB,1920x1080)

Also here's one of the 2D backgrounds for VN scenes. Maybe it'll shut up the "NPCs don't have faces, rushed shovelware aquaplus buzzword buzzword buzzword" nonsense. Well, if those people actually played the game, that is.

 No.99898

>>99858
I swear I've seem this background used in Mask of Deception...

 No.99968

File:2022-11-22-035746.png (849.65 KB,960x544)

>>99898
>>99858
It absolutely was... And, man, I really can't get over how much more perverted this game is... I hope this doesn't keep up.

 No.99969

File:2022-11-22-040217.png (780.73 KB,960x544)

Used goods. . . . . .

 No.99972

File:MonochromeMobius_Rights_an….jpg (376.9 KB,1920x1080)

>>99898
Oh, good catch. I did notice at least one more repeated. I guess you could say it was lazy, but it makes it seem more familiar to me and there's still new high quality backgrounds so I like the decision.

>>99968
hehehe
Yeah, those girls lead to some very humorous situations. Their interactions with Kuon in particular are really good.

>I hope this doesn't keep up.
Awww, if you dislike it I'm a bit worried. Things will become more serious as the story progresses, but comedic relief and ero fan service won't really disappear until the final chapters of the third one (which the anime has now entered). It's such a important part of the series' charm to me.

 No.99974

File:MonochromeMobius_Rights_an….jpg (157.38 KB,1920x1080)

>>99858
Oh, and I guess I haven't posted in this thread what people were complaining about with the NPCs.
They don't have faces. Most generic NPCs in town are a flat sphere, but for some of them, like guards, they do have the geometry but not the texture detail.
I think it's quite interesting.

 No.99975

File:MonochromeMobius_Rights_an….jpg (348.21 KB,1920x1080)

>>99974
This is what regular NPCs in town look like. Again, I find it to be really interesting and strangely atmospheric. Also, the capital city has like 80 of them moving around at once which really makes it seem like "background noise"

 No.99979

>>99972
>if you dislike it I'm a bit worried.
I wouldn't say I dislike it per se, but it just sort of overwhelms me.

 No.100173

NEW UTAWARERUMONO SPIN-OFF VN STARRING NOSURI ANNOUNCED FOR PS4 AND SWITCH

 No.100174

File:waterfox_VGrAjBKQ2B.png (476.64 KB,534x355)

>>100173
It looks like it's going to play similarly to the Ace Attorney games... AND WHO DO I SEE THERE?!

 No.100185

So ahead of us (me) there's
-Utawarerumono anime finishing
-Utawarerumono anime short OVA attached to the BD release
-A short VN, a "bonus chapter" to the third VN also attached to the BD
-Nosuri's new spin-off VN

I'm VERY curious about the bonus VN chapter as that seems like a very strange move to take. Maybe the bonus VN was done as a side project by people working on the Nosuri one, but it really seems like such a strange thing. PCs are getting more popular in Japan, but it's still not exactly common.
I don't know how much of this I'll be able to experience as someone that doesn't speak Japanese, but the Utawarerumono brand as it were is going strong!

<-- ATTACHED VIDEO
Also the stream was done yesterday and it's on youtube.
Suara performed three songs and the attached video is at the beginning.
1. Monochrome Mobius OP
2. S3 anime opening
3. Anniversary song for the gacha (well at least it sounds nice)

 No.100192

Gotten to a point in the story where a lot of things have been explained and I don't really like where things are headed, or the deferential attitudes the characters have at things...

 No.100201

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….jpg (93.58 KB,1280x720)

>>100192
Hmm, what do you mean by deferential attitudes? Do you mean to the mikado/emperor or something else?

 No.100205

File:spoiler stuff.mp4 (Spoiler Image,9.57 MB,1280x720)

Oh. Now that you mention it, you've reminded me that tonight was the last episode (probably) where it would have mentioned a plot point that they must have skimmed from the anime.
It's kind of egregious that it wasn't in the anime now that I think about it. Strange...

The proxies (animal people) were genetically programmed to favor and obey humans. This is something seen with Hakuowlo and Haku himself. Eruruu also had a strong reason to to "love" Hakuowlo due to the pact. Similarly, it was mentioned in this episode Honoka was created to be the mikado's wife, implanted with feelings for him from birth, as were her previous incarnations going back a long time. I remember someone half-jokingly asking how Haku had the near-harem situation back in 2 despite him being a lazy loser. Well, it was because he was human. He is supernaturally charismatic to the animal people. Manufactured love and loyalty is a bit of a theme with Utawarerumono.
HOWEVER!
It only applies to regular, full proxies as you can see in this clip from the VN. Anju and Kuon are not affected. Indeed, in a world of questionable romance the strongest, purest love of all is from Kuon!

 No.100208

File:ep23 spoiler.mp4 (Spoiler Image,9.26 MB,1280x720)

VIDEO IS EPISODE 23 SPOILER

Bet you guys didn't see this one coming, huh. This looked really nice, particularly the Amaterasu.
And for the billionth time it must be said that Utawarerumono's music is so beautiful and incredible.

 No.100213

File:mpv-shot0001.jpg (202.33 KB,1920x1080)

So there's 5 episodes left?
This one felt sort of like a finale to me, it'll be pretty interesting to see what happens now...

 No.100220

Whelp, I finished Mask of Deception. By the time I beat Mask of Truth the anime will probably be over... Oh well ^^;

 No.100234

File:Utawarerumono.S02E02.False….jpg (260.58 KB,1920x1080)

>>100220
Cool! What did you think? Did you have a favorite scene or character? You may want to spoiler your answer. Did you play the bonus stages? It's a bunch of silly nonsense and they're basically semi-canon at best, but they were fun and challenging. Or maybe it was just the third one that had those.
You're also now free to watch the second season of the anime! However, DO NOT WATCH THE BONUS OVA!. Or rather, don't watch the non-edited version since I removed some stuff. It contains something that people still don't know yet after episode 23 of 28 of the third season.

 No.100244

>>100234
I liked Rulutieh a lot. Especially the few scenes with cooking with her. I also liked Kiwru a lot. Atuy too. I enjoyed the few scenes when Haku would go drinking with her. But... Honestly, Kuon kind of got on my nerves... A lot of the interactions she had with Haku felt kind of mean. Stuff like never believing Haku's word or immediately snatching away any earnings he made himself. Although... Haku wasn't exactly a very reliable character himself.

>Did you play the bonus stages?
I think those must be in the third game. I didn't see anything like that.

Also. I think I must have some brain problems or something. I could have sworn I remembered someone regularly posting about Jachdwalt on 4/qa/ back in the day, but I can't find a single post... Maybe it was some other character, but I could have sworn...

 No.100267

Oh, Mask of Truth doesn't have the same annoying screen timeout bug. Nice.

 No.100276

File:2022-11-28-050048.png (966.89 KB,960x544)

Siiiiiiigh......

 No.100323

>>100276
You'll probably be sighing like that a lot during this one

 No.100329

>>100323
Yeah, I can imagine.

 No.100335

File:Utawarerumono.S02E07.False….jpg (313.01 KB,1920x1080)

>>100244
Interesting. Yeah, Rulutieh is pretty good. The cooking parts are one of the things turns some people away from the games, but since you enjoyed them (I did too) there's no need to worry. She unfortunately gets shafted a bit in regards to screen time in the anime, but I guess it wouldn't make sense to devote six episodes to cooking. Well, mostly. They did include her, uh... love for fiction and it was a great episode with tons of amazing faces from her and Atuy. The serious moments including her in the anime are also lacking... I guess they had to decide on a couple characters to pass over due to time constraints and it was her and Anju.
You guys are saging the English imageboard community's only Utawarerumono thread that's about to hit bump limit! AAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!! I sage when I talk to myself, but don't sage when talking to other people! We need to bring more attention to Utawarerumono!

 No.100425

File:2022-11-10-133717.png (842.92 KB,960x544)

I like Kurarin

 No.100776

File:FipHTzxaUAASqSc.png (383.39 KB,1200x630)

>>99836
Kuon dressed as Eruruu! hnggghhhhh
Apparently this is stuff you can win in some lottery thing.

 No.100861

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Great episode! The musical choice was perfect, just like the VN of course. The original VN's music returning for Touka and Karulau was really great. I'm such a sucker for scenes featuring the tide turning with the good guys, especially accompanied by great music, and it being Utawarerumono means the great music is a guarantee. Speaking of changes I'm pretty something that the twins said was not said in the VN, but I'd need to look it up to compare.
If you've seen the episode, what did you think?
Do you have any theories on what is going to happen next? Isn't Kuon wonderful? Wasn't it cool to see all those characters in action again?

I LOVE UTAWARERUMONO!

 No.100863

File:[SubsPlease] Utawarerumono….jpg (Spoiler Image,165.87 KB,1920x1080)

One of the best frames and I could only grab it by changing frames manually

 No.100864

File:slow motion Kuon.mp4 (Spoiler Image,5.06 MB,1280x720)

COOOOOOOOOOOL! This is at 25% speed

 No.100870

>>92785
big manly kuon fists

 No.101537

File:climax 1.mp4 (Spoiler Image,11.8 MB,1280x720)

The anime ended.
It was a double episode finale, but only one group (NC-Raws) took notice of that and released them both on Saturday. I'm going to refrain from talking about it until the seasonal stream watches them both (which should be this Saturday).
However, I can say that the anime did unfortunately miss out on some stuff in the final few episodes, which I think everyone was expecting because much of it happens during battle. This "third season" really should have been at least 50 episodes. Well, it was still an amazing experience.
Anyway, I'm going to now upload 4 clips that were the equivalent of episode 26, which was released on the 18th, NOT the episodes released a couple days ago so you can and should look at these if you haven't seen those (or even if you have).
Also, I thought of a solution of dealing with bump limit. I'm going to make a /jp/ thread and when I post in it I will link this thread when I make make posts here! I don't think /qa/ needs three Utawarerumono threads of me mostly talking to myself.

 No.101538

File:climax 2.mp4 (Spoiler Image,30.07 MB,1280x720)

>>101537
(this takes place after a battle)

 No.101539

File:climax 3.mp4 (Spoiler Image,26.11 MB,1280x720)

>>101538
The emotions...

 No.101540

File:climax 4.mp4 (Spoiler Image,11.42 MB,1280x720)

>>101539
Due to a slight re-ordering of events in the anime adaptation I can't link the rest yet....

...................................

 No.101770

File:00050.jpg (Spoiler Image,362.9 KB,1356x1920)

I can now dump freely since it's been a week since the last episode aired and the seasonal stream has also completed it.
CONSIDER THESE IMAGES TO BE
MASSIVE SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN'T READ
OR WATCHED THE ENTIRE VN/ANIME!


This image does not actually happen at any point in the story. It's made for the art book, although I'd like to think that this does happen at some point...

 No.101771

File:00258.jpg (Spoiler Image,720.55 KB,1356x1920)


 No.101772

File:00259.jpg (Spoiler Image,501.17 KB,1356x1920)


 No.101773

File:00260.jpg (Spoiler Image,655.63 KB,1356x1920)


 No.101774

File:00261.jpg (Spoiler Image,591.55 KB,1356x1920)


 No.101775

File:00262.jpg (Spoiler Image,596.42 KB,1356x1920)


 No.101776

File:00263.jpg (Spoiler Image,654.92 KB,1356x1920)

Does anyone have any questions about the story or ending or anything else?

 No.101777

File:00159.jpg (314.55 KB,1356x1920)

Remember this guy?

 No.101778

File:[NC-Raws] Utawarerumono_ F….jpg (Spoiler Image,336.55 KB,1920x1080)

>>101777
Something the anime glossed over (apart from one frame) was that during the dark wish granting thing he had a thought to himself of "I wish I could look in women's clothes" because they were in the middle of stealing a clothing shipment or something (I really can't remember) and...
Well... it was granted




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