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!
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!
things at 0:42 in the video had a really nice theme in the original VN. These missions were painful to play, though.
I thought she died in the first season?
Obviously I meant the country...
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)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
so people realistically have no reason to be shocked in ep 3...
Guess I need to read the VN to understand the characterization
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.
so do the games give him monologue to explain this or is it audience interpretation?
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.
kuon looks like she's ready to punch shit in that pic
Always confused between the Gods names and the place names in Utawarerumono.
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.
I thought HorribleSubs died?
Oh, the replacement.
What the hell just happened to Kuon!?
she's 1/3 god, 1/3 something else, 1/3 something random
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.
sasuga>>93655> Do you mean her voice?
Yeah.>mom>dadIt's Yuzu and Hakuouro, right?
They mentioned her name in the fourth episode when talking about Kuon's illness.
Oh the name was mentioned? I forgot. Yeah, I guess it's even more obvious than I remember.
Okay, sure, but who's the toddler?
Yeah, I was wondering what happened to her. She never appeared after the first Utawarerumono.
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.
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.
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
oh no, did they kill the cute fox thing from s1 to cure anju's throat?
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"Does Kuon know?"
(video is episode 7)
it's funny because haku's disguise has been questioned a few times
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(VIDEO IS EPISODE 7)
I wonder? Why is she crying? Is it sadness, or...
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.
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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.
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.
>>94614VIDEO 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)
That's the end of this one.
Yeah, the length of a whole episode.
That's a nice scene, makes me want to read the VNs.
Too bad I don't have much free time these days...
neat how close the anime landscapes look to the VN
(Still trying to avoid everything past game 1)
Aruruu makes cute noises and has an appetite like Koruri.
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.
In the latest episode, I dont get who the "court" is supposed to be.
Good bye toranoana
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.
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!
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
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.
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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.
Now that I think about it, have three out of eight already been taken out?
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
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.
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.
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.
Something important to note after watching this scene is that Munechika is cute! Cute! Oh, she's so cute!
So close to picking this up for the booba...
>>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.
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...
complicated muscle head character, if only because he doesn't say much
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!
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)
>>92794>はい>Knock yourself out
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
[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
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.
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)
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
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.
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.
*her many mothers and an elder sister
that was a very cool scene
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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.
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*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*
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and before this one is another similar scene to what I edited out before.
Just know that Kuon was embarrassed again
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Edited out another scene before this one, too. Kuon decides to prank Oboro and then...
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I really need to learn video editing so I could all of this as one video, but today is not the day.
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Ep 17 scene spoilers. You should think back to what Raiko said at the end of that episode
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!
>>98357> You Nekone and Maroro in the preview videos!
You see Nekone*
Bleh. Also it looks like Kiwru is there, too.
What are the differences between the original Utawarerumono and the remake? Which version would you recommend?
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...
>>98568EPISODE 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.
Dang, really wish we got to see more of Anju like that
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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
hope the top left does
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.
The demo is out for Monochrome Mobious if you have a PS4 or 5 and you're in Japan...
>>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?
This song should play in the next episode. It's a different version of >>98770
. It sounds familiar somehow...
*points to >>97082
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...
kuon's butt makes a really satisfying sound when you smack it
What is that her sister
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.
How much of the content is 18+ scenes
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.
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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
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.
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The following art are for content that's from episode 21 which aired today. Well, I guess this first one is episode 20
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Pure Rulutieh is interested in BL... I am absolutely devastated...
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
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!
I swear I've seem this background used in Mask of Deception...
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
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.
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.
>>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.
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...
Whelp, I finished Mask of Deception. By the time I beat Mask of Truth the anime will probably be over... Oh well ^^;
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.
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...
Oh, Mask of Truth doesn't have the same annoying screen timeout bug. Nice.
You'll probably be sighing like that a lot
during this one
Yeah, I can imagine.
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!
Kuon dressed as Eruruu! hnggghhhhh
Apparently this is stuff you can win in some lottery thing.
big manly kuon fists
Due to a slight re-ordering of events in the anime adaptation I can't link the rest yet....
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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...
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Does anyone have any questions about the story or ending or anything else?