Anime to air on Crunchyroll this July
The official website for the upcoming Utawarerumono Mask of Truth anime revealed today a brand new trailer and key visual for the series set to air this July. It is also announced the anime will air for 28 episodes and that its first two episodes will be aired in a row.
Additionally, Japanese female singer Suara will perform both the opening and ending themes "Hito Nanda" (Because you're human) and "Hyakunichisou" (Zinnia), respectively. She previously sang the opening theme for the first Utawarerumono TV anime in 2006 and the opening and ending themes for the Utawarerumono The False Faces TV anime from 2015-2016.
Additional voice cast members are announced as below:
- Ai Kakuma as Rulutieh
- Yumi Hara as Atuy
- Nozomi Yamamoto as Nosuri
- Takahiro Sakurai as Ougi
- Ayane Sakura as Uruuru / Saraana
- Ayumu Murase as Kiwru
- Takuya Eguchi as Jachdwalt
- Misaki Kuno as Shinonon
- Saori Hayami as Munechika
- Yuko Gibu as Fumirul
The main staff:
- Original work: AQUAPLUS
- Director: Kenichi Kawamura
- Series composition: Itsuki Yokoyama
- Character design, chief animation director: Masahiko Nakada
- Music: AQUAPLUS
- Animation production: WHITE FOX
The main voice cast:
- Kentaro Tone as Oshtor /
- Risa Taneda as Kuon
- Chinatsu Akasaki as Anjou
- Inori Minase as Nekone
English language versions of the original Utawarerumono games are available on PC via Steam. Crunchyroll will stream the upcoming series this July in the territories including North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East and CIS, with the upcoming series described as such:
"I'm counting on you, boy."
Yamato descends into chaos following the death of the emperor. Oshutoru, the General of the Right, is a fugitive accused of poisoning Empress Anju. In a battle with his pursuers, he uses the full power of the Akuruka, fusing his body and soul with the world itself. Before he says goodbye, he entrusts Anju and Nekone's future to his friend Haku. Taking up Oshutoru's mask and identity, Haku abandons his old life. He tells everyone, except Nekone, who knows the truth, that he is Oshutoru. They escape to Ennakamui, where Anju begins to recover, and she rises up to reclaim her rightful place as Empress.
But Raikou, one of the Eight Pillar Generals, attempts to take advantage of the chaos and put a false empress on the throne. Yamato's armies soon march for Ennakamui to kill the true Empress.
A war is about to begin that will engulf all of Yamato…
The last chapter in the Utawarerumono Series! All the mysteries are about to be revealed...
@ Project Utawarerumono Mask of Truth