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In town, there is talk of the Evenkuruga of the other side – Touka. One of the children doesn’t know what an Evenkuruga is, so the townspeople explain that it’s someone who fights evil to help people. Hearing this, the child asks if Hakuoro is a bad person. That night, Eruru brings Hakuoro more sake and watches as he drinks it. She wants him to rest, but he wants to keep drinking. Seeing how confused Hakuoro is about who he is, Eruru holds his hand and tells him that to her, Hakuoro is Hakuoro. She then gets embarrassed and pulls her hand away, but he grabs her and pulls her closer. He asks if she’s not scared of him, and when she doesn’t answer, he lets her go. Eruru appears to run out of the room, but then Hakuoro feels her hugging him from behind. She tells him that she’s never thought him as scary, and tells him that it’s all right. The next day, Hakuoro takes Eruru and Aruru out. She knows that everyone must be worried that they’re gone because Hakuoro is everyone’s Hakuoro, but she also thinks that it’s necessary once in a while to relax. He asks her why she supports him, and Eruru gets embarrassed. Looking to the sky, she asks him if he remembers saying that they’re family – that’s her reason. Aruru then gets Hakuoro laughing and playing with Mukkuru. Watching the scene, Eruru smiles and starts crying.
But there is still a war going on. The two sides head into battle against each other. During the fighting, Touka and Orikakan hunt for Hakuoro, but Touka gets distracted by the twins and then by Kurou. Actually, she quickly gets surrounded by the special fighters on the Tousukuru side: Oboro, Kurou, Karura, and Benaui. However, that doesn’t stop her: Touka kicks up some dust in front of Benaui, steals a mount from a nearby soldier, outruns Oboro, and does a jump on and off her mount to avoid Karura’s blade. She chases after Hakuoro and Orikakan, who have since left the main battle and are fighting on their own. Orikakan knocks Hakuoro off his mount, but then Hakuoro stands his ground, not flinching in the face of Orikakan weapon. He manages to grab it and throw Orikakan off his mount, turning the tables. To his surprise, Orikakan starts laughing, content at dying by the hand that killed his sister (Hakuoro’s wife). When Hakuoro refuses to acknowledge that he’s Rakushain, Orikakan says that even if he doesn’t have any memories, his crimes have not disappeared.
Orikakan’s talk of Hakuoro’s crimes and his blood-soaked hands causes Hakuoro took look at his hands, which suddenly become surrounded by black flames. These black flames grow all over his body, covering him from head to toe. Orikakan sees this too and gets scared, but Orikakan’s voice breaks Hakuoro out of his brief trance. Before Hakuoro can learn from Orikakan what he saw, Orikakan gets shot with an arrow through the neck. The culprit is none other than Niwe, who is cackling from the cliff above. Niwe says that Orikakan’s role ends here and that this was all for Hakuoro’s sake – Orikakan was being used to agitate Hakuoro. Niwe revels in how angry Hakuoro becomes, indicating that he wants to see the sleeping beast inside of Hakuoro. Cackling in laughter, he rides away with a man who has a pair of wings. And as Hakuoro is returning to his castle victorious after battle, Niwe is leading a huge army towards him.


Ah, so this is where Hakuoro and Eruru deepen their relation and grow a little closer (in other words, never mind what I said for last week’s episode). I think this episode is epitomized by what the little kid asks in the beginning if Hakuoro is a bad person. Niwe’s re-emergence was a bit of a surprise, but the bigger picture here is that he’s trying to wake the monster inside of Hakuoro. That monster is I guess what we’re getting a glimpse of with all the black flames. So now, instead of Hakuoro being just a murderer, he’s now implied to be a monster too.
But it seems to me like Niwe’s plan is going to backfire at him and Hakuoro’s other form, whatever it is, will be way too powerful for him to handle. And who’s that winged man with Niwe that appears to be from Onkamiyamukai…? Maybe we’ll find out next week when the war with Shikeripechimu continues.

June 26, 2006 at 10:19 pm
  • June 26, 2006 at 10:33 pmShinova

    Hmmm, it’s actually kinda hard to see what’s going on in this episode from the screenshots alone for once, so I eagerly wait the summary. :)

  • June 26, 2006 at 10:37 pmNevon

    looks at the first 9 pictures and wonders what’s going on. O.O

  • June 26, 2006 at 10:43 pmAC

    Whoa, this was quite a bit different from the game.
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  • June 26, 2006 at 10:58 pmBabuji

    Looks like Yue also have a hero class fighter by his side…

  • June 26, 2006 at 11:09 pmT_I

    they seem to be shuffling to the Niwe arc


    this way people can’t spoil things at random anymore since the translation hasn’t caught up..


  • June 26, 2006 at 11:14 pmDonzax3

    hakuoro(all drunk): Lets do it eruru
    eruru: no we mustnt… but what the heck

    lawl!!! i just cant stop laughing if i were a subber id put stuff like those!!!!

  • June 26, 2006 at 11:27 pmT_I

    anyway this what happens in a gist..

    Hakuoro still wanting to talk things out with Orikakan makes a plan to isolate him for watchdog Touka
    he manages to confront Orikakan in person, but Orikakan tells more than he can handle.
    he loses himsels, and Orikakan perceives his image as a dark flaming demon.
    Orikakan, shocked at what he sees, begins to cower and flee.
    Hakuoro tries to ask him on what he saw, but an arrow from Niwe silences Orikakan’s throat forever.
    Niwe reveals that he’s doing this for the sake of Hakuoro. To nurture the beast of anger that resides within him and face it in a glorios duel one day. He runs away laughing.

    next episode is a new arc. not too sure what that is

  • June 26, 2006 at 11:40 pmojan00

    a little bit change from de the game thats cool hope other end :P

  • June 26, 2006 at 11:53 pmlavarock

    Wonder what happend to episode 12, cant wait for the sub

  • June 27, 2006 at 12:00 amAznSoulBoy

    Wow…cant wait for the sub too

    Hm…What happened to the Summer Schedule? O.o I just saw this morning and now i dont see it anymore O.o

  • June 27, 2006 at 12:02 ammeganeshounen

    Finally, Hakuoro’s “Godzilla” side begins to manifest.

    And by the looks of the preview… next one won’t be very pretty…

  • June 27, 2006 at 12:03 amOmni

    Hm…What happened to the Summer Schedule? O.o I just saw this morning and now i dont see it anymore O.o

    It’s still there, I see i just fine.

  • June 27, 2006 at 12:20 amAC

    Clear your cache Omni? It be 404in’

  • June 27, 2006 at 12:24 amOmni

    Sorry, it should be there now. It somehow got marked private when I was editing it earlier (which is why I could see it but no one else could).

  • June 27, 2006 at 12:32 amsinistral

    Is it Eruru laying on the ground in the preview?

  • June 27, 2006 at 1:08 amAznSoulBoy

    Thx a lot =)

  • June 27, 2006 at 3:19 amathos

    Wow, Dein shows up earlier than I expected. lol, I can’t wait to see in the anime how…Show Spoiler ▼

  • June 27, 2006 at 3:29 amshao

    it might be a flashback of his wife?

  • June 27, 2006 at 5:25 amBob

    What happen with my adorable Kuuya ?_?

  • June 27, 2006 at 5:32 pmsivaraj

    wow !!!!! cant belive it…its so different starting at the last 3 screen shot…it so diffrent then what i read at the game spoiler sumarry ???? or did they just change it totaly ???

  • June 27, 2006 at 8:35 pmShinova

    Looks like they’ve finally made some major plot changes. Pretty much anything goes from this point on, it looks like.

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  • June 28, 2006 at 5:52 pmmango

    awww =3 hakuoro and eruru = kyuuute ~~

  • July 1, 2006 at 11:13 amandy

    aren’t we getting a little far away from the game?

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  • July 1, 2006 at 11:58 amAznSoulBoy

    This is getting better and better. So excited. It’s been a long time, that i had a such sensation. XD

  • July 2, 2006 at 2:13 amdrea

    is the purple head member of the evinkuruga a girl or boy???

  • July 2, 2006 at 4:09 amRouge

    speaking of games, does anyone happen to have/know where I can get an English ver. of the Srpg this anime is from? I’ve looked everywhere but only found a jap. version that I can’t run anyhow. (japanese error messages For the lose!) comment here or mail Rouge.Mike@gmail with that and I shall fall to my knees and worship thee.