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Utawarerumono – 16

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Summary:
With the war with Shikeripechimu over, Hakuoro sees that people are rebuilding all around him. A group of young boys spot him and pledge to be stronger so that they can fight together with him. Eruru hopes that there won’t be any more wars when those boys grow up, so there’s no need for them to fight. And although Niwe was defeated, he did successfully burn down his capital, so there is a lot of hard rebuilding ahead. After a hard day, Eruru gives Hakuoro a back rub. That night however, Hakuoro has a fiery nightmare of Niwe and sees blood on his own hands. Niwe calls him a monster who carries misfortune and says that as long as Hakuoro is around, wars will not disappear. After Hakuoro wakes up, he goes out for a stroll and comes across Touka. She follows him around and the two hear some noises coming from the storage shed. Of course, it’s just Aruru, Mukkuru, and Karura raiding the place for food.
The next day, Hakuoro and Touka find a large group of men watching Benaui and Oboro fight. Oboro starts off with a deep breath and manages to get some good swings in. Benaui blocks every single one of them and even counters a hit. When it’s Benaui’s turn to attack, Oboro uses his sword to slice along the handle of Benaui’s polearm. This causes Benaui to let go of the weapon, but only long enough for him to bounce it off his foot and back up into his hands. Using the pole part, Benaui throws Oboro over his shoulder and pins him on the ground. Because it was such a good fight, the men break out the food and drink. That night, Hakuoro finds Kamyu drinking water uncontrollably. She tells him that no matter how much she drinks, she can’t get rid of a dryness feeling. Kamyu wonders if she’s got a strange sickness, and then falls to her knees in pain. Urutorii comes running to help her sister and carries her off. Watching the scene from atop a tree behind Hakuoro is an eye-patched man. Later, Hakuoro experiences after another fiery nightmare about Niwe, but this time he takes a little solace in remembering Eruru’s comforting words.
The next night, Hakuoro comes across Eruru telling Yuzuha a story about a man and a woman. The man became a soldier in a war, so the two promised to be together when he returned. But the man became wounded and fell in battle. Just as the man is thinking that this is it for him, he notices the light of a star. With it encouraging and guiding him, the man returns home. However, the woman is now gone. The man knew that the star that guided him was the woman who loved him. When the man eventually died, he joined his lover in the sky and the two stars shine in the sky, even now. Having heard the story, Yuzuha wonders if she can become a star and shine down on everyone. As she puts Yuzuha to bed, Eruru says that she can indeed become one. But before that, there’s still knowing love, letting that love grow, and bearing and raising a child. If she lives her life to the fullest today and tomorrow, she’ll definitely become a star someday.
Sometime later, Hakuoro returns to the ruins of the Shikeripechimu capital. Seeing how guilty Hakuoro feels, Eruru shows him a patch of growing plants. She explains that she planted the seeds last time they came. By planting seeds, the greenery will return; if you don’t sow any seeds, nothing will grow. What are important are the feelings that you can raise something new. From this, Hakuoro decides to let all the people back to rebuild the capital. That night, Hakuoro sees Kamyu flying off and follows her to the lake. There, he witnesses her surrounded by and playing with light. He realizes that it’s not something of this world and relates it to her being an Onkamiyamukai Kamunagi (priestess). Suddenly he hears the grass moving beside him and sees an eye-patched man appear. This man introduces himself as Genjimaru and wants Hakuoro to meet with someone. Genjimaru then takes Hakuoro to a mountain path where a short person appears and introduces herself as Kunnekamun’s Amururineuruka Kuuya.

Preview:

Utawarerumono   16   Preview 01 Utawarerumono   16   Preview 02 Utawarerumono   16   Preview 03

Curses! Here I thought we were rid of that laugh, but nooooo, it has to come back in a dream. And given how Hakuoro likes to dwell on these things, I bet we’ll still hear more of it yet.
The mystery of Kamyu deepens this episode with both the water drinking and the playing with the lights. In both of those scenes, Kamyu acted really different from her normal chipper self, almost like she was in some sort of a trance. I bet her older sister can explain everything, but isn’t telling just yet.
The whole storytime-with-Yuzuha-and-Eruru bit was quite interesting. From Yuzuha, you get the feeling that she feels like she’s going to die at any time now because she wants to become a star and shine on everyone. Eruru was the opposite, acting almost like a mother to Yuzuha, saying basically that she still had a life ahead of her to live. I question if Yuzuha is actually going to die because she doesn’t seem like that important of a character (for now). If she died now, her death wouldn’t have all that much impact except on maybe Oboro. Maybe that will change in the near future as the story develops more.
Genjimaru and Kuuya made appearances only at the end of this episode, unlike what last week’s preview might have led us to believe. I see that Genjimaru has the same type of ear wings as Touka, so that makes him an Evenkuruga. We’ll probably learn more in next week’s episode.

July 18, 2006 at 1:43 am
30 comments »
  • July 18, 2006 at 2:00 amGil

    The laugh won’t die!!!

  • July 18, 2006 at 2:01 amT_I

    A slow episode, but it’s not without dark forshadowings.

    Is Hakuoro really a beast that attracts war?
    Is Yuzuka dying?
    Is there more than meets the eyes in Kamyu?
    and suddenly, here comes another ruler wishing an audience with Hakuoro

  • July 18, 2006 at 2:02 amKresnik

    And here I thought that this ep. will be introducing Kuuya.. But no, she only appear on the last minute and told us to wait another week..
    Considering the speed, I starting to doubt whether it can describe all truth within such limited remaining ep…

  • July 18, 2006 at 2:16 amjj

    so that means some one’s brother will not show up then…?

  • July 18, 2006 at 2:17 amOTAKU FROM BROOKLYN

    i love this series, but! i gotta say. BRING BACK THE ANIMATION STYLE FROM EP 14!!!! BRING BACK THE ANIMATION STYLE FROM EP 14!!! BRING BACK THE ANIMATION STYLE FROM EP 14!!!!!,,,, COME ON!! THAT WAS AWSOME.. not to diss the current style.but its like some body gave me that initial hit of CRACK!!! and now im hooked like a mother f’er,, come on.. THE SUPER STYLIZED CHOREOGRAPHY, THE COOL PERSPECTIVES OF THE ACTION, THE RAW EMOTION IN THE CHARECTERS MANNERISIMS…COME ON!!! TELL ME THAT 2 SECOND 5 MAN KILL TOUKA DID WASENT THE SHIT!!!! ,SERIOUSLY… DID YOU PEEP KURURA’S FACE AS SHE APPROACHED THE DUDE WHO CALLED HER A DEMON?? “she looked like a straight up berserker” TOTALLY FITTING..SEE!! THEY GET IT!!! EVEN HAKUORO LOOKED DOPE WITH HIS FLUID FAN BLOCKS AND BONE CRACKING HITS……………………………………. “BIG EXHALE” SORRY YALL BUT I HAD TO VENT… I JUST HOPE THEY BRING THAT KIND OF “FIRE” BACK IN THE FINAL EPISODES///////////if any body else feels like this………HOLLA AT A DUDE!!!

  • July 18, 2006 at 2:25 amjj

    you guys need to check this video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CDZxTbgGRY

    this guy use gundam models to show the battle when touka saving hakuoro’s ass when he was fighting a group of shikepechimu soilders back in ep 14.

  • July 18, 2006 at 3:09 amAn

    And I thought I can see Kuuya some goodies in this ep.

    So they do skip Karura’s arc in Na Tunku afterall. ~_~ Can’t blame ‘em though.

  • July 18, 2006 at 3:29 amShinova

    Or they’re putting it elsewhere in the series. Who knows.

  • July 18, 2006 at 3:49 amAil

    >>So they do skip Karura’s arc in Na Tunku afterall.

    Ep. 18 is said to be titled as “Kaihougun(Liberation Army/Force)”, so I guess that one should be for Na Tunku stuff.

  • July 18, 2006 at 4:22 amT_I

    episode 18 is the start of the natung arc according to Newtype

  • July 18, 2006 at 5:51 amdward

    Oh man….you mean to tell me Niwe’s laughter is still haunting the show? The last time I heard that laughter, all my goose pimples were poping out!

  • July 18, 2006 at 7:24 amXXX

    “you guys need to check this video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CDZxTbgGRY

    this guy use gundam models to show the battle when touka saving hakuoro’s ass when he was fighting a group of shikepechimu soilders back in ep 14.”

    That was great. lol. Should have used strike rouge since Touka is a girl… I hope she’s a girl…

    “…BRING BACK THE ANIMATION STYLE FROM EP 14!!!!…”

    No man, the only good thing with ep 14 was the perky nips on Karura and… Ya! Bring back more of that perky ni… I mean animation style!

  • July 18, 2006 at 7:31 amsinistral

    “Gyagagagagagagaga”

  • July 18, 2006 at 7:49 ambp

    >>so that means some one’s brother will not show up then…?

    Watch the intro. He and the villain of that arc are in there, so it’s probably a matter of time.

  • July 18, 2006 at 7:59 amEld

    lol i bet Kamyu is high on somthing..
    i guess shrooms.
    o and i wonder if the girls get jelous over Hakuoro?

  • July 18, 2006 at 9:12 amTom

    Amururineuruka Kuuya…and I thought Louise Francoise la Bran de la Valiel was a hard name to remember.

  • July 18, 2006 at 9:46 amryuusei

    Utawarerumono was hard name to remember the first time around

  • July 18, 2006 at 11:47 amTom

    Names like Eruru and Aruru were too easy to remember, and most of the rest sounded like slightly altered Japanese names, take Hakuoro, Karura, Kamyu, Kurou, Touka etc etc….

  • July 18, 2006 at 11:50 amDonzax3

    why is she hawt and have black wings… dun dun dun dun!!!

  • July 18, 2006 at 2:58 pmathos

    “Seeing how guilty Hakuoro feels, Eruru shows him a patch of growing plants. She explains that she planted the seeds last time they came. By planting seeds, the greenery will return; if you don’t sow any seeds, nothing will grow.”

    This thus explains why Hakuoro sechs his whole harem -> to “plant the seeds” and replace the people who died in wars… Bad idea, Eruruu…

  • July 18, 2006 at 3:24 pmjj

    to produce more people, is that what you are trying to say? XD

  • July 18, 2006 at 8:37 pmKiraTakuto

    Is the trance possibly related to the fact that Kamyu is the only one with black wings?

  • July 18, 2006 at 10:13 pmSRTargets

    ‘Is the trance possibly related to the fact that Kamyu is the only one with black wings?’

    Oh don’t forget angel girl too has black wings. And the way they had kamyu drinking water is like someone who thirst for blood, if thats the case i’m interested.

  • July 19, 2006 at 12:05 amTenkaichi

    @ jj

    That’s hilarious! I wonder if that guy does something related for a living… cuz that’s a pretty recent u/l, and just to make stop motion Gundams (like the Haruhi ending)

    Hmmm… Yuzuha has to have SOME part (other than being part of the harem). Some kind of importance to opening her eyes in the OP maybe?

  • July 19, 2006 at 2:18 amCephas

    I wonder, why doesn’t Urutorii ever fly?

    Does it have something to do with the fact that she wears fat pants?

  • July 19, 2006 at 7:38 ammango

    who is that with hakuoro in the second screenshot of the preview?

  • July 19, 2006 at 2:32 pmAil

    @ mango

    See the last screenshot of the episode, and read the last sentence of the summery. She is the Empress of Kunnekamun.

  • July 19, 2006 at 3:10 pmRin

    wow shes got a long name there o.o wonder how im gonna remember this characters name. Well that Niwe’s laugh is really getting on my nerves >.> and i wonder whats wrong with kamyu :[

  • July 19, 2006 at 8:25 pmRasmiel

    Hmmm… Yuzuha has to have SOME part (other than being part of the harem). Some kind of importance to opening her eyes in the OP maybe?

    You’d be disappointed. She got the worst role in Hakuoro’s harem train. In fact I felt more sorry for her than I did for Hakuoro altogether by the end of the game.

  • July 20, 2006 at 11:25 amArk

    At least Yuzuha was a great character in the beating up… Or everyone else was at least…