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Summary:
-Hauenkua wakes up from a nightmare of the previous battle and goes crawling to Dii.
-Kuuya finds out that Hakuoro has something strong enough to defeat about Hauenkua’s Avu Kamuu. Genjimaru thinks that they should stop fighting, but Kuuya is convinced that they shouldn’t withdrawal.
-Genjimaru confronts Dii, but Dii seems to have been previously acquainted with Genjimaru, causing him to realize who Dii really is. Genjimaru thinks to himself that it’s too early and wonders why Dii woke up so soon.
-Eruru sees Aruru playing happily in the laundry. She remembers Hakuoro’s monster form and how she had promised to give herself up to it. Overcome with emotion, Eruru hugs Aruru and says that she’s giving up everything for Aruru.
-During a strategy session, Hakuoro’s mind wanders and he finds himself staring face to face with his monster form. It ends when Oboro knocks him out of the daze.
-Hakuoro wonders what Eruru saw on the battlefield that day, but when he tries to talk to her, she doesn’t even let him finish his question before she changes the subject and walks off. Hakuoro tries to stop her, but he goes through a dizzy spell.
-When Hakuoro opens his eyes again, he’s inside a technologically advanced room. A girl who resembles Eruru comes in, but she doesn’t see Hakuoro. Instead, she addresses the man on the nearby table whose voice sounds like Hakuoro and is wearing a mask like Hakuoro’s. Beside them, a holograph of a scientist named Mizushima appears, and he refers to the masked man as “Iceman.” It seems that Iceman also cannot remember his past. Mizushima also refers to the girl as “3510,” an experimental being, and suggests that Iceman give her a name. Iceman decides to call her Mikoto, and she’s very happy with it. Mikoto then says the name Hakuoro, but it’s at this time that Hakuoro gets waken back up in his own world by Eruru calling out his name.
-Genjimaru and Sakuya are fleeing from a pair of Avu Kamuu. Genjimaru hides Sakuya in the forest and goes to fight the two armors by himself. He is single-handedly able to defeat them both through brute strength and by aiming for weak points that aren’t heavily armored.
-Kurou brings Genjimaru and Sakuya back to Hakuoro. Genjimaru believes that Kunnekamun continues walking on the path of destruction and wants Hakuoro to attack. Hakuoro reminds him that although he’s doing this for the sake of loyalty, what Genjimaru is doing still amounts to rebellion. Genjimaru thinks that his loyalty lies in correcting his monarch’s path. Hakuoro decides to trust him and go forward with the plan.
-Eruru is bandaging Hakuoro up, and Hakuoro remembers how Eruru was doing the same when they first met. Eruru is in turn reminded of the earthquake back then and the events that followed (with Aruru and Hakuoro’s monster form). Hakuoro wants her to stay by his side from now on, and Eruru has no choice but to agree.
-Before they can attack Kunnekamun, Hakuoro’s side decides that they need the strength of the scattered tribes. In order to unify them, they need the help of the Oruyankuru (Kamyu and Urutorii’s father). It seems that he’s still alive, so Hakuoro sends everyone out to go save him.
-After watching every leave, Eruru puts Yuzuha back in bed because she started coughing. Yuzuha comments on how Eruru doesn’t seem very unenergetic, and then takes Eruru’s hands, which Yuzuha thinks have become cold. Eruru wonders if it’s because of what she noticed, but Yuzuha suggests that Hakuoro will be able to warm her hands up because a person’s hand’s warmth is gotten from the person that they love.
-Eruru is later combing her hair and crying softly to herself when Urutorii comes by to tell her something. Urutorii says that by nature, “that” has nothing to do with a person. “That” has led them from old times. Eruru realizes that Urutorii knew all along about Hakuoro. Urutorii explains that her people worship Witsuarunemitea, so watching over it is their mission. Urutorii tells Eruru that her heart is her own, not anyone else’s thing – it can’t be tied down by a contract to a god. It’s better for her to live as her heart feels. Eruru cries briefly in response to these words, but then faces Urutorii with a smile.
-That night, Eruru leans on Hakuoro’s back and then asks him to repeat what he said the previous night about staying by his side from now on. He does so and she agrees to it, this time with her heart behind it.
-The troops bring back Kamyu and Urutorii’s father. He tells Urutorii that she now has the position of Oruyankuru.

Preview:

Utawarerumono   23   Preview 01 Utawarerumono   23   Preview 02 Utawarerumono   23   Preview 03

-Old man Genjimaru really is the most powerful, able to defeat two Avu Kamuu by himself. He also seems to have figured out who Dii is, although we, the audience, are still in the dark.
-With the scene between Urutorii and Eruru, they seem to be implying that Hakuoro is some form of the god Witsarunemitea. What Urutorii told Eruru basically amounted to Eruru following her heart instead of the contract that Hakuoro’s monster form made her agree to. Still, that ends up being the same thing – staying by Hakuoro’s side.
-More confusing back to the future/past this episode, this time with the man who has Hakuoro’s voice and mask being referred to as “Iceman.” We can assume that Iceman is Hakuoro in a previous state of some sort.
-Next week, it looks like Hakuoro will be going ahead and attacking Kunnekamun and Kuuya.

September 4, 2006 at 6:05 pm
30 comments »
  • September 4, 2006 at 6:23 pmjefemaestro89

    its very good this chapter

  • September 4, 2006 at 6:29 pmClamp-X

    holy crap..

  • September 4, 2006 at 7:34 pmKuya

    ooo snap. I told my friends that Hakuoro WAS that scientist, and when he got shot the blood went onto the beast, transferring his “spirit” or whatever as well, becoming current Hakuoro.

    That’ll teach me.

  • September 4, 2006 at 8:02 pmDrakron

    Kuya … Show Spoiler ▼

    .

    I am not going to spoil who Hakuoro REALLY is even if the previous episode pretty much already done that if you pay atention and connect some dots.

  • September 4, 2006 at 8:12 pmktemkin

    Damn it! This breach of game chronology will not be forgiven!

  • September 4, 2006 at 8:44 pmClamp-X

    next ep, hakuro’s hare….errrr party goes underground. =P

  • September 4, 2006 at 9:12 pmgolthin

    I don’t think Old man Genjimaru is that powerful, he just know the weakness of the Avu Kamuu. It is easy to defeat those things if you are fast and know where to hit. Now everyone in Hakuoro’s side will learn the Avu Kamuu’s weaknesses and there goes the Avu Kamuu army.

  • September 4, 2006 at 9:51 pmsinistral

    Omni, I guess you meant ‘back to the past’(no pun intended).

  • September 4, 2006 at 10:19 pmUber Man

    and Rak shine is the name of the monster?

  • September 4, 2006 at 10:55 pmRasmiel

    I don’t think Old man Genjimaru is that powerful, he just know the weakness of the Avu Kamuu. It is easy to defeat those things if you are fast and know where to hit. Now everyone in Hakuoro’s side will learn the Avu Kamuu’s weaknesses and there goes the Avu Kamuu army.

    No, Genjimaru is about sheer power. In the game he didn’t actually destroy Ayu Kamuu, but he knocked them down. They kinda exaggerated a bit in the anime.

  • September 4, 2006 at 10:59 pmktemkin

    and Rak shine is the name of the monster?

    Nope. Orikkan had no idea what he was talking about, having been tricked by Dii.

    Kuya … Show Spoiler ▼

    Show Spoiler ▼

  • September 4, 2006 at 11:42 pmT_I

    the next episode preview made me notice the most glaring weakness in this anime

    they’re trying too hard to make Eruru tag along everywhere just for the sake of tagging along.

    and it’s especially painful in the anime since she does nothing except stand there in awe

  • September 5, 2006 at 12:29 amDrakron

    Well she will be needed to “tag along” to a certain location since her hair ormenent is actually a master key, I am not sure if in the next episode they will go there or not but if they are going to meet Kuya (the rabbit ear empress) its likely they will try to talk her out of the war and not kill her and Eruru is the only one besides Hakuoro that meet her during the night trips.

    And no, she certainly does not tag along everywhere since she was keep outside the battles for quite some time and only “tag along” since episode 13, before that she quite stayed outside the actual battles.

  • September 5, 2006 at 1:14 amv1cious

    why do i see a guy in a suit? what era does this take place in?

    … or is it a spoiler.

  • September 5, 2006 at 1:25 amT_I

    The emphasis is NOT natural.

    I didn’t notice this in the game. I certainly did in the anime.

    In the anime I get the impression that Eruru is only good for grinding medicine and they’re painfully trying to stick her into scenes to make her seem like a main heroine.

  • September 5, 2006 at 3:01 ammikemil828

    ^^ She IS the main heroine, what’s your point?

  • September 5, 2006 at 4:23 amcalde

    Less harlem, more Eruru, thats what anime staff had focused on to describe this story as a 2-season anime series, not as an H-game.

  • September 5, 2006 at 8:18 amDeathangel

    WUUUUHUUU AT LAST! :D
    damn this is a good episode :)

  • September 5, 2006 at 2:08 pmTolitz

    Hehehe, I think the fact that Eruru is prominently shown in the OP credits, especially in the last part of it, pretty much makes it obvious who the main heroine is supposed to be, lol…

    As for her significance in the story, keep watching… there’s a reason why she’s the main heroine, and it’s not just because she looks like Mikoto…

    - T

  • September 5, 2006 at 6:40 pmT_I

    Gentlemen. Perhaps you missed it the first time, but I HAVE played the game.

    My point is you can notice a forced emphasis on her in the anime. It was more natural in the game.

    But even without knowing the game it should be obvious on how jarring things are.

  • September 5, 2006 at 8:35 pmdward

    Hmm…..I was wondering….what’s with Eruru in the second last row of the screenshots?

  • September 5, 2006 at 10:37 pmLaruki

    LOL, IF YOU GUYS WANT TO GET SPOILED, GO TO WIKI! :D

  • September 6, 2006 at 3:11 amoh dear

    dang that old man is lot stronger than i though

  • September 6, 2006 at 4:31 amKiraTakuto

    So Kuuya’s two most trusted allies have betrayed her and gone to Hakuoro? And I see that blue-haired jackass has gone insane. Still can’t tell if he is a she.

  • September 6, 2006 at 12:16 pmAkira

    I don’t think there’s anything wrong with emphasising on Eruruu. To me, there’s nothing weird with it.
    So far I’ve only had 2 problems with the anime: the graphics of ep 14 is a load of crap with all those unnatural movements and faces were drawn lame, and the other: ep22 was a little overdramatized. But despite that, this is my favorite anime. One of the favorites of all time ^_______^

  • September 6, 2006 at 7:20 pmLaruki

    dward, the reason Eruru is doing that is because she is ready for sex. That’s why there was a scene that showed her combing her hair, to look pretty and get ready for sex.

  • September 7, 2006 at 12:01 amcloudninja

    I’m wondering if Genjimaru is really helping Hakuoro or is he following Dii’s orders by advising Hakuoro to go to war.

  • September 7, 2006 at 4:05 pmHagiri

    3 episode left…
    did iceman name mikoto according to the “3510″ name just like in the game?
    i must have missed an ep, but has kamyu gone to ‘the other side’?
    Show Spoiler ▼

  • September 8, 2006 at 8:07 amcalde

    3510=Mikoto; yes
    Kamyu+; not yet, except dancing under the full moon, drinking too much water, and biting Aruru on her neck. No apparent one yet.

  • March 28, 2007 at 5:38 amVarrel

    *Pretty much all spoilers*

    This series takes place in the faaaaar future. First we get all advanced, then we enter a dark age, then the genetic hybrids (animal people) repopulate the earth.

    The scientist is Hakuoro, for all intensive purposes. Hakuoro’s body and non-transformed personality are ultimately the scientist’s. He was shot and the fallen god Witsuarunemitea made a contract with him when his blood touched it.

    So now scientist Hakuoro and Witsuarunemitea are fused, are you following so far? Okay.

    So he wakes up later and they call him Iceman. They’ve been using his DNA to create beings which can live in the Earth’s destroyed environment to live on it and help heal it. Since his DNA now has that of Witsuarunemitea, that explains why the hybrids look like animals. A bunch of CRAAAAAZY SH*T happens, and basically Iceman separates the violent half of his spirit from his body. Since Hakuoro is his body, Hakuoro ends up with the more benevolent half of Witsuarunemitea’s spirit while the more violent half possesses Dii.

    That’s pretty much the most confusing part in my opinion.