(Utawareru Mono) (The One Being Sung) (Shadow Warrior Chronicles)
Media: Anime TV Series Origin:Utawarerumono
PC game Creator: Leaf Vintage: 2002 Episodes: 26 Background:Utawarerumono
started out as an adult RPG game in Japan for the PC. Its well designed
characters and epic story gained the title a solid fanbase. A
Playstation 2 version of the PC game will be released in late 2006. A
manga adaptation was started in 2005. The Utawarerumono
anime was released in 2006, it has been licensed for North American
distribution slated for spring 2007. Genre:
Adventure, War, Harem, Comedy, Fantasy, Drama, Mystery, H-game
origins, Animal ears/tails Similar Anime: Izumo,
protaganist of Utawarerumono is a man with no memories of his past.
He is found seriously wounded in the forest by Eruruu, Aruruu
grandmother Tusukuru. Tusukuru is an experienced healer and
herbalist, she manages to save the amnesiac man with the help of the
other girls. Upon awakening, the man is confused.
He cannot remember even his own
name and the only object in his possession is a horned mask
which seems to be permanently attached to his upper face.
Thankful to Tusukuru and her
protaganist decides to stay in the village and help out as best he can
while he recovers. His actions gain the respect of the
villagers and gains Eruruu's attention. Tusukuru decides to
give the man a name, Hakuoro, after her own deceased son. She
also gives him a metal fan which is as much a weapon as it is
The peaceful life of the
village is shattered one
dark day when the local warlord arrives. He believes
the villagers are hiding a group of bandits led by a man named Oboro.
The bandits have been stealing food stocks from him and
giving them back to the villagers. Things quickly get out of
hand and in the chaos, Tusukuru is killed by one of the soldiers.
The warlord retreats, but the villagers want revenge.
Lacking a leader, they turn to Hakuro for guidance.
Although reluctant to start a revolt, Hakuoro eventually
decides that this is the best course to ensure the future of the
With the help of Oboro and his
men, Hakuoro leads
the villagers to victory against the warlord. But with the
warlord overthrown, the country now had no ruler to govern it and
maintain its borders against invaders. Once again, the
role fell on Hakuro's shoulders. He now becomes the emperor
of a country he fittingly renames Tsukuru.
But the scent of war seems to stalk Hakuoro, and
neighboring rulers began to take an interest in the new ruler.
Although Hakuro makes allies with the winged Onkami Yamukai,
his enemies are greater and seem to appear on all sides. Some
claim Hakuoro commited horrible crimes in his past, others speak of a
dark power inside him. The countryside is being ravaged by
foreign invaders and Hakuoro is forced to take action to protect his
people. Although severly outnumbered in military strength, Hakuoro is a
talented tactician has also has befriended some powerful warriors to
aid his country.
Yet even as Hakuoro wins battle
after battle, the
conflict never seems to end. There is someone sinister behind
all of this, and his aim appears to be to draw out the darkness inside
Harkuoro by pushing him to his limits.