Utawarerumono – episode 8

May 30, 2006 on 7:07 pm | In Utawarerumono | 4 Comments

“The Arbitrator”

It’s a peaceful days episode, full as those sorts are with “hilarious” Utawarerumono comedy. Actually, scripts like this, laden as they are with purely moe huge breasted infantile winged people, remind one of this series’ H legacy.

Urutorii, the princess of the winged Onkami Yamukai, comes to Tusukuruu to ensure that there is no conflict. Stowing away is Kamyu, her buxom little sister with the same mental age as Aruruu.

It’s strange how this was played for laughs, with Hakuoro despairing at the amont of bureaucracy that he has to deal with and Benawi despairing at the efforts that he has to take to ensure that his new emperor stays in place.
You’d think that in such a new and enlightened nation, Hakuoro might think to install a cabinet of ministers for maximum efficiency, but no! When he is not signing imperial decrees, Hakuoro is presiding over his budding harem of lolis.

Whenever you have a montage of characters in anime that involves said characters gleefully splashing water upon each other, you know that you are in trouble. Such was the case here, with Aruruu, Yuzuha and Kamyu going on adventures in the countryside, culminating in a bath shot that illustrates exactly how much of a chest Aruruu doesn’t have.
These scenes play like a series of H game CGs, as does the introduction of Kamyu to Hakuoro. I’ve not seen such an obvious “introduction of potential [lays]” since Ramune last year.

This episode was vital in that it had to show the easy, carefree days of a new country … yet it mainly served to show how ineffectual Hakuoro is as a peace time leader, in addition to his already established lack of warrior talent. Unlike the willful Inkara, Benawi has managed to find himself a working puppet.

All of this said, people die in the next episode, so that’s something to look forward to.


  1. //yet it mainly served to show how ineffectual Hakuoro is as a leader and warrior//

    Interesting how you think this episode shows how good Hakuoro is as a warrior….when there is absolutely no fighting in it. right…..

    On top of that you think that Inkara is actually willful? He let essentially let everyone else handle everything! He didn’t even realize how doomed he was until Benawi came up and told him that rebels were right on top of them.

    C’mon you can do better than this…

    Comment by Mike — May 31, 2006 #

  2. It was compounding his leadership atop his already established warriorhood … in that Benawi can do both things better.
    I don’t feel the need to defend my Inkara statement, as that emperor was indeed obstinately and often perversely self-willed. He listened to no one, expected everyone to follow his orders, and died – just like the French revolution! One does not want a willful leader.

    Thanks for playing.

    Comment by Alex — May 31, 2006 #

  3. you don’t need management or tactical skills to be an emperor… all you need is charisma and enough competency and good will to make sure that the people are satisfied, laissez-faire governments are actually quite effective

    Comment by conrath — June 4, 2006 #

  4. Kamyu is the most annoying character EVER, in my opinion.
    I hate her laugh, its so annoying! Arruru (sp?) tries to be cute ad succeeds, but Kamyu tries to be cute and is annoying…

    Comment by Animefan — November 5, 2007 #

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