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Utawarerumono

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A man awakens in an unfamiliar room, with no recollection of who he is or where he came from. His wounds have been bandaged, and his face is covered with a mask that he cannot remove. With nowhere to go, he decides to stay with his rescuers and help them when needed, waiting for his memory to return. Though his courage, skill, and wisdom quickly gain him the villagers’ respect, the same traits soon land him in hot water with the local feudal lord. Not one to back away from injustice, the path he must follow will lead him to confront his enemies, and his hidden past.

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Utawarerumono Specials DVD Special 2006 TBD Short episodes released with the DVD boxset.
Utawarerumono OVA OVA 2009 TBD
Utawarerumono Picture Drama DVD Special 2009 TBD

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Utawarerumono 2005 TBD
Name Role
Masahiko NAKATA Character Design
Tomoki KOBAYASHI Director
Hijiri ANZE Music
Miyu NAKAMURA Music
Katsumi KOIKE Producer
Yutaro MOCHIZUKI Producer
Toshio HATANAKA Producer
Yasuo UEDA Producer

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Utawarerumono KiraRin 8/10 Sep 24, 2009

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Both series are based on common peasants standing up to the oppression imposed on them by their government. Eventually, in both Utawarerumono and Samurai 7, the people overcome their oppressors and are forced to take on their government. Honor, loyalty, and sword fighting violence are both crucial to each. Surely you must like both if you enjoy one.

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If it's action that you want then this is the anime to watch. If you liked the action in Utawarerumono and thought that the romance in the series was too mushy then Samurai Deeper Kyo is the anime to see next. There is still some romance in Samurai Deeper Kyo, but not a lot. Plus there is a little more fanservice in Samurai Deeper Kyo, that's always a nice bonus.

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Somehow Big O felt similar to Utawarerumono. I just can't name what made me think so. If you liked one, you can try watching the other as well.

P.S. Keep in mind that one is a mecha show (with poor story) while the other is a fantasy (with a hint of harem).