Sentai Filmworks is expanding their reach with their recent pickup of the fall 2015 anime series Utawarerumom: The False Faces. The latest place to add the show to their list is Hulu as they’ll be bringing out new episodes weekly. The first episode of it has gone live for anyone to watch and those that subscribe to Hulu get to watch this show in HD on their TV, mobile and computer.
The show will have a two cour run for it for a total of twenty-five episodes. The series will be directed by Keitaro Motonaga based on series composition by Takamitsu Kounu. Masahiko Nakada is handling the character design adaptation from the original designs by Tatsuki Amazuyu and Misato Mitsumu. Animation production is being done by White Fox.
The cast for the series includes Keiji Fujiawara as Haku, Risa Taneda as Kuon, Ai Kakuma as Rurutie, Inori Minase as Nekone and Kentarou Tone as Ukon, reprising their roles from the game.
The opening theme song for is performed by Suara, whom we learned recently is on board to perform the opening and closing themes for it after doing the same for the past installments of the anime and game. The opening song is called Insecure God while the ending will be called Feeling as if in a Dream. You can check out the promo below for her song from the first series to get a taste of it.
The first series was done back in 2006, running for 26 episodes, and was produced by OLM. ADV Films originally licensed and dubbed it and it was last released by FUNimation. The Japanese Blu-ray release also included the English language materials. It’s a show I was a big fan of, even if I lovingly called it Underwater Ray Romano.
Plot concept: When I came to, I realized I was standing in the middle of a vast, snowy plain I knew nothing of. I didn’t know how I got there. And to add to that, I couldn’t remember anything, not even my name. I stood there, dumbfounded at my absurd situation. But then, as if to spite me further, a gigantic monster suddenly appeared, a insect-like creature that began to bear down on me. I tried desperately to run, but it cornered me into a hopeless situation. It was then that the girl appeared. Her name was Kuon. It was this beautiful girl, who bore an animal’s ears and tail, that saved my life.