Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth anime release date in July 2022 confirmed by trailer PV

Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth poster visual.
Poster visual for the upcoming anime Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth. Pic credit: @utawarerumono.jp

The Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth release date is set for July 2022, the Summer 2022 anime season. It will have two cours and run for 28 episodes.

The Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth anime will have two cours and run for 28 episodes with the first two episodes premiering back-to-back for the enjoyment of the franchise’s loyal fans.

Suara will be performing both the Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth OP (opening) theme song entitled Hito Nanda and the ED (ending) theme song entitled Hyakunichiso. Crunchyroll has licensed the series for streaming internationally.

A trailer for the upcoming anime has been released by Crunchyroll.

Utawarerumono Mask of Truth | OFFICIAL TRAILER
Official trailer for Utawaremono: Mask of Truth.

Utawarerumono is a Japanese adult tactical role-playing visual novel that released in April 2022 for Microsoft Windows and was developed by Leaf. It was also developed for – PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation4, and PlayStation Vita. The game received both manga and anime adaptations due to its popularity.

The original Utawarerumono anime aired in Japan between April 3, 2006, and September 25, 2006, and had 26 episodes total. A short, 7-min long, omake, special episode was released with the first DVD release on August 23, 2006.

The opening theme song was Musoka by Suara. The first ending theme song that was used for the first 25 episodes is entitled Madoromi no Rinne by Eri Kawai. The final episode had a special ending entitled Kimi ga Tame by Suara. In July 2008 Utawarerumono was licensed by Funimation.

Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth poster visual.
New poster visual for Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth. Pic credit: @utawarerumono.jp

In order to gain hype for a possible second season, a three-episode OVA was released which focuses on side stories from the game that were not covered in the anime series. On June 5, 2009, the first OVA was released. The OVA’s opening theme song is entitled Adamant Faith by Suara and the ending theme is entitled Yume no Tsuzuki by Rena Uehara.

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The first OVA centers on Ulthury’s relationship with a child that was rescued from Niwe’s attack. Ulthury has become protective of the child to the point that she even ends up having to go against her own friends in defense of the child. On December 23, 2009, the second OVA was released and on June 23, 2010, the third and final OVA was released.

Studio White Fox of Goblin Slayer fame takes the helm

The game Utawarerumono: False Faces received an anime adaptation that was announced on June 7, 2015. It was directed by Keitaro Motonaga, produced by White Fox (known best for producing the hit anime Goblin Slayer), and Takamitsu Kono supervised its script. Masahiko adapted and sharpened the original character designs while Naoya Shimokawa and Aquaplus composed the music.

The series aired from October 3, 2015 to March 26, 2016, and is currently streaming on Crunchyroll. The opening theme songs entitled Fuantei na Kamisama and Ten Kakeru Hoshi are sung by Suara. She also sings the two ending songs entitled Yumekaotsutsuka and Hoshi Kudaru Sora Aogimite.

An original anime titled Utawarerumono: Tsukur-kojo no Karei Naru Hibi was released on April 26, 2018, along with a premium collection PS4/Vita remake of Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen. Once again, White Fox was the studio.

Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth poster visual.
A special poster visual for the upcoming anime series Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth. Pic credit: @utawarerumono.jp

The game’s ongoing popularity ensured the epic anime finale

An anime adaptation of the game Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth was announced on October 19, 2019. White Fox will once again be animating the anime series. It will be directed by Kenichi Kawamura. Masahiko Nakata will be designing the characters and serving as chief animation director. The scriptwriter will be Itsuki Yokoyama. Aquaplus will compose the music.

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Several cast members will be reprising their roles from the game!

Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth poster visual plus the voice actors that will be reprising their roles from the game.
Voice actors from the game will be reprising their roles. Pic credit: @theseiyuucafe

The plot of Utawarerumono will focus on the fate of two countries – Yamato and Tuskur, the truth surrounding the masks, and hopefully, answer the lingering questions and mysteries that have remained up in the air from the previous seasons.

After the events in Mask of Deception, a ruthless tyrant is currently ruling the Yamato Empire. It will be up to a couple of familiar faces to band together to face off against the might of the Imperial army. Nations and generals will have to pick a side to fight for in this civil war where the fate of this fantasy world hangs in the balance.

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