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UN-GO

UN-GO

Alternative Titles

Japanese: UN-GO アン ゴ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 14, 2011 to Dec 23, 2011
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.581 (scored by 28763 users)
Ranked: #12852
Popularity: #567
Members: 62,127
Favorites: 360
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Synopsis

He pursues his job as the "Last Great Detective". Others call him the "Defeated Detective". What's certain is that he's Shinjurou Yuuki, a young man with a passion for mysteries and a talent for solving them that has made him the target of dark forces now stirring within the sinister underworld of a near future Tokyo. That could prove lethal, given that not even the other "good guys", including the police, are exactly on Shinjouro's side. Fortunately Yuuki's not completely on his own, and with the aid of his uniquely talented associate Inga, he's ready to cut a swath through the veils of secrecy that have been laid before him. Get ready for mind against matter and a lot of cloak and dagger as the ultimate battle of clue and deduction begins in UN-GO!

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

Related Anime

Adaptation: UN-GO Haisen Tantei Yuuki Shinjuurou
Prequel: UN-GO: Inga-ron
Other: UN-GO: Inga Nikki

Characters & Voice Actors

Inga
Inga
Main
Toyosaki, Aki
Japanese
Toyosaki, Aki
Sasa, Kazamori
Sasa, Kazamori
Main
Matsumoto, Marika
Japanese
Matsumoto, Marika
Yuuki, Shinjuurou
Yuuki, Shinjuurou
Main
Katsuji, Ryo
Japanese
Katsuji, Ryo
Novelist
Novelist
Supporting
Kaji, Yuuki
Japanese
Kaji, Yuuki

Staff

Mizushima, Seiji
Director
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Asai, Yoshiyuki
Episode Director
Kurokawa, Tomoyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard

Add episode | More episodes Episodes

Episodes  9 / 11
Aired  Oct 14, 2011 to Dec 23, 2011
Status  Finished Airing
  • #7 - Daydream
  • Hakuchiyuumu (ハクチユウム)
  • Aired: Nov 25, 2011 (JST)




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Dec 24, 2011
Uriel1988
Comforting lies or a bitter truth. Which is better?

The above dichotomy is perhaps one of the most enduring through all of fiction. Many stories that tackle it end up siding with the truth, only to end up cushioning the blow through all sorts of contrivances; making the bitterness of the truth not as bad as initially thought.

Enter UN-GO: an 11-episode anime series by Studio BONES which tackles this theme by pouring it in the format of a buddy-detective show, following cynical detective Shinjuurou Yuuki and his quirky assistant Inga as they tackle cases in a Japan that's recovering in the aftermath of a devastating read more
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Jun 11, 2012
Aria34
My expectations for this show was more-or-less like a Japanese equivalent to a BBC Miss Marple or Sherlock Holmes special. And, in a way, it is, but it's so much more than a simple adaptation.

While UN-GO is based upon the writing of Ango Sakaguchi (hence, the title) the mysteries are carried out in a very different setting than the original stories. However, it never feels strange or forced in it's new setting of post WWIII Tokyo.

If you're expecting a supernatural horror anime, look elsewhere. The supernatural aspects of this show are kept to a bare minimum. In fact there are only two aspects read more
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Nov 17, 2014
Tiri
Story: 7
The thing I love most about mystery shows is the part where they take all the clues and information and sum it all up in a genius scene. UN-GO was able to take the most confusing scenarios and still explain them, leaving you with no questions left to ask. And it still managed to remain almost completely unpredictable.

The episodes were well paced. Although during the beginning of the anime mysteries really only lasted one episode each, they eventually started taking longer and longer to solve. By the third episode of the show the cases got so hard to decipher I couldn't stop watching read more
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Feb 15, 2015
seinenanime
Story: 6.5/10
The story is a pretty straightforward plot with mystery because obviously it's a murder mystery story. Anyways, the story revolves around two people, Shinjirou and Inga which go around solving mysteries.
Setting: 7/10
Throughout the story we get to see bits and piece about the world they live in and all that jazz.
I found the premise to be a hybrid between a post apocalyptic world with some cyberpunk bits here and there and this really make it stand out a lot more.
Characters: 6.8/10
I thought Shinjirou was your typical detective but Inga was a very intriguing character because of her mysterious nature and her read more
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Recommendations

Gothic animation revolving around mysteries involving the supernatural whether it be real supernatural or not. The designs are detailed and the story arcs pull one in. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
The central characters in both of these anime are a detective (albeit forced in MTTN's case) and his/her supernatural slightly creepy "assistant" with unusual abilities. Both assistant characters seem to have a kind of hunger for solving mysteries, though not literal hunger in Un-Go's case. Both anime are episodic mystery stories with a twisted premise. MTTN has an active element of (dark) humor though while Un-Go appears to be more serious. 
reportRecommended by Takai
Un-Go & Shinrei Tantei Yakumo: both are mystery genre with a good capable detective as main character that has to solve cases; as well a supernatural factor grows bigger in both by every episode.

If you liked one of them you might probably enjoy the other too! 
reportRecommended by EtnaEraclea
both are detective stories, mysteries.
both have same feeling while watching
both the main character goes missing in between .
both the main character.
both main character in anime grows and shrinks.
both have detectives .
both have detective rivals
both have crimes are usually made opening in front of every one .
both anime the culprit creates false proof [alibi].
 
reportRecommended by TrOjAnHoRsE
both main character have eye patch.
both main character have power in their eyes.
both have detectives.
both start off with solving mysteries and later it becomes dark.
both the main character are respected by police officers and are widely known.
both have same feel while watching them.
both have same level of excitement while watching .
both have war.
both main character have weird style of speaking. 
reportRecommended by TrOjAnHoRsE
Both series contain the mystery theme.
Both series involves an intelligent protagonist good at what he does: solving mysteries.
Both series present humor and drama in a strange way.
Both series contain another main character that is curious of the world and interested in tagging along with the main protagonist.
Both series are great detective fiction fun. 
reportRecommended by Stark700

Opening Theme

"How to go" by school food punishment

Ending Theme

"Fantasy" by LAMA

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