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UN-GO


Alternative Titles

English: Un-Go
Japanese: UN-GO アン ゴ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 14, 2011 to Dec 23, 2011
Premiered: Fall 2011
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:45 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Bones
Source: Novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.541 (scored by 34,605 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #14472
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #665
Members: 78,626
Favorites: 462
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Episodes: /11

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)

Background

Based on Sakaguchi Ango's novel "Meiji Kaika Ango Torimonocho"

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Characters & Voice Actors

Inga
Inga
Main
Toyosaki, Aki
Japanese
Toyosaki, Aki
Yuuki, Shinjuurou
Yuuki, Shinjuurou
Main
Katsuji, Ryo
Japanese
Katsuji, Ryo
Sasa, Kazamori
Sasa, Kazamori
Main
Matsumoto, Marika
Japanese
Matsumoto, Marika
Kaishou, Rie
Kaishou, Rie
Supporting
Yamamoto, Nozomi
Japanese
Yamamoto, Nozomi

Staff

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


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"How to go" by school food punishment

Edit Ending Theme

"Fantasy" by LAMA



More reviewsReviews

Uriel1988
Dec 24, 2011
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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Miharu-Kun
Dec 2, 2011
=updated after episode 11=

If you were to ask me what I though about Un-Go after watching the first few episodes I probably would've said "boring, horrible character development, terrible pacing and lack of a plot. If you were to ask me now after seeing all the episodes I would say "brilliant, unique storytelling and interesting characters".

Un-Go starts off from the generic 'future Japan' setting, using guess work you try to make sense of the plot and characters which is difficult and leaves you feeling like it's taking off from a prequel series. Though the backstory shines through little by little each episode and you can read more
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paksheet
Nov 10, 2011
Story - Poor. Normally I watch a mystery anime for two things. A sense of resolution, or the satisfaction of a mystery solved. Even the most amateur mystery story can be enjoyable once the tricks are revealed.

But Un-go is different. None of the stories have a decent resolution, because while the mysteries are always solved, they were always covered up. Which defeats the purpose of mystery genre completely. The true genre of Un-Go is waste of time. Because that is what the characters are doing. Searching for truth, but have no real interest in revealing the truth. Hence wasting time.

Furthermore, the plot is read more
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Aria34
Jun 11, 2012
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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