Ranked #1321


Alternative Titles

Japanese: UN-GO アン ゴ


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


Score: 7.571 (scored by 31,081 users)
Ranked: #13212
Popularity: #599
Members: 68,090
Favorites: 391
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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)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Toyosaki, Aki
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Yuuki, Shinjuurou
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Katsuji, Ryo
Katsuji, Ryo
Sasa, Kazamori
Sasa, Kazamori
Matsumoto, Marika
Matsumoto, Marika
Kaishou, Rie
Kaishou, Rie
Yamamoto, Nozomi
Yamamoto, Nozomi


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

More episodes Episodes(11/11)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Murder at the Ball
Butoukai no Satsujin (舞踏会の殺人)
Oct 14, 2011
2 Pitiless Song
Mujou no Uta (無情のうた)
Oct 21, 2011
3 Masked Mansion
Fukumen Yashiki (覆面屋敷)
Oct 28, 2011
4 House, Unmasked
Sugao no Ie (素顔の家)
Nov 4, 2011
5 The Statue of Illusion
Maboroshi no Zou (幻の像)
Nov 11, 2011

Opening Theme

"How to go" by school food punishment

Ending Theme

"Fantasy" by LAMA

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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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Oct 6, 2015
Un-Go can particularity be characterized as one of by biggest disappointments right along with Toradora!, Shinrei Tantei Yakumo and Eden of the East movies.

The story of this anime is solid (at least in the beginning) and the futurism appeals to me. The protagonist knack for solving mysteries and the unfairness of others stealing his credit was all very interesting. However the pacing, of the reveal and generally of the anime, killed it. By the end the story just didn't make sense and it felt like there was no real progress made from the promising beginning.

I expected Un-Go to be a mix between Majin read more
I found this review Helpful
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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Nov 17, 2014
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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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. 
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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. 
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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! 
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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].
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Anime: Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha
Even though the plots are different when one is about being an assassin and one a detective but they gives of the same feeling.
They both deal with supernatural beings and the main characters are in confusion of betrayal, also they lost someone dear to them. Both anime also have human-like beings (Doll/AI)
Both anime contain mystery and investigation, with gloomy and dark aura. But darker than black contains actions which Un-GO doesn't since it focuses on the mystery part.
Watching Darker than black reminds me of Un-GO. 
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Anime: Hyouka
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

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