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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: 7.511 (scored by 39,009 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #15622
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #765
Members: 92,820
Favorites: 527
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Episodes: /11
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Synopsis

In a dystopian future, detective Shinjuurou Yuuki—known by some as the "Defeated Detective"—solves mysteries throughout Tokyo. Aided by his odd associate Inga, Shinjuurou's insight and ingenuity in cracking cases, particularly homicides, lead to numerous mysteries solved and culprits caught. However, his partner seems to have some other, more sinister intentions for the people they catch, and the truth of the assistant's identity and motivation is shrouded in secrecy.

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Background

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

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Characters & Voice Actors

Novelist
Supporting
Kaji, Yuki
Japanese
Bettenou
Supporting
Osada, An
Supporting
Yasuno, Kiyono
Japanese
Hayami, Seigen
Supporting
Irino, Miyu
Japanese
Yajima, Kazuko
Supporting
Satou, Megumi
Japanese

Staff

Mizushima, Seiji
Director
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Asai, Yoshiyuki
Episode Director
Sueda, Yoshifumi
Episode Director


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"How to go" by school food punishment

Edit Ending Theme

"Fantasy" by LAMA




More reviewsReviews

Dec 24, 2011
Uriel1988 (All reviews)
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
Dec 2, 2011
Miharu-Kun (All reviews)
=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
Jun 11, 2012
Aria34 (All reviews)
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
Dec 22, 2011
mdz (All reviews)
Not your traditional mystery anime.

[contains some generalized spoilers, suggestive humor and language]

UN-GO is by no means a traditional “mystery anime”. If you view it only from that perspective, then UN-GO is relatively mediocre as a whole. What makes UN-GO a “good” anime is the hidden mystery behind all the concurrent “traditional” mysteries.

Now, what exactly defines a “traditional mystery” and what sets UN-GO apart from being one? Well a traditional mystery is “best” mediocrely defined as going from the crime scene to interrogating the suspects, to finding the verdict by the end of the episode, this is best comparable to anime like Gosick. UN-GO on read more

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