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Japanese: UN-GO アン ゴ
English: Un-Go
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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
Genres: MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, DetectiveDetective
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.351 (scored by 5718157,181 users)
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Ranked: #23182
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1413
Members: 146,922
Favorites: 617

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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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Based on Sakaguchi Ango's novel, Meiji Kaika Ango Torimonocho.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Koyama, Izumi

Honda, Takako




Kaji, Yuuki

Hayami, Seigen

Irino, Miyu

Osada, An

Yasuno, Kiyono


Oyabu, Yoshihiro
Mizushima, Seiji
Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Kanegae, Tooru
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

"Fantasy" by LAMA

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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