"UN-GO" is a full-fledged detective story about a detective and handsome boy combo who tackle the world's most difficult crimes together for reasons of their own. The profession of private detective fell out of favor long ago, and yet, that's how the young man, Shinjurou Yuuki identifies himself. With his superior deductive powers, Shinjurou solves various challenging cases. Meanwhile, Inga, an attractive young lad, serves as Shinjurou's "buddy". But contrary to his cute looks, he's a sharp, arrogant rogue. Why Inga sticks with Shinjurou is as yet unknown. The setting of the story is a postwar, future Tokyo that still bears the scars of war. Ruling the land is Media King Rinroku Kaishou, who through politics and industry has the communications infrastructure under his thumb. Kaishou has used a clear head and the massive amount of information at his fingertips to lead to the solution of a great number of cases. But there's an underside to Kaishou's brilliant deduction work, which is that Shinjurou Yuuki, "the Last Great Detective", is the one who actually uncovered "the truth" in those cases. However, the public doesn't know this and thus refers to Shinjurou as the "Defeated Detective". Still, Shinjurou, together with Inga, can't help but search for the truth.
Opening theme: How to Go - School Food Punishment
Ending theme: Fantasy - Lama
Easily one of my most anticipated anime of the month and it didn't let me down.
Episode 1 started off in a weird way and a little..confusing but as the episode moves on, it gets better as everything connects together.
In a mystery show or any mystery story, the reader/audience is suppose to be the detective and the reader is suppose to guess whoever the real culprit is before the detective in the story does, that is when the reader wins.
Although I was right on the wife being the culprit, I didn't manage to guess the "how" it happened so I guess I wasn't a complete winner.
That aside, I thought it was really smart with the little clues here and there if close attention is being paid.
A smart episode one is what I call it. I hope it keeps it up, the main character is cool and composed as expected of a pro and his assistant is an interesting guy too with the..alter-ego woman :s I didn't see the need for the woman nor the over the top effects when the wife confess but I guess the audience likes flashy stuffs.
Decent animation as expected from bones and great opening by SFP.
How long has it been since I watched a good detective anime? I hope Un-Go don't let me down in the future episodes.