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Un-Go Complete Collection

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  • Format: Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Studio: eOne Films
  • Release Date: Oct. 30 2012
  • Run Time: 325 minutes
  • ASIN: B008KZX7YI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #61,480 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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The broadcast series Un-Go (2011) is based on the Meiji-Era Detective Stories of the noted postwar novelist and intellectual Ango Sakaguchi. Yuuki Shinjurou has the dubious moniker of "The Defeated Detective." Although he coolly unravels the most complex cases involving murder and corruption in the highest echelons of a future Japan, his solutions are rejected in favor of the facile answers provided by "super detective" Rinroku Kaishou, the chairman of the sinister JJ Systems corporation. Inga, whom Yuuki describes as his boss, usually appears as an androgynous adolescent, but at key moments, he transforms into a buxom woman who can force any person to answer one question. Despite this weird setup, the early episodes of Un-Go may strike viewers as an adult version of the popular mystery series Case Closed. Both involve detectives who fail to get credit for their brilliant solutions to baffling crimes. But the conclusions of pint-sized Conan Edogawa always carry the day, even if they're delivered by the harebrained Detective Moore: "One Truth Prevails!" Officials reject Yuuki's solutions in favor of Kaishou's, which protect rich and prominent criminals. The narrative goes off the rails in episode six, degenerating into a bizarre fantasy involving creatures with hallucinogenic powers, elaborate cases of disguised identity, terrorist plots, religious cults, and a soi-disant novelist who writes his stories "on reality." Un-Go reunites director Seiji Mizushima, screenwriter Shou Aikawa, and much of the rest of the crew from Fullmetal Alchemist, but lightning doesn't strike twice. None of the characters in Un-Go can match the Elric brothers' charm, and the story simply falls apart. (Rated TV 14: violence, violence against women, nudity, sexual situations, risqué humor, tobacco and alcohol use) --Charles Solomon

(1. Murder at the Ball, 2. Pitiless Song, 3. Masked Mansion, 4. House, Unmasked, 5. The State of Illusion, 6. The Code Too Simple, 7. Daydream, 8. King of Paradise, 9. Kaishou Rinroku's Crime, 10. Kaishou Rinroku's Funeral, 11. I'm Just Searching)



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Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars  19 reviews
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This show is pretty Awesome Sept. 18 2012
By Angel - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Blu-ray
UN-GO is a detective show, something I haven't seen a whole lot of recently,The art and animation are pretty consistently good. This show does also use CGI for vehicles, but most of the time it's not noticeable.

The place where this show really shines is the story. One of the things that really glue to me is how connected this show is. little that is introduced is without purpose. Miss a couple episodes and you'll likely end up confused. Not only that, elements introduced ultimately become an important part of the conclusion. There's generally a sense that the series is going somewhere, and it doesn't disappoint. One of the things that appealed to me was it's cyberpunk tendencies. While a few of the show's core elements are supernatural, there's also a lot of really cool sci-fi concepts involved, and it all works together.

I highly recommend checking this one out
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Defeated Detective Aug. 22 2012
By RavenRing - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Blu-ray
Shinjūrō Yūki is a detective living in a future Japan that suffers from the ravages of a war that ended some years before. He is known as the "Defeated Detective" due to the fact that credit for every case he solves ends up going to Rinroku Kaishō. Despite that, Shinjuro and his very strange assistant, Inga, continue to solve crimes and expose the darkness of their world.

This series is based on the work of Ango Sakaguchi, stories that took place in post WWII era. I don't know why the setting was changed to a futuristic one, but it turned out quite well. At first I wasn't really sure if I liked the series - the first few episodes are stand lone stories with strong elements of the darkness in a human heart. But around episode 4 or 5, things start to get interesting. A sort of overall plot starts to form and you begin to wonder about the line between illusion and reality, truth and lies. The ending was fairly satisfying, though most of the big questions about Inga are left unanswered. There is a 45 minute movie released that tells the story of Shinjuro and Inga's first meeting. Sentai licensed it along with the series, but I don't know when it will be released.
All in all, I rather liked the series and I recommend giving it a shot.
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Characters and Aesthetic--Not the Greatest Plot Resolutions June 28 2014
By IM_LISTENING_QUICKLY - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Blu-ray
I am a picky consumer of anime. I am pretty easily creeped out and I can admit that this show is sometimes pleasantly (sometimes unpleasantly) creepy. When you begin watching it you will understand what I mean. If I am honest I can admit that I only watch this show to see the transformation as the weird boy-like little girl turns into this gorgeous beast from a different dimension. If you are interested in CosPlay the characters on this show would be fun to emulate. My only complaint is the relative haste and laziness with which they explain the outcome of the mysteries. Some of the episodes are truly confusing and feel a little bit unresolved. But as far as the aesthetic of the show goes, and the beauty of some of the characters--I think those things are fairly solid. If you're looking for plots you can sink your teeth into I am ambivalent as to whether or not I can recommend Un-Go. These episodes will make you scratch your head, but they might not satisfy your itch.
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a great little gem! May 29 2014
By Vespasiano - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I really appreciate Un-go for what it does: make a contemporary adaptation of a collection of detective stories published in the 50's by Ango Sakaguchi. It's very thought-provoking, even after you consider the fact that the anime's mysteries are usually plot devices used to make very relevant social commentary on a post-war or simply a post-huge disaster society. I'm genuinely surprised at how smart the series is, compared to 70% of today's anime which is just braindead fanservice bait. But I'm not saying Un-go is something completely unique, hell no, there are quite a few anime tropes in it, such as Inga, the obligatory character whose purpose is to be cute and funny. Yet thankfully Inga's role is more than just that and is actually one of the most interesting characters. I give it five stars since it's short and sweet, the opening and ending are godly and because it's very memorable.
5.0 out of 5 stars Un-Go DVD May 4 2014
By Michael C. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Anime is good, I like it. If you like detective and supernatural anime story, this is one to add to your collection.

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