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UN-GO: Episode 0 – Inga-ron

「因果論」 (Inga-ron)
“Episode 0″

The passage of time has only increased my appreciation for UN-GO.

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May 2, 2012 at 6:27 pm Comments (28)

UN-GO – 11 (END)

「私はただ探している」 (Watashi wa Tada Sagashiteiru)
“I’m Just Searching”

The little show almost nobody watched certainly went out with a bang, delivering up a classic finale to one of the most satisfying mysteries anime has seen in many a season.

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December 23, 2011 at 11:47 pm Comments (40)

UN-GO – 10

「海勝麟六の葬送」 (Kaishō Rinroku no Sōsō)
“Rinroku Kaisho’s Funeral”

It’s a shame more people aren’t watching UN-GO, because it’s delivering some of the smartest and most interesting non-commercial anime in ages.

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December 15, 2011 at 11:25 pm Comments (20)

UN-GO – 09

「海勝麟六の犯罪」 (Kaishō Rinroku no Hanzai)
“Kaishou Rinroku’s Crime”

With only two episodes remaining after this one and so many unanswered questions hanging over things, it seems very likely that this is the arc that will take us to the end of the series. If so, they’ve chosen to go out with what looks to be a good mystery.

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December 8, 2011 at 6:13 pm Comments (35)

UN-GO – 08

「楽園の王」 (Rakuen no Ō)
“The King of Paradise”

If you have the time, it’d certainly be an interesting experience to re-watch episode 7 in light of everything we were told today.

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December 1, 2011 at 6:00 pm Comments (21)

UN-GO – 07

「ハクチユウム」 (Hakuchiyuumu)
“Daydream”

I think that it’s only when we see an anime adapted from a thoroughly atypical source material, as UN-GO is, that we realize just how limited our expectations are when we watch so many derived from the obvious sources.

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November 24, 2011 at 9:55 pm Comments (16)

UN-GO – 06

「あまりにも簡単な暗号」 (Amarini Mo Kantan na Angō)
“The Code Too Simple”

I ended last week’s post by wondering what the results of the first anime-original episode of UN-GO would be like. We have our answer – absolutely bloody brilliant.

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November 17, 2011 at 4:13 pm Comments (40)

UN-GO – 05

「幻の像」 (Maboroshi no Zō)
“The Phantom Statue”

UN-GO certainly isn’t the best new series of the Fall season, but it just might be the most interesting.

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November 10, 2011 at 3:42 pm Comments (42)

UN-GO – 04

「素顔の家」 (Sugao no Ie)
“House, Unmasked”

Now that was more like it. Building on the strong first half last week, UN-GO delivered a conclusion to its first two-parter that was exactly what I hoped this show would be – smart, funny, dark and extremely interesting.

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November 3, 2011 at 4:39 pm Comments (34)

UN-GO – 03

「覆面屋敷」 (Fukumen Yashiki)
“Masked Mansion”

Based on the last two cases, in terms of pure mysteries I’m beginning to suspect that UN-GO is a cut above the likes of Gosick, Kami-Memo and Dantalian.

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October 27, 2011 at 2:11 pm Comments (31)

UN-GO – 02

「無情のうた」 (Mujō no Uta)
“Pitiless Song”

If the measure of a second episode is to be better than the first, then this week’s UN-GO certainly passed the test. What it didn’t do is finish the job of convincing me that this is going to be a compelling series.

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October 20, 2011 at 6:46 pm Comments (32)

UN-GO – 01

「舞踏会の殺人」 (Butōkai no Satsujin)
“Murder at the Ball!”

Given the staff involved I have no doubt that this will be a competently produced and directed series. The key question is whether the story and characters will come alive in future episodes, and make the series engaging as well as competent.

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October 13, 2011 at 5:21 pm Comments (59)