An anime by Creator/StudioBONES, airing as part of the [[Fall2011Anime Fall 2011]] lineup. ''Un-Go'' tells the story of two people, Shinjuro Yuki and Inga, working together to solve mysteries in the near future. The story is based on the works of Ango Sakaguchi (Aoi Bungaku Series' "In the Forest, Under Cherries in Full Bloom"), a post-UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Japanese novel and essayist. It is directed by [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Seiji Mizushima]], with character designs by pako (sic) and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Yun]] [[{{Manga/Loveless}} Kouga]], featuring a script by [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist Shou]] [[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Aikawa]].

Rinroku Kaishou, head of the Kaishou media empire, uses information gleaned from his vast network of technology and contacts to solve crimes all across Japan, making himself a hero in the eyes of the Japanese people. On the surface, an old-fashioned detective named Shinjuro Yuki and his odd assistant Inga always show up at the wrong time and reach the wrong conclusion, earning Yuuki the nickname of "The Defeated Detective" and usually public mockery.

However, the truth is a little more subtle: Yuuki and Inga are called in to solve cases that Rinroku finds too delicate to handle on his own. Upon learning about the truth of the case, Rinroku decides to spin them to comfort a nation still reeling from the shock of multiple terrorist attacks and a major war. Though Yuuki is mocked in public, in private he's "The Last Great Detective."

Has a {{Prequel}} named ''Episode 00: Inga-ron''.

Compare to ''Manga/MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro''

''Un-Go'' is streaming in various languages on [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/ Crunchyroll]] and [[http://www.hulu.com/un-go Hulu]].


* AmateurSleuth: Rie Kaishou takes a stab at it before her father gets involved.
* AmbiguousGender: Inga's child form. The adult form is a lot less ambiguous.
** He's referred to as a boy in general, but gender probably isn't that much of an issue for him.
* AugmentedReality: The "Idol Application" ''Dol-Pli''.
* BareYourMidriff: Inga's Adult form.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Done liberally by Inga in the next-episode previews.
* BrokenPedestal: Rie admired her father a lot.
* TheCape: Izumi wears one most of the time. It's colored black too.
* CensorshipBureau: Rinroku does this for the government thanks to the New Information Privacy and Protection Act. A few of the characters had fallen victim or had a hard time working due to this law.
* ChekhovsGun: See the doll in Inga's hand in the preview picture for the anime? [[spoiler:Later on, [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Sasa Kazamori]] possesses it and joins the detective group of Inga and Shinjurou.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:Sasa Komamori is this for the RAI arc.]]
** [[spoiler: A non-real human example, Yonagahime 3+1's plot is the way Kaishou let's Yuuki know he's alive.]]
* TheChessmaster: Rinroku Kaishou.
* CreepyChild: Inga
* {{Cyberpunk}}: surprisingly, considering the not-gritty art-style. Has themes of over-powered government, computers and technology, surveilance, censorship and TheLastDJ HardboiledDetective (though our protagonist isn't too hardboiled).
* DeceptivelyHumanRobot: [[spoiler:Kazamori Sasa]]
* DeterminedDefeatist: Shinjurou, "The Defeated Detective"
* FictionalCounterpart: The Fuji [=TV=] building is seen in "Rinroku Kaishou's Crime". But it is most likely a stand-in for another [=TV=] station as Fuji [=TV=] is not referenced in any way in the series.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In "Rinroku Kaishou's Crime", a commentator suggests that Rinroku was taking a phone call to have the anti-Rinroku critics assassinated by a bomb. [[spoiler: Moments later, an explosion took place in the TV station where the debate was suppose to take place.]]
** TemptingFate
* FunnyBackGroundEvent:
** In a blink and you'll miss it moment on the first episode, Hatsune Miku is [[http://www.hoards.chocolatesyrupywaffles.com/src/1318544404544.jpg visible for a few frames]].
** Episode 3 has a manga book called ''[[Manga/OnePiece Two Peice]]''.
* AGodAmI: Why the events of Episode 0 took place, [[spoiler:especially when Yuki's ex-high school classmate Makiro Serada's obsession led to his death.]]
* GovernmentConspiracy: With the cases and all. Shinjuro and Rie don't like this, but they're powerless against it. Izumi thinks that it doesn't exist. It goes much further than that: Shinjurou uncovers numerous conspiracies throughout the show's run, but has no way of getting proof. It just goes to show how FUBAR Japan's gotten, given that these conspiracies are basically necessary for it to run.
* GreenEyedMonster: The culprit of the final arc: [[spoiler:Seigen Hayami]].
* GreyAndGrayMorality: See InformationWantsToBeFree.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Shinjurou doesn't seem to think that highly of himself.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: "The Defeated Detective"
* HypnoticEyes: Inga's adult form has the power to compel another person to answer one question truthfully.
** The Novelist's companion one-ups Inga with the power to make another person see and act out a completely different reality than the one in front of their face.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: One of the murder suspects in the 8th episode [[spoiler: decided to sacrifice her life as an ordinary housewife to protect her family from war by trying to bomb the Prime Minister when he refused to end the war even after Japan was defeated.]]
** [[spoiler: Hayami's reasons for using Bettenou in order to impersonate Rinroku.]]
** [[spoiler: Mihara confessing to Mizuno's murder in the last episode to help Rinroku hide.]]
* InformationWantsToBeFree: Shinjuro wants this, but the Japanese government (with some help from Rinroku) oppose it in the name of public security. Rie too is falling into this, angry at her father after she sees him repeatedly and gladly conspire to "cover up" the truth. His conspiracies are occasionally the cause of Shinjurou's cases.
* InSpace: ''Manga/MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro'' with CyberPunk!
* JadeColoredGlasses: Looks like Shinjurou's got them superglued on.
* TheLastDJ: Or, you know, "The Last Great Detective." (That's Yuuki.)
* MasqueradeBall: The first episode.
* MagicalRealism: Inga [[spoiler:and Bettenou]] are the only overtly supernatural elements in an otherwise gritty sci-fi mystery. No one cares beyond the explanation that Inga is Shinjurou's partner or boss; her powers are not the focus of the plot, though they're sometimes instrumental in resolving it. Possibly averted in and around episode ten; magic is used to further a character's schemes, and it crowds out the actual mystery. Even then, the thrust of the plot revolves around mundane, human motivations, and magic only ever remains just a tool, interchangeable with "powerful hypnotism".
* ManChild: Inga, bordering on PsychopathicManChild. It should be noted that s/he ''is'' a child, half the time.
* MediaWatchdog
* MindScrew: Episode 7, full stop. Fortunately...
** MindScrewdriver: Episode 8 serves to resolve most of episode 7's weirdness.
* PandaingToTheAudience: Inga's child form wears a panda costume, the adult form's skin is colored like one.
* PoliceBrutality: The PSF. In "Rinroku Kaishou's Crime", one of them shoots an anti-government protestor.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: The status of the PSF in Episode 0 prior to the TV show.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: The RAI's. So realistic they can imitate human thought.
* ShaggyDogStory: Despite the time and effort Yuuki puts into solving these cases, Rinroku cheerfully informs him afterwards that the reported conclusion will be completely different from the truthful one to maintain the post-war status quo.
* ShoutOut: [=DolPli=] is compared to Music/{{Vocaloid}}.
* SpoilerTitle: The title for Episode 10: [[spoiler: Rinroku Kaishou's Funeral]].
--> '''Inga:''' [[LampshadeHanging Yeah, that's right! He's gonna die! You got a problem with that?!]]
* SpontaneousHumanCombustion: The victim for the case in episodes 3 and 4.
* StatusQuoIsGod: and Rinroku is its prophet.
* TreacheryCoverUp
* VirtualIdol: There's a program for some in episode two.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: The RAI were treated as nothing more than objects to satisfy sexual desires or destructive urges. [[spoiler: Their own creator Sasa Komamori also treats them like things.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Izumi accuses Shinjuro [[spoiler: of instigating events that forced "Rinroku" to "kill" himself via car bomb in the 10th episode even after she was forced by Inga to confess before Japanese politicians that Japanese security forces had access to software that can be used to manipulate certain events for their own purposes. This confession earns the anger of the politicians, the mass media and the public.]]
* TheWorldIsNotReady: In terms of the cases Shinjuro investigates.
* YourMindMakesItReal: The entirety of the 7th episode and half of the 8th.
* YourSoulIsMine: Inga eats "souls", which take form when people tell the "truth" in confessions stimulated by her HypnoticEyes. The details are still rather sketchy, but its the reason why he/she joined Shinjurou, a great detective and [[SeekerArchetype seeker of truth]], so she can get them without killing people.