Anime Review: Un-Go Episode 10

December 14, 2012


Well, that was not a great experience. I would like to apologize for the recent outage. Also, unlike what my review of Serial Experiments Lain said, which was a typo somewhat corrected in the ebook archive, I do not know everything in the computer world, but I do know a lot. At least things are back up and running. Anyway, it looks like my season passes are almost complete, in any way that one can look at it, which means I can be done with the worst of the two. Today, I will be reviewing Un-Go episode 10.

As I have given a series synopsis in an earlier post, I will not go over it again.


Yuki is still trying to uncover the truth about the recent explosion that Kaisho was involved with. Having figured out that Bettenou is involved, Yuki gets Kaisho to appear in a hearing. However, things are not as they seem when Kaisho ends up dead and the prosecutor blaims Yuki. Now, he must find out the truth before it becomes hidden indefinitely.


After the majority of episodes being horrible, I enjoyed this episode. Once again, Inga and Kaisho do not ruin things. Detective, Mystery, and crime fiction are all about focusing on the investigation of a situation, not giving some demon or other entity, unless you count one manga series out there that I will not name, or a guy that gets involved in cases by some unexplained coincidences. Outside from having an idiot or inexperienced assistant, such as Kujo from Gosick, keeping people like Inga and Kaisho out of the series, unless they are evil, just makes things easier to follow, with a few exceptions, of course. Being easier to follow, the audience and fans of detective, mystery, and crime fiction can draw their own conclusions and even tell whether or not the protagonist is right, if they were some kind of detective, or how the protagonist committed a crime, if they were a criminal. Here, however, there was not much investigation, as it was just a court hearing about Kaisho's new technology. It did not diminish the excitement though that this series should have had since the beginning. Inga does his usual stuff, of course, but at least there is enough time to see what is going on before he acts. If it were like this every episode, I would not mind so much, but it is not, since he usually ruins things. The part that I liked the most was that Kaisho's true colors were revealed. As I said before in my review of the last episode, Kaisho makes a better evil person than good. I think that he has been evil for some time. After all, power does corrupt people, but nobody would act this fast. Even Light Yagami from Death Note did not become evil when he first found and tested the death note. Light only turned evil after some time using the death note. This is very much how humans really are and is much more believable. Here, on the other hand, Kaisho seemed to go evil the moment he got hold of Bettenou. It was also nice that Inga brought out the truth of Kaisho, which ultimately led to him showing his true colors. It would be nice to be able to do that in real life, since we have politicians and other people that want the government to have control over everything. On that, everyone seems to disagree about whom are the ones truly hiding that desire. All I can say is that these government programs are being taken advantage of by people that do not need them and nobody seems to care. Kaisho was certainly revealed to be as bad as those people I talked about though. As this is the same case as the previous episode, I cannot really say how much, if anything was obvious, aside from Kaisho being evil. Another thing that was nice was that more is revealed about Bettenou. Good thing that Bettenou cannot create the perfect illusion, otherwise Kaisho would have been able to orchestrate the perfect crime, but I guess mirages and such work on the same principle. The fact that Kaisho and Inga do not ruin things and that more is revealed about Bettenou sure is a nice change of pace.


Although I liked the episode, there are definitely issues. However, nothing comes to mind, since my complaint would fit better in the series review. Because of this fact, I will say that there is nothing worth mentioning.

Considering that this episode was a lot better than most of the episodes have been, I think that this was worth watching. I am still hesitant to recommend this to fans of detective, mystery, and crime fiction, but this was much better than how episodes normally are, so feel free to give it a shot. As for everyone else, I recommend skipping this because of the experience so far, but I can only determine this when the final episode or two, if the prequel is in my season pass, comes out in the weeks to come.

What are your thoughts on Un-Go episode 10? Do you agree or disagree with my views? Do you have anything to add? Feel free to comment.

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