Anime Review: Un-Go Episode 2

October 19, 2012


Well, as I said in an earlier post, like Inuyasha: The Final Act, I was expecting to cover two episodes of my new season pass in the first week, which is this week. Today, I am going to review Un-Go episode 2.

As I gave a series synopsis at the link provided earlier, I will not go over it again.


A corpse was found dead in a suitcase that was found delivered to the home of a person behind a famous music group. Kaisho states that a man close to the deceased did it, but Yuki investigates the matter on request of the victim's daughter. However, things do not seem to have happened the way it was claimed to have.


I am not too sure about this one. This is not the first time that I encountered the type of case presented. Unlike the last one, we are brought right into the case after. Sometimes, this is good, and sometimes it is not. However, since I am trying to look at the positives right now, I cannot really say anything else at this moment. I did like how we kind of got dropped a hint of why Inga is with Yuki. After all, we did not get much of an explanation last episode. Unfortunately, I cannot really think of anything else that piqued my interest in this episode.


Because I did not have much good to say about it, there certainly has to be a lot of negative. First, This case was not so easy to follow. Detective, mystery, and crime fiction fans may want complex cases and/or cases that are not too obvious, but if they cannot draw their own conclusions, which is the most fun about watching and/or reading this stuff, there is not really anything to hold interest. People are interested by the cases of Sherlock and Poirot because the audience is at least able to follow the case, but we never see any evidence that Yuki does not notice as well, whereas there are times in Detective Conan (Case Closed) when the audience notices thing that go by unnoticed by the characters. Character development can hold some interest, but being that this is the second episode, that cannot be determined yet. So, the only thing to hold attention right now is an interesting case, which has failed to show. Also, the biggest break in the case was just too obvious. When Yuki questioned two people, one of them started to run off. Only a person with something to hide will run, no matter whether they are the culprit or not. Fortunately, she was not the culprit, otherwise we would have definitely had the worst case ever, second only to Detective Conan (Case Closed) episode 6. Because of the fact that there is yet another interesting case and the obvious being the biggest break, things seem to be going from bad to worse.

Considering the fact this is the second episode in a row with an interesting case, I am not too hopeful about this show. I recommend fans of Detective, mystery, and crime fiction skip this. As for everyone else, it might be better to start looking for a different series.

What are your thoughts on Un-Go episode 2? Do you agree or disagree with my views? Do you have anything to add? Feel free to comment.

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