Siren acquires UN-GO

For immediate release

22nd September 2011 – Siren Visual is proud to announce the licensing of the forthcoming anime franchise  UN-GO. The 11 part TV series will be streaming on Anime News Network in conjunction with airing on Fuji TV's noitaminA slot, beginning in Japan on October 13.

UN-GO (pronounced ‘ango’) is a detective story set in a futuristic, post-war Tokyo. The control of the media's infrastructure is in the hands of Rinroku Kaishou and through his power he is able to influence Tokyo's massive economy, from the political to the industrial arenas. A highly intelligent man, Rinroku has been able to solve a lot of mysteries himself through his own deductive reasoning, and with the vast information he has within his reach. But is he really acting alone?

In this day and age, classic detective work is seen as passé, the individual's reasoning no match for modern technology. Shinjurou Yuuki, the ‘Last Great Detective’, is consequently known to the public these days as more of a failed detective. Despite this, Shinjurou has no choice but to follow his own intuition as it defines who he is. Working alongside him (and sometimes against him) is a young, sharp-witted cute kid named Inga. Despite both power and public perception, it is actually Shijurou and Inga's passion that is solving the biggest cases out there…including the ones Kaishou is credited for.

Director Seiji Mizushima, writer Shou Aikawa and anime studio BONES; the team behind megahit Fullmetal Alchemist, reunite to create another new major work: UN-GO. Whilst following the spirit of Ango Sakaguchi's Meiji-era Meiji Kaika Ango Torimonochou, UN-GO boldly shifts the setting to the near future.

Also featuring character designs helmed by illustrators pako (Scared Rider Xechs) and Yun Kouga (Mobile Suit Gundam 00).

Siren CEO Eric Cherry says of the license, “everyone at Siren has been anticipating UN-GO since we learned about it. BONES is behind some of the strongest anime franchises in history and so we feel a humbling sense of responsibility to present UN-GO to the Australian audience in a way that will appeal our existing customers and help us reach new ones.”

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