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    Sentai Filmworks Licenses UN-GO

    Episodes Begin Streaming November 13th Source: Sentai Filmworks, Anime Network press releases Official Site: (Japan) Special Thanks to David Williams and Christian Lopez

    Sentai Filmworks has acquired UN-GO (???, pronounced `An Go`, 2011), the eagerly awaited new series from Fuji TV’s prestigious noitaminA animation block and mega animation studio BONES (NO.6, XAM’D: LOST MEMORIES). Loosely inspired by a collection of detective stories by Japanese literary giant Ango Sakaguchi, the all star production transposes the action to a gritty near future, post-war Tokyo, and is helmed by director Seiji Mizushima (FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST, MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 00, DAIGUARD, EUREKA SEVEN) with a storyline by his FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST collaborator Shou Aikawa (BLOOD REIGN: CURSE OF THE YOMA, MARTIAN SUCCESSOR NADESICO, GHOST SLAYERS AYASHI). In yet another unique twist, character design duties have been split between illustrator pako (RENTAL MAGIKA) and Loveless and Earthian manga creator Yun Kouga (MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 00). Digital distribution of UN-GO will begin this month on the streaming service, Anime Network Online. Starting on Sunday, November 13th, the series will stream online at 3 PM Eastern with a new episode available every week. Each episode will also be available on the free, ad-supported Hulu service, as well as the Hulu Plus subscription service, within 24 hours. All 11 episodes will be available to Guest Users. Distribution on additional services and platforms, including a home video release on DVD and Blu-Ray, will follow in 2012. He pursues his job as the ‘Last Great Detective’. Others call him the ‘Defeated Detective’. What’s certain is that he’s Shinjurou Yuuki, a young man with a passion for mysteries and a talent for solving them that has made him the target of dark forces now stirring within the sinister underworld of a near future Tokyo. That could prove lethal, given that not even the other ‘good guys,’ including the police, are exactly on Shinjouro’s side. Fortunately Yuuki’s not completely on his own, and with the aid of his uniquely talented associate Inga, he’s ready to cut a swath through the veils of secrecy that have been laid before him. Get ready for mind against matter and a lot of cloak and dagger as the ultimate battle of clue and deduction begins in UN-GO!

    About Sentai Filmworks

    Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, including hit series like HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD, GUIN SAGA, NEEDLESS, CANAAN and ANGEL BEATS. Sentai Filmworks programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23 Films, The Right Stuff and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network and YouTube.

    About Anime Network

    Anime Network is a leading broadcast and digital distributor of Japanese animation and Asian cinema in North America. Headquartered in Houston, TX, Anime Network was founded in 2002 and launched as one of the first VOD networks on most major cable providers. Anime Network’s mission is to bring the best in anime programming to every household in North America. In addition to our VOD network, consumers can access our Online Streaming Service on our official website. This dynamic website, featuring an ever growing anime community, includes a subscription service that mirrors the VOD network and allows viewers to catch up on episodes they may have missed on broadcast.

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