Gundam” director Mizushima to take helm of “Un-Go” seriesd

Translated by The Asahi Shimbun from the website of Anime Anime Japan Ltd.

Information about “Un-Go” (An-go), which will air in Fuji Television Network’s “noitaminA” midnight animation slot from October, is coming out in dribs and drabs, keeping anime fans on their toes.

Seiji Mizushima, director of the “Mobile Suit Gundam 00” animated TV series, is taking the helm for the new anime series “Un-Go” (An-go), the anime’s official website just announced.

Screenwriter Sho Aikawa, who worked with Mizushima on the “Fullmetal Alchemist” TV series, will be on board to script the much-anticipated anime.

A teaser website that opened in June offers just a few animated scenes of Tokyo, but gives little hint of what the show will entail. But the fact that it is on “noitaminA” is promising, as that TV slot has involved a number of promising anime creators working on its content.

For “Un-Go,” illustrator pako and manga artist Yun Koga will design the characters.

Koga, whose anime projects have included “Loveless,” also worked as character designer for “Mobile Suit Gundam 00.” This will be pako’s first TV anime production.
Bones Inc., the anime studio behind the “Fullmetal Alchemist” TV series and other top anime titles, will produce.

“Un-Go” is an adaptation of “Meiji Kaika Ango Torimono-cho” (Ango’s detective stories from the early Meiji Period), a detective story by Ango Sakaguchi (1906-55). The producers say they plan a bold approach to the development of this novel by the literary giant.

“Un-Go” revolves around Shinjuro Yuki, a young man who calls himself a detective even though the profession is unfashionable. His sidekick is a boy named Inga.

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