My thoughts on Hell Girl

I’ve just recently finished watching the first season of Hell Girl (地獄少女, Jigoku Shoujo), so I thought I’d share some thoughts and info with those of you who take the time to read this blog.

Each episode follows a person who experiences some sort of torment or anguish in their life (caused by another person), up to the point where they become desperate enough to use the Hell Correspondence website … which can only be accessed at midnight. The seeker of revenge is prompted to enter the name of their tormenter, upon which they are visited by Enma Ai – the titular Hell Girl – and presented with the opportunity of ferrying the object of their revenge to Hell. Of course, there is a price to be paid, meaning that there is usually time for some soul searching.

Hell Girl initially gives a feel of not being serial in nature – each episode seems to be standalone with nothing tying them together, but a common thread soon emerges.

I enjoyed Jigoku Shoujo tremendously – the characters were great, and I thought Mamiko Noto, the seiyuu for Ai was perfect – having that soft gentle voice saying “Ippen, shin de miru?” (want to try dying this once), would be all the more terrifying for the person with a guilty conscience.

There is a shorted second season – Jigoku Shoujo Futakomori – as well as a 12 episode live-action series, something I definitely want to get my paws on.

Thats it for now, but before I leave … this wouldn’t be complete without a picture … enjoy :)

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Sou1Co11ector
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I saw this anime last year. It was compelling in the beginning with the getting dragged to hell part, but it later became too much of the same.

It started to pick up again when they introduced the girl who could see/hear Enma Ai as she ferried people to hell.

It then went the normal route where the character just goes completely insane and I thought they could’ve done a better job of tying the story down.

But it was good at the beginning and the mid-end of the show, except the last 2 or 3 episodes.

Shadowfox
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It’s a fair point, although I must admit it’s been such a long time since I’ve watched it that it is probably due a rewatch. And possibly a new review. Will have to see when the time becomes available :)

UnderWorld
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UnderWorld

Hell Girl…. Creepy…. I came here after watching a video of Hell Girl and thought “Who the heck is that girl… she looks demonic and also cool at the same time.” After researching more of her, I now know her as the girl from hell who you can summon at a website at midnight who will help you get revenge at people who makes you upset/you have hated them your whole life. But there is a cost to this: there is a contract where you take a straw doll form Hell Girl and there is a red string around it’s… Read more »

Genevieve Lesch
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You can! Cosplay makes that possible :P He actually had a hell girl at our last cosplay picnic! ^_^

Genevieve Lesch
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I’d go insane too if my village tried to bury me alive as a sacrifice! :O