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Jigoku Shoujo

Jigoku Shoujo

Alternative Titles

English: Hell Girl
Synonyms: Jigoku Shojo
Japanese: 地獄少女

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2005 to Apr 5, 2006
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.871 (scored by 51890 users)
Ranked: #6892
Popularity: #191
Members: 114,540
Favorites: 1,939
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

drama horror mystery psychological supernatural

Synopsis

Somewhere in the vast sea of the Internet, there's a website that can only be accessed at the stroke of midnight. Known as the Jigoku Tsushin, rumor has it that if you post a grudge there, the Jigoku Shoujo will appear and drag whoever torments you into the inferno. Very little is known about the girl—all we know for sure is that she lives with her equally enigmatic grandmother, that three magical straw dolls accompany and serve her, and that whenever a posting on the Jigoku Tsushin moves her, she becomes the Jigoku Shoujo.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Jigoku Shoujo, Shin Jigoku Shoujo
Sequel: Jigoku Shoujo Futakomori

Characters & Voice Actors

Hone Onna
Hone Onna
Main
Honda, Takako
Japanese
Honda, Takako
Seman, Jennifer
English
Seman, Jennifer
...
Wanyuudou
Wanyuudou
Main
Sugou, Takayuki
Japanese
Sugou, Takayuki
Elliott, R. Bruce
English
Elliott, R. Bruce
...
Enma, Ai
Enma, Ai
Main
Noto, Mamiko
Japanese
Noto, Mamiko
Palencia, Brina
English
Palencia, Brina
...
Ichimoku, Ren
Ichimoku, Ren
Main
Matsukaze, Masaya
Japanese
Matsukaze, Masaya
Haberkorn, Todd
English
Haberkorn, Todd
...

Staff

Cook, Justin
Producer
Omori, Takahiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tatum, J. Michael
Script
Takagi, Noboru
Script



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Feb 22, 2007
Dragon_Empress
Jigoku Shoujo takes place in modern Japan where the internet has filled the lives of many people in this bustling world of technology and sins. This anime portrays the cruelty of the human race, and shows that there are many people in this world that suffer terribly and that, indefinitely, most people wish those that are making their lives miserable would just die and go to hell. And, of course, Jigoku Shoujo, or Hell Girl, is there to exact their revenge.

The storyline is wonderful. The anime itself is mainly episodic, and each episode focuses mainly on one person, and the suffering they're experiencing due to read more
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Jun 24, 2014
TenYasha
As much as I hate episodic anime, I must say this one is an exception. I found this anime when I was searching for a psychological show on MAL. I saw the ratings, and they all seemed pretty decent, so I gave it a shot. And I´m glad I did…

It´s not that easy to like shows like these, since at first sight there isn´t any sign of a linear plot, its just a bunch of different stories thrown together to make a 26 episode anime. Because of this, many people tend to drop this show before the really good episodes come around. I must say read more
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Recommendations

There is a fine line between revenge and justice. Death Note has Light (Kira) hell bent on bringing justice and order to a new world by killing the criminals and ruling by fear. Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl) will exact revenge upon your enemy at the price of your soul. At first, right and wrong seems pretty clear cut for both anime; bad guys get punished but as the serieses progress, the lines get blurred. The person in the wrong isn't always the one getting killed/sent to hell.
Jigoku Shoujo and Shugofumi involves interaction of normal human life and the supernatural. The two of them features different sets of characters and different cases in each episode, but the story ultimately led to the main characters who happens to be the key in all of what's happening.

Opening Theme

"Sakasama no Chou" by SNoW [JP: 逆さまの蝶] [EN: The Inversed Butterfly]

Ending Theme

"Karinui" by Mamiko Noto [JP: かりぬい] [EN: Basting]

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