Ranked #770

Jigoku Shoujo

Alternative Titles

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


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


Score: 7.831 (scored by 60,287 users)
Ranked: #7702
Popularity: #227
Members: 139,841
Favorites: 2,124
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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)


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More episodes Episodes(1/26)

# Episode Title Aired
1 From Beyond the Twlight
Yuuyami no Kanata Yori (夕闇の彼方より)
Oct 5, 2005

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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Feb 22, 2007
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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Jul 26, 2008
It's like a badly chosen present. The outside wrapping is perfect, with a pretty ribbon to top it off. When you look inside though, the contents of the box aren't very impressive. You'll probably never use it or end up giving it to someone else.

These are the words I'd use to describe Jigoku Shoujo, a series strongly recommended to me by a friend. I was told the art was amazing, and it was. The story, however, is far from it.

The art and sound are what constitute as the wrapping paper. Every detail is immaculate, the character designs are vibrant, and every time Ai says "Want read more
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Sep 21, 2015
Though Jigoku Shoujo has plenty of potential that it mostly lives up to, it gives in to repetitiveness until a slight salvation at the end of the season.

Believe it or not, I was captivated by the first episode, it was all "AH SHIT THIS IS COOL WHY DO I NEVER HEAR PEOPLE RAVING ABOUT THIS," but I soon realized that the same plot structure and enthralling aspects of the show were reused. Over. And over. And over.

There was also a quite annoying "whishuuuu" that nylon fabric makes in first episode every time someone moved, luckily they ditched this after episode 1.

I also seem to read more
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May 12, 2015
--This is a review of the ENTIRE THREE SEASONS of Jigoku Shoujo--

After discussing the apparent absence of „real“ horror in anime in general in one of my clubs, I decided to look up a few so called horror series and finally stumbled across Jigoku Shoujo. This series definitely has a lot to offer on the supernatural/mystery sector with its 72 episodes distributed over three seasons airing between 2005 and 2009, but would it also offer the horror I was searching for?

In a nutshell, this series is about a mysterious girl named Ai Enma who, over the course of the whole series, fulfills people´s wishes read more
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