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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
Premiered: Fall 2005
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Original
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.801 (scored by 67,054 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #8422
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #258
Members: 160,527
Favorites: 2,349
7.80
Ranked #842Popularity #258Members 160,527
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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

Have you heard of Jigoku Tsuushin (Hell Correspondence)? Those with a powerful grudge may only access this mysterious website at midnight, allowing them to enter anyone's name and have that person be ferried straight to hell. Ai Enma, the Hell Girl, will not judge whether or not the chosen target deserves punishment; she will merely exact revenge on them for you, provided your pain or suffering move her. Not much is known about this young girl other than that she swiftly carries out her tasks with the help of three straw dolls. There is just one catch, however—as payment for carrying out such a request, the user must condemn themselves to an afterlife in hell.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Enma, Ai
Enma, Ai
Main
Noto, Mamiko
Japanese
Noto, Mamiko
Ichimoku, Ren
Ichimoku, Ren
Main
Matsukaze, Masaya
Japanese
Matsukaze, Masaya
Hone Onna
Hone Onna
Main
Honda, Takako
Japanese
Honda, Takako
Wanyuudou
Wanyuudou
Main
Sugou, Takayuki
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Sugou, Takayuki

Staff

Cook, Justin
Cook, Justin
Producer
Omori, Takahiro
Omori, Takahiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kosaka, Harume
Kosaka, Harume
Episode Director
Tatum, John Michael
Tatum, John Michael
Script


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

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



More reviewsReviews

Dragon_Empress
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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doge_senpai
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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Ranivus
Jul 25, 2007
Its obviously a very sensitive subject. Personally i think nothing in RL could be any worse than hell, but that doesnt seem to be the case in this show. Considering how many users complete the contract, it almost gets out of hand . Getting cursed to hell because some lady kills your puppies? Thats a little extreme. But for the most part, most of the stories are pretty cruel and unusal "train wreck" stories that range anything from grade school bullies to betrayal to medical malpractice. Considering the main theme of the story being revenge, they could easily make 100 episodes out of thin air. read more
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clamp-fan
Apr 1, 2009
If you have not tried Jigoku Shoujo or as it is known in America, UK and Australia "Hell Girl", then all I can say is that you're missing out. Hell Girl is a very unique anime , each episode of the series focuses on another character going through a tough time before they turn to the legendary girl everyone is whispering about. Of course there's a price and even that doesn't stop the protagonist. The story's weakness is that it's very repetitve which doesn't rock everyone's boat as most of the time the protagonist will pull the string off the doll. However, the story gets read more
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