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Jigoku Shoujo

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
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.851 (scored by 55887 users)
Ranked: #7532
Popularity: #205
Members: 126,413
Favorites: 1,999
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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)

Related Anime

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

Characters & Voice Actors

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


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

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Aired  Oct 5, 2005 to Apr 5, 2006
Status  Finished Airing
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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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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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Jun 24, 2014
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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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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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. 
reportRecommended by nike13
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. 
reportRecommended by chibuki
Both of them grant requests, just that one deals with wishes and one deals with revenge. Also, both require compensation. Ai looks like a mini version of Yuuko with the long flowing black hair, they have assistants as well 
reportRecommended by ZJun
Not only are the basic plot elements of these two series similar (in that they both feature a young girl with supernatural powers obeying an all-ruling call of fate), as VMP and JG also both convey a feeling of impending darkness that touches virtually everyone involved. Episodic in nature for the most part, VMP and JG focus heavily on the darkest aspects of the human psyche while exploring limitless situations. I highly recommend VMP to JG fans and vice versa. 
reportRecommended by Nocturnal
both are very good horror animes, although not very similar. And both have 3rd seasons to be out this year ^^ 
reportRecommended by Risa_chan
Judgement is passed down based on a set of principles that determines a person's worth. Betrayal and corruption does not necessarily distinguish right from wrong but rather affirms the fear of losing something previous or escaping death.

'Death Parade' showcases its tense and engaging characteristics from the get-go which did not disappoint. The worthiness of a soul is established through a variety of games where they will be reincarnated or released into the dark void. The power wielded by both god and demon are too great to bare and the servants can only glance from a distance. Regardless of the pain and cruelty inflicted  read more 
reportRecommended by ShanaFlame

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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