Jigoku Shoujo

Hell Girl

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Jigoku Shojo
Japanese: 地獄少女
English: Hell Girl
French: La Fille des enfers
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2005 to Apr 5, 2006
Premiered: Fall 2005
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Original
Genres: HorrorHorror, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural, SuspenseSuspense
Theme: PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.611 (scored by 134505134,505 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #14702
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #654
Members: 362,467
Favorites: 3,172

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It is said that if someone seeks revenge, they should dig two graves—and this is especially true of those who use the Hell Correspondence website. At the stroke of midnight, this ominous web domain becomes accessible, and whoever inputs the name of their grudge will get a visit from Ai Enma, the Hell Girl. Ai explains that she will send the target's soul to hell, but the requester will also end up in hell when they die.

For some, that price is far too steep; for others, where they will spend their afterlife has no bearing on their current, day-to-day hell. But one thing is certain: the Hell Girl will always be available to those in need of revenge, while she stoically performs her duty of ferrying souls into the darkness.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
Oomori, Takahiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kosaka, Harume
Episode Director
Awai, Shigeki
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Sakasama no Chou (逆さまの蝶)" by SNoW

Ending Theme

"Karinui (かりぬい)" by Mamiko Noto


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 ...
Jul 26, 2008
Mixed Feelings
[Edit 2017: Full disclaimer - I have watched 15 episodes from start to finish, 1-10, 12, 23-26. The rest I either watched on x2 speeds or substituted with reading synopses. (MAL doesn't allow retroactive changes to episode count)]

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 ...
Jul 27, 2012
The most stupid I've ever watched. Basically, it's all about a damn insolent girl with her subordinates going around and scare people by creating hallucinations, trying to get them to concede their faults.
The whole series is awfully repetitive. And the arrogant appearance of that pathetic hell girl makes me sick. That pipsqueak acts so pretentiously as if she's absolute right to do anything to anyone as she pleases and to judge or set moral standards. She's blatantly domineering, and sadistic. None of these characteristics would turn me off so much without the combination with the arrogance and pretension.

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