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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Hell Hath no Fury.......

Enma Ai

I have finally gotten around to finishing Jigoku Shoujo, an anime series which I started last year but due to school work was unable to finsh watching it. With school over now, I was free to finish this series. What can I say about Jigoku Shoujo, it was a nice series which dragged big time in the middle but eventually picked up towards the end. I think I mentioned this series before, when I first started watching it. In anycase the story is about a website called Hell's correspondance, where you can at 12 midnight type in a person's name whom you wish to get revenge on. Enma Ai and her associates will get revenge on you behalf if that is what you wish, however there is as always a price to pay, and when when soul is sent to hell two graves are dug and the revenge wisher upon there death will also get a one way ticket to hell. The story was always episodic in that it was about the revenge wisher of the week and what reasons lead them to contacting Enma Ai. Eventually two recurring characters do show up, and they are always trying to find ways to stop the revenge wishers from contacting Ai and seeking there revenge; but then they also have a connection to Ai herself. In anycase some of the stories were extremely interesting in that you really sympathize with some of the characters and other's were just plan weird. Some people who were wished to hell didn't even deserve that fate, but it just showed that Ai and her associates did not discriminate about who they sent to hell. Overall it's an intriguing series which if you can get over some of the weird storylines and the episode dragging which will eventually picks up again after episode 13, it's worth checking out. While watching Jigoku Shoujo, I often questioned the morality of using the Hell Correspondance website as a means of revenge, and when one can truly get revenge is the price of going to hell really worth getting revenge?


  • At 6:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Jigoku Shojo is a really good series, i also finished wastching the subbed versions last week sometime. The ending was great, but I wish they had more character development on Enma Ai's associates.

  • At 11:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Enma Ai is soo kool, but i like Ichimaru Ren the best, he is sexy as hell...I wish they had done a back story on him as well.

  • At 9:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I liked this series even the ending, except some episodes were really sad like the one where the nurse was killed for no reason and the one with the bride whose mother in law abused her.

  • At 12:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I haven't seen this anime but judging from the comments it seems pretty suspenseful.

  • At 8:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Your site is on top of my favourites - Great work I like it.


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