Horror anime Hell Girl is back. Jigoku Shojo: Yoi no Togi (Hell Girl: Company in the Evening) will premiere July 14th. This fourth season will consist of six newly-produced episodes and six episodes selected from the past three seasons.
A lead-in special is planned for July 7th. Then, the home video Blu-ray/DVD releases are planned for August 23 and September 27.
The previous three seasons ran in 2005-2006, 2006-2007 (Futakomori), and 2008-2009 (Mitsuganae). 26 episodes were produced by Studio Deen for each season. It has been also adapted into manga, live-action TV drama, light novels, video games, and pachinko machines. The most recent was the stage play performed at the CBGK Shibugeki! theater in Tokyo in November 2016.
Instead of the third season's Hiroshi Watanabe, the first two season's Takahiro Omori (Natsume's Book of Friends, Durarara!!) returns as the director. All of the main voice cast, including Mamiko Noto as the protagonist Ai Enma, are scheduled to return.
Tokyo-based band Mio Yamazaki perform the theme, "Noise," with Mamiko Noto on ending "Irogami."
Original Concept: Hiroshi Watanabe (You're Under Arrest, Hell Girl third season director)
Original Story: Jigoku Shoujo Project
Director: Takahiro Omori (Natsume's Book of Friends, Durarara!!)
Character Design: Mariko Oka (Hell Girl all three season, First Love Monster)
Series Composition: Kenichi Kanemaki (Hell Girl all three season, Natsume's Book of Friends)
Music: Yasuharu Takanashi (Hell Girl all three season, Naruto, PreCure series)
Main Voice Cast:
Ai Enma: Mamiko Noto
Wanyuudou: Takayuki Sugo
Hone-Onna: Takako Honda
Ichimokuren: Masaya Matsukaze
Yamawaro: Hekiru Shiina
Kikuri: Kanako Sakai
Michiru: Misaki Watada
Along with the schedule announcements, a new visual and preview have been published.