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Posted 10/21/08 , edited 10/21/08
basically, the revenge seems to downgraded and i don't like the idea of having enma ai inside others body... (somewhat looks like a possession?)

and possession is somewhat overused idea in anime...

anyway, epi 1... in the last part, was suprising... she send the wrong person to hell!!!
Posted 10/21/08
who's the little boy in the anime??? one with yellow eyes??? O.o
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Posted 10/21/08
I think it's the innocent scapegoat-devil-boy from season two. the one everyone in that deserted village blaims for their own sending of each other to hell.

I find this to be an interesting evolution of the anime. Season 1's cursed where almost invariably villians, and the curse usually brought good results for the one making the curse. At least it happened that way sufficiently often for the reporter's daughter to think it was okay. the culmination of season one was personal between Ai and the reporter's ancestors.

Season 2, Clearly had things go astray for those making the curse. often with Kikari's help. the moral ambiguity of the cursing process was emphasised and the culmination seemed like an actuall break down of the system with a whole village cursing itself and Ai refusing to transport her last victim.

Now, it's season three. Ai is back from the dead. apparantly possesing a girl to boot. why is she back? why that girl (I'm sure that question will be as important as asking why the little girl from season one could see visions of Ai) And right off the bat we're working with the down side of the curse machinery as it was only protrayed in one or two episodes of season one (the poor nurse comes to mind) or the final few episodes of season two.

It will be interesting to see where they take things from here. It's not business as usual and that's cool.
Posted 10/21/08
- She didn't send the wrong person to hell, she just misunderstood really.

- I don't really think it was that boy from season 2.


My impressions (I have seen up to episode 3 I will add):
At first I was a little upset with the theme song, but after listening to it a few times I love it, along with the ending theme. Keeping on the topic of music, some of the background music doesn't seem as good as the previous seasons - but I don't think that it's bad either.

Ai being inside Yuzuki's body is a fairly interesting change. Yuzuki is such an innocent kind of character, she reminds me of Tsugumi from Season 1 (who I am hoping will reappear at some point). I'm curious why Ai is possessing her body, perhaps there is deeper meaning to it than just needing a vessel or something. I'm also interested in how Yuzuki's character develops (if at all), and the relationship between her an Ai.

The revenge scenes are getting more humorous, which I quite like. Seeing Ai in a bee costume made me laugh, and the revenge scene of episode 2 and 3 were also quite amusing. And although I'm sure not everyone feels this way, I am glad to see Kikuri is back.

So far the animation has been wonderful (excluding some awful stills in ep 3), which is also a bonus.

I'm thinking/hoping that Ai has more of a motive than usual this season, due to her possessing Yuzuki. It seems kind of like she returned on her own will after what happened in season 2, and whether that was a decision she made or not I am wondering why she returned.

Although so far the reasons for revenge aren't as strong as the first two seasons, I am still interested in how the story will go ahead. I'm actually hoping it will focus a little bit more on the Jigoku Tsuushin this time around, and that some secrets will be revealed.

One thing I don't like: The Yamawaro (Is that his name) being added in. Maybe he has an interesting character/purpose/past, but it's like they just wanted to add a Shota in, in some ways. Ah well...
Posted 10/22/08
I've been waiting for this.
Posted 10/22/08
wow a new character showing up! that boy is Yamawaro.....
Posted 10/22/08
so.... Mitsuganae means(?) The Cauldron of Three (based from research)
i dont know what this really meant though
mayby ill find it out soon....
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Posted 10/22/08 , edited 10/22/08
Judging the first episode and last two seasons (it’s been soo long my memory is fuzzy on that):

Well they couldn't simply have brought Ai back in one piece... sooo possession does make sense, that and the proximity of all of these situations happen to be near her (a mystery in of itself). And that emergence scene from her body was... amazing, beautifully animated, with the color and everything (I can't say it in any words that would do it justice).

also the humorous elements in the revenge sequences were interesting and also this season seemingly takes on a more humorous tone as well with Kikuri in comparison to season 2, which was also amusing to see (the wind-up toy moment)... and welcomed to some extent, since this is a depressing series for me, and its kind of helps ease the tension. Hopefully the revenge sequences would be more serious in the latter half of the series, which I suspect will happen. (although Kikuri has a more humorous element to her in episode 1, I haven’t seen the other episodes... so I could be wrong and she would go back to that second season role, which was slightly humorous creepy spectator, out of the way of the grand plots, except for those certain instances)

Hopefully they will unwind some of the mystery in this season.

Also was it hinted there were other Hell girls, working separately from Ai (not in different time frame, but who are "working" in different areas, but we never seen another one to speak of, that and some of them are contracted after they die, with the mark)... judging by the ending sequence, and Ai's wording with the one character after she type the name? Or was it just artist direction, and misinterpretation of wording.
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Posted 10/22/08
meh like with all the series its good at first but the animes have never been able to have a stable story or they satart one late on in the series when your so bored of the reptativeness.

the kill was lol cos she totaly misread the situation
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Posted 10/22/08
Kikuri was funny when she said "wind it" at first i was confused then i realized her body was a doll or something.

and the the Bee-Ai was epic
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Posted 10/23/08
wow...enma ai dress was so much beatiful than the previous one...how i wish i have one..and i kind of confused with season three...
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Posted 10/23/08
I like the eps 1, since it just felt so different than usual. Well, I think the next eps will be back to its usual story, one story for 1 eps. But they must explain why enma ai was back!!
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Posted 10/25/08
i love tis!its a lil confusing but still ok^_^
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Posted 10/25/08
well, i think yamawaro's appearance is nice... i would like to know more about the bond between Ai n Yuzuki.. and also, how she "revived".
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Posted 10/25/08
love this, new character......, ai's so beautiful dress
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