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Posted 7/29/17 , edited 7/29/17
Does she ever speak outside her job?
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Posted 8/4/17 , edited 8/4/17
This week.

I'm glad to see those elderly abusers getting the punishment. It's hard to imagine that such low people can exist sometimes....

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Posted 8/4/17 , edited 8/4/17
I have to say that I'm not really certain the nursing home director actually got all that she deserved in this episode, and the staff definitely didn't either. As basically a newbie to this series, I'm finding myself very intrigued by the sorts of issues this show is willing to tackle even if I'm not convinced it's doing it as well as it could be. I'd call it a really enjoyable watch so far but "enjoyable" doesn't necessarily seem like the right word to use. Heh
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Posted 8/5/17 , edited 8/5/17
That was just depressing. But it was kinda cute that Wanyuudo had a little crush on her.
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Posted 8/11/17 , edited 8/11/17
Episode 5:

Tbh, I think those bullies got what they deserved. What kind of morons would ride in a car while driving in the mountains like that?

Anyways, this seemed like a tragic episode that went from dramatic to really depressing. I felt reall bad for Michiru tbh. Some of the kids and adults treated her like complete trash. That ending really gave me the chills.

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Posted 8/11/17 , edited 8/11/17
I want to get invested, since there is an obviously overarching story from the first season to third, but it is so boring and nonsensical. I am knowledgeable about the phrase Confucius said, "before you go on a path of revenge dig two graves", but this is ridiculous, and more importantly, incredibly formulaic.

Person A has grievances against Person B who is a complete asshole with full impugnity, they consider revenge and go to the website at midnight, where Ai and the gang gives them a doll before informing them that they too, will go to hell when they die in exchange for immediate damnation. they hesitate, then, things get much worst, driving the desperate Person A to pull the red string and seal the deal, where Person B is given a karmic hallucination before being ferried off to the underworld, where Person A is shown recovering from the ordeal, while they down at their mark signifying their future damnation, dreading the day they will die.


Honestly? I do not mind episodic, but you don't need to spend 20 episodes with this exact sequence of events concerning characters we in the end cannot really care about for the brief time spent.

This is the first season, so it is my criticism of such. It is boring to actually get to the great stuff, and for an entire season spanning 26 episodes, this borders unforgivable.

As for my nonsensical remark, I doubt that everyone who made a deal would go through with it, but everyone in the first season does in overwhelming numbers, with the ultimate price of eternal damnation to be paid, and honestly? Who would is my first question, but the surprising thing is how many people we are shown pulling the red string, and this after they are told, and after they are shown hallucinations of what hell is like.

This is an interesting way to talk vengeance, but the sad thing is, none of these seem to be that propelled by hate, but of fear and distress induced by their worsening circumstances, if anything, in a more Faustian bargain sort of way than a self destructive lifestyle dedicated to one person's misery.

If anything, the added bonus of their reputation restored would seem to be the major selling point here, not revenge.


The vengeance here in the first season seem to be done out of being illogical in desperation, not overwhelming hate in lieu of logic, which makes it more disappointing in hindsight.
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Posted 8/11/17 , edited 8/11/17
I had no idea a new one was being made! Holy smokes! I probably won't watch it until it is released on DVD/Bluray, which I am sure it will be, but this is great!
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Posted 8/11/17 , edited 8/12/17
So... Season 3 did not happen.
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Posted 8/11/17 , edited 8/12/17
The level of details just seem underwhelming when compared to the first three seasons...and it seems a bit crude? Am I imagining things, because I never notice such things related to animation and such unless they are blatant changes.
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Posted 8/11/17 , edited 8/12/17
I watched to episode 3.

This season is mindbogglingly bad. Episode 3 confused me with who was what in relation and what they did, and honestly, I do not care. The artwork suffers immensely from the previous seasons, the animation is notably bad, especially with the mother being punched backed and falling over, and the immense amount of dark situation is not matched by the care to explain anymore than the basic details, up to and including the fact that the brother and the older teenager are serial killing...vigilantes? (That girl was present earlier in the older guy's beating, but the fact that she only appeared for less than 5 seconds makes it less of a callback and more of an "Oh....OH" moment not giving any satisfaction) There is less effort put into the damnation scenes this episode that I cannot help but be immensely disappointed when the comeuppance scenes are generic and unrelated.

The fact that an 8-10 year old kid can summon 3 adults already broke my suspension of disbelief, the family unit can somehow function for a toast of bread to be eaten but then descends into madness like par the natural course rather than any "big" incident, and even then, I could barely tell characters apart, or who they were. Why no one called police this time around (With past episodes such as the baseball ace abusing his teammates, he was explained as being too idolized to be suspect, while the stalker was a police officer who pinned the blame on another for his impunity.)

There is so much meaningless darkness that does not get anymore than teenage ramblings, much less something you might expect from at LEAST freshman philosophy, and this would have been perhaps satisfying enough if the kid display much more of a personality. He doesn't.

The fact he and the teenager turned into serial killers, just like that, comes off as a surprise, with the previous conversation about sacrifice more to do with preventing their tormentors from hurting others than what they will do once damned. What REALLY FUCKING PISSES ME OFF...IS HOW THE FUCKING BROTHER LEAVES HIS CATATONIC SISTER AT HOME. Seeing as how she is raped by the cousin, the same person the brother sent to Hell, I would like to think that HE WOULD GET HER SOME HELP. Something, police, fucking anything. But nope, got to kill more assholes. I know I damned myself to damn your rapist sis, but I got to send other assholes to hell too!

The idea that they would do something like this with their lives is interesting, but poorly foreshadowed for a shock surprise. I would've preferred something about the teenager saying thing innocuous about what to do now versus his more insidious intentions behind the word. Nothing fancy, but this is nonsense.



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Posted 8/12/17 , edited 8/12/17
I may have been a bit quick. I just watched Episode 4 of Hell Girl. Wasn't quite as satisfying for an ending, but it was quite great. It makes episode 3 much more jarring in comparison. The art detail is similar, but less emphasis is placed on it in episode 4, and the story was satisfying and even true to life, without breaking the suspension of disbelief that broke in the previous third episode, and did not go into "This person is so evil they eat babies" effort they did in episode 3.

People may say that I shouldn't judge an anime so early, but keep in mind this appears to be episodic like most of the episodes, and that they had relative consistency with what is seen, shown, and done, even if it was hellishly repetitive.
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Posted 8/14/17 , edited 8/14/17
I wonder if they are going to dub this season, for some reason they didn't dub the second one.
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Posted 8/18/17 , edited 8/18/17
Another tragic story. At least punishment got carried out to the person that deserved it. The only surprise is that Michiru became Hell Girl. One thing that did bother me is how she completely changed her mind since she was pretty reluctant on becoming one originally.

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Posted 8/19/17 , edited 8/19/17
is the show over? The next time on says the next 6 episodes are called the "reminisce" episodes and have shots taken from one of the season one episodes. As someone who has seen all of this series, to suddenly get 6 incredibly old recap episodes after a rushed ending after taking a huge plot change is really a let down.
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Posted 8/19/17 , edited 8/19/17
I'm also sure Michiru wants to have a reason for doing it, but with ep 6 possibly being the end, we won't see that. (unless they planned this to be the start of some new hell girl series?)
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