Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae anime review

Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae anime review
After Ai Enma's supposed death after the events of the 2nd season, her three helpers, Ichimoku Ren, Wanyuudou and Hone-Onna live out their lives in relative peace. This is suddenly shattered when Kikuri returns to recruit them. Meanwhile, Ai mysteriously reappears from the dead and uses the body of a young schoolgirl, Yuzuki Mikage, to continue the Jigoku Tsūshin operation. Yuzuki is aware of Ai's presence however, when she can see what Ai sees.

Before I begin the final season review of Hell Girl, I would like to make the following disclaimer, the license to Hell Girl: Three Vessels belongs to Sentai Filmworks and distribution is done by ADV films, this review does not reflect the opinions of the anime community but of a singular reviewer, with that in mind please enjoy the review.

Hello everyone and welcome to the conclusion of the Hell Girl Review series, in this particular edition of my anime reviews I will be looking at the final season of Hell Girl which is also known as Hell Girl: Three Vessels which has been released on DVD as it’s usual full season, so with that in mind let’s begin.

In the final season of Hell Girl there is pretty much a conclusion to season 2 as a whole, with Ai’s companions having gone their seperate ways, however a mysterious girl named Yuzuki shows up in the story and is somehow connected to AI and her dark powers. During the course of this particular season we learn of quite a few things, who Yuzuki is, why she is here and what her connection to AI is in terms of the story, now during a few moments of the story there is a bit of a relationship bewteen AI and Yuzuki in a more love interest sort of way, yes this is a bit of a light shoujoai anime during the final season. The premise of the story still remains the same with the “Hell Link” being active as always and those seeking revenge can obtain it through that particular website, while those whose names are typed into the website are sent to hell. All the while the person who had them sent to hell is doomed to go to hell as well at the end of their life span which depends on the person.

Though this was released on DVD it is only available in the Japanese subtitles, not the english dub versions of both seasons 1 and 2, meaning if you are looking to hear the english versions of the voices then you will not be able to. Audio in season 3 is pretty top notch i must admit with the lessons learned from both seasons 1 and 2 taken into account when this was produced. Though i prefer the option of english voice overs and the japanese subtitles i will take what i can get these days, since of course the animation companies decide how the DVD’s are produced. However there are some slight moments where humor is thrown in to maintain the light but very tense atmosphere of the voice work which is a overall change compared to the dark, dreary undertones of the first 2 seasons.

Animations in Hell Girl: Three Vessels is a bit different then what you would come to expect, with changes to the overall emergence of AI and how she becomes her old self again, though given the change I have to say it is rather nice to be honest. When the 3rd season was thought of they took into account various animations already and tried to incorporate them into the style of Hell Girl: Three Vessels with a transformation sequence from Yuzuki to AI when each victim is being sent to Hell itself with a sort of Sailor Moon like transformation taking place near the end of each and every episode, drawing the story to a rather proper conclusion in the animation department.

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