Has someone done something to hurt you or the ones you love? Are you seeking revenge? Rumor has it that there’s a website that can service your needs. Titled “Hotline to Hell”, it contains a form that can be accessed only at midnight. Type in a name, and the Hell Girl will carry out your bidding – for a price. For though your appetite for revenge will be satisfied, your soul will also be condemned to hell after you die. But who is the Hell Girl, and does she care whether your revenge is justified? Apparently not, as long as she gets more souls…
Strange things have been happening at a local high school... mysterious disappearances, strange powers and brutal murders all emerge amongst kids who, up till now, have been perfectly normal. Even the Shinigami (Angel of Death) herself has been sighted. What's happening? The answers lie in the mysterious creature known as Boogiepop...
Both Boogiepop Phantom and Jikogu Shoujo feature 'victim of the days' who cannot escape their fates. However, as both series progress, a deeper story unfurls. Both anime are also very dark and moody.
In a dark and gloomy world victims fall at the hands of a mysterious force. The atmosphere and the slowly unraveling story make Boogiepop and Hell Girl a fine recommendation for each other.
Boogiepop Phantom and Jigoku Shoujo deal with people in extreme situations and mysterious entities with a dubious role within the narrative. BP's plot is extremely confusing, with episodes retelling the same event and doses of introspective speculation; while JS is considerably easier to follow, with a mostly episodic structure. They share a very dark mood and are pessimistic for the most part: these series are a window into insanity and its devastating effects; the supernatural elements are fully incorporated in acute human dilemmas.
Tarou has dreams - distressing dreams, related to the trauma he suffered as a child. His dreams and visions disturb his ease of mind, constantly reminding him of the darkness of his fear at the time he lost his sister all those years ago. He relives the fear, but can't recall any of the details of the time. Now, a new transfer student, Masayuki, takes an interest in Tarou's troubled past, as well as their school mate Makoto's connection to the dark incident. Under his persistence, the three boys end up visiting the site where Tarou was held hostage as a child: a decrepit hospital beyond the dam. The three venture forward to face their pasts and fears, unsuspecting of the bizarre world they are about to enter...
Both Ghost Hound and Hell Girl are by the same animator. The animation is similar, as is the general feeling of the unseen. There's a stillness in both that tells a story in itself. The plots, animation and characters are complicated and deep.
Spooky, eerie enviorment and a girl who seems to be quiet and seemingly mysterious to boot! The comparison between these two comes oblivious because Ghost Hound is a sequel of this anime. (or, so I've heard.) If you just love the eerie types of animes, you would recommend this anime to go with Jigoku Shoujo.
They both involve big eyes and ghost stuff....they remind me of the same kind of atmosphere too!
In feudal Japan, evil spirits known as mononoke plague both households and the countryside, leaving a trail of fear in their wake. One mysterious person has the power to slay the mononoke where they stand; he is known only as the Medicine Seller, and he vanquishes the mononoke using the power of his Exorcism Sword. However, in order to draw his sword he must first understand the Form, Truth and Reason of the mononoke. Armed with a sharp wit and keen intellect, the Medicine Seller wanders from place to place, striking down the mononoke in his wake.
Jigoku Shoujo & Mononoke are great to watch for those who enjoy a more psychological slant on horror. Both host a variety of different characters that choose to sin or admit their sins. If you enjoyed one for the central theme, than I'm sure you'll like the other
Both are dark series that reveal the ugly side of the human nature. They are focused on the suffering of humans who are responsible for theirown pain. In both ,viewer watches as the turth is revealed, as characters make mistakes that results in their punishment, either by their own hands or those they have damaged.
If you want an episodic horror anime like Jigoku Shoujo but thought maybe Jigoku Shoujo got somewhat repetitive, then check out Mononoke. It's got a series of original short stories that are genuinely scary. And the animation is gorgeous and creative in a way Jigoku Shoujo's wasn't. Moreover, at only twelve episodes, it doesn't overstay its welcome. For great horror, you won't regret your choice of Mononoke.
"I have only abandoned my body, I still live here" - are the words emailed to friends of Chisa, several days after her death by suicide. As Lain delves deeper into the world of the "Wired" (also known as the internet), the line between it and reality becomes more and more unclear. Close the world, open the nExt.
Both are dark and eerie, dealing with a heavy philisophical edge. If we have power, what do we do with it? if you could set things right, would you?
Both of these anime's have a dark and twisted side to them, both deal with death, what happens after death, the immortal soul. They also have beautiful art, worth watching again and again.
If you liked Jigoku Shojo, then you will most likely love Serial Experiments Lain. Both of the main characters have an eerie sense about them and a troubling secret to be unraveled. Thier quiet personalities make for a great show which will leave you wanting more.
In the human world, there live demonic invaders named Shinma who prey upon the fragile souls of humans. The only hope for the humans is one of demonkind: Miyu, who is fated to destroy the Shinma and send them back to whence they came. Although half-human herself, as well as living amongst them as a typical high school student, she bears no compassion for those she saves, as well as condemns. Along with Larva, her subservient, Miyu sets out to destroy evil, one Shinma at a time.
Episodic shows more about the individuals introduced in each story rather than each show's title character. Similar themes in the sense of both title character being the supernatural enforcers of decisions with a bit of ambiguity and inevitability. The 2 shows share near identical narrative structures, also.
Both shows are so similar in everything but one is about vampires and the other is about shinigami. Jigoku Shoujo is this generations Vampire Princess Miyu journey into fun horror episodic shows. Both anime have little plot but what is there is very interesting. Check one out if you liked the other.