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…
Kurahashi has never been the same since the hallucinations started. His condition is not medical in nature, and only seems to be triggered by an antique glass which shows him things he never would wish to see. For Kurahashi, figuring out the mystery of the Petit Cossette that appears to him in his waking dreams is a matter of life or death... and his sanity...
I think anyone who saw any of these two anime's will like the other one, mostly because of their effect on the soul, and less because of their plot or character resemblence. They both leave a sence of sadness and despair in some episodes and a very nice touch with the beauty of the characters, especially in times of despair.
In both Le Portrait de Petite Cossette and Jigoku Shoujo, girls are featured in within a liminal existence where they have to carry a burden from a heavy past into the present, seeking revenge and atonement while doing so. There is a certain amount of doom and gloom surrounding both shows, and they both deal with the main concept that people have to learn to accept the consequences of their actions or lack thereof, instead of dragging everyone else literarily down to Hell.
Encased by trees that are used to make grave markers, Sotoba is a village thought to be surrounded by death - a fact that soon literally becomes the case. One summer, a series of mysterious and untimely fatalities begins to plague the small rural town. With a higher than normal mortality rate for the time of year and each cause of passing remaining unknown, Toshio, the local doctor, and Seishin the temple’s vice chief monk become suspicious and take it upon themselves to investigate. However, as the deaths begin to pile up, more people begin to wonder just what is behind this sudden epidemic; could it have anything to do with the bizarre Kirishiki family that recently moved to the village?
Both of these series feature creepy girls behind a series of murders, and question the morality behind all of the characters. Sunako and Ai are presented as having tragic backstories that have turned them into what they are, although I think Ai comes across as more sympathetic. In general both of these titles have a sense of brooding, building horror that grows until toward the end of the series. Hell Girl is more episodic and Shiki generally has a pretty linear plot, but I think that if you enjoyed one of these series and wanted another horror title to watch, you should check out the other.
Both anime are a mixture of daily life and dealing with the supernatural. The tragic figure of a young girl is portrayed in both anime as the "antagonist". Both anime explore how humans cope with death, life, and situations beyond their control. While the plots are different, there is a certain feel to both anime that links these two together.
When two strangers find themselves trapped in a mysterious lounge with no memory of arriving, they're informed by the bartender that the only way to escape is play a game like their lives depend on it. With a spin of the roulette wheel, their fates are set: the men must play a game of pool, but it's no ordinary game! In a suspenseful, macabre twist, the balls aren't numbered but rather represent a different organ in each man's body. Just what kind of fate awaits the loser of this anything-goes game of billiards?
Have you ever done something wrong that you wished you could take back? Both these anime involve characters that have gotten in over the their heads and now have to have find a way to pay the price.
For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu by the duo, and taken into their home in an effort to save her. But what neither teenager knows is that this innocent young girl is actually a killing machine -- an experiment gone terribly wrong -- and it is only a matter of time before the murderer in her awakens again...
If you liked Jigoku Shoujo aka Hell Girl, you'll definently like Elfen Lied too. Elfen Lied and Jigoku Shoujo revolves arround one girl with the power to kill. Maybe Jigoku Shoujos maincharacter, Enma Ai, was destined to kill peoble and she does it for others. In Elfen Lied the maincharacter, Lucy or Nuy, is traumatised and kills everybody, who gets in her away. Both series contain lots of blood, cute killer girls and a little love here and there.
Kagura and Yomi are two girls who have a bond that cannot be broken. While once they fought side by side against the supernatural forces that threaten the planet, fate had something different in store for these star-crossed companions. Yet to understand the present, one must first experience the past – a time before Kagura’s involvement with the Supernatural Disaster Prevention Agency. Always cheery and good-natured to a fault, the young Kagura first meets Yomi when she is invited into her home. Over time, the two battle malicious spirits and grow closer together – but soon, more terrifying foes begin to reveal themselves. A swarm of glowing blue butterflies and a mysterious stone are harbingers of darker things to come, and one thing’s for sure: Kagura and Yomi will never be the same.
Even though Jigoku Shoujo is more episodic both of these show have drama and a backstory to the main female characters and Yomi and Ai have many things in common they both have their destiny wich is taken over by something evil but have some power in stopping it.