Hell Girl Collection
ultimate Hell Girl collection has arrived on DVD that collects the
entire series of this amazing anime experience in an impressive
collector's box. For the uninitiated, the main drawcard of the
series is Hell Girl and according to urban legend, a mythical website
becomes available to people at midnight and if the user enters the name
of a person, Hell Girl will extract revenge on them.
is a price to pay and those that have set Hell Girl on their targets
will eventually need to pay Hell Girl back on the day of their death
where they will be taken to hell for all eternity.
The series is
extremely well written and each episode features a different group of
individuals as Hell girl extracts revenge on those names that have been
recorded on the website.
What sets this series apart from most is the
amazing animation that has a real dark and forbidding feel to the entire
experience and a few great scares along the way. The stories are very
written, although a couple are a little lacklustre but the majority
successfully use this formula and ultimately win.
The series begins with a girl at school
being bullied and she decides to use this website to destroy the
protagonists in her life. As the stories progress, new characters are
introduced into the series such as the reporter Hajime who is chasing
this "urban legend" after getting a lead about Hell Girl.
the animation is quite stylised for the series and seeing Hell Girl in
action is quite horrifying and surreal at times, especially when her
innocence turns to vengeance and the victim experiences what is to come.
Great sound quality and some interesting special features nicely rounds
out this presentation.
Making of promotional video featurette
Main character profiles video
In conclusion, rgw Hell Girl Collection is a very impressive series that is reminiscent of DC
Comic's The Spectre and the Crimson Avenger who although
"innocent", they punish the evil by sending them to hell. The
parallels are similar, however Hell Girl does it better.
stylised art and some very interesting stories, at times this could be
considered the thinking person's anime and makes you question how far
you could as these character attempt to right their lives. What a fun
and bloody ride!