History Anime / HellGirl

24th Aug '16 8:30:33 PM LadWatcher
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* RedStringOfFate: Fits mostly to the title of the trope than anything else really. There IS a Red String and it DOES work in binding their Fate, but with no connotations to romance at all. If someone could redirect me to a trope that's more suitable than this, please do so.



** In ''Mitsuganae,'' [[spoiler: Yuzuki's best friend Akie becomes the target of a woman who wants to make Akie's father, the chief of police, suffer for covering up a crime in which the woman's own father was injured.]]]

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** In ''Mitsuganae,'' [[spoiler: Yuzuki's best friend Akie becomes the target of a woman who wants to make Akie's father, the chief of police, suffer for covering up a crime in which the woman's own father was injured.]]]]]



* StupidSacrifice: A particularly tragic example in episode 19, when Inori sends her fiance's mother, who wants her to act like a living doll, to Hell. In the end it turns out that [[DownerEnding her fiance is not so different from his mother]].

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* StupidSacrifice: A particularly tragic example in episode 19, 20, when Inori sends her fiance's mother, who wants her to act like a living doll, to Hell. In the end it turns out that [[DownerEnding her fiance is not so different from his mother]].
10th Aug '16 8:24:26 PM Willbyr
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* ShoutOut: Episode 21 of season two. A guy named Makoto coldly rejecting the woman pregnant with his child. [[VisualNovel/SchoolDays Sound familliar?]]
** To ''InitialD'' of all things, in episode 10 of season two.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Episode 21 of season two. A guy named Makoto coldly rejecting the woman pregnant with his child. [[VisualNovel/SchoolDays Sound familliar?]]
** To ''InitialD'' ''Manga/InitialD'' of all things, in episode 10 of season two.
4th Aug '16 8:00:07 AM Dravencour
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* ClaimedByTheSupernatural: Every person who makes a DealWithTheDevil by using Enma Ai's revenge service is marked with a black flame tattoo on their chest; there is nothing they can do about it, and it is a sign that when they die their soul will go to Hell, no matter how they live their lives.

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* ClaimedByTheSupernatural: Every person who makes a DealWithTheDevil by using Enma Ai's revenge service is marked with a black flame tattoo on their chest; chest once they've pulled the red string and sent someone to Hell; there is nothing they can do about it, and it is a sign that when upon death, they die their soul will also go to Hell, no matter how they live their lives.
30th Jul '16 1:03:12 AM ChrisX
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%%* DevilButNoGod

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%%* DevilButNoGod* DevilButNoGod: Hell's Correspondence exists and seems like never running out of job. And [[spoiler:the Spider AKA the Lord of Hell]] exists. And we don't get to see if there is a God or a Heaven for those who could resist the temptations of pulling the string. Yeah, it's a CrapsackWorld indeed.
22nd Jul '16 2:36:20 PM Peridonyx
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** the client of episode 1, who is manipulated into having a photograph of her and a male escort taken in town and the principal's ''first'' assumption is that the client is a slut, and he calls her to the office to scream at her about this without giving the client a chance to explain herself
** the client of episode 3, who's framed for murder merely on the ''hearsay'' of the target since everyone else in town is apparently willing to quickly assume guilt without evidence
** the client of episode 6, whose mother is ''raped'' because of blackmail by the target and the client's father's first assumption is that the client's mother was cheating on him (as opposed to showing concern for his wife who is obviously miserable and crying)
** the twin clients of episode 9, since after their secret recipe shows up on TV at the same time as they were trying to show it off in their bakery, the ''first'' assumption of the citizens is that the fraud lies with the clients, without even giving the clients a chance to explain their side of the story
** the client of episode 11, whose father was framed for corruption by an editor who was really convinced the father was guilty, but the ''son'' ends up losing his education, his money, and his ''home'' on top of that, and all his supposed "friends" dump him the second he no longer has money. Really, sometimes one wonders why the clients even bother sending the targets to hell, given that the average Japanese citizens as depicted in this show can be so cruel and/or unloving that the client would just be victimized by another target ''anyway'', only without the ability to make a contract since they already used up their chance.

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** the The client of episode Episode 1, who is manipulated into having a photograph of her and a male escort taken in town and the principal's ''first'' assumption is that the client is a slut, and he calls her to the office to scream at her about this without giving the client a chance to explain herself
** the The client of episode Episode 3, who's framed for murder merely on the ''hearsay'' of the target since everyone else in town is apparently willing to quickly assume guilt without evidence
** the The client of episode Episode 6, whose mother is ''raped'' because of blackmail by the target and the client's father's first assumption is that the client's mother was cheating on him (as opposed to showing concern for his wife who is obviously miserable and crying)
** the The twin clients of episode Episode 9, since after their secret recipe shows up on TV at the same time as they were trying to show it off in their bakery, the ''first'' assumption of the citizens is that the fraud lies with the clients, without even giving the clients a chance to explain their side of the story
** the The client of episode Episode 11, whose father was framed for corruption by an editor who was really convinced the father was guilty, but the ''son'' ends up losing his education, his money, and his ''home'' on top of that, and all his supposed "friends" dump him the second he no longer has money. Really, sometimes one wonders why the clients even bother sending the targets to hell, given that the average Japanese citizens as depicted in this show can be so cruel and/or unloving that the client would just be victimized by another target ''anyway'', only without the ability to make a contract since they already used up their chance.chance.
** The icing on the cake, though, was [[spoiler:Ai herself in her backstory]]: [[spoiler:After being tormented for years and eventually BuriedAlive to death along with her parents by an entire {{Jerkass}} village, she understandably snapped as a spirit and invoked RoaringRampageOfRevenge. And then the Master of Hell came along and decided to punish... her and her innocent parents -- instead of, you know, the {{Asshole Victim}} villagers -- via either eternal damnation or her servitude as a {{Psychopomp}}. BlueAndOrangeMorality 101.]]
19th Jul '16 2:36:13 AM Dravencour
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** Or you can be that one character [[spoiler:who got sent to hell by the stalker because she was [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth too pure for this]] [[InsaneTrollLogic sinful Earth]]. This was made even worse because the Hell Correspondence literally didn't know what to show her. This was the point that started finally chipped away at Enma's calm exterior.]]

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** Or you can be that one character [[spoiler:who got sent to hell by the stalker because she was [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth too pure for this]] [[InsaneTrollLogic sinful Earth]]. This was made even worse because the Hell Correspondence literally didn't know what to show her. This was the point that started to finally chipped chip away at Enma's Enma Ai's calm exterior.]]
12th Jun '16 5:06:15 PM animenutcase
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* DirtyCoward: The villain in Episode 8 of ''Futakomori'' (and its manga equivalent) holds a grudge against her teacher for scolding her, but doesn't want to end up going to hell by pulling the string, so she creates a fake Hell Correspondence and blames one of the students when the strict teacher is injured, then pretends to help the student try to get revenge to trick her into sending the teacher to hell. The strict teacher ends up sending her to hell instead.
4th Jun '16 9:43:57 AM nombretomado
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There is also a manga adaptation, which [[AdaptationDistillation shares the premise and core characters]] but follows its own storyline. The first series ran for 9 volumes, the second for a few more, and the third is currently ongoing. A LiveActionAdaptation also exists, in series form; set within the timeline of the first anime season, retaining the anthology format while notably averting the anime storyline. [[CompressedAdaptation At a mere 12 episodes, there wasn't much room for them anyway.]] The series also spawned two video games, for the Nintendo DS (''Jigoku Shoujo Akekazura'') and the PS2 (''Jigoku Shoujo Mioyosuga'') respectively, as well as a puzzle game on the Konami-Net DX service for i-mode compatible mobile phones.

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There is also a manga adaptation, which [[AdaptationDistillation shares the premise and core characters]] but follows its own storyline. The first series ran for 9 volumes, the second for a few more, and the third is currently ongoing. A LiveActionAdaptation also exists, in series form; set within the timeline of the first anime season, retaining the anthology format while notably averting the anime storyline. [[CompressedAdaptation At a mere 12 episodes, there wasn't much room for them anyway.]] The series also spawned two video games, for the Nintendo DS (''Jigoku Shoujo Akekazura'') and the PS2 [=PS2=] (''Jigoku Shoujo Mioyosuga'') respectively, as well as a puzzle game on the Konami-Net DX service for i-mode compatible mobile phones.
26th May '16 12:33:08 PM IamTheCaligula
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* LastSecondChance: Maybe. Ai's companions often ask the target of the week if they regret what they've done to the client and, if the person is unrepentant, tell Ai something along the lines of "You heard what s/he said" before she sends them to hell, but it's never elaborated upon if genuine regret would actually save them or not. Most people are unrepentant or insist that they are not to blame, a few act repentant but only to save their own hides (which never works) and benevolent people who are targeted by jerkasses never even get the question asked. Then there's also the factor that Ai and her companions are tied by their own contracts to carry out their duties.
16th May '16 6:15:09 AM Dravencour
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* ClaimedbyTheSupernatural: Every person who makes a DealWithTheDevil by using Enma Ai's revenge service is marked with a black flame tattoo on their chest; there is nothing they can do about it, and it is a sign that when they die their soul will go to Hell, no matter how they live their lives.

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* ClaimedbyTheSupernatural: ClaimedByTheSupernatural: Every person who makes a DealWithTheDevil by using Enma Ai's revenge service is marked with a black flame tattoo on their chest; there is nothing they can do about it, and it is a sign that when they die their soul will go to Hell, no matter how they live their lives. lives.
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