Heartwarming / Hell Girl

General:

  • The (VERY) few episodes where someone doesn't end up in hell tend to have one of these as well.
  • The episodes where Ai's companions show they care about her.

First Season:

  • Courtesy of the final episode of Season 1. Ai attempts to expose Hajime as a hypocrite to his daughter Tsugumi by summoning a manifestation of his wife's car accident, to which we saw him responding in flashback "it's not my fault". This accident happened, mind you, after he rejected her attempt at reconcilement and she ran to her car crying. But when he sees the scene, he bursts into tears, emotionally crushed at the reminder that his wife died because he wouldn't forgive her. So Tsugumi decides to stand by her dad and rejects Ai's offer to send him to Hell.
  • Episode 25 of Season 1 is ultimately tragic, but Ai's parents are shown to be loving, caring guardians despite her status as an outcast - to the point that they would defy village tradition to attempt to keep her safe.
  • A brief but touching moment an episode of season one: a young circus performer is mistreated and locked up in an old warehouse, while her twin sister is spoiled rotten. Upon finding the abused girl (who is staring into space and singing quietly to herself), Ai silently lays a hand on the girl's cheek.
    • Ai seems to sympathize with people who have been betrayed by those they cared about. Probably because she'd been stabbed in the back, herself...

Second Season (Futakomori):

  • In episode 16, Hone-Onna's interactions with Ran, whose wara-ningyo she is at the moment, even though she cannot talk to her until the end. Highlights include Hone-Onna complimenting her beauty after an older woman pretties her up, and helping to enter that woman's name into the Hell Correspondence for having stabbed Ran.

Third Season (Mitsuganae):

  • A brief moment in Episode 25: At one point during Yuzuki's backstory, we see a younger Akie come across Yuzuki while she's sitting by herself by a riverbank, and she gives Yuzuki a piece of candy to try to cheer her up. Clearly this moment stuck with Yuzuki, since we had actually seen a brief glimpse of it in episode 13, flashing through Yuzuki's mind to warn her that Akie was in danger.
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