いっぺん…死んでみる? – Hell Girl’s Catch Phrase

So if your browsers didn’t go nuts, spitting out these random characters, and you do happen to read Japanese, then you should know what this post is actually going to be leading up to. A review on Jigoku Shoujo or Hell Girl‘s manga… you may have already seen the anime that is released in the United States by Funimation, or event the live action drama that came out a couple of years ago, but if that is the case then check out the manga as well. Also if you want to check out the sound of Mamiko Noto’s voice as Enma Ai saying these words, check out Ray’s post a while back. FYI, this is one of the many titles that I have greatly enjoyed, so just as a hint, one of these days when I get around to it, I will review the artbook.

Noticeable differences and similarities between the manga and the anime. The topic is still as serious.. people end up cursing people that they want to curse to hell. Reading it on paper is not as scary as what I remember watching from the three seasons. You get to see mangaka Eto’s thoughts on the side panels as with most manga. The drawings for Enma Ai and the characters are also much cuter and simpler.

Read alikes for this title, if you ever see Vampire Princess Miyu.. the kimono and lone girl is quite similar with assistant form helpers. Miyu is published by Iron Cat in English. Other read alike titles Shinigami no Ballad and Death Note, since they all have the similar omnipotent controlling of life and death aspects.

10 thoughts on “いっぺん…死んでみる? – Hell Girl’s Catch Phrase”

  1. @Atashi – Definitely Jigoku Shoujo aka Hell Girls signature catch phrase of course.. it is read Ippen Shinde Miru? Won’t you look at death.. is the phrase.

  2. I gotta say, nothing excites/terrifies me more than hearing Mamiko’s silky voice basically telling me the next scene involves me boating to Hell. Its really strange how well her sweet voice fits into this character that sends people to Hell. Would not have believed it before watching it.

    1. Oddly enough, her breathy and sometimes cute voice sends shivers up horror fans’ spines. She was on a radio show once and was asked to tell a children’s story. Everyone was pretty spooked by her voice and had to tell her to stop.

      I’d go to hell with her a the helm. Can’t be as bad as earth.

  3. Atashi is correct. It’s いっぺん。One time. “Do you wanna try death for once? ”

    Noto Mamiko is awesome. I like her Sawako, Toujo-san of Ichigo 100%, and and of course Shimako of Marimite! Therapeutic voice, iyashi-kei seiyuu! But this one is spooky!

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