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Hell Girl, Vol. 1 - Butterfly

3.9 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

According to rumor, a mysterious message board exists, accessible only at midnight. Those who find the site have the ability to post a grudge they harbor against someone, and the Jigoku Shojo (Hell Girl) will carry-out the revenge and then transport that person’s soul to hell.

Of course, vengeance comes with a hefty price. Those who seek revenge must accept the fact that when they die, their souls will also be taken to hell.

Hell Girl v.1 contains two exclusive art cards!


Special Features

  • Episodes 1-5
  • Promotional video
  • Making-of promotional video shoot
  • Character profiles
  • Textless songs
  • Trailers

Product Details

  • Format: Animated, Color, Anamorphic, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    Unrated
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Funimation Prod
  • DVD Release Date: October 23, 2007
  • Run Time: 125 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000UR9TEQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,161 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By trashcanman VINE VOICE on November 3, 2007
Format: DVD
Among humans there is rumored to be a website which, if accessed at midnight, can grant retribution to the wronged.... at a price. The website in question is known as The Hell Link and the grievances aired on it are observed by a rather nondescript Japanese schoolgirl, relaxing in a hot spring or perhaps playing a game of marbles by herself. But Enma Ai is no ordinary girl. Her home is the underworld and her profession is a high-speed escort for the souls of the damned straight to hell. Accompanying this Hell Girl on her mission is a small crew of underworld denizens who collectively investigate the validity of each request and then aid in carrying out the punishment, a sort of waking nightmare that serves as a prelude to their journey to the abyss. When some tortured soul enters their grievance on the Hell Link, they are given a choice to send their antagonizer to Hell. But curses always come home to roost and the one who condemns another soul to damnation is destined to join them when their own life ends. When I first heard about "Hell Girl", it struck me as the first of what will probably be many Death Note clones riding the coattails of that series' wild success. But the image of Ai Enma's striking red eyes and vividly beautiful kimono proved to be irresistable to this anime fan so I gave it a try. It turns out that the two series' have almost nothing at all in common, though this show is certainly the inferior of the two.

The problem with this show's first 5 episodes is that, for at least four of them, you are watching the exact same thing over and over.
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This was one of the first anime's I had ever watched, and I enjoy the nostalgia that comes from re-watching it. Of course, looking back at it, I can see the flaws that I couldn't see before, but that doesn't take away from the anime. The episodes is formulaic, and won't get too exciting until later episodes to those who are new to this series. I enjoyed it because it really didn't matter to miss an episode or two, especially for someone with limited resources and time back when I watched it. Its pretty easy to understand, and anybody could jump in to watch the show without missing too much to understand. The later episodes will develop the storyline and unravel the mysteries behind hell girl. So to those who are new, have patience and stick with it! Remember, this is a pretty old anime if I do say so myself, released around (2005-2006) but despite its flaws, the soundtrack is amazing, animation is pretty good, and overall story is good.
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Hell Girl, Vol. 1 - Butterfly
I bought this anime on another friend's recommendation, and it is an okay anime. It was a little slow at first, but then it starts to pick up towards the end of the volume. However, I could pick up small subplots that I hope will keep the anime even more interesting throughout the other volumes. That being said, parts of the anime is quite repetitive, so if you are not into that, then this is not the anime for you.
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I didn't know what to expect from this series when I started but within five episodes I'm sold. While normally a volume that is presented in this way would get a lower score from me, the visually stunning characters and mentally disturbing story makes me want to see more until I know the secrets that Ai is keeping about herself and the crew that she surrounds herself with. If you're looking for the next great horror anime, this might possibly be it.
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bought this for my daughter who is obsessed with this series. the price was amazing and was brand new as indicated. also was ship and received fast
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By JQ16 on December 28, 2014
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If you like animes of this nature then youll like this one. High quality animation style
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This series is something different. Each episode deals with a different person who is being wronged or tormented in some way. These people are approaching their breaking point and all decide to visit a mysterious website that is only available at midnight. It is said that at this site you can enter the name of the person who wronged you and you will be avenged... but there is always a price. These stories are dark and at times violent. They explore corruption and the evil that often lurks in the human heart as well as the desperation of the tormented. It is too dark for my kids and contains some disturbing imagery. (kids are between 5-14)

I have watched all of volume 1 and am looking forward to volume 2. My only complaint is a lack of character development due to each story being its own separate tale. Still, each story I have seen so far has been satisfying to watch, I would just love to see more depth to the few characters that do carry over from story to story. I definitely recommend Hell Girl to adults and older teens who like their fairy tales dark.
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