Anyone up for an insightful discussion of Jigoku Shoujo?
The first episode of season 3 was one of the bests. The one with the teacher that didn't do anything.
I don't know about insight, but the way she stares at you with those bright red eyes and the attitude with which she says "Ippen shinde miru?" gives me chills every time I see it.
I stopped at S2. Heard 3 wasn't worth it.
Also pic related was best ep.
Although a lot of people dropped after a few episodes, I liked the repetitive episodic nature of the first half of the season. It exemplified the immense prevalence of the human hatred and the emotional trauma Ai goes through dealing with it.
mabye time to rewatch, it's been some years
Why such an abstract word as "Ippen"?
Is 50 episodes worth it?
It's worth watching at least the first season for Ai.
I dropped it after they killed the cute nurse. Crossed the fucking line.
That's almost at the end of the season. You missed the grand finale. But that was saddening and either deep or pretentious.
It has more of a punch to it than ikkai. And that hard k sound kills my boner.
I know I missed it, but I just stopped caring at that point. Nothing was ever going to change and people were going to continue to dick each other over in various ways. I'm sure some people find it interesting commentary but I'd had enough.
DraconisMarch please fuck off.
i dropped this because all the episodes looked the same.
everyone dies: the show
That's for a reason though. It has a depth to it.
I dropped Jigoku shoujo after that one episode in which that journalist guy visits that hospital and it turns out that crazy loli was actually a doll. At first I liked the episodic style in which new settings, characters, and circumstances were introduced every episode, but it got boring fast as shit for me. If they'd kept it short and sweet, like maybe a tiny bit less than a 1 cour, Jigoku shoujo would definitely be a masterpiece. They had to fucking ruin it with inconsistency, awkward conclusions, and slow pacing midway through.
I loved the drama and the plot device though. Being able to send someone to hell? Pfft. Hell being reachable via computer? Fuckin lol'd hard. Not gonna lie. I also loved the lone detective-esque journalist working around the clock to support his kid via bribes and digging up dirt on people - (that was his kid, right?) trying to figure out what the fuck's going on and then getting dragged into it, but the episode in which they get lost in the fog and wind up at that hospital, or whatever that place was It's been a while since I've seen it, I hope my memory isn't shit , was essentially the point at which I dropped it - due to not caring anymore about the mystery that the detective / journalist was facing, because it shifted off of a sporadic random story-tier per episode, to more of a conclusive, and steady non random story arc. That's really my only complaint, OP.
Overall, up until that point, I give it an 7/10. It's an excellent story, but falls short in its attempt to go from random strangers stories to a steady story focused essentially around one character. And also, the occasional forced drama didn't help much
Spoiler alert. It's muh opinion, save your butthurt for someone who gives a fuck
At least finish to the finale. You miss why Ai even cares a two bit reporter is attempting so futilely to undermine her.
In addition: when I say "It's an excellent story", I mean the overall story, like the plot and settings, not the individual stories that hell girl deals with. I liked the concept, they just didn't do enough with it, but whatever, like I said, It was a 7/10 up until I dropped it because "muh detective / journalist must face something beyond his understanding, and walks away unscathed" and forced drama (Very literally. It's essentially every episode, and has to actively be ignored to fully appreciate the setting in and of itself) Of course, that's speaking subjectively, because the setting itself is set up FOR forced drama because the MC is a girl that deals with situations that are forced upon her by people who're in sadistic, almost diabolical situations. That IS very literally forced drama if I've ever seen it.
Wait, is he a god or something? Don't fuck with me.
I want to fuck Ai.
I can't believe how chilling and well-produced this show is at moments, and how mind-numbingly boring it can get at the same time.
I stopped at the (frankly great) episode with that one manga artist that draws Ai, but I didn't have the patience to go onwards. I know repetitive episodes aren't bad per se but I can't stomach them.
It's kinda hard to tie everything together at the end without some kind of arc. And I too noticed the forced drama, but I look forward to her saying her famous line.
Futakomori has a lot less arc and a fair deal more setting and background, if you were interested.
Anon, you're not alone. The thing is, is that people who can stomach them, believe jigoku shoujo is a wonderful anime, and people who can't stomach them - can at least see why the anime is decent for what it is, and know that if it weren't for the fact it's plot route follows something akin to a 1 story 1 chapter pacing, it'd probably be damn good.
But that's what it's biggest flaw is.....and that's also its biggest complaint. You can have the best produced, voiced, animated, well thought out story ever created, but if it's paced horribly, it doesn't matter how good the character settings, animated sequences, and/or the overall feel are, if people simply can't sit through the monotonous plot, it's not going to really go anywhere.
Believe it or not, a lot of anime fall under this very category, but that flaw is often ignored in place of LOLDEEP or LOLFANSERVICE.
There is a story arc that kicks in with the introduction of the reporter, which was >>101295207's complaint. The last 3 episodes are to die for. Pun intended? And Futakomori is an improvement.
If you don't even make it to Futakomori you'll never know what's so special about this pretty one.
Watched the first season, had to drag myself through that shit.
The ending was retarded as fuck. Waahhh mommy died because you didn't forgive her for sucking someone else's dick while I was at home with a fever. You're so mean! Bitch probably grew up to be a whore like her mother.
Something about a previous life or w/e. Don't remember anything other than how stupid the series was.
It's not an ending if there is 2 more seasons you fucking whore.
It's cute when people don't understand something and call it stupid. I take it you thought Othello was stupid, too?
>It's cute when people don't understand something and call it stupid.
I almost forgot /a/ is full underage who recently watched entrylevel garbage.
I watched it a long ass time ago(like when it was first subbed) and I'm not rewatching it just to remember completely why it's shit.
What did you think of Othello though?
As in that one shoujo manga?
I rest my case.
Not unless this fellow was the mangaka.
Ahh leaping genres.
Never read it. Undoubtedly overrated as is the case for most classic literature.
I felt like the first 3-4 episodes of the first season were some of the best. I liked the way the punishment scenes felt particularly schizophrenic, like a descent into madness.
Also the way they actually where thematically related to the crime committed. Like the baseball guy basking in the glory as the fans chanted his name, murderer.
After that they got kinda lazy and just had random monster jump-scares.
But really, the best part of the show was probably The ED's
King Lear? Henry V? Macbeth?
I think Futakomori is just better than the first season in general, largely because they start to deviate from the really black-and-white revenge stories they started with.
Would you watch anime adaptations of Shakespeare? Shit, I would.
At Futakomori ep 20. I assume Kikuri is more than a Jar Jar, right?
I loved the visuals in the OPs too. But the correctly used engrish in the first and the word "dakishimete" irked me.
What are some episodes that I must watch?
First two seasons were damn good, third season felt forced and shitty and I dropped it. Episodic anime is an acquired taste I've learned, but this one is high-tier in that realm.
One of the best OST's around, too.
I wouldn't recommend skipping any, but you absolutely must watch ep 3, 4, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 22-26
The ending of Futakomori (last 3 episodes or so) was awesome, I couldn't stop watching. And man, I think a anime never made me this angry with a character (the entire village, in fact)
is this is good in terms of horror? or is it just cute dark girl doing cute shit.
If by "horror" you mean ghosts and monsters, then no. If you mean "the darkness inside the human heart," then GODDAMN SON, yeah.
It isn't good in any terms.