Staged Version of “Hell Girl” (Jigoku Shōjo) set to appear in November!

Fans of the “Hell Girl” series, also known as Jigoku Shōjo (地獄少女), will be happy to hear that there will be a staged performance of the anime at Tokyo Shibuya’s CBGK Shibugeki (東京・渋谷のCBGKシブゲキ) from November 9th to November 13th. Tickets can be pre-purchased at Confetti for 7800 yen via this link

According to their official twitter, the stage play was announced on 23rd September, and pre-purchase was made available from 26th September to 1st October. No news about their cast, or which stories from the original Hell Girl has been revealed as of yet.

The plot of the series is based around different stories of how, at the stroke of midnight, anyone can access Hell Correspondence, a website they can request to send a person of their choosing to hell. The Hell Girl, known as Enma Ai (閻魔 あい), then appears to the client, presenting a doll that will send said target to hell when a string is pulled. The only downside is that the client will be sent to hell after their life is over. Each story has their own unique twist and blend of characters.

Hell Girl has had a long history: it first started as an anime produced by STUDIO DEEN in 2005, and was popular enough to not only have 2 more sequels in 2005-2008, but a manga adaptation by Etō Miyuki(永遠幸), published in Nakeyoshi (なかよし) magazine by Kodansha (講談社) in the same time period as wellThe same artist also produced 2 subsequent manga sequels: New Hell Girl「新・地獄少女」 and Hell Girl R 「地獄少女R」. Hell Girl has also received a live-action drama adaptation and several video game adaptations on Nintendo DS and PS2.

With Hell Girl’s long history, fans of the series will possibly feel quite thrilled at the thought of their favourite Hell Girl re-enacted, to send people to hell again after such a long hiatus.



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