Aside from yuri there’s also cool things like,
Then there’s just stupid shit
The first episode of Jigoku Shoujo season three (or Mitsugane if you feel like GIVING IN TO THE MAN) is just totally bizarre. Remember how in the last season Ai died? Well she’s back. Some how. She kissed a girl a now she’s living inside of her, so we’re probably going to have deal this new girl’s angst a lot. She’s not all that cute either, but I’d still rape her. In like a dark alley. I’d invite friends, too. But I’m getting off track.
One thing that’s always bothered me about Jigoku Shoujo was that it has such great artistic direction that’s wasted on a junk food show. It’s tasty junk food, but it’s junk all the same. This first episode of Mistugane is actually pretty good, though. In most Jigoku Shoujo stories the guy getting sent to hell is usually a dick. There are rare instances when he/she is not a dick, for the most part, they are dicks. In this one, you find out that the main guy isn’t actually a dick, and the girl who dispatched him is forced to live with her sin forever. I think that’s pretty cool.
Sure the series still has its dumb as shit damning to hell sequences, but these have become so ridiculous that I suspect Studio Dean just goes into self-parody mode when they have to script them. I bet they were all laughing over Ai in the bee-suit. I know I was.
The show’s new opening sequence is probably the worst one so far. Season one’s opening was pretty good, and I thought the opening to season two was phenomenal. Maybe this new one will grow on me, but I’m not feeling it. I don’t even think the song is by the talented SNoW either. Man, I love her music. I should get that album of hers.
The ending sequence, on the other hand, is probably the best just for that one shot of Ai’s silhouette behind the sliding doors. That’s classy stuff. The song’s also pretty good.
Moetron claims this show is 13 episodes, but MyAnimeList begs to differ. I hope it’s 13 epsiodes, because while Jigoku Shoujo is delicious junk, you can only have so much before you become horribly obese. I’ve already had 50 some episodes, so I don’t think I’d be able to handle another 26. 13 is doable, though.