Posted by psgels on 15 February 2009 with categories: Jigoku Shoujo



Short Synopsis: A famous flower arranger calls Jigoku Tsuushin
Episode Rating: 8/10 (if only because of that awesome plot twist at the end)
Muahaha! Oh, this is going to be awesome! I guess that I should have seen it coming, but the end of this episode finally reveals the purpose of Yuzuki, something that the show has been building up for nineteen episodes so far: She’s going to be the next Jigoku Shoujo! Oh, this is going to mean two things:
– How the heck is she going to accept the revenges that she loathes? How the heck is she going to accept her job?
– If she’s going to take over Jigoku Shoujo’s role, then what the heck is going to happen to Ai!? Was she just brought back by the spider temporarily in order to find a replacement for her? Talk about cruel.

Oh, and here I thought that she was simply going to be the next Tsugumi. I guess that that now reveals that the final scene of the second season: it probably was a flash-forward (or whatever that’s called) to the future in which Yuzuki has taken up her role as Jigoku Shoujo. The finales of Jigoku Shoujo are always excellent due to the immense amount of build-up that goes into them, so I’m really looking forward to seeing how the creators are planning to instate her as the next Jigoku Shoujo.

Anyway, the rest of this episode was the standard though solid revenge. The theme is yet another one of the evils of society: heritages. Oh, those things can be real bitches if both parties can’t agree on what they want. If I understood correctly, in this episode two sisters try to respectively poison and send the other to hell because of it. The boyfriend was a bit crazy, though: why couldn’t he just point out that the drink was poisoned, rather than gobble everything up in order to prove his point?

3 Responses

  1. ancalyme says:

    I’d assumed Yuzuki was supposed to be a mirror for Ai, so as to push her characterisation further – but this is just awesome :0

    Wasn’t ‘hime-chan’ supposed to be the next Jigoku Shoujo? What’s her role then? I hope they clear that up this season.

  2. Shounen A says:

    Only one sister was trying to poison the other: the other sister didn’t have a clue. And the brother deliberately invited death to become part of an art form (I had the same WTF reaction when he drank the poison).

  3. Ashura says:

    Now that you mention it, I just went back and watched the ending of the 2nd season and you are absolutely right. The girl with the cellphone is that megane friend of Yuzuki…

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  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 02:31 AM)
    @Friend: not familiar with it, but chances are that we’re not that similar. I think if a lead character in a manga/anime does the kind of shit that I do then it will be perma-banned and then destroyed, with the ashes thrown wherever they are storing the Fukishima’s radiated water.
  • Friend
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 02:28 AM)
    @Emma I also like to kiss my cat. When I first got him, I thought it was gross to kiss an animal on the lips, but now I do it all the time :3
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 02:28 AM)
    The cats name, Grendal, automatically makes me think of the comic book of the same name.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 02:27 AM)
    The cat returns! =P
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 02:26 AM)
    I heard it takes a week for the cat to lose senses of attachment.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 02:25 AM)
    …Yes I have found myself talking to things like animals and babies/infants despite they have no idea what I am saying probably, the endearment kind of takes hold and it leaves the mind lol
  • Friend
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 02:25 AM)
    @ninja That’s… Actually very reasonable. When I came back last week to pick up Grendel from my friend’s house after being gone for 1-2 months, Grendel didn’t seem to miss me very much ;(
  • Friend
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 02:23 AM)
    Taking in every cat that lands on your lap
  • Friend
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 02:23 AM)
    @Bam You sound like the main character from that one Sakuraso anime O.o
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 02:21 AM)
    @Emma: show me a cat that that is NOT up to no good and I’ll be genuinely amazed.

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