Are you ready for another round of grudges? Bind your souls in a covenant of revenge and send your tormentor to Hell. A price… there will always be a price. Deliver your end of the bargain and seal your soul to a hellish fate. Set your sights on Heaven as you wander through a world of pain and agony for all of eternity.
“You are coming with me. We are going to Hell.” – Enma Ai
⌈ General Information ⌋
The latest in the Hell Girl series, Jigoku Shoujo: Yoi no Togi is the fourth season of Jigoku Shoujo. Announced last February 2017, the show aired on July as a climax to the series. Jigoku Shoujo: Yoi no Togi consists of 6 new episodes and 6 ‘reminiscence’ episodes.
⌈ Synopsis ⌋
At the stroke of midnight, those with extremely powerful grudges can visit a supernatural site made for vengeance called the Hell’s Correspondence. Type in your grudge’s name and the Hell Girl comes to take your tormentor to Hell. Sounds simple, right? That’s where you’re wrong. With such a convenient service to avail, it surely comes with high stakes. Forget how rich you are in the mortal world. The Hell Girl is only interested in a bargain with your soul.
Lately, however, a strange child comes into the scene and follows Ai and her companions. Without even a fragment of her own identity, this mysterious girl starts questioning Ai’s duties as the Hell Girl. Who is she and what connection does she have with Ai?
⌈ Story Overview: Eny’s Perspective ⌋
Following a long line of successes in the past 3 seasons, Jigoku Shoujo: Yoi no Togi delivers your daily dose of revenge. As expected, the fourth season continues where the last one left off. Soul after soul, Ai and her companions still continue to ferry both senders and tormentors to Hell. Though, there is one catch: with the consistent flow of the story revolving on vengeance, grudges, and what not, this fourth season seems a bit… redundant. Sure, we get to feast our eyes on a huge improvement on the art style. But just like every other anime series, too much is not good. The previous seasons had all the material they needed for a character and plot development. In Yoi no Togi, the creators simply threw in bits of new material and mixed in some of the old ones.
Despite being repetitive, Jigoku Shoujo: Yoi no Togi still features decent tales of vengeance and horror. As previously stated, the modernized art style makes the gore all the more fun to watch. I mean, what better way to spend your days than to watch people burning in high-definition visuals?
⌈ Conclusion ⌋
This fourth installment on the Hell Girl series is not one I highly recommend although it’s still good to spend time on. That is, you can watch it as some sort of conclusion to the series. Suffice to say, Yoi no Togi could very well be the last we see of Enma Ai and her companions.