IFC presents all 26 episodes of the popular anime supernatural thriller series HELL GIRL from Aniplex starting September 30, 2008 at 8:00pm ET/PT as part of IFC’s new Tuesday night AUTOMAT programming block. Inside you can check out some exclusive stills, along with the official press release.Watch tons of clips here
All new Anime premieres on IFC
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 @ 8:00PM ET/PT.
Encores on Fridays at 11:30PM ET/PT.
IFC presents all 26 episodes of the popular anime supernatural thriller series HELL GIRL from Aniplex starting September 30, 2008 at 8:00pm ET/PT as part of IFC’s new Tuesday night AUTOMAT programming block. Visit the official website
THE STORY OF HELL GIRL: Rumor has it that there is a website, HellCorrespondence.com, which can only be accessed at midnight. Those who reach it can enter the name of someone who has wronged them and get their revenge through Young Ai Enma, also known as Hell Girl. This denizen of the underworld takes requests from the website and sends the appropriate victim to Hell. However, those who choose to go ahead with revenge must pay a price: on the day that they die, they will also go to Hell, with no chance of redemption for their soul.
HELL GIRL tells the tale of those who meet Hell Girl and make the choice of divine retribution, and the price they must pay in this life and the next to pay back her services.
The IFC AUTOMAT is a Tuesday night four-hour block packed with exclusive uncut, uncensored alternative programming including network premieres, originals, shorts, web shows, anime and more.
HELL GIRL- EARLY EPISODE GUIDE-
HELL GIRL EPISODE 01 – “FROM BEYOND THE TWILIGHT”
Premieres on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 @ 8:00PM ET/PT.
Encores on Friday, October 3, 2008 @ 11:30PM ET/PT.
When a suspicious turn of events leaves the class goodie two-shoes indebted to a manipulative bully, Mayumi’s peace of mind gets trashed as well as her reputation. But after one particularly violent run in with Aya and her cronies, Mayumi submits her classmate’s name to the fabled HellCorrespondence.com. At wit’s end between her continued suffering and the lack of immediate retribution, the young girl’s resolve finally breaks just as Hell Girl arrives. Will Aya’s final prank send Mayumi over the edge and damn them both to hell?
HELL GIRL EPISODE 02 – “THE POSSESSED GIRL”
Premieres on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 @ 8:00PM ET/PT.
Encores on Friday, October 10, 2008 @ 11:30PM ET/PT.
A nightly stalker has left Ryoko no alternative but to seek assistance from HellCorrespondence.com. After a year’s investigation, the police have finally uncovered a suspect, but the case could not be more complicated. Not only is he one of their own, but Officer Akimoto comes from a very influential family. While the police ask for patience as they painstakingly piece the evidence together, little do they know that young Ryoko’s already taken action of her own. As the nightmare takes a dark twist, will Ryoko have any choice but the supernatural?
HELL GIRL EPISODE 03 – “THE TARNISHED MOUND”
Premieres on Tuesday, October 14, 2008@ 8:00PM ET/PT.
Encores on Friday, October 17, 2008 @ 11:30PM ET/PT.
When their high school baseball team’s all-star turns out to be not quite upstanding, Iwashita can’t quite shake it off though his friend’s willing enough to take the beating. But as their silence is rewarded only with death, the young man confronts Hanagasa to no avail. As police attention spotlights the wrong team member and his classmates and family turn on him, Iwashita flees the scene. Guilt and desperation finally drive him to seek out the rumored HellCorrespondence.com. Is Hanagasa inviting more than just Hell Girl’s attention when he taunts the tormented Iwashita?
HELL GIRL EPISODE 04 – “SILENT CRIES”
Premieres on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 8:00PM ET/PT.
Encores on Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 11:30PM ET/PT.
Amidst tears and heartbreak a young girl loses the last member of her family, her faithful canine companion. Days later, guilt compels the vet’s assistant to confess the truth behind the recent death to Junko, the truth about the clinic and Doctor Honjo. While her own remorse and anger will drive Junko to HellCorrespondence.com, her fear of the ultimate consequence will give her cause to reconsider. But when revenge cannot be accomplished on her own. Will Doctor Honjo’s heartlessness cause young Junko to give voice to his silent victims?
HELL GIRL EPISODE 05 – “THE WOMAN IN THE TALL TOWER”
Premieres on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 @ 8:00PM ET/PT.
Encores on Friday, October 31, 2008 @ 11:30PM ET/PT.
A request ignored, HellCorrespondence.com unresponsive. Even as a cruel and ambitious employer pursues virtual vengeance for profit and gain, her ill-used young charge seeks to turn the tables. Not only has quiet Misato been responsible for the company’s many on-line successes, but President Riho has been putting the young woman to far darker and far more illegal uses. And that’s not the only dirt under this corporate rug. When Hell Girl’s companions take an interest, there may be a turnover. Even if vengeance is sought for good purpose, is Misato truly worth saving?
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