Rock Band Mio Yamazaki, Voice Actress Mamiko Noto Perform New Hell Girl Anime's Theme Songs
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official Twitter account for the new Jigoku Shōjo Yoi no Togi (Hell Girl: Evening Attendant) television anime series revealed on Saturday that the rock band Mio Yamazaki will perform the show's opening theme song "Noise," and voice actress Mamiko Noto will perform the ending theme song "Irogami" (Colored Paper).
The single for Mio Yamazaki's opening theme song will ship on July 12. The four-member rock band formed in Tokyo in 2013, and released their first album in November. The song for Jigoku Shōjo Yoi no Togi marks the first time Mio Yamazaki are performing a theme song for an anime.
The new series will have six new episodes and six "reminiscence" episodes, and will premiere in July on MBS, Tokyo MX, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and BS11.
The cast members feature returning cast reprising their roles, except for Misaki Watada as Michiru. The cast includes:
- Mamiko Noto as Ai Enma
- Takayuki Sugo as Wanyuudou
- Takako Honda as Hone-Onna
- Masaya Matsukaze as Ren Ichimoku
- Hekiru Shiina as Yamawaro
- Kanako Sakai as Kikuri
- Misaki Watada as Michiru
Hiroshi Watanabe (Hell Girl: Two Mirrors scriptwriter, Hell Girl: Three Vessels director) is again credited for the original concept. Takahiro Omori, the director of the first Hell Girl anime as well as Hell Girl: Two Mirrors, is returning to direct the anime at Studio DEEN. Also returning are Mariko Oka, Kenichi Kanemaki, and Yasuharu Takanashi for character designs, series composition, and music, respectively.
Stories in the Hell Girl franchise usually begin with bullied or tormented people accessing the Hell Correspondence website, allowing them to submit a request to eliminate the person tormenting them. It is then that Ai Enma, the titular Hell Girl, appears, and gives these people a doll that, once pulled, sends their tormentor to Hell, where Enma and her companions proceed to enact karmic torment on the doomed person. The catch is that the person who originally sent the request will be sent to hell as well.
Source: Animate Times