Deceptive little brat.
After last week’s horribly written episode, this comes as a pleasant surprise i.e it didn’t suck as much as the others. Though that doesn’t mean it was quality Jigoku Shoujo either. I have absolutely no idea why Ririka went behind her kind teacher’s back to have her persecuted by her grandmother; there was no reason at all. Maybe it’s because the girl is just a little bitch who likes to see people suffer.
One prevalent message in the episode was the fact that with not only teachers, but people in general must make compromises with their sense of morality and dignity in order to appease those with higher status than them. It really irritates me that Niiyama had to put up with so much crap because of that little girl and her overprotective grandmother. But then again, Ririka didn;t deserve to get sent to Hell. That’s the thing about this show, it’s almost never black and white. (Side Note: It’s episode 5, so what’s her name the main girl (can’t be a good sign that I’ve already forgotten her name) doesn’t seem to be trying to do anything about the fact that her back’s being torn open over and over again. I hope we see some signs of an overarching plot soon; Main Girl’s just becoming a useless add-on).
If anyone calledand spoke to me like taht at 2 A.M, I’d tear them a new asshole.
It wasn’t a particularly stand out case (normal for the series as a whole, but fantastic compared to the last episode) but it seems like the show’s getting back on track. Or at least seems like it was until this:
Next Time: things get FABULOUS.