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“Hell Girl” Live-Action Film Releases Poster and Teaser Trailer

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Fan favorite horror franchise Hell Girl (Jigoku Shoujo) has just released more details about its upcoming live-action film adaptation. The movie’s official website has first unveiled a teaser visual featuring model/actress Tina Tamashiro as lead character Ai Enma. Check it out below:

Translated to English, the tagline of the poster says the following: ”At 00:00 A.M., you must not access the website.”

In addition to the teaser visual, Hell Girl’s official website also released a new teaser trailer for the movie. Lower your volumes and prepare for the creeps before watching the teaser trailer below:

The live-action film will be directed by renowned horror director Kouji Shiraishi, who also penned the script for the movie. Some of his internationally known horror movies are Noroi: The Curse, Occult, A Record of Sweet Murder, and Sadako vs. Kayako. The Hell Girl live-action movie is also the reunion work of Shiraishi and Tamashiro, as they worked together on Sadako vs. Kayako in 2016. In that film, Tamashiro played one of the lead characters named Suzuka Takagi.

Below are the other confirmed cast members for the film:

• Hone Onna: Manami Hashimoto
• Ren Ichimoku: Raiku
• Wanyudo: Akaji Maro
• Miho Ichikawa: Nana Mori
• Haruka Nanjo: Sawa Nimura
• Sanae Mikuriya: Mina Ooba (SKE48)
• Kudo: Kazuki Namioka
• Maki: Tomu Fujita

Hell Girl premiered as an anime series in October 2005. Its cult popularity then lead to three more seasons, a live-action TV series, mangas, and a video game. Anime News Network describes the anime’s story as such:

”Somewhere in the vast sea of the Internet, there’s a website that can only be accessed at the stroke of midnight. Known as the Jigoku Tsushin, rumor has it that if you post a grudge there, the Jigoku Shoujo will appear and drag whoever torments you into the inferno. Very little is known about the girl—all we know for sure is that she lives with her equally enigmatic grandmother, that three magical straw dolls accompany and serve her, and that whenever a posting on the Jigoku Tsushin moves her, she becomes the Jigoku Shoujo.”

The Hell Girl live-action film is set for a November 15, 2019 release in Japanese theaters, Plot details of the movie are yet to be released.

Source: Crunchyroll News

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