Ep 13 – “Purgatory Girl” / “Rengoku Shōjo” (煉獄少女)

Hell Correspondence isn’t just a recent phenomenon, but has been occurring for hundreds of years. This episode reveals how the Hell Correspondence was accessed through the classified ads in print newspapers before the war. A man named Fukumoto sent a man named Okochi to hell using the method, and Hajime Shibata hears his story; Fukumoto has also become infatuated with the visage of Ai Enma, and Hajime senses that Fukumoto is looking forward to seeing her one last time. We see a rare moment of empathy between Ai and Fukumoto, but what could this emotion mean for Hell Girl?