Fighting of Ecstasy: vol.1
Even before getting to the bonus content on the discs, the DVD cases themselves come with plenty of goodies?Volumes 1 and 2 both feature a beautifully designed reversible cover and a pair of premium quality art cards. As for disc content, music fans will enjoy Volume 1's music video and making-of clip for the ending song; meanwhile, those keeping track of the story can check out the character profiles in Volume 1 and the montage episode in Volume 2 that summarizes the events so far. Let's be perfectly honest: Hell Girl is not the greatest horror series ever made. Most times it doesn't even approach "great", settling instead for "good" with its tried-and-true formula of modern-day issues and vengeance. Slick, high-quality visual production also makes this a pleasure to watch, despite the occasional animation slip-ups. It may not be instant must-see material, but any fan of the horror genre should give it a shot?and then, perhaps, ask themselves the deep question that underlies the series: "Would I accept eternal torture in the afterlife, in exchange for temporary relief and revenge now?"