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Ring: The Final Chapter 

Ringu: Saishûshô (original title)
Asakawa is a journalist. He is witness to the strange death of a biker. Later this day, he learned that his niece Tomoko died suddenly of heart failure at the same time as the biker .So, he... See full summary »






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Series cast summary:
Toshirô Yanagiba ...
 Kazuyuki Asakawa (12 episodes, 1999)
 Ryûji Takayama (12 episodes, 1999)
Kotomi Kyôno ...
 Akiko Yoshino (12 episodes, 1999)
Akiko Yada ...
 Mai Takano (12 episodes, 1999)
Yûta Fukagawa ...
 Yôichi Asakawa (12 episodes, 1999)
Hitomi Kuroki ...
 Rieko Miyashita (12 episodes, 1999)
Tae Kimura
(11 episodes, 1999)
Kei Yamamoto ...
 Professor Jôtarô Nagao (11 episodes, 1999)
Takayuki Katô ...
 Kawamura (10 episodes, 1999)
Nao Matsuzaki ...
 Herself (7 episodes, 1999)
Aiko Konoshima
(7 episodes, 1999)
Yukinori Yokoyama
(7 episodes, 1999)
Chieko Ichikawa
(6 episodes, 1999)
Shigehiro Takeda
(6 episodes, 1999)
Tetsu Watanabe ...
 Officer Kashiwada (6 episodes, 1999)
Hideyuki Akabane
(5 episodes, 1999)
Mansaku Ikeuchi
(5 episodes, 1999)
Shôzô Uesugi ...
 Dr. Heihachirô Ikuma (5 episodes, 1999)
Sachi Shindô
(5 episodes, 1999)


Asakawa is a journalist. He is witness to the strange death of a biker. Later this day, he learned that his niece Tomoko died suddenly of heart failure at the same time as the biker .So, he decide to go to the cottage where Tomoko and three of those friends were Then, he find a videotape and watch it. The curse is going on, now. Written by John Mc Ready

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Release Date:

7 January 1999 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Ring: The Final Chapter  »

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Technical Specs


(12 episodes)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Is a 12 episode self-contained miniseries that is based on the original Ring novel and is not connected to the films. See more »


Followed by Rasen (1999) See more »


Performed by Orijinaru Ravu
Courtesy of Pony Canyon
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Very well done!!
9 February 2003 | by (East Coast, USA) – See all my reviews

I was surprised at this. I've seen the original Ring, Ring 2, Ring 0, the American "The Ring", the Korean "Ring Virus", read the manga, and will read the novel this spring. I would think that ring has been beaten to death. But this proves that it can still be a good story. Saishuushou is like a Ring joke to ppl, a lot of ppl don't really like it. I absolutely loved all 12 hours of it. It was very clever, and the cursed video was amazing (episode 2). Asakawa is a guy in this, and the man who plays him is just great. Everything about this series was wonderful. NOTE: it's NOT scary! It is not a horror series. It is strictly a drama, wich maybe a few starts in it. Keep that in mind when watching, please don't expect a scary imitation of "Ring". Saishuushou is it's own thing, and take it that way. Go into it with an open mind, and you'll love it!

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