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

Also Known As:

Ring: The Final Chapter See more »

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(12 episodes)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Is a 12 episode self-contained miniseries that is based on the original Ring novel and is not connected to the films. See more »


Remake of Ringu (1998) See more »


Performed by Orijinaru Ravu
Courtesy of Pony Canyon
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A unique Japanese drama
14 August 2003 | by son_of_minyaSee all my reviews

Before watching this, I had seen every Ring film except Rasen. Rasen was released with English subtitles in 2003, and I plan to see it soon. I am a diehard fan. So, maybe I am a little biased.

The series has a completely different take on the characters of Ringu, and a lot of major events are changed. Some of these changes were clearly made to stretch the story out over 12 episodes. Other changes are just inexplicable; like the video being "hidden" inside a J-pop music video. However unnecessary the changes may seem, they did keep the story fresh and interesting.

The closest American comparison I could make is to the TV soap opera Passions. The format is different, but this is still at heart a TV drama series involving the supernatural. It also has elements of The X-Files and E.R. If that sounds bizarre, just bear in mind that this is a Japanese program.

For the first six episodes, I was hooked. Edge of the chair suspense, real caring for the characters. However, it did start to get hokey as time wore on. By the end, I began to see Ringu as an allegory against multi-level marketing schemes. In fact, the final episode was hokier than the final episode of Hack Dusk and John Galt's final speech in Atlas Shrugged put together.

All that said, the good outweighed the bad. There's no other series quite like it, and it's a must-see for Ringu fans.

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