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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 ...  Sadako 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
...  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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(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 »


Spoofed in RINGwhispers (2015) See more »


Performed by Orijinaru Ravu
Courtesy of Pony Canyon
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Very well done!!
9 February 2003 | by 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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