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Ring: Saishusho [リング 最終章]



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Title:Ring: Saishusho
リング 最終章
The Ring
Telecast:1999-01-07 to 1999-03-25
Season:Winter 1999

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TV Station:Fuji TV
Duration:12 Episodes

Four high school students died of heart attack mysteriously. A reporter from Central Newspaper, Asakawa, was determined to find out the truth. He learned that all 4 students watched a video tape 2 weeks before they died, so he obtained the tape and watched it, trying to solve the mystery. However, he did not see anything unusal in the tape, which is a music video of a popular singer. Nevertheless, another man who also watched the tape 2 weeks ago died of heart attack. Asakawa was afraid that he would die after 2 weeks, so he seeked help from Takayama Ryuji, who specialized in paranormal phenomenon and seemed to have a mysterious past. After computerized digital analysis, they found out that the video was cursed and whoever saw it only had 13 days left to live...

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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. Stars [Original Love]

Actor/Actress Cast (15)
Nagase Tomoya
Takayama Ryuji
Yanagiba Toshiro
Asagawa Kazuyuki
Kuroki Hitomi
Miyamoto Rieko
Kyono Kotomi
Yada Akiko
Takano Mai
Yamamoto Kei
Uesugi Shouzou
上杉 祥三
Kimura Tae
Matsuzaki Nao
Kato Takayuki
Takakura Kaori
Suzuki Sawa
Sasaki Sumie
Noguchi Fumie
Yamazaki Yuta

Related Links (6)
1. Official Ringu saishusho Homepage @ Fuji TV (Japanese)
2. Ring, the last chapter
3. The Ring (Chinese)
4. Ring - Saishusho
Synopsis and pictures
5. the ringworld
6. CJ Morikai's Japanese Dorama Page
Complete synopsis of all twelve episodes

Drama Reviews (3)
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1. Watch this with your gf! [Rating: 7/10]
I continually lost interest in this one. It was like a never ending slower version of the movie (without Matsushima btw..sigh). There was alot of interesting points in this drama though which kept it alive. But when it all boils down to it, the movie does a good job at getting all that accomplished, and more.
Scare Factor Movie = 10/10
Scare Factor Drama= 2/10 (+1 for freakiness only)
Reviewed by gizm092 on 23 August 2003
2. Loved this variation [Rating: 9/10]
I really enjoyed the story and casting of this drama. Creepy and fun though not what I would consider scary it did have it's moments though. I missed Nanako Matsushima who is my favorite actress but all the cast worked well in this including Kuroki-san.
Reviewed by MonsterZero-65 on 13 November 2009
3. The movie is better [Rating: 7/10]
Of course the movie is better but this tv series is scary enough.
Reviewed by ester_grace on 23 December 2010

Comments From Users (34)
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1. Comments by saya317 [Rating: 7/10]
every episode ended in a cliffhanger so that was probably the reason why i got so hooked. it was suspenseful and mysterious up to the last two episodes or so, which ruined the overall feeling of the show. truthfully i didn't care whether or not any of them died. i only stuck to it to find out what was going on with takayama and his sister, who were the most interesting of the whole cast. overall, as a horror, it carries out its prurpose; nothing more.
2. Comments by kartanoman [Rating: 8/10]
A friend recommended this one to my wife and I. Although we do not watch horror films, this one had plenty of suspense to maintain our attention through to the end. Hitomi Kuroki (whom we've seen in "Oyaji" and "Good Luck") and Akiko Yada (whom we've seen in "Hotman") turn in excellent performances with the stars Toshiro Yanagiba and Tomoya Nagase. I would recommend this one to those who don't normally watch horror series as well as those who do.
3. Comments by donna8157 [Rating: 6/10]
The series to the popular movie, "The Ring". It's similar in format to the movie, but it's not as scary. There were some parts where I found myself holding my breath (ie. the scene where they were decoding the video) but the majority of it was boring. It went at too slow of a pace for a horror series and it was hard to enjoy it when I had already seen the movie. The ending was also done poorly.
4. Comments by Eyrien* [Rating: 9/10]
The mother of all Japanese horror. The infamous story of the cursed tape where if you watch it you will die in 13 days. All the actors put on incredible performances here. Don't watch this at 2:00 in the morning, by yourself, with the lights off as I did though. You'll end up scaring the bejeezes out of yourself.
5. Comments by tikleabubble [Rating: 8/10]
Wow, an absolute thriller. This kept me on the cliff every episode. The lead isn't much of an eyecandy, but he's a good actor. Tomoya Nagase is just oh so hot as always <3. Dropped 2 points because Kyono Kotomi was too annoying, and Tomoya didn't have enough scenes ^^
6. Comments by Angry Machines [Rating: 7/10]
Nagase Tomoya comes back in a new role, trying to look morbid and cool. It was too funny to watch. The show was good, but Nagase Tomoya just doesn't cut it as a lead actor. He should go back to his crying roles.
7. Comments by EstherM [Rating: 8/10]
Starts out really great but loses pace - probably a mini-series of 5, 6 episodes would have been better. Is outdated and wouldn't scare a 10-year old but at least Nagase Tomoya is a bit scary 90ties hot.
8. Comments by MilkyWay [Rating: 9/10]
It's thrilling from the beginning to the end. I had a lot of prejudices about the droama, cause usually I don't like it if movies are turned into a series, but to my own surprise I really enjoyed it.
9. Comments by williu [Rating: 10/10]
I was sceptical before I started watching it, but let me tell you - I couldn't stop as soon as I had started! It's probably the most suspense-filled drama ever, I highly recommend it!
10. Comments by CtrlV [Rating: 8/10]
can get a bit draggy at times, but overall a great plot. just stick to whats happening and you will probably enjoy it. for me personally, i did not like the female reporter..
11. Comments by Dezza [Rating: 10/10]
Fantastic film Sadako rocks!! The Americans made a right balls up with their version. It's the best horror film I have seen in ages.
12. Comments by Warrior [Rating: 6/10]
I think this is as good as ring the movie.Too bad I just watched the last 3 episodes,that is why i can just give it a 7
13. Comments by Shakyamuni [Rating: 7/10]
Pretty solid mystery drama. The ending last two episodes are pretty weak, IMO. Still, maybe worth watching.
14. Comments by Ralbol [Rating: 7/10]
Pas trop mal foutu, ca se regarde assez rapidement malgre quelques petits problemes par ci par la.
15. Comments by Andro [Rating: 9/10]
I watched all the movies and I liked them. I like the drama too, but it's a little slow and long.
16. Comments by aoiharu [Rating: 6/10]
only for nagase... or i wouldn't watch it... it's same-o same-o Ringu type of storyline...
17. Comments by zchendevlemh [Rating: 10/10]
i'm having a 2nd thoughts whether i'll watch this one. 'coz i'm currently living alone.
18. Comments by tabana [Rating: 7/10]
Really scary, but not my type of drama. On the horror factor it's a 15 out of 10.
19. Comments by katrinka [Rating: 10/10]
This show is even better then the movie! You have to watch this. it's wonderful!
20. Comments by dzitko [Rating: 10/10]
i thought the series was very good....though the ending made me ~tear~
21. Comments by aiscess [Rating: 5/10]
I only watched it to end my curiosity of the entire Ring Series.
22. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 7/10]
Got off to a great start, but kind of dragged at the end.
23. Comments by Dorochive [Rating: ?/10]
Still not watching, as I may not be able to sleep.
24. Comments by aimare [Rating: 7/10]
Worth seeing if you need something scary.
25. Comments by johuth [Rating: ?/10]
Bought means available for trade! COMPLETE
26. Comments by stargirl [Rating: 2/10]
Utter rubbish! I got so bored with it.
27. Comments by cghu007 [Rating: ?/10]
Wish list (with BM/English subtitled)
28. Comments by sashimi [Rating: 6/10]
Not that scary as I thought...
29. Comments by smmlt [Rating: 8/10]
Complete. PDTV DivX JEM
30. Comments by eiko [Rating: 7/10]
Full of suspense!!

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Users who voted for this drama (4)
1. dzitko
great series!!! one of my favorites!!! now i'll be trying to find the sequel("rasen"in english subs)...so if anyone knows where to get the series then LMK...(leave me a message)...=)
2. katrinka
much better then the movie, the best yet!
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