Paranormal Activity 2: Tokyo Night

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Paranormal Activity 2: Tokyo Night
Paranormal-activity-2-tokyo-night.jpg
Japanese theatrical release poster
Directed byToshikazu Nagae
Written byToshikazu Nagae
Based onParanormal Activity by
Oren Peli
Produced byYasutaka Hanada
Takeshi Kase
Kenichi Nakayama
StarringAoi Nakamura
Noriko Aoyama
CinematographyTōru Hirao
Production
company
Presidio Corporation
Distributed byPresidio Corporation
Release date
  • November 20, 2010 (2010-11-20)
[1]
Running time
90 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese
Budget¥1.35 million[2]
Box office¥41.6 million[3]

Paranormal Activity 2: Tokyo Night (Japanese: パラノーマル・アクティビティ 第2章 TOKYO NIGHT, Hepburn: Paranōmaru Akutibiti Dai Ni Shō: Tōkyō Naito) is a 2010 Japanese independent supernatural horror film written and directed by Toshikazu Nagae. Commissioned by the Japanese distributor Presidio Corporation, the film is based on the 2007 American film Paranormal Activity by Oren Peli and documents events that follow from the original film. Paranormal Activity 2: Tokyo Night was screened at various locations across Japan by Cinema Sunshine.[4] It was later screened in various other countries.

Plot[edit]

In 2010, during a stay in San Diego, California, Japanese student Haruka Yamano (Noriko Aoyama) is involved in a car accident that breaks both of her legs. She returns to her home in Tokyo, Japan. Shigeyuki, her father, leaves for a business trip abroad, leaving her with her 19-year-old younger brother Koichi (Aoi Nakamura).

One morning, Haruka discovers that her wheelchair has moved even though the wheels were locked. Koichi suspects it to be a paranormal force and places a mound of salt in Haruka’s room, which becomes scattered the next day. Despite Haruka being dismissive, Koichi investigates further, and eventually, she lets him continue filming after a glass cup spontaneously breaks during dinner. Soon, they notice that multiple objects around the house have moved on their own from the camera footage. On the day when Koichi's friend Jun Nagoshi (Kōsuke Kujirai) visits with his girlfriend and her friend Misuzu Kure, Misuzu screams and foams at the mouth while examining Haruka's room.

Koichi contacts a Shinto priest for a purification ceremony, and after the priest has done so, he tells the siblings that the presence has calmed down. After two days with no incidents, their father Shigeyuki returns home. On night 12, Haruka’s wheelchair moves toward the camera and cuts it off, making the siblings realize that the presence is still in the house. Koichi tries contacting the Shinto priest but is told the priest died of a heart attack after leaving them. The incidents begin to worsen in violence, as Haruka is dragged out of bed by her hair. Haruka tries to contact Shigeyuki but he does not answer his cell.

Haruka recalls Katie, a woman involved in the same car accident that cut her trip short. After researching her online, she believes that the demon that had possessed Katie is now targeting them. She reveals to Koichi that she experienced similar strange phenomena while recuperating in the hospital in America. That night, she shows him a strange bite mark on her arm before losing consciousness. In the morning, Koichi places a crucifix in her hand. After he leaves, Haruka drops the crucifix, and it combusts, with windows breaking. Upon discovering the scorched crucifix and broken glass, Koichi becomes shocked and devastated.

On night 15, Haruka wakes up at 1 AM and stands by Koichi's bedside, staring at him for two hours while he is asleep. She then walks downstairs and screams. Alarmed, Koichi runs down and discovers Shigeyuki’s corpse in the closet. A possessed Haruka becomes violent, causing Koichi to flee and board a taxi. As he escapes, Haruka appears in front, and the taxi strikes into her before crashing.

Through security footage at a funeral home, Koichi arrives to pay his respects to Haruka, who is believed to have died in the crash. When he removes the sheet, he is shocked to see it is the body of the taxi driver. Koichi is suddenly dragged into the darkness screaming and the camera cuts. When it runs again, Haruka is staring at it with a demonic grin, and a growl is heard. An epilogue text states that Koichi was found dead, Shigeyuki's body was discovered in the house, and Haruka's whereabouts remain unknown.

Cast[edit]

  • Aoi Nakamura as Koichi Yamano
  • Noriko Aoyama as Haruka Yamano
  • Kazuyoshi Tsumura as Shigeyuki Yamano
  • Kōsuke Kujirai as Jun Nagoshi
  • Maaya Morinaga as Mai Yaguchi
  • Ayako Yoshitani as Misuzu Kure
  • Tōze Yamada as the Exorcist
  • Shinji Matsubayashi as the Exorcist's Assistant

Release[edit]

Theatrical[edit]

Paranormal Activity 2: Tokyo Night was released on November 20, 2010 in Japan.[5]

Home media[edit]

Paranormal Activity 2: Tokyo Night was released onto rental DVD and Blu-ray on March 4, 2011. It was then released for home entertainment on April 5, 2011.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 青山倫子、お客さんの絶叫聞けて「うれしい限り」とニヤリ!かわいい弟・中村蒼の素顔もバラす!!. Cinema Today (in Japanese). 2010-11-20. Retrieved 2011-07-12.
  2. ^ 前代未聞!優木まおみが女子高生100人と映画の結末を決めちゃう!『パラノーマル・アクティビティ第2章』. Cinema Today (in Japanese). 2010-10-22. Retrieved 2011-07-12.
  3. ^ "『ハリー・ポッター』最終章がぶっちぎり!3D化断念の影響もはねのけ首位発進!『パラノーマル』日本版続編も初登場!!【映画週末興行成績】". Cinema Today (in Japanese). 2010-11-24. Retrieved 2011-07-12.
  4. ^ a b "NEWS 新着情報|映画『パラノーマル・アクティビティ 第2章/TOKYO NIGHT』公式サイト". Presidio Corporation. Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2011-07-12.
  5. ^ Elley, Derek (March 2, 2011). "Paranormal Activity: Tokyo Night". Film Business Asia. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved October 21, 2015.

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