Ring: The Final Chapter

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Ring: The Final Chapter
Ringu Saishusho.jpg
Title Screen
Screenplay by
  • Kouji Makita
  • Naoya Takayama[1]
Directed by
StarringToshirô Yanagiba
Tomoya Nagase
Akiko Yada
Kotomi Kyono
Tae Kimura
Composer(s)Toshiyuki Watanabe[1]
Country of originJapan
Original language(s)Japanese
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes12[1]
  • Kenji Shimizu
  • Sousuke Osabe[1]
Running time45 minutes[1]
Original networkFuji TV
Original releaseJanuary 7, 1999
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Ring: The Final Chapter (リング ~最終章~, Ring ~Saishūshō~) is a television series, produced in Japan, based on the Ring movie series. There are a total of 12 episodes in the series and a sequel was made called Rasen, consisting of 13 episodes.


After the success of the film adaptation of Ring, the television series takes liberties to change the story.[2] For example, at the end of the first episode, Asakawa has arrived at a cabin in Japan's countryside, to find a tape that had previously doomed three other people. On placing the tape into the video player, he is greeted unexpectedly with a music video by pop idol Nao Matsuzaki.[2]

The series was first shown on January 7, 1999 on Fuji TV.[1]

It was followed by a sequel series titled Spiral, which ran for 13 50-minute episodes.[3] It features Akiko Yada and Tae Kimura reprising their roles respectively.


Episode list[edit]

  1. "The Seal is Now Solved"
  2. "Killed by a Videotape"
  3. "Someone is Watching..."
  4. "A Virus of Silence"
  5. "The Dead Person Who Was Reborn"
  6. "A New Person with Supernatural Power"
  7. "Sadako Will Appear Tonight"
  8. "Someone Will Die When the Curse is Solved"
  9. "Planned Memory"
  10. "Sadako's Revival"
  11. "Ryuji Takayama Dies"
  12. "The Curse Was Not Lifted. The Thirteenth Day, a New Dead Person Destroys the World"


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Kalat 2007, p. 276.
  2. ^ a b Kalat 2007, p. 39.
  3. ^ Kalat 2007, p. 40.


  • Kalat, David (2007). J-Horror: The Definitive Guide to The Ring, The Grudge and Beyond. Vertical Inc. ISBN 978-1-932234-08-4.

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