Tomie: Beginning

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Tomie: Beginning
Tomie Beginning poster.jpg
Directed by Ataru Oikawa
Based on Tomie
by Junji Ito
Starring Rio Matsumoto
Asami Imajuku
Kenji Mizuhashi
Release date
  • April 9, 2005 (2005-04-09)
Running time
91 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Tomie: Beginning (富江 BEGINNING?) is a 2005 Japanese horror film directed by Ataru Oikawa and a prequel to the 1999 film Tomie.[1] It is the fifth installment of the Tomie film series.


This installment deals with the chain of events that occurred right before the first film takes place. Tomie (Rio Matsumoto) shows up as a transfer student at a high school, quickly enchanting all the males, and raising the ire of the females. As is often the case in the Tomie films, she fixates on one solitary girl whom she befriends, with overt lesbian overtones. She displays all of her typical powers, and it isn't long before the murders and madness begin. This movie introduces the teacher who promises to kill her no matter how many times he has to do so.



  1. ^ "富江 BEGINNING (2005)". (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 

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