Kazuyuki Asakawa (倉橋 雅美)
First appearance


Last appearance

Sadako 2019









Portrayed by

Hitomo Satō

Masami Kurahashi (倉橋 雅美 Kurahashi Masami) is a supporting character in Ring and Ring 2, portrayed by Hitomo Sato.




Masami, when she saw Sadako emerging out from the TV

Masami lived in Tokyo and was friends and classmates with Tomoko Oishi, Yoko Tsuji, Iwata and Nomi Tadehiko. While Tomoko's parents are out, Masami visits her at her home and they do homework while watching a baseball game on TV. Masami strikes up a conversation regarding the rumours of a mysterious cursed videotape and tells Tomoko that a young boy came to Izu and tried to record a sports event on television, but ended up recording an odd video where a woman warned him he had watched the tape and a week later he died. Masami laughs at her own joke, but notices Tomoko is clearly disturbed. Tomoko tells her about their trip and reveals that they watched the said tape. However, she then tells she is joking and admits to Masami that she slept with Iwata. As the two playfight, the telephone downstairs in the kitchen rings. Masami realises Tomoko was telling the truth and races downstairs to answer the phone to protect her. The two confront the phone. Masami answers it and quickly hands it over to Tomoko, who learns her mother has called. Masami collapses to the floor in a fit of laughter as Tomoko ends the phone call. Masami then heads to the toilet, leaving Tomoko alone. At this point, Masami returns to find a strange light flashing in the lounge, opens the door and sees Sadako. To her horror, Sadako kills Tomoko. The experience traumatised Masami and she is hospitalised, not attending Tomoko's funeral.

Ring 2

A couple of weeks after the events of the first film, Mai Takano and Okazaki investigate the death of Ryuji Takayama and Reiko Asakawa's disappearance. They learn that Masami is still in hospital and decide to visit her. They meet her psychiatrist and doctor Ishi Kawajiri who has discovered Masami has inherited Sadako's Nensha powers, images from the videotape imprinting themselves on photos he took of her.

A nurse visits Masami in her room and suggests she takes a walk. Masami silently objects, but the nurse realises she is still scared of the television in the patients' activity room. The nurse guides Masami down a corridor using a wheeled curtain to block out the view of the television. However, Masami tries to overcome her phobia and steps out from behind the curtain and walks into the middle of the activity room to look at the TV. However, her psychic powers, obtained via her brief encounter with Sadako, begin to act up and cause images of the tape to appear on the TV, throwing the mental patients present to panic. Masami collapses and spots Mai, asking her for help. Mai grabs her hand, and witnesses a flashback from Masami's point of view, seeing Sadako in the television. Mai releases Tomoko who cries for help, actually acting as a speaker for the mute Yoichi. Dr. Kawajiri has Masami restrained and removed.

Mai later visits the hospital again to talk to Dr. Kawajiri but is shocked to find Masami is being used in an experiment. Dr. Kawajiri explains he wishes to exorcise Sadako's influence from Masami via energy transfer, having Masami project the images in her mind onto a blank tape. Mai, Okazai, Dr. Kawajiri and Detective Keiji Omuta watch what unfolds, but the images of the tape are projected. A mass electrical surge sweeps through the equipment present, Dr. Kawajiri's nurse alerting Dr. Kawajiri to Masami. The two run to her, but Masami has died in her chair.

Sadako (2019)

20 years later after the events of Ringu 2, Masami somehow survived. She befriends a doctor name Mayu and always likes to keep in touch with her. One night when visiting Mayu's patient room, Mayu told her to stop scaring her, upsetting her, she charged at Mayu, only to fall down to see one of Mayu's patient staring creepily at her, then Sadako emerges out of a television, cornering Masami, but didn't kill her. The next day Masami was then traumatized and then sent to a room. She told Mayu, she has seen Sadako before, later that night, Masami decided to get out of her bed, only for Sadako's hair to appear under her bed, Masami stood still before being dragged under the bed (off-screen) and killed. Masami's dead body was then found by workers in the hospital.


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