On the 2nd Monday of January each year, Japan celebrates Coming of Age Day, a holiday that recognizes that all of the young people who are turning 20 years old are now considered fully realized adults in Japanese society. However, when Chofu City held a public ceremony for Coming of Age Day on January 08, 2018, they received a surprise appearance from someone who is also turning 20 years old: Sadako, the malevolent spirit from the Ringu and The Ring horror films. Hit the jump to learn more.
Announced last October, the Ringu franchise burns on in Japan with this year's sequel to Sadako 3D. Set several years after the last entry, Sadako 3D 2 brings director Tsutomu Hanabusa back to tell the tale of an outbreak of deaths and disappearances. Peep the teaser after the jump.
Remember when Sadako of the Ringu franchise threw out the opening pitch at a Pacific League pro baseball game in promotion of Sadako 3D? Now the Japanese horror icon is being honored with her very own baseball trading card… which she hopefully won't come climbing out of. Read on for more!
As if the hype machine for the Japanese theatrical release of Sadako 3D—which premiered on May 12—wasn't enough, Kadokawa is adding a whole new dimension to the experience. No, seriously, they're bumping this horror train up to 4D. See what that entails past the break!