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is a sequel to the movie Ring. It is directed by Jōji Iida and is based on the novel Spiral by Kōji Suzuki.

Ring and its sequel Rasen were released in Japan at the same time. The studio hoped this would increase revenues, because the Ring story was already a successful novel and television series. The two films shared a few cast members and had the same production team, but different directors and screenwriters; Rasen was written and directed by Jōji Iida whereas Ring was written by Hiroshi Takahashi and directed by Hideo Nakata. After their release, Ring became an enormous success while Rasen floundered, quickly becoming the "forgotten sequel".

Takahashi and Nakata were later recruited to produce another sequel, Ring 2, which replaced Rasen as the sequel to Ring, not based on Suzuki's works, and thus ultimately ignores the story of Rasen.

Sadako 3D and Sadako 3D 2 are sequels to Rasen, based on Kōji Suzuki's 2012 follow-up novel S.

Rasen (disambiguation)

Rasen may refer to:

  • Spiral (Suzuki novel), 1995 Japanese Horror Novel by Koji Suzuki
  • Rasen, 1998 J-Horror film based on the novel by Koji Suzuki
  • Rasen (TV series), 1999 Japanese TV drama

Råsen is a lake in the municipality of Nord-Odal in Hedmark county, Norway.

Rasen (TV series)

is the sequel to the TV drama Ring: The Final Chapter, based on the novel Spiral by Koji Suzuki. Much like Ring: The Final Chapter, it does not include much of the original source material. There are a total of 13 episodes in the entire series.

Usage examples of "rasen".

Erde, da Bran und Branwen unterm Rasen sind und meine ganze Sippe tot ist.

Verstorbene unter dem Rasen, dicht an der Kirchhofsmauer, an die er, ohne Sang und Klang damals, noch vor Tag, still und heimlich hinausgeschafft worden.

He sees nothing for it but to put up at Market Rasen, if he should wish for a day with the Burton.