You’ll by no means see Sadako the identical manner once more! Pic credit score: Aya Tsutsumi
The Ring movies was one among my first experiences with Japanese horror. Although I’ve by no means seen them or learn the novel, clips from the movie made their manner into my residence.
In case you’ve by no means seen them, the plot revolves round a cursed videotape and a younger girl crawling out of a nicely to kill you in seven days. Her title is Sadako, and she or he’s primarily based on one among Japan’s most notorious ghost tales!
If you’re in search of a cute option to introduce somebody to the franchise with out scaring them to demise, Sadako-san and Sadako-chan is for you!
I really like how they cowl the lore with out drowning you in it. Pic credit score: Aya Tsutsumi
What is Sadako-san and Sadoko-chan?
Sadako-san and Sadako-chan is a tie-in manga for the Sadako film, a sequel to Ring 2. You don’t want to observe the movies to grasp the manga, however among the questions are solely answered within the film.
Everyone is aware of that Sadako comes out of television to kill you after watching a videotape per week later. But what occurs when she finds somebody who is perhaps her reincarnation, regardless of the very fact she nonetheless exists as a ghost?
And she even takes the identical title as Sadako as a result of her not remembering what her mom named her. Not to say the shortage of CRT TVs and the way everybody watches issues on their telephones.
Can Sadako-san adapt to this new age and proceed to curse individuals? The quick reply is sure, however the manga is unfortunately very quick.
There are solely seven chapters and an afterward, but it surely does inform an attention-grabbing story.
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Nothing beats horror relating to views, and Sadako-chan will help Sadako-san navigate the web. But the one factor that units Sadako-chan other than different kids within the manga is she will be able to learn minds.
Which is one thing that Sadako isn’t capable of do. So we by no means see her mom, and the one different character we meet isn’t as developed as our essential characters.
Nor will we see how Sadako-chan acquired maintain of the cursed videotape or see her outdoors her residence. Instead, we see her go away the wardrobe she’s normally locked in a few occasions, and occasions are primarily from Sadako-san’s perspective.
Some facets of basic Japanese horror make an look. For instance, Sadako-san possesses a teddy bear, makes use of her hair to make her presence identified, and creepy dolls seem.
I’d suggest this manga to anybody who loves seeing cult classics being interpreted in a brand new manner, and in the event you’d prefer to learn extra concerning the legend behind the Ring movies, take a look at my opinions on The Girl From The Well and The Suffering!