Here’s another version of the poster/DVD cover for Chain: Rensa Jusatsu. Good graphic design if nothing else.
Also, I completely forgot to link to where you can watch the film! Sorry about that. You can stream it here.
Okay, that was the weirdest thing I’ve ever watched for a PGSM Girl.
This is not a spoiler-free review! Also discussion of rape, violence, gore, suicide.
Summary: Yoriko (Mirai Sagara) receives a text message with a story about a girl being brutally murdered. The murder victim’s best friend launched a crusade to try about find the killers, but conventional methods didn’t work. The next logical step of course is to send a cursed text message. The idea is that if you don’t forward the message, you’re obviously the killer. 12 hours pass: you die.
Yoriko’s weirded out, but her friends, Saki (Miyuu Sawai), Asami (Aoi Miura), and Chika (Miwako Wagatsuma) convince her that it’s a stupid joke. So Yoriko deletes the message.
It should be of no surprise to you that she winds up dead 12 hours later.
It’s Miyuu Sawai vs. the Balance Test for Box TV, 2013.
Miyuu Sawai on Box TV, a promotional vehicle for Box Corporation talent.
Miyuu Sawai’s appearance on Suppin! The show is all about showing what stars look like without their make up. Surprise, surprise: Miyuu is still gorgeous.
PS: There’s a gif of Miyuu spinning the basketball here, and as someone who has no athletic ability whatsoever, I am hella impressed by how long she keeps it up.
Miyuu Sawai in the Aibou season 10 New Year’s special, 2012, with bonus adorable baby!
More of Miyuu Sawai in “Chain: Rensa Jusatu,” 2006. PS: I finally found a place to watch it, and I did! And I have… opinions. So there’ll be a review later today.
Miyuu Sawai in the horror film “Chain: Rensa Jusatsu,” 2006. Also pictured are co-stars Aoi Miura, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Miwako Wagatsuma, and Mirai Sagara.
Miyuu Sawai is going to be in a new play! She’ll be appearing in “Hakase to Tarou no Ijou na Aijou” from July 24-July 30, 2013. There will also be special hand-shaking receptions with Miyuu Sawai. Her agency doesn’t specify one date, so it sounds like it might be a daily gig.
Interesting note (probably just to me): she’s co-starring with D-Boys member Yusuke Yamada. Another current member of the group is Shunji Igarashi, who played Isabella in Paradise Kiss alongside Keiko Kitagawa. AND a former member of D-Boys is Yu Shirota, who played Mamoru from 2002-2004 in the Sailor Moon Musicals.
It might be relevant at this point to mention that I rock at Six Degrees of Separation.
If you don’t like this show, you’re wrong.