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Kanna Murakami

Appeared in:

Ju-on: The Curse


Keiichi (father)
Noriko (mother)
Tsuyoshi (brother)







Portrayed by:

Kanna Kashima


Kanna Murakami (村上柑菜 Mukakami Kan'na) is a character from Katasumi and Ju-on: The Curse, portrayed by Kanna Kashima and Azumi Miwa respectively. Kanna is a student that is caught by the curse after moving to the Saeki house with her family.


At some point, Kanna moved to the Saeki house and lived with her brother, her mother Noriko and was often visited by her tutor Yuki. One afternoon, Yuki was tutoring Kanna in her homework when Noriko arrived and invited Yuki to have dinner with them. Kanna behaved meanly towards her mother and was warned by Yuki about strange noises in the house. Kanna ignored her fear, rather willing to know about Yuki's personal life. As an uncomfortable Yuki insisted that she was hearing something in the house, Kanna realized she was late for feeding her rabbit at school, and before leaving, taunted her brother Tsuyoshi and told Yuki about his new girlfriend.


The apparition of Kanna.

At school, an upset Kanna complained about their obligations while her schoolmate and friend Hisayo fed her rabbit. Kanna accidentally cut herself and Hisayo left to take bandages. Alone and bleeding in the corner, Kanna was surprised and killed by a ghostly woman.


When Hisayo returned, the ghost woman manifested to her. Terrified, Hisayo saw a bloody, pale and roaring Kanna staring at her. Kanna's jawless ghost later returned home, leaving a trail of blood and horrifying her mother.

Kanna's jaw was later found at the bloodied corner alongside Hisayo's dismembered corpse and the dead rabbits. Detectives Yoshikawa and Kamio investigated their deaths before falling himselves as victims of the grudge.


  • Kanna marks the first time a victim is killed by the trademark ripping of the jaw in the Ju-on film series. It is further explored in The Grudge films, happening to YokoMrs. Davis and Gretchen.
  • Her demise is mirrored in Yoko's fate in The Grudge.
  • Kanna is a character dinstinct for being portrayed by two different actresses, Kanna Kashima and Asumi Miwa.
  • Kanna's behaviour notably changes between her two Ju-on installments; in Katasumi, she is shown to be more passive, innocent and perhaps younger, while in The Curse, Kanna is more agressive and defiant.


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