Appeared in:

Ju-on: The Curse 2 (voice)
Ju-on: The Grudge







Portrayed by:

Risa Odagiri


Saori (沙織 Saori) is a minor character in Ju-on: The Grudge, portrayed by Risa Odagiri.


Ju-on: The Curse 2Edit

Her voice is heard along Chiaki's and Ayano's in the last segment. They found a Sake bottle (probably the one Kyoko left years ago) and noticed a woman who was looking at them outside the house. Then she is killed by Kayako along the other two.

Ju-on: The GrudgeEdit

A little more is explained about their deaths, Saori was friends with Izumi, Chiaki, Ayano, Chiharu, Miyuki and Hiromi. One day, she convinced Izumi to visit the Saeki house along Chiaki and Ayano after they returned from a school trip. Izumi felt something was wrong even before they entered the house, and once they did, she had an encounter with her deceased father from the past. She couldn't stand it anymore and decides to run away, leaving her three friends who were soon taken by Kayako.

While trying to burn the house, Yuji Toyama had a vision from the future of the three being killed by Kayako.

After the incident, Izumi began to be haunted by the ghosts of her classmates to the point of becoming disturbed by it. Eventually, the three ghosts chased her through her house until she was cornered and taken by Kayako herself.


  • In the The Grudge 2, her counterpart was Vanessa, through unlike her, it was not Saori's intention to play a prank on Izumi when they visited the house.
  • Deleted scene Saori
    In a deleted scene after Izumi has been taken, her, Chiaki's and Ayano's faces appear besides Toyama's and Izumi's faces. Shimizu explained he dropped the scene because he thought it would either be ridiculed or take the focus away from Izumi's death and place it on the entire group instead.