This Japanese Horror Film Star Is Really Good at Baseball

Ever see the original version of The Ring? You know, the Japanese horror movie in which a character named Sadako climbs out of a television to KILL PEOPLE. Turns out, Sadako is good at baseball. Like holy crap good.

Recently, Sadako threw out the first pitch at the Seibu Dome in a game between the Seibu Lions and the Softbank Hawks. Sadako was joined by three little Sadakos.

This isn't the first time the character has tossed out the opening pitch (nor is it the only time this year).

This Japanese Horror Film Star Is Really Good at Baseball

Last year (above), Sadako took the mound, threw a 44 mile per hour pitch, and then fell face first. The clip racked up over 2 million views on YouTube.

This year, Sadako hurled a 64 mile per hour pitch, fell down, and was carried off the field. Not bad for having a face full of hair. What's more, that's a 20 mph improvement! It hasn't been seven days since Sadako threw the pitch, so no word yet on whether the catcher is safe. Dun dun dun.

Here is Sadako's pitch this year.

And here is last year's.

Earlier this month, Sadako took a promotional gig at a Tokyo fast food restaurant to promote the new film Sadako 3D 2.

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