Title: Purorōgu (プロローグ), Prologue
Date Aired: 6 October 2009
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Sawako Kuronuma is a shy high school student who is considered cursed by her classmates due to her appearance, seemingly weird and shy personality, and uneventful circumstances supposed to be happening when she is around. She was nicknamed "Sadako" as she appears very similar to the character from the The Ring. However, she encounters Shota Kazehaya who is known to almost everyone and talks to her normally. He encourages Sawako to try to open up and make new friends.
Sawako volunteers to become the ghost during a test of courage. As expected, everybody ends up frightened. The last to come in the forest, Kazehaya, decides to keep her company.
This episode was adapted from the first chapter - Prologue - of Shiina Karuho's award-winning manga, Kimi Ni Todoke.
- The character Shino actually did not have a name in the manga. She was just given the name for identification that she was her childhood classmate.
- "Sawako" means pleasant child.