On Wednesday, the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters played the Chiba Lotte Marines at the Tokyo Dome and the ceremonial first pitch was thrown out by the fictional horror character Sadako. The appearance was a promotional gag for the impending release of Sadako 3D in theaters on May 12th.
Sadako approached the mound decked out in her white clothing with long black hair covering her face as usual, but she came prepared in a pair of spiffy baseball cleats.
In a flourish worthy of Bill Murray, she waved off two pitches before scampering off the rubber to deliver her toss with a full wind up and subsequent dramatic collapse. She was then helped up by a team official and led off the field by Nippon-Ham's mascot "Brisky the Bear".