Tomie (富江) is a Japanese horror film series based on Junji Ito's manga series of the same name.
Tomie is played by a different actress in each film, and the role is as coveted by Japanese actresses as Emmanuelle is in France. As such, this changing roster of faces has allowed for a range of interpretations and subtle shading to the part, the most popular being Miho Kanno and Miki Sakai. Miho Kanno was Junji Ito's own personal choice for the role.
The films manage to recreate the atmosphere of the manga. Most of the stories occur during the dark of night for its sense of eeriness, and the films generally follow suit.
Tomie's sexuality in the films is more ambiguous. In the manga, Tomie's attitude towards other women seems to range between thinly-veiled hostility and outright murderous rage, while the film incarnation is known to seduce women as well as men.
"Tomie will not die!" First in series. Tomie (Miho Kanno) returns to trouble a young woman who has repressed memories of a Tomie...