At some point, Soma met Keisuke, joined his crew, and became a sound operator. In the crew he also met and befriended cameraman Watanabe. At some point, the crew begins shooting a horror movie, but they are interrupted, when one of the extras, a girl named Chiharu, sees Toshio near Kyoko, screams in terror, and faints. Later, that day, Chiharu wakes up, but mysteriously dies soon after. Some time after Chiharu's death, the crew learns of the Saeki house, and plans to shoot an episode there. The crew goes to Saeki house. While at the house, Soma hears a Kayako's death rattle coming from Kyoko's mic, but others dismiss it. The crew returns to studio and Soma disappears along with Watanabe.