While driving along a desolate mountain road in the dark of night, Dr. Kazue Suma slams her car into a naked young woman running across the road. After giving her the evil eye, the mysterious nudie then streaks back into the woods. The doctor’s search for the presumably injured girl leads to an abandoned cabin in which she finds a different unconscious girl who is then brought to her remote hospital.
Even a full year after the incident, the young girl has failed to regain her memory. The hospital staff have named her Yukiko after the snow that fell on the night of her arrival (yuki = snow), and she flits happily around the hospital grounds, bringing joy and smiles to everyone she meets (yada yada yada).
BUT THEN (!) two gruff detectives from the “Public Protection Department” show up to ask Dr. Kazue a few questions. After explaining that the Public Protection Department “deals with the protection of the public” (!) they get to the point of their visit. They have been given the task of investigating the “Tomie Files”, all of which involve a young woman, the same young woman, who is repeatedly killed in a fit of jealous rage and then mysteriously reappears. If that’s not weird enough, they believe that Tomie can somehow clone herself with her blood, slowly transforming her victims into mind-numbed duplicates of herself. This, of course, constitutes an issue of “public protection” the likes of which you have never seen, especially if Tomie got her hands on someone really important like a major political leader or, you know, somebody important like that.
Through a mysteriously unexplained leap of faith, they confess that they suspect that the girl Yukiko who was found in the woods may have some clues about Tomie. Will the good doctor allow Mulder and Scully to interview everyone’s favorite memoriless mascot and thereby possibly save the WHOLE WORLD?
In addition, Dr. Kazue apparently finds irrelevant (and unmentioned) the fact she found a video tape in the cabin, taken by a self-imploding group of young men fighting over “Tomie”. One raging confessor felt the need for an on air explanation that Tomie is “REPLICATING HERSELF TO INFINITY IN THESE WOODS!! SO BEWARE!!”. And as terrifying as that sounds, he is correct! At least if by “infinity” he meant two, but that’s not the point! Tomie or two is somewhere out in the woods driving boys crazy. And now what are you going to do about it???
And just who is the amnesiac nymph Yukiko and what deep memories lurk in her annoyingly perky skull?