Kazue is a student girl who came to Akita to ski with her friends. When a snowstorm rises, she is with her romantic interest Toshiaki. Toshiaki leads them and they get lost.
Kazue assumes that Toshiaki wanted them to get lost so they could be all alone. Kazue and Toshiaki intend to kiss but the romantic scenery is quickly interrupted when the monstrous Akakabuto bear appears and rips off Toshiaki's head with one strike. Kazue screams and faints from terror. Akakabuto leaves the scene when Gohē Takeda and the mayor show up with the hunting dogs.
Gohē wakes Kazue up by slapping her face and asks her what happened but she is in shock. Akakabuto soon attacks again, wounds Kazue and the mayor and killing most of the hunting dogs. Daisuke Fujiwara shows up soon after this and goes to get help from the village. Kazue is moved to hospital and she survives, but is traumatized.
Kazue and Toshiaki do not appear in the anime and instead they're replaced with a lost skier.