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Hitsuji no Uta

Hitsuji no Uta

Alternative Titles

English: Sheep's Song
Synonyms: Lament of the Lamb, Song Of Ram, Song of Sheep, Song of the Sheep
Japanese: 羊のうた

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 25, 2003 to Feb 25, 2004
Producers: Madhouse, Group TAC
Genres: Drama, Horror, Vampire
Duration: 30 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 6.521 (scored by 3814 users)
Ranked: #47832
Popularity: #2143
Members: 8,376
Favorites: 22
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Synopsis

Kazuna's family has a history of suffering from a disease that creates an uncontrollable vampire-like thirst for blood. Knowing none of this, Kazuna was sent to live with the Eda couple as a child. As the sickness begins to show signs of being present within himself, he comes into contact with his older sister, Chizuna, who has been suffering from it since early childhood. Knowing that the sickness incurs a heavy weight upon those that suffer from it, Chizuna tries to ease her brother's burden, to help him learn to control his urges, but...

(Source: ANN)

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Adaptation: Hitsuji no Uta

Characters & Voice Actors

Takashiro, Chizuna
Takashiro, Chizuna
Main
Hayashibara, Megumi
Japanese
Hayashibara, Megumi
Takashiro, Kazuna
Takashiro, Kazuna
Main
Seki, Tomokazu
Japanese
Seki, Tomokazu
Eda, Akira
Eda, Akira
Supporting
Kosugi, Juurouta
Japanese
Kosugi, Juurouta
Eda, Natsuko
Eda, Natsuko
Supporting
Sasaki, Youko
Japanese
Sasaki, Youko

Staff

Sugii, Gisaburou
Director, Script
Seki, Tomokazu
Theme Song Performance
Hayashibara, Megumi
Theme Song Performance
Toume, Kei
Original Creator



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Mar 27, 2007
bettynoire
Considering that this series obviously had a rather crap budget, I'd say it was done rather well. Not that it doesn't have it's problems, but it's story still manages to be enjoyable, if you can get past it's faults.


STORY:

A sort-of non-traditional take on vampires. Kazuna and Chizuna are vampires, but vampirism is more of an illness and a hindrance than it is anything else. It's quite a sad story, following how the illness ultimately destroys their lives. The anime's ending differs from the manga, however, as well as leaving out a couple side characters entirely, but as the story (in the anime) is focused read more
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Feb 13, 2009
formosan
Story:
In the space of four episodes, this story manages to deliver one major epiphany, but every episode manages to crank the tension up a notch. The story-telling style relies heavily on flashbacks to memories, slowly mounting tension, and uncomfortable stretches of emotion-laden silence in the middle of conversations.

By the end of the story, I was left wondering whether the creators hoped to do further episodes, because they certainly left a lot of potential story arcs untouched. The themes of sickness and desire received a very interesting treatment. But this treatment might fail to satisfy hard-core fiction critics who have a read more
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Recommendations

I had the same strange felling watchin' both series.. mystery, dark and a little bit psychedelic.
reportRecommended by Eriis - Add to favorites
Both OVAs are as much about the taboo relationship between a brother and sister as they are about the gradually revealed dark secrets hidden in their pasts. Hitsuji no Uta doesn't go quite as strongly for incest angle as Angel Sanctuary does, but the subtexts are still definitely there.

Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

"Destiny ~Shukumei~" by Hayashibara Megumi & Seki Tomokazu

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After seeing all four episodes...
formosan
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11-25-13, 12:25 AM
Poll: Hitsuji no Uta Episode 4 Discussion
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