Ranked #5175

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: Group TAC
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: Drama, Horror, Vampire
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 6.461 (scored by 4,254 users)
Ranked: #51752
Popularity: #2618
Members: 9,752
Favorites: 23
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

Takashiro, Chizuna
Takashiro, Chizuna
Main
Hayashibara, Megumi
Japanese
Hayashibara, Megumi
Takashiro, Kazuna
Takashiro, Kazuna
Main
Seki, Tomokazu
Japanese
Seki, Tomokazu
Eda, Natsuko
Eda, Natsuko
Supporting
Sasaki, Youko
Japanese
Sasaki, Youko
Yaegashi, You
Yaegashi, You
Supporting
Yukino, Satsuki
Japanese
Yukino, Satsuki

Staff

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

More episodes Episodes(0/4)

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Ending Theme

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



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bettynoire
Mar 27, 2007
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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BobSamurai
Jan 5, 2015
A poor attempt at a manga promo.

Hitsuji no Uta is a retelling of the story told in its manga counterpart stuffing 7 volumes of well developed plot and characters into 4 episodes of rushed anime with poor animation. I wont be getting into the plot or characters because if you haven't read the manga or don't intend to; you have no reason to know of the existence of this OVA series. Even as a fan of the manga (which has its flaws) this OVA is completely pointless. The story skips so much that you cant really understand all of whats going on, i mean the read more
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formosan
Feb 13, 2009
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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Caraniel
Apr 19, 2013
A slow paced, unusual vampire themed OVA.

PLOT: A very interesting premise, quite similar to Tsukihime in a number of ways but with the action element stripped away. Hitsuji no Uta is at its core a character study of the two central siblings and the way they cope with the vampiric illness the Takashiro family is cursed with. The pace is extremely slow but tense, with long pauses and meandering dialogue as it tracks Kazuna and Chizuna’s slow degeneration and their attempt to alienate their loved ones to spare them pain. Its quite touching, but the slow pace may be off putting to some – also read more
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I had the same strange felling watchin' both series.. mystery, dark and a little bit psychedelic. 
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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. 
reportRecommended by lithiumflower
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Both anime about brother and sister relationships.

The difference between the two:
Oreimo 2 is a romantic comedy while Hitsuji no Uta is a psychological anime. 
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Both involve vampires and sibling relationships. However, this a much more serious show with a different art style. 
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Both Shiki and Hitsuji no Uta contain intricat plots involving vampires. Instead of the run-of-the-mill KILL THEM ALL concept, both shows bring forth different spins, bringing a different respect to vampire-based anime. Granted, both of these shows have entirely different plots (Shiki focusing on vampires trying to take over a vilage and the morality of murder, where as Hitsuji no Uta focuses on the concept of vampirism being a hereditary illness), the two share common elements in their ability to create a tense, eerie atmosphere and possess a story told in a serious tone. 
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