Chirin no Suzu
Ringing Bell
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Alternative Titles

English: Ringing Bell
Synonyms: Bell of Chirin
Japanese: チリンの鈴


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 11, 1978
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Sunrise, Sanrio
Source: Picture book
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 46 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.081 (scored by 37863,786 users)
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Ranked: #32452
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Popularity: #5002
Members: 8,272
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A little lamb's life is turned upside down by the wolf that killed his mother. He seeks to avenge his mother, but in order to defeat the wolf, he must become one.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kamiya, Akira
Katou, Seizou
Chirin's Mother
Nakanishi, Taeko
Takagi, Hitoshi


Hata, Masami
Yanase, Takashi
Theme Song Lyrics, Original Creator
Izumi, Taku
Theme Song Composition, Music
Furukawa, Masashi

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Mar 2, 2016
Hex (All reviews)
Ahh.. Ringing Bell. Ringing Bell was a very pleasant surprise for me. While I had heard of this film through message boards and such while digging through anime schlock for hidden gems, I never imagined I would find something soul crushing by any means. That's what Ringing Bell is.. soul crushing.

Before I get into the meat and potatoes of this little review (how much of that i can include for a forty-five minute film is unknown to me presently,) I would like to give a short disclaimer. Although I found the surprise of this film pleasant, others may not. This film tackles concepts like loss, read more
Aug 18, 2008
Bluesnow (All reviews)
This movie was like a very violent Disney film... It reminds me alot of Bambi for some reason... accept Bambi doesn't go around killing people after his mom dies.

A young lamb's mother is killed by a wolf. The Lamb leaves determined to become stronger and ends up becoming an apprentice of the very wolf who killed his mother in the first place. You see the transformation of the innocent child become a disturbed killer. The moral of the story is actual very deep for something that should be viewed as a child's movie.

Overall this anime hasn't claimed a spot in the hall of read more
May 30, 2011
Firechick12012 (All reviews)
I give this movie a 95/100

Everyone knows Sanrio. They're the company responsible for creating characters such as Hello Kitty, Chococat, Batz Maru, and any other character so cute they make your head explode. But little did most people know that back in the 70's-80's, Sanrio used to make anime movies. GOOD movies at that! One of their known works is Ringing Bell, aka Chirin no Suzu. They stopped making movies after they made Fairy Florence in 1985.

This movie is about a little lamb named Chirin, who is happy-go-lucky and innocent but is quite adventurous and gets lost and wears a bell on his neck to read more
May 15, 2013
Bdiah (All reviews)
Death is inevitable. Even if you can control of your fate, you pay a price by doing so. In the end, death still comes and your life will be forgotten.

Let me back up for a moment. Did I mention this is a childrens' movie? The plot of this short movie follows Chirin, an innocent lamb whose mother is killed by a wolf. Vowing to never be weak again, Chirin trains to become a wolf and exact revenge on his mother's killer. Ringing Bell is likely the darkest children's film ever made, but is well worth watching.

The plot of Ringing read more

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