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 45384,538 users)
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Ranked: #33662
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Popularity: #5177
Members: 9,950
Favorites: 42

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Chirin, a newborn lamb, and his mother live a peaceful life in a meadow. As long as they stay inside the fence that protects them and the rest of the flock, they are free to frolic and graze on the delicious clover leaves. However, their idyllic life is shattered when a wolf named Wor attacks them in the dead of night, killing Chirin's mother.

Struggling to process his mother's death, Chirin swears to become a wolf himself in order to avenge his mother, unaware of what this transformation would cost him.

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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
May 30, 2011
Firechick12012 (All reviews)
I had never heard of this movie before 2009, and the only way I heard about it was through Anime News Network, via an entry in Justin Sevakis' Buried Treasure column. I really liked reading the Buried Treasure columns on there, as it introduced me to anime that I adore to this day, Ringing Bell being one of them. Unfortunately it has since been abandoned. But my curiosity was piqued, I tracked it down on YouTube, and watched the English dub, as it was the only version available back then. Wow, Ringing Bell is seriously one of the darkest, most mature kids movies I've ever 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 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.

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