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Chirin no Suzu


Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.221 (scored by 1,537 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #25752
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4650
Members: 3,334
Favorites: 14
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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

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.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Chirin
Chirin
Main
Kamiya, Akira
Japanese
Kamiya, Akira
Matsushima, Minori
Japanese
Matsushima, Minori
Wor
Wor
Main
Katou, Seizou
Japanese
Katou, Seizou
Narrator
Narrator
Supporting
Takagi, Hitoshi
Japanese
Takagi, Hitoshi
Chirin's Mother
Chirin's Mother
Supporting
Nakanishi, Taeko
Japanese
Nakanishi, Taeko

Staff

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


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More reviewsReviews

Hex
Mar 2, 2016
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
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Bluesnow
Aug 18, 2008
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.

Story:
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
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Bdiah
May 15, 2013
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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Firechick12012
May 30, 2011
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
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