Hitsuji no Uta

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


Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 25, 2003 to Feb 25, 2004
Producers: Group TAC, KENMedia
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, HorrorHorror
Theme: VampireVampire
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.201 (scored by 59915,991 users)
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Ranked: #76952
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Popularity: #4423
Members: 15,793
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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...

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Characters & Voice Actors


Maruyama, Masao
Sugii, Gisaburou
Director, Script, Storyboard
Fujiyama, Fusanobu
Sound Director
Hayashibara, Megumi
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Ending Theme

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

Mar 27, 2007
bettynoire (All reviews)
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.


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
Jan 5, 2015
BobSamurai (All reviews)
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
Jul 24, 2010
ComposerLOST (All reviews)
Hitsuji no Uta is an interesting anime, and if it had more time to develop it would have been really good. The anime as it stands at 4 episodes manages to tell a good story, even though it is short. What I found cool about it was that, instead of the low budget taking away from the enjoyment, it actually added to it. The repeated images and switching between black and white and color make the anime a little more stylized, rather than hindering the interest of the story. The way they show Kazuna's attacks also adds quite a bit of tension to the experience.

The read more
Mar 18, 2019
Seyfert (All reviews)
I'm going to compare three separate narratives I've recently watched that I enjoyed almost equally, but for different reasons. A couple are from Madhouse, which I think is interesting because they're quite a contrast, separated by five years. Even animation-wise, they are distinct and yet, still, use this technique involving colour - for different reasons, though, it seems. Shiki is by Daume, but since I haven't yet seen anything else by them I can't compare anything more, except for these three as distinct narratives from the same genre and topic.

But, this is mainly about Hitsuji no uta, although I think comparisons would be worth it read more

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