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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, KENMedia
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: 6.441 (scored by 4,421 users)
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Ranked: #53852
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Popularity: #2825
Members: 10,259
Favorites: 26
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Episodes: /4

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...

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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


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"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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ComposerLOST
Jul 24, 2010
Story
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.

Art
The read more
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