Chirin no Suzu

Alt titles: Ringing Bell

Movie (1 ep x 45 min)
3.326 out of 5 from 234 votes
Rank #2,094

As a child, Chirin the lamb is taught by his loving mother to be wary of leaving their pasture; wolves and other predators are a constant threat, though the naïve Chirin believes they would never eat his kind. But when a wolf breaches the perimeter and kills his mother while she protects him, Chirin decides he must do the unthinkable: find the wolf and demand that he trains Chirin to be strong. Chirin must undergo rigorous conditions and be the very thing that he despises so that he may have his revenge, but will he lose himself in the process?

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sothis's avatar by sothis on May 11, 2008
Score: 7/10

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As an adult, I have vivid memories of watching Bambi as a child; while I loved the animals, I was always uneasy with the part where Bambi's mother is killed. Watching Chirin no Suzu is similar to watching Bambi in that it begins with the death of a parent; but unlike Bambi, Chirin is a take-charge, no-nonsense soul who will stop at nothing to become strong and avenge his lost loved one - to a... read more

skankfish's avatar by skankfish on Apr 14, 2010
Score: 4/10

Demograph: no-one Ringing bell? More like ringing twat, am I right fellas? Pitched as a hidden gem, this terrible OAV is more like a benign cancerous growth removed and long forgotten, but which has now gathered some friends and started peering in your window every now and again. Story 6/10 Rubbish, but charmingly brutal. Lamb has traumatic experience and ends up making friends with wolf. Becomes... read more

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