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Chirin no Suzu

Alt titles: Ringing Bell

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Synopsis:

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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Name Role
Masami HATA Director
Taku IZUMI Music
Shintaro TSUJI Producer

Official Editorial Reviews

Title Author Score Date
Chirin no Suzu sothis 7/10 May 11, 2008
Ringing Bell sothis 7/10 May 11, 2008

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Chirin no Suzu deideiblueeyez 4.8/10 Mar 9, 2014
Ringing Bell deideiblueeyez 4.8/10 Mar 9, 2014
Chirin no Suzu CaptainSlow 7.5/10 Jul 24, 2013
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Arashi no Yoru ni

Arashi no Yoru ni
  • Movie (1 ep x 110 min)
  • 2005

"One stormy night." These are the words Mei will say outside of the barn to identify his new friend. "One stormy night." Gabu will say this phrase to finally meet the friend he made in the darkness of the storm. Mei and Gabu had taken shelter in the barn, and in the darkness they comforted each other, only to find that they were very similar, striking a friendship there and then. "One stormy night", and they would finally meet face to face at their promised place and time, but on this fateful night Mei, an orphan goat, and Gabu, a wolf, finally see each other. Will their friendship work? Will their communities allow it?

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Minato

Sensual stories where prey becomes friend and their struggle to live between both worlds allowing differences to bypass them. These characters will undergo many tests and trials that will test the limit of their ability to look past outer appearances and dig deeper into one anothers own personality. Bittersweet stories that'll keep you wanting more if you watch one don't deny the other.

yuujin

You like a bit childish stories about big bad wolfs and litlle cute and naive lambs? well the two stories tells almost the same story: in both films very naive lamb meets a wolf and believes that he wont eat him, but how will the wolf act?

Well I think Stormy Night looks a bit newer and has really amazing backgrounds and the wolf is very funny.

Ringing bell scenario is more complex and more morale things come in the way.

Well how two of these films will finish it depends on the wolfs :)

chuckylover911

Both series have a wolf and a lamb as the main charectors. Between the 2 animals, freindship begins to bloom and causes trouble for other animals. disturbingly good picture and story plot.... Arashi No Yoru Ni has a much happier story, while Chirin No Suzu focuses more on a dark and dimented tale...

Deer50

Both about a goat/lamb who's mother is killed by a wolf.In both the goat/lamb develops a sort of relationship with the wolf.

Afro Samurai

Afro Samurai

In a futuristic and wild west-inspired Japan, there are only two rules: the Number 1 rules the world and only the Number 2 can challenge him; these ranks are worn with pride in the manner of headbands. In these harsh times, Afro is a samurai who is on a mission for revenge – an evil gunman killed his father to become the Number 1, and it’s up to Afro to take him down in a shower of blood and entrails. He has mastered the art of the sword and become Number 2, but many others want to hold his title and the title of Number 1 for themselves. With competition and sword fights at every turn, can Afro finally exact his revenge?

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Deer50

Both have the same kind of plot where someone kills the main characters mother/father and the main character sets out to get revenge

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Chiisana Jumbo

Chiisana Jumbo
  • Movie (1 ep x 28 min)
  • 1977

Somewhere deep in the ocean is Beautiful Island, a place unknown to any map. Filled with a bounty of food, joyous creatures and a kind ruler named The King, Beautiful Island is a paradise for all who visit it. One day, Baloo the elephant trainer and his companion Jumbo wash ashore in a giant red box, and quickly make friends with the island’s inhabitants. However, soon a violent encounter will threaten everyone and everything...

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sothis

These two Sanrio movies have a very similar feel and are meant for kiddies - except Chirin no Suzu is insanely darker and more upsetting to watch. Still, fans of one will likely appreciate the storytelling techniques and similar animation style of the other.

Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek

Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek
  • Movie (1 ep x 26 min)
  • 2004

Near the ruins of an old and abandoned city, there is played a game simply known as "Otokoyo." It is said that when children play this game, they go missing one by one. Some say it is ghosts. Others say it is demons. But for Hikora, one thing is certain: his sister disappeared playing the game and he will do whatever it takes to find her, even if it means playing the game himself. He and seven others will do just that, all for their own reasons, and learn that rumors aren’t always fictitious. Escaping with their lives will become the main concern when this game of hide-and-seek turns deadly.

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chuckylover911

Well... both animes are frightening and very disturbing. they are both Shocking tales of monsters/animals. I will always be haunted by the stories of Chirin no Suzu and Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek.

Kashi no Ki Mokku

Kashi no Ki Mokku

One day, the lonely woodworker Gepetto fetches a log and carves it into the shape of a boy; he names it Pinocchio and promises to treat it as his own son.  Gepetto's wish soon comes true when a fairy turns Pinocchio into a boy - albeit still in his wooden form - and gives a cricket the power to speak in order to keep track of the newly-created child. Pinocchio wants badly to become a real boy by whatever means necessary, often becoming selfish in the process and leaving his fairy benefactor to punish him by turning parts of his body into trees. In addition, the townsfolk take advantage of Pinocchio's naivety at near every turn, selling him as a talking tree, kidnapping and forcing him to perform as a circus freak, and tricking him into giving up his money - amongst other things. Can Pinocchio survive these harsh lessons and become a real boy?

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sothis

Chirin no Suzu and Kashi ni are two tales for kids that ABSOLUTELY AREN'T FOR KIDS, being cautionary tales with a violent, sadistic edge. If you liked one I'd definitely try out the other.