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Hitsuji no Uta

Alt titles: Lament of the Lamb, Sheep's Song

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Kazuna is a young man with a fairly normal life. He attends high school, lives with his surrogate family, and models for his somber love-interest Yaegashi's paintings. But recently, he has suffered several crippling attacks at the sight of blood -- attacks which leave him incapacitated and out of control. Kazuna must now reunite with his sister who he has not seen in years, and discover the truth behind his family name and vampiric genes, before his bloodthirsty desires destroy himself, or others close to him.

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Lament of the Lamb 1996 TBD
Name Role
Gisaburo SUGII Director
Ken MIYAZAWA Music
Kei TOUME Original Manga Creator

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Official Editorial Reviews

Title Author Score Date
Hitsuji no Uta sothis 7.5/10 Oct 10, 2004
Lament of the Lamb sothis 7.5/10 Oct 10, 2004
Sheep's Song sothis 7.5/10 Oct 10, 2004
Hitsuji no Uta DistMan 8/10 Oct 10, 2004
Lament of the Lamb DistMan 8/10 Oct 10, 2004
Sheep's Song DistMan 8/10 Oct 10, 2004

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Hitsuji no Uta Chiip 3/10 Oct 17, 2011
Sheep's Song Chiip 3/10 Oct 17, 2011
Lament of the Lamb Chiip 3/10 Oct 17, 2011
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Lunar Legend Tsukihime

Lunar Legend Tsukihime

With a past shrouded in mystery and a blank memory, Shiki Tohno seems to be just another "average high school student". That is, until he nearly kills a female vampire with his secret deadly ability to "see the lines". His journey to unlock the secrets of the Tohno family and unbury his own lost memories has only just begun, and now he must also help the woman, Arcueid Brunestud, find a lethal phantom named Roa, and kill it using his ability.

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aldat
Shingetsutan Tsukihime and Hitsuji no Uta are both beautiful quiet animes. They are both a bit dark, but not depressingly distressinly so. Neither of these awake any great feelings and the plots are quite simple, so unlike many a bit darker anime neither of these require any great brain-efforts. Which is sometimes fine, I'm not saying every anime should be like Lain.
Xinil
These two are similar mostly because they both deal with individuals who have rather odd "latent" abilities (dealing with vampiric practices sort of) until arriving into their high school lives. They both also deal with blood sucking environments (vampires mostly). Each series has a dark undertone (Tsukihime is somewhat on the lighter side though).
ubique
I think what really drew me in about Hitsuji no Uta was the depth of emotion experienced by the characters and the degree to which I found myself able to connect with their turmoil. Shingetsutan Tsukihime is a bit more lighthearted, a bit less "artsy", but overall the two feel relatively similar, especially in the tragic romance department. As with Hitsuji no Uta, if you're looking for a vampire bloodfest this isn't for you. Both focus more on character development and interpersonal relationships rather than violence, and both have a lot of dark mysteries coming to light that provide tension throughout the series.
sothis
If you are looking for another vampire recommendation, this is the one for you. Although I generally don't recommend, for example, any random vampire series for someone who likes vampire series, these two also happen to have something in common: uniqueness. While both definitely have a very different tone, both are equally as innovative with effects, and storyline. Tsukihime excels because it is not what viewers expect -- a mystery series, not a bloody slasher. Hitsuji no Uta is definitely more violent, but also is very unusual with its animation style and tone. Anyways, I think you'd enjoy this series.
neutrino

Both story lines are similar - a main character discovers he has a secret power/disease that separates him from the rest of normal humanity. He comes to live with his sister, and gradually learns more about his shrouded past, and what horrors lay in store for him. Both are executed in similar style -- little real action, and a LOT of staring into space...

scizorg45

Both shows show the darker side of being a vampire. Both also contain "normal" humans and how they react to the vampires. While Hitsuji no Uta focuses  more on these than LLT does, I still think they're similar.

If you liked one, you should check out the other.

MugiwaraMarius

If you are looking for some slower paced drama with lots of character introspection then Hitsuji no Uta and Lunar Legend Tsukihime are both good options. Both shows feature a protagonist that has to come to terms with the fact that they are very differnet from normal people and each has a strong female character helping him.

Even though both series involve vampire, don't expect much action from either. However they are both pretty good dramas.

Le Portrait de Petit Cossette

Le Portrait de Petit Cossette

Kurahashi has never been the same since the hallucinations started. His condition is not medical in nature, and only seems to be triggered by an antique glass which shows him things he never would wish to see. For Kurahashi, figuring out the mystery of the Petit Cossette that appears to him in his waking dreams is a matter of life or death... and his sanity...

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ubique
I'm running a little on instinct here, but I think there's a good shot that if you liked Hitsuji no Uta, you'll like this. It's even darker, artsier, and generally harder to keep track of, but in the end it tells a sort of coherent story and I personally found that it left me with impressions a bit similar to those I got watching Hitsuji no Uta. Both series are definitely focused around various emotions, amongst them love, rage, hatred, vengeance, sorrow, and regret, and do their best to make you feel them as the characters do. I'm not sure what else to say, but there's definitely some kind of common ground between the two series. Give it a shot, if you're stumbling in the dark looking for something like Hitsuji no Uta.
sothis
The similarities between these two series is based almost solely on mood and animation style, but a very good recommendation at that. Both have extremely dark, confusing, and moody styles, with bouts of violence, yet also a very high form of beauty. Confusing? Yes. Worth it? Definitely. I really think if you liked one, you'd like the other.
caitlin

Both Hitsuji no Uta and Le Portrait de Petit(e) Cossette are dark and mildly disturbing anime. They also share a peculiar, and similar, dark beauty and mood about them. The protagonists are oblivious to his own background, and the lead female has her own secrets and mysteries that he gets wrapped up in. If you liked one, you are sure to like the tragedy of the other.

tasanime

Dark tones, animation style and ambience are paramount within Hitsuji no Uta and Le Portrait de Petit Cossette. Though both strange tales, uncommon to their genre, they tell a tale of sorrow and binding yet twisted love like no other horror can.

Omurqi

Hitsuji no Uta and Cossette are both stories about affection, suffering and the inevitable and manage to present themselfs with the same sort of darkness. These stories definitely won't appeal to everyone, but if you liked the unique, dark and almost slow-paced feel one of these two had, make sure not to miss out on the other.

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Boogiepop Phantom

Boogiepop Phantom

Strange things have been happening at a local high school... mysterious disappearances, strange powers and brutal murders all emerge amongst kids who, up till now, have been perfectly normal. Even the Shinigami (Angel of Death) herself has been sighted. What's happening? The answers lie in the mysterious creature known as Boogiepop...

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sothis
Both Hitsuji no Uta and Boogiepop have one thing in common: DARK AND TWISTED. Hitsuji is definitely not as abstract with the plot, but still is quite shocking at times, just like BP.
KittyEmperor

While Hitsuji no Uta is a bit more straightfoward with its plot than Boogiepop Phantom both series have this very dark and twisted atmosphere.  So if your looking for something with a bit darker plot to it and have liked one of them then I would suggest you check out the other one as well.

valondar

Darkly, strange titles from Madhouse that use a noticeably faded colour palette and approach really weird, screwed up supernatural things that school children find themselves entangled in. If you enjoyed one, give the other a whirl.

Comedy

Comedy
  • OVA (1 ep x 10 min)
  • 2002

Legend tells of a lone swordsman who lives in the Demon's Castle, the ruins near the Black Forest. This mysterious stranger only accepts rare books for his services, books from the ancient past. Comedy tells the story of a young girl who desperately wishes for her family and village to be saved from the coming English soldiers' wrath, and is willing to trade a precious book in exchange for the deed. With only her legs beneath her, she runs towards the Black Forest, hoping to get there in time...

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Omurqi

While HnU is obviously a lot longer, and has a deeper story because of that, the two shows have a similar feeling to it. Both anime have a very dark atmosphere that isn't caused by a direct evil, this feeling continiues throughout the entire duration. The animation in both series is also very fitting for this theme (entirely / partly black and white)

scizorg45

They're both rather dark anime, both with an evil presence that never really steps into the light. They're also not very long.

If you liked one, you should check out the other.

Interlude

Interlude
  • OVA (3 eps x 40 min)
  • 2004

In Japan, there is a disturbing rumor being spread that people's shadows are ripping from their bodies, never to be seen again. For one young man, the frightening nature of this rumor is just beginning to manifest in the form of a nightmarish world that he can't seem to escape from. In this place full of dark minions and demons, he and his friends fight futilely against unknown enemies, only to be brought back to the "real world" as quickly as they left it. Is this real, or a dream? Only one person holds the key to destroying and saving the world as he knows it...

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sothis
Hitsuji no Uta is specifically based on vampires, while Interlude is a mix of demons and twisted things. Both, however, possess a remarkably similar horrific feel with an unusual storytelling ability. I highly think you'd like one if you liked the other.
tasanime

Despite the common horror theme Interlude and Hitsuji no Uta share, it is really the complexity and execution of the storyline that give these anime their edge. Both revolve around similar young age groups but are quite adult in their thinking, taking a psychological/philosophical slant that you wouldn't normally find in this genre. Hence I recommend you watch them both.

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