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Hitsuji no Uta (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Das Lied der Lämmer (German)
Lament of the Lamb
Sheep's Song
羊のうた (Japanese)
Themes: tragedy, vampires
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: 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...
User Ratings: 354 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 14 votes (sub:14)
 Excellent: 37 votes (sub:33, dub:2, others:2
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 Very good: 70 votes (sub:65, dub:3, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Good: 84 votes (sub:74, dub:2, ?:1, raw:1, others:6
2 Polish subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Portuguese edited dub
1 Russian subtitled
 Decent: 55 votes (sub:53, dub:2)
 So-so: 39 votes (sub:35, dub:1, ?:1, others:2
2 Spanish subtitled
 Not really good: 26 votes (sub:22, dub:1, raw:1, others:2
1 Polish subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
 Weak: 14 votes (sub:14)
 Bad: 7 votes (sub:7)
 Awful: 2 votes (sub:1, raw:1)
 Worst ever: 6 votes (sub:4, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
Seen in part or in whole by 625 users, rank: #1804 (of 9531)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.520 (Good−), std. dev.: 2.0394, rank: #5591 (of 9642)
Weighted mean: 6.452 (Decent+), rank: #5774 (of 9642) (seen all: 6.52 / seen some: 5.98 / won't finish: 3.22)
Bayesian estimate: 6.491 (Decent+), rank: #5202 (of 7239)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 4
Vintage: 2003-05-25
Release dates: We have 3
Ending Theme:
"Destiny ~Shukumei~" by Hayashibara Megumi & Seki Tomokazu
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Gisaburō Sugii
Gisaburō Sugii (eps 1-4)
Storyboard: Gisaburō Sugii (eps 1-4)
Episode Director: Gisaburō Sugii (eps 1-4)
Music: Ken Miyazawa
Original creator: Kei Toume
Character Design: Yasuhiro Seo
Art Director: Katsuyoshi Kanemura
Animation Director:
Akiyoshi Fukamachi (eps 3-4)
Yasuhiro Seo (eps 1-2)
Sound Director: Fusanobu Fujiyama
Director of Photography: Youichirou Satou
Executive producer: Takumi Ogawa
Animation producer: Hiroshi Sakurai
Assistant Art Director:
Minoru Akiba (eps 2-4)
Reiji Nishiyama (ep 1)
Background Art:
Keisuke Nagai (Studio Jack; ep 1)
Mayumi Okada (Studio Jack; ep 1)
Minoru Akiba (Studio Jack; eps 2-4)
Reiji Nishiyama (Studio Jack; eps 1-2, 4)
Sachiko Kato (Studio Jack; ep 1)
Tomoko Yonemoto (Studio Jack; eps 2-4)
Chief Executive Producer:
Akira Narisawa
Koji Koreyasu
Color design: Ritsuko Utagawa
Color setting:
Ritsuko Utagawa (eps 1-3)
Tomoko Chiba (ep 4)
Digital Paint:
Chiharu Hashimoto (Studio Peacock; eps 1-3)
Hiroshi Moriwaki (Studio Elle; ep 4)
Kanako Hokari (Studio Elle; ep 4)
Kazuko Ōizumi (Studio Peacock; eps 1-3)
Kiyomi Sakairi (Studio Peacock; eps 1-3)
Maki Kanemori (Studio Peacock; eps 1-3)
Maki Kokubo (Studio Peacock; eps 1-4)
Mayumi Oikawa (Studio Peacock; eps 1-4)
Michiko Kado (Studio Elle; ep 4)
Mika Kinoshita (Studio Elle; ep 4)
Nami Tsuyuki (Studio Peacock; eps 1-3)
Noriko Omura (Studio Peacock; eps 1-4)
Tomoko Kohira (Studio Elle; ep 4)
Yoko Suzuki (Studio Peacock; eps 1-4)
Yoriko Matsumori (Studio Peacock; eps 1-3)
Digital Photography:
Daisuke Sugai (eps 1-3)
Kanade Saito (eps 2-4)
Keiko Ōtsubo (ep 4)
Mayo Suzuki (eps 1-4)
Oh Seong Ha (eps 3-4)
Tadasuke Kiyoyama (ep 1)
Tetsumigi Maruyama (eps 1-2)
Editing: Masashi Furukawa
Editing Assistant: Yūji Oka
In-Between Animation:
Mayumi Fujimoto (Project Team Sara; eps 1-4)
Mayumi Matsuno (Project Team Sara; eps 1-4)
Yūko Kunishima (Project Team Sara; eps 1-4)
In-Between Check: Akemi Ueda (eps 1-4)
Key Animation:
Akiyoshi Fukamachi (Project Team Sara; eps 1-4)
Atsuo Tobe (Project Team Sara; ep 2)
Hitomi Misaki (Angle; ep 1)
In Chul Hwang (eps 3-4)
Jong Heon Kim (ep 3)
Katsumi Aoshima (eps 3-4)
Motohide Nishimura (ep 3)
Rie Kaneko (Angle; ep 1)
Tatsuo Yamada (Project Team Sara; ep 2)
Yasuhiro Seo (eps 1-2)
Yoshiaki Tomita (Angle; ep 1)
Yuichiro Miyake (Angle; ep 1)
Yukiyoshi Hane (Project Team Sara; eps 2-4)
Music producer: Nobuyuki Abe
Production Advancement:
Hiroshi Odawara (ep 1)
Shuushuu Edo (eps 1-4)
Takumi Yamamura (ep 4)
Production Desk: Yuichi Ishizu
Production manager:
Daisuke Aranishi (ep 1)
Kazuaki Shimamura (eps 1-4)
Tatsuhiko Urahata (eps 1-4)
Production Publicity: Hitoshi Hayakawa
Recording Adjustment: Satoshi Yano
Recording Assistant:
Hiroyuki Suzuki (Jinnan Studio; eps 1-4)
Ken Ichikawa (Studio Echo; ep 3)
Naoya Tanaka (ep 1)
Yoshinori Hibino (Studio Echo; eps 2, 4)
Setting Production: Kazuhiro Nagase
Sound Effects: Shōji Katō
Sound Production Manager: Nobuhiro Ogawa
Special Effects:
Naomasa Fukuda (Studio Peacock; eps 3-4)
Yuki Hama (Asahi Production; eps 1-2)
Theme Song Arrangement: Tetsuya Takahashi (OP)
Theme Song Composition: Tetsuya Takahashi (OP)
Theme Song Lyrics: Reiko Noda (OP)
Theme Song Performance:
Megumi Hayashibara (OP)
Tomokazu Seki (OP)
Video Editing Operator:
Atsushi Sanemori (eps 1-4)
Satoshi Hisatomi (ep 4)
Video Editing Operator Assistant:
Satoshi Hisatomi (eps 1, 3)
Shinichi Araki (ep 2)
Megumi Hayashibara as Chizuna Takashiro
Tomokazu Seki as Kazuna Takashiro

Jūrōta Kosugi as Akira Eda
Kenichi Suzumura as Kinoshita
Kikuko Inoue as Momoko Takashiro
Miki Nagasawa as Emi
Mitsuru Ogata as Principal
Satsuki Yukino as Shou Yaegashi
Shinichirō Miki as Minase
Yoko Sasaki as Natsuko Eda
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Madhouse
Background Art:
L-Green (eps 1-4)
Moon Seong Animation (eps 1-4)
Studio Jack (eps 1-4)
Digital Paint:
M.S.J Musashino Production (ep 4)
Phoenix Animation (eps 2-4)
Studio Elle (ep 4)
Studio Kuma (eps 1-2)
Studio Peacock (eps 1-4)
In-Between Animation:
M.S.J Musashino Production (ep 4)
Phoenix Animation (eps 2-4)
Project Team Sarah (eps 1-4)
Studio Kuma (eps 1-2)
Key Animation:
Project Team Sarah (eps 1-4)
Studio Angle (ep 1)
Synod (ep 4)
Production Assistance: Group TAC (eps 1-4)
Production Cooperation: Gentosha Comics
Recording Studio:
Central Recording (ep 1)
Jinnan Studio (eps 1-4)
Studio Echo (eps 2-4)
Sound Production: Jinnan Studio
special effects:
Asahi Production (eps 1-2)
Studio Peacock (eps 3-4)
Video Editing:
G's Studio (ep 4)
Mitomo VTC (eps 1-4)

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