Was practicing some conversations when I came across those two phrases. How would you answer something like:
with the Japanese equivalent of "it sounds familiar" or "it rings a bell"?
I think that a potential match for what you are looking for is the following:
The third or fourth definition linked is probably what you are looking for.
ピンと translates to 'intuitively', and of course 来る translates to 'come'. While the literal translation of
to intuitively come doesn't quite have the same ring to the English idiom, it carries essentially the same meaning as
to ring a bell in some but not all cases.
As @naruto has noted below, ピンと来る is a little bit stronger than 'i'm unsure, but that sounds familiar.' Rather, the Japanese implies a sudden and more complete understanding of the situation. It isn't as wishy-washy as 'it rings a bell'. There's definitely some overlap, but the phrases are not one to one.
So with the assumption that I know and am familiar with series in question, here's how I would answer the question.
Now that I hear it, it does ring a bell.
Here are a few more usage examples.