[Anime]Elfen Lied

  • Made me think
  • Sad
  • Impressed
  • Scareful
  • Shocked
Other media: Comics:Elfen Lied
Anime total pnts rank Rank 83in 6,174 titlesTotal 216 / Deviation 82.37
Anime avg pnts Rank 930in 2,806 titlesAvg 1.13=Good/191 reviews
Anime rank of 2004 Rank 3in 182 titles
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Post review by myself
Music1.89(Very good)53
Made me think70%37/53
Shed tears34%18/53
Learned something13%7/53
Hot heart0%0/53

Elfen Lied takes place in Japan, focusing on a new strain of the human race - Diclonius, entirely similar to ordinary human beings, yet different at the genetic level and notable due to physical abnormalities, particularly a pair of short horn-like protrusions. One such Diclonius, Lucy, is the anti-heroine of the series: initially held in a facility built for experimentation, located off the coast of Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, she manages to escape and wreak havoc, but is injured in the process, an event which causes her to develop a secondary, child-like personality known as Nyu.

She is found by two local residents, Kohta, who studies at the local university, and his cousin Yuka. They agree to take her in, becoming involved with the numerous, often brutal, attempts to recapture Lucy by a Special Assault Team and a number of other Diclonius, who shift from oblivious to murderous frequently. Other characters include Bando, a SAT trooper who was mauled by Lucy and infected with a virus, and Kurama, a carrier of the virus.

This story has the part which was created by referencing Wikipedia, so the licence of GFDL is applied to this story.
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AT-X Chiba Television TV Kanagawa Television Saitama Co.,Ltd. SUN-TV
Weekly Young Jump SHUEISHA
Mamoru Kanbe
Takawo Yoshioka
Takeshi Seyama
Katsunori Shimizu
Seion Studio
Kayo Konishi
VAP inc.
ARMS Koubun Shizuno Keizo Kusakawa RINSHIN
Chihiro Suzuki Kobayashi Sanae Mamiko Noto
Emiko Hagiwara Yuki Matsuoka
Osamu Hosoi Jyoji Nakata Hiroaki Hirata
Hitomi Nabatame Eriko Ishihara Kinryu Arimoto
Maria Yamamoto Tomoko Kawakami Kanda Akemi
Japan Released:2004/07/23(Fri) TV / End:2004/10/17
Official sites
1. http://www.vap.co.jp/elfenlied/ (Translation)
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2006/03/09 Best(+3 pnt) [Edit/Delete/Suggest to delete/Show only this review or post sympathy comment/]
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Without a doubt the most violent anime ever made. And yet it's also funny and touching and everything a great anime should be. And Nyu? Well, just imagine Chi from Chobits and add more blood than Samurai Champloo. You get the idea. Not to mention the opening theme is the most haunting hymn you've ever heard.

2005/08/20 Best(+3 pnt) [Edit/Delete/Suggest to delete/Show only this review or post sympathy comment/]
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One of the best shows ever. Deeply based w/ stuning proposital contradictions and deep ambiguity. Made to be hated but at the same time loved. Ambiguity is in it's essence.

2005/08/01 Best(+3 pnt) [Edit/Delete/Suggest to delete/Show only this review or post sympathy comment/]
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This animated cartoon has naked scenes, but not in a erotic suggestion. But it has extremely brutal scenes of violence.
I think that Elfen Lied is so good (in my opinion) because it shows the dark side of mankind, something that we do not want to see.
The past of the characters shows this.
The character design is very good.
The opening theme is excellent, as well as the ending one.

2005/06/01 Good(+1 pnt) [Edit/Delete/Suggest to delete/Show only this review or post sympathy comment/]
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In Japan, this animated cartoon is broadcast at midnight.
This is an animated cartoon for adults.
So, in the case of this animated cartoon, there are many cruel and erotic scenes.
In this animated cartoon, there are unpleasant scenes.
However, I do not dislike this animated cartoon.
The story of this animated cartoon is attractive.
And, the opening music of this animated cartoon is fantastic.
The opening music of this animated cartoon is good.
The character design of this animated cartoon is not bad.
I do not dislike such character design.
Lucy is a mysterious woman. She is continuing killing people using special capability.
The action scene of this animated cartoon is comparatively good.
I think that this animated cartoon is not trash though this animated cartoon has a lot of undesirable scenes.

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This best that I when or saw, very much I wish to see continuation. Whether I ask you will let know to all the second season or not, and already many people endure that and wait when it leaves, in all there lives hope of that that nevertheless it happens. We very much worry about Lucy and its further destiny with Koto. Yours faithfully from Russia