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Elfen Lied

Elfen Lied

Alternative Titles

English: Elfen Lied
Synonyms: Elfen Song, Elfic Song
Japanese: エルフェンリート

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 25, 2004 to Oct 17, 2004
Producers: VAP, Arms, Genco, ADV FilmsL, A Line
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.051 (scored by 234683 users)
Ranked: #4432
Popularity: #8
Members: 340,390
Favorites: 13,217
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

The Diclonius, a mutated homosapien that is said to be selected by God and will eventually become the destruction of mankind, possess two horns on their heads and have a "sixth sense" which gives them telekinetic abilities. Due to this dangerous power, they have been captured and isolated in laboratories by the government. Lucy, a young and psychotic Diclonius, manages to break free of her confines and brutally murders most of the guards in the laboratory where she is being held, only to be shot in the head as she makes her escape. She survives, falling off a cliff into the ocean and manages to drift along to a beach where two teenagers, Kouta and Yuka, discover her. Having lost her memories, she was named after the only thing that she can now say, "Nyuu," and the two allow her to stay at Kouta's home. However, it appears that the psychotic side of Lucy is not dead just yet...

(Source: ANN - Revised)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Elfen Lied
Side story: Elfen Lied Special

Characters & Voice Actors

Kouta
Kouta
Main
Suzuki, Chihiro
Japanese
Suzuki, Chihiro
Nabatame, Hitomi
Japanese
Nabatame, Hitomi
...
Lucy
Lucy
Main
Kobayashi, Sanae
Japanese
Kobayashi, Sanae
Vincent-Davis, Kira
English
Vincent-Davis, Kira
...
Nana
Nana
Main
Matsuoka, Yuki
Japanese
Matsuoka, Yuki
Paysinger, Sasha
English
Paysinger, Sasha
...
Yuka
Yuka
Main
Noto, Mamiko
Japanese
Noto, Mamiko
Novotny, Nancy
English
Novotny, Nancy
...

Staff

Tamura, Manabu
Producer
Kanbe, Mamoru
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Shimizu, Katsunori
Sound Director
Yoshioka, Takao
Script, Series Composition



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Mar 21, 2008
TheLlama
Elfen Lied: Infamous for its bloody mess of gore, cruelty and nudity. A combination that could make many a person turn away. Yet, a huge number of people watch this, knowing (to some extent) what they're going into, and it's one of the more popular and well-rated series here on MAL. Some people call it a 'masterpiece', people some call it 'perverted', some people don't know what to say, and some call it 'horrible'. The first is true, the second is an exaggeration, the third is understandable, and the fourth is so wrong.

The first episode starts off with what is the bloodiest and nuditiest 10 read more
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Dec 12, 2013
Aryaragi
An anime can be critically successful for many reasons, it could be due to a well written and engaging plot, innovative ideas that are perfectly handled or even have a deep plot revolving around thought provoking themes. More so, "depth" has been a cause for critical success of many anime over the course of time for example "The tatami Galaxy", but for a show to have a level of depth is not an easy task for any writer. However, superficial depth can be achieved easily and even more easily confused for genuine depth. Such superficial depth ranges from cheap shock factor to random philosophical questions read more
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Recommendations

Horror, Supernatural & a lot of bloodshed (neither recommended to be watched past midnight) *shiver*
Both series will have you cheering on morally ambiguous or even psychopathic protagonists in violent confrontations. There's a bit of (usually dark) humour and exploring relationships between characters, including romantic subplots. Also, pink hair.

Opening Theme

"Lilium" by Kumiko Noma

Ending Theme

"Be Your Girl" by Chieko Kawabe

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