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Elfen Lied Special

Elfen Lied Special

Alternative Titles

English: Elfen Lied: In the Passing Rain
Synonyms: Elfen Lied OVA
Japanese: エルフェンリート 特別編

Information

Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 21, 2005
Producers: VAP, ADV FilmsL
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

Statistics

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Ranked: #18502
Popularity: #333
Members: 92,600
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Synopsis

This episode takes place within episode 11 as Nana attempts to fit in the household while trying to find a chore that she can do and get used to Nyu's presence whom she only knows as Lucy. Running away after getting scolded, Nana ends up in the beach and meets Bando whom she promised to bring Lucy to later that night. Leaving the household with Nyu, it begins to rain and Nyu slips, hits her head, and is knocked unconscious. As Bando waits and everyone else worries where they might be, Nana, with an uncoscious Nyu, takes shelter as Lucy's consciousness begins to come out and dreams an old memory of how she was captured and why she doesn't attack Director Kurama. As the rain begins to let up, Kouta and the others find Nana and Lucy and takes them home. There, Nana finally finds the chore that she will be doing - feeding the dog.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Parent story: Elfen Lied

Characters & Voice Actors

Kouta
Kouta
Main
Suzuki, Chihiro
Japanese
Suzuki, Chihiro
Lucy
Lucy
Main
Kobayashi, Sanae
Japanese
Kobayashi, Sanae
Nana
Nana
Main
Matsuoka, Yuki
Japanese
Matsuoka, Yuki
Kurama
Kurama
Main
Hosoi, Osamu
Japanese
Hosoi, Osamu

Staff

Kanbe, Mamoru
Director, Storyboard
Noma, Kumiko
Theme Song Performance
Ochi, Chieko
Theme Song Performance
MOKA☆
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics, Music



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Mar 21, 2015
TheDimentalist
Its basically a crime that this wasnt included in the show originally , since honestly this is probably the best episode of the show .
The episode has easily the best mixture of drama and comedy . Its doesnt try to emotionally manipulate you with constant meanspiritism and bloodshed like episode 9 did . The only time there is killing in the episode , its well executed and the creators atleast let the character go with some dignity instead of exploading her into pieces .
The comedy is definetly the best part . Its a greeat mixture of lighthearted to kinda dark , wich sums up read more
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Oct 22, 2007
Venneh
Well, I went into this expecting a continuation of the ending. I was very disappointed in that regard, as this ends up taking place during the series, and doesn't do much of anything to resolve some issues that were left unexplored. It's more an exercise in light-hearted comedy with minimal background information (the only useful thing we really find out is how Lucy got captured in the first place). At times, this feels like another series entirely.

The art and music and seiyuu rawq just as much as they do in the series proper, so I'm not going to elaborate.

All in all, a read more
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Sep 21, 2010
kajia
The "Elfen Lied" DVD special feels like an attempt to do a "quick fix" on the story that they botched up in the original series. This attempt resulted in somewhat mixed results. On one hand it does succeed in shedding some much needed light on certain events, such as the capturing of Lucy, however on the other vector, the explanations feel like they've been shoehorned in, resulting in inconsistencies in areas such as character development, and raising almost more questions than it answers. This is inline with what I would expect from "Elfen Lied" though, given its track record of throwing in large scale twists read more
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Apr 5, 2015
SerialXperiment
There are many times when I feel like I should utterly despise Elfen Lied, due to the poor handling of subject matter, the desperate means for any form of attention, and the production values that have unfortunately become famous to the identity of anime. But every time I watch it, I still get pulled into the tornado of absurdity when all of these bad points end up forming a surprisingly fun and entertaining identity.

But if I could pinpoint my hatred for all the bad values that Lied presented on some other form, it would probably be this OVA.

Taking place in the middle of the 11th read more
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