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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


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 21, 2005
Producers: VAP
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Arms
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.331 (scored by 78,088 users)
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Having been accepted into the Kaede Inn, Nana struggles to find some way to contribute, though she inadvertently brings more trouble than assistance. However, Nana's worries are directed more towards fellow resident Nyu, whom she had only known as Lucy, the violent Diclonius. Fearful that Nyu will unleash the same horrific savagery—violence that scars Nana to this day—upon those close to her, Nana faces a dilemma: attempt to live peacefully alongside Lucy with all the uncertainty that that entails or dispose of the source of her worries, shattering the relationships she has formed at the inn. As Nana struggles to come to a decision, Nyu recalls a painful memory of one of her dearest friends and one of her greatest rivals.

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Taking place within the events of Episode 11 of the TV anime, the Elfen Lied Special combines an anime-exclusive story and a flashback arc from the 10th volume of the manga it is based on.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kobayashi, Sanae
Matsuoka, Yuki
Suzuki, Chihiro
Hosoi, Osamu
Hagiwara, Emiko
Nakata, Jouji
Noto, Mamiko
Kakuzawa, Professor
Hirata, Hiroaki
Takada, Aiko
Yamamoto, Maria


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

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"Lilium" by Kumiko Noma

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"Be Your Girl" by Chieko Kawabe

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Oct 22, 2007
Venneh (All reviews)
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
Mar 21, 2015
TheDimentalist (All reviews)
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
Mar 17, 2008
FNatt (All reviews)
Well, I guess this episode was supposed to clear things up a bit, but for me it didn't even get close to doing that.
In my opinion, this episode is pretty much useless.But since it's Elfen Lied, it's good.
I was really expecting it to be a continuing of the ending, since it left so many unanswered questions. I'm hoping there will be a second season sometime, but that seems improbable.
Nov 7, 2014
literaturenerd (All reviews)

Warning! Here there be spoilers!

I actually reviewed this OVA a few months ago, but I wrote a joke review entirely for laughs. Now I will actually give my real opinion on it. The OVA is a mixed bag honestly. There was a lot more backstory that the Director and writer of the series Mamoru Kanbe wanted to put in, but he only was given the budget to barely make one 20 minute OVA with drastically inferior animation. He knew there wasn't time to fit in the subplots he really wanted, so the OVA focuses mostly on lighthearted comedy. Unfortunately, it decides at the last minute read more


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