Elfen Lied: Tooriame nite Arui wa, Shoujo wa Ikani Shite Sono Shinjou ni Itatta ka? - Regenschauer

Elfen Lied: In the Passing Rain, or, How Can a Girl Have Reached Such Feelings?

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Synonyms: Elfen Lied Special, Elfen Lied OVA
Japanese: エルフェンリート 通り雨にて 或いは、少女はいかにしてその心情に至ったか?(REGENSCHAUER)
English: Elfen Lied: In the Passing Rain, or, How Can a Girl Have Reached Such Feelings?
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 21, 2005
Producers: VAP
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Arms
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, HorrorHorror, SupernaturalSupernatural, SuspenseSuspense, EcchiEcchi
Themes: GoreGore, PsychologicalPsychological
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 25 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.131 (scored by 115187115,187 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #35972
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1241
Members: 195,271
Favorites: 258


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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.

Characters & Voice Actors


Kobayashi, Sanae


Matsuoka, Yuki


Suzuki, Chihiro


Hosoi, Osamu


Hagiwara, Emiko


Nakata, Jouji


Noto, Mamiko

Takada, Aiko

Yamamoto, Maria

Kakuzawa, Professor

Hirata, Hiroaki


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


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Lilium" by Kumiko Noma

Ending Theme

"Be Your Girl" by Chieko Kawabe


Mar 28, 2022
I never really finmd myself enjoying OVAs very much. They never really add much. I love Elfen Lied and well this one does add a little to the over all story in explaining how Lucy was caught and locked away. Beyond that there really isnt much going on besides Nana trying to find her place at the house with the others.

While I enjoy the character sand especially Nana as she is probably one of only two Anime characters I felt so bad for as she has had such a horrible life and been through so much and still tries to keep a positive outlook ...
Mar 1, 2016
Mixed Feelings
An even six for this episode, yet I gave the full series an 8? What is this madness? If I were to describe it in one sentence I'd say "I see why it was cut from the series in the dubbed version." While it provides a tiny bit more information about Lucy, its an unnecessary episode. I guess they felt they needed to pad it out or something. The bulk of the episode is just Nana doing chores and being suspicious of Nyu. I thought it was fine, but definitely skippable. The episode is, dare I say it, filler. Throughout the series they've touched on ...
Dec 11, 2016
This OVA made clear again how each cell of those beings called characters is full of stupitidy.
This OVA made clear again how each cell of my body is filled up with hatred when watching EL.

Ones are cool. I like to rate this one time. One, hahaha. Did you get it?
*smashes head onto the table, multiple times, until bleeding

1/10 would rate again.

(This is just a little joke review which wants to tell that a hated the show. Please don´t judge me just by reading this BS. :) )

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