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5 out of 5: Loved it!
 
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4 out of 5: Liked it
 
103 23.73%
3 out of 5: It was OK
 
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Aug 21, 2007 4:33 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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I just started watching this series. Now... I can get into a little blood and gore now and again (as long as it's in anime form and not slasher flicks)... but OH.My.GOD. Just five minutes into the first episode, and I was covering my eyes, and gasping loudly, and thinking "Oh shit, what the f*** have I gotten myself into?" The part where she telekenetically just rips that guys heart from his chest... O_o

Yeah... awesome... looking forward to the next episode... will probably watch tonight... lol.
 
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Aug 21, 2007 4:44 AM
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Hah yeah, it's quite excessive in the beginning, it's not like you'll see that kind of stuff the whole time though. But there'll be more of it ^^. Enjoy. (:

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Aug 21, 2007 5:00 AM
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Yea...the first two or three episodes are really over the top and unessecarly filled with mindless violence that dont pull the story along.

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Aug 21, 2007 5:04 AM

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Aug 21, 2007 5:12 AM

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Wow, is all I can say. I didn't expect her to kill that girl trying to deliever that cup of coffee. She got owned. And yeah, that beginning was messed up :P
 
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Aug 21, 2007 5:47 AM

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<333 1st ep of elfen lied however it doest contain much of a story more like a teaser for gore-anime fans
 
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Aug 21, 2007 9:59 AM

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The first 5 mins of ep 1 are the best and most gory.

The next one to look forward to would be episode 4 i think it is.


 
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Aug 21, 2007 1:43 PM

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Heh...maybe I'm just a sick, twisted person, but I didn't think it was that bad. It's bloody, sure, but..I dunno. From what everyone had been saying about it, I expected a lot worse.
 
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Aug 21, 2007 1:44 PM

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Its very bloody at first because it introduces Lucy but the whole series becomes more psychological and emotional. There is going to be a lot more gorier scenes in the series but people like Elfen Lied for the story and the characters more then the gore. I hope you enjoy the rest of it.
 
Aug 30, 2007 9:18 AM

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Yumi said:
sooooooooo bloody and with nudity! i stopped watching after the first 10mins! coz if my parents sees it! they might not let me use computers anymore! i'll try to watch dis again wen der are no people on d house!! this anime is dangerous to watch! coz ur parents might scold u! lol!


erm whahaha :S u may wait for few more years b4 watching elfen lied
 
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And get a spell check plugin for your browser lol.

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Sep 10, 2007 10:05 AM

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the 1st eps is really good...
thru its really ... has nothing to do with the story....
we could care less about how she escaped...
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Sep 24, 2007 9:02 PM
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Geez, If I want that much nudity I'd watch a Hentai :| I still liked it regardless.
 
Sep 25, 2007 1:18 AM
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Geez, If I want that much nudity I'd watch a Hentai :| I still liked it regardless.


Imo there's a large gap between an anime that shows some nudity (in the first episode, it'll get less later :) ) and hentai though.

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Nov 30, 2007 2:25 PM

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i'd have to say that the first episode was awsome.............i mean it was like....it is so cool i mean i luv anime with lots of killing........i could care less bout the nudity*didnt pay attention to that* but i just luv it..........cant wait for the other ones ^^
 
Nov 30, 2007 9:26 PM
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Hmmm

I thought I was sensitive to this stuff, after watching that though, apparently I'm not.

I felt no attachment to the characters killed so it did little to me.
 
Dec 3, 2007 1:05 AM

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Yoshi's "Behind the Times" Rant Time! Number 2. (First one was on TTGL)

I was going to watch Elfen Lied and Higurashi at the same time (about 3-4 months ago), but I was hesitant to watch the first episode of EL, and it didn't help that Higurashi blew me away. This week, I started the manga (up to Chapter 7/8), so I can keep tabs on both the anime and manga, and see which is better.

And it's clearly the manga version. As I kinda expected, the first 7 minutes was pretty mindless, and I liked the way Lucy took out the coffee girl in the manga version. Weirdly enough, I agree with Hounddog.

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I didn't think it was that bad. It's bloody, sure, but..I dunno. From what everyone had been saying about it, I expected a lot worse.


Then again, I'm reading MPD Psycho, and I never want to see that show animated. It makes this show seem kiddy-like. My opinion of the first episode seems negative, but I loved the rest of the episode. The town was beautiful, Nyu animated was awesome, and I liked the seiyuu's and style of the animation. ED was pretty catchy too.
 
Feb 4, 2008 4:38 AM

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Wow... same reaction as the first poster. I was never too much into the gore business of any kind. Most gore I've seen would be Gladiator heh... The story plot is very curious. Can't wait to see how it unfolds.

Yumi said:
sooooooooo bloody and with nudity! i stopped watching after the first 10mins! coz if my parents sees it! they might not let me use computers anymore! i'll try to watch dis again wen der are no people on d house!! this anime is dangerous to watch! coz ur parents might scold u! lol!


This is rated R for a reason. Are you old enough to watch this kind of thing yet?! O.o
Just kidding. Everyone's bound to be exposed to this kind of stuff one day so the sooner the better huh? ~.o


 
Feb 11, 2008 12:42 PM
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Its very bloody at first because it introduces Lucy but the whole series becomes more psychological and emotional. There is going to be a lot more gorier scenes in the series but people like Elfen Lied for the story and the characters more then the gore. I hope you enjoy the rest of it.


that was said beautifully :P lol
well hmmm i thought this was a great start to the anime because it kind of makes you wonder why she's like that (after you get over the OMGZ BLOOD thoughts)
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Mar 15, 2008 2:10 PM

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lol, was all that nudity really necessary?
Interesting OP sequence, looks like they're referencing Klimt. I like the ED song as well.
 
Apr 4, 2008 5:32 PM

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This is the most screwed up anime that i've ever seen.
 
Apr 10, 2008 7:23 PM

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I hate the opening.
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Apr 12, 2008 2:54 PM
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The first episode was really something, I mean if it didn't catch the viewer right away it must've scared him/her away. This is not an average anime, it's above average. Way above.

Those that plan on watching this; Don't chicken out after the first episode, give it some time and you'll love it.

A true masterpiece!
 
Apr 12, 2008 3:00 PM

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I finished it a few days ago and really enjoyed it. The nudity, I feel was unnecessary but aside from that it was really good.
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May 23, 2008 1:58 PM

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great first episode. killing spree really rivets the attention. animation is done very well. suond effects are unmatched.
 
Jun 17, 2008 7:10 PM

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Maybe I'm twisted but I thought that was an awesome way to kick off a psychological horror drama (MAL's classification not mine). And I also like it much more when they keep up the mystery of the story rather than just spoonfeeding us the plot. And the nudity? It was just the same two boobs at different points in the episode - they kept everything else non-descript. I wouldn't even say it was unnecessary since it seems they are trying to depict Lucy as being an almost blank canvas emotionally when she is in her Nyu state. Loved it all the way around.
 
Aug 4, 2008 10:46 AM

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Well, this episode was a bit bloody for my taste. In the end, it redeemed itself. It looks promising, can't wait for the next episode.
 
Aug 11, 2008 2:38 PM

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where can i watch this anime?
 
Sep 11, 2008 4:07 PM

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the whole episode, i was like

O_O!!!!!!!!

my friend told me to watch this anime, and while I was going through the first episode, I was explicitly thinking "im doing this for her, doing this for her, doing this for her." i hate gore. >.>


 
Sep 16, 2008 3:56 PM

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I watched the first episode and I was like "WAT THE HECK!!!"
I'm not a fan of nudity or blood. But if it's a good storyline... I must endure...

 
Sep 28, 2008 11:32 PM
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Honestly, i hated it. Actualy if i had to rate it, it would be below 1. But.. i heard pretty good comments about this show, so i'll just have to see a bit more of it, before i can judge..
 
Oct 25, 2008 11:41 PM
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I've finished the series, but I still don't understand why Lucy didn't kill Kurama in this episode.
 
Nov 17, 2008 2:48 PM

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The scariest romance anime I'd seen so far xD
I knew this anime was gory, but it was a little gorier than I first had thought.
Animations are great(although from the Torrent I got, they weren't), and the audio as well.
I love the opening... the ending's great too... but I felt it a little out of place, but that might change as I watch more of this.
From a sadidstic killer that rips people apart(literally), to a cute loli-like character... under 5 minutes! I wonder what other split-personalities does she have... idk yet cuz I hate spoilers ~Nyuu ^.^
Good so far!
 
Nov 22, 2008 3:25 PM

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Let's see 1 episode.....
*blood check
*random twist.....check
*Nyuu~ Double check ....

Interesting Series..
 
Dec 8, 2008 9:43 PM

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first thing that pops up in your head when you watch the first 5-7mins
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OMFG OGDJGKL AHHH
oh my..Bewbs :3
then OMFG AGAIN GLDKJGL AHH BLOOD
o.o
well that was my reaction , i gave this a 8 though :P
 
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Edit:i take back my words,after watching more episode i found out that gore and sick story cover up the ecchi parts.
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Jan 1, 2009 12:07 AM

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SH*TBALLS! R U SERIOUS?
 
Jan 6, 2009 12:52 PM

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Too much blood, but it is pretty interesting. As other people have said, there was too much nudity
 
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Interesting start. Also like most other people that have posted in the topic, the gore and violence didn't really have much of an effect on me at all... If I watched this a few years ago I probably would have closed it midway through the episode and go to sleep (It's 11.20 here) instead of watching the whole thing and then discussing it on myanimelist.net, lol. Meh, maybe I have actually grown up during the past couple of years. (I used to get freaked out by any sort of hardcore violence filled with gore when I was younger).

Ok anyways back to the story: Nyu is pretty cool and pretty cute, Kouta and his cousin also seem well made and there is probably the potential of a love relationship there later on in the series. Great episode and now I want to watch the next one =D.

5/5.
 
Jan 19, 2009 10:59 AM

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Gregorian cospel as opening

Lost of blood

Ecchi parts

bit of Meccha

Losts of THINGS in it and it seems to be well raped
Well it's very popular good thing I kept it for later, now I can enjoy !



 
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Losts of THINGS in it and it seems to be well raped

That might just be my favourite sentence of the week. I actually have no idea what you mean. :D
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Feb 19, 2009 4:30 PM

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Even though I don't really like gore, the whole time I was wondering what made her become that way. It's very intriguing.
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I gave it a "4" on the poll, but it's hard to say if I "liked" it. Fascinating and shocking, yes, but I don't know how much I "enjoyed" watching it. (Will I watch episode 2? Absolutely.)

Most of the violence I was cool with, but GOOD LORD that was disturbing when she ripped that cute, clumsy girl's head off and then used her decapitated body to to take the machine gin fire...

 
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ArnoldK said:
I gave it a "4" on the poll, but it's hard to say if I "liked" it. Fascinating and shocking, yes, but I don't know how much I "enjoyed" watching it. (Will I watch episode 2? Absolutely.)

Most of the violence I was cool with, but GOOD LORD that was disturbing when she ripped that cute, clumsy girl's head off and then used her decapitated body to to take the machine gin fire...


me too, i did a massive GASP hen she ripped her head off.
i liked it an i will continue watching
 
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hounddog said:
Heh...maybe I'm just a sick, twisted person, but I didn't think it was that bad. It's bloody, sure, but..I dunno. From what everyone had been saying about it, I expected a lot worse.


Same here, I'm kind of desensitised thanks to violent video games, but I was still expecting to be disgusted (for example, the live action film Black Sheep revolted me, even though I loved the film). But yeah, excessive violence and nudity in the first couple of episodes were intended to shock I believe. Great series though, don't let the gore put you off!
 
May 27, 2009 8:58 AM

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It will be interesting to see where this goes.

 
Jun 16, 2009 6:52 PM

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Hmmm...I have to admit that the extreme violence is really turning me off to this series but, I'll give it a go because I've heard so much good things about the show.


 
Jun 29, 2009 8:58 AM
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Good start, though first scene was rather repetitive: she stands, she moves forward, they die. She stands, she moves, they die.
 
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wow, great no censorship.

i can already see myself liking this one. I'm a sucker for amnesia and innocent looking characters.
 
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