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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
is
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
 
Dec 10, 2008 3:24 PM

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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
 
Jan 17, 2009 2:17 AM

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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 !



 
Jan 29, 2009 10:13 AM

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Ukato said:
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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Mar 8, 2009 8:20 PM

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Apr 2, 2009 5:25 PM

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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...

 
Apr 7, 2009 3:49 AM

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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
 
May 16, 2009 2:35 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.


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.
 
Jul 12, 2009 7:48 PM

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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.
 
Aug 6, 2009 4:12 PM

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First Episode was...nice. I mean, it makes me want to see what's happening next, but it didn't really amaze me. Some things were just...too blunt/direct for me. Wasn't there a better way of introducing Kouta's sister than simply letting them go to the beach and remembering it at once?! o.O
"Oh, nice, the beach. Do you remember my dead/vanished/whatever sister? It's so sad, I miss her. The audience should know this." ...

Plus, "All she says is "Nyuu", so let's call her Nyu!" - And let's catch her with a Pokéball afterwards!! ...Seriously.

Oh, but I really enjoyed that Kisaragi was "disposed of" so quickly, she only had about 1min screentime and she was already getting on my nerves. xD


 
Sep 29, 2009 3:18 PM

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Part of me loved this first episode, watching guards get ripped apart via psychic powers, part of me was just plain shocked at the sheer brutality of the violence. Not sure if i've even witnessed violence quite this disturbing before LOL.

One thing i wonder is why lucy decided to kill that poor innocent clumsy girl, but left the dude in the suit untouched? she didn't even need that girls body to protect her against small arms machiene gun fire, can't she use her Matrix powers and stop bullets like Neo? that was kinda cold... but i guess it might've been MORE heartless to leave that poor girl alive staring at all those decapitated mutiliated bodies eh? :P still wonder why the dude in the suit was untouched though.

Anyway, episode set up the story decently enough for me, i want to learn more, and see what happens next.
 
Oct 7, 2009 6:44 AM
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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.


exactly.
 
Nov 20, 2009 12:54 PM

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I... I just don't know what to say...
Also this soldier dude is fucking annoying, he is not obeying to his superior, he randomly punch a girl without any reasons and he point a gun to his comrade's head and nobody say anything to him? He's not even fired?
That's so retarded indeed.
 
Nov 24, 2009 5:08 PM

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Seriously, I hear from people all the time that the first episode of Elfen Lied is so horribly violent and bloody, some people have thrown up from it, etc etc. But honestly? I wasn't turned off by it at all. I wasn't disturbed. I expected far worse as well. But ah well. That's not why I'm watching it. I'm watching it because my best friend said it was an amazing series. So, here I am, a few years late, but finally watching Elfen Lied. :)
 
Dec 22, 2009 4:27 PM

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Yeah, a little too much blood, ain't it? Well, it sure made her look damn creepy. I have no idea how this is gonna turn out, thank god.
 
Feb 2, 2010 2:55 PM

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wow first ep
pretty creepy
 
Feb 16, 2010 2:07 PM

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The first episode seemed to me, to be a complete failure.
Especially when I have heard that its the goriest moment in the series.

If your going to make a seinen moment, keep it up into the entire series. To me the opening just felt like.
"WOW LOOK AT WHAT WE DID. WATCH OUR SHOW!"

My opinion of that might change after watching the entire series, but it just felt completely unnecessary. Like it wanted to attract a Gantz type audience.

The characters seemed...bland. Music was decent. Nothing terrible, nothing memorable.
However the art is/was very well done.
 
Feb 21, 2010 12:14 PM

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Wow, that's one he** of a first episode. I've read the manga, but the anime still shocked me a bit. I'm definetley watching it!
 
Mar 10, 2010 3:10 PM

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Why is almost everyone so negative? The only things that irritated me in this episode were the drawings from the faces from the side.. And that annoying soldier men thing. But I think that Lucy is really cute ^^ And I like the word 'Nyu'. This is one of the first times that I watch a horror, but all the blood and killing didn't scare me at all! I only thoughy 'Yeah! Way to go! All that stupid soldiers may just disappear :D'. They were all so stupid to shoot while they know that they couldn't win! I think that I'm gonna like this Anime. The opening song in beautiful ^^

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Apr 16, 2010 7:54 PM

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Sexy nude chick ripping men apart.
<3
 
Apr 20, 2010 5:42 AM

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Whew, I survived. I haven't seen this much bloodiness since I've watched Higurashi last year. *continues watching*
 
May 3, 2010 12:09 AM

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Loved it! But what I FOUND REALLY harsh was the killing of the moe secretary, there was no need to rip her head off and use her as a human shield! NO NEEED! Also when Bando randomly round-house kicked the poor lady in face for no reason. "Don't walk behind me stupid bitch." Poor thing.

Anyways...

nyuu~ :D
 
May 10, 2010 10:50 AM

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So gory, so violent, so.....wow
its hard to believe that someone as cute as Nyu(Lucy) is such a hard core killer
 
May 11, 2010 6:23 PM

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wow umm Hentia much =P anyway AWESOME blood and all!!! omg best part was when she peed on the floor XD AMAZING haha... i feel really bad 4 the little sister ='(
 
Jun 16, 2010 2:04 PM

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wow umm Hentia much =P anyway AWESOME blood and all!!! omg best part was when she peed on the floor XD AMAZING haha... i feel really bad 4 the little sister ='(


Haha, not hentai, just an ecchi :P

When someone told me that ecchi was perverted, I thought it actually was hentai so I hesitated watching Elfen Lied.. but yeah... I finally sucked it up- funny story.
 
Jun 16, 2010 2:07 PM

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That episode was so awesome. I for one enjoyed the blood, gore and nudity.

I think I'm too young to watch this show- actually I just finished it a few days ago I'm just writing episode reviews now.

First ten minutes was awesome. I loved and still love the OP. Really nice..
 
Jun 17, 2010 12:12 PM

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what the hell's with that girl xD

omg and i thought Higurashi was gory O.o,Higurashi looks PG-13 compared to this O.o
5 minutes into the anime and limbs were flying everywhere lol
but i must admit,i got into it fast ^_^

so...
gore....check(and holly cow there's alot of it)
boobies ^_^...check
moe killer with cat years...check

this is gonna be great :D

5/5

oh i almost forgot,i loled at how happy the ED is compared to that depressing OP song lmao!
Sayonara,papa!


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Jun 19, 2010 10:42 PM

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its ok episode.. hope next episode is great..!
 
Jun 22, 2010 8:26 AM

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I like this right out of the box!! I am a huge fan of blood, gore, and nudity!! Does that make me perverted?

I can't wait to learn more about this cat-eared chick with a child like disposition that can take down 23 people without even breaking a sweat.


 
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