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Nov 30, 2011 9:01 PM
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Rewatching~

Wow... I knew there was a lot of blood but that was just fkin intense.
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Apr 2, 2012 7:55 PM

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Re-watched series 7 times already in dubbed. Masterpiece.
 
Apr 6, 2012 8:34 PM

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yeah so im gonna go throw up all of my food
as for continuing to watch this anime two words

HELL NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Apr 6, 2012 8:47 PM

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mrzkitty said:
yeah so im gonna go throw up all of my food
as for continuing to watch this anime two words

HELL NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

watch it!! GOOOOD STORY!!
 
Apr 21, 2012 1:59 AM

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already love this anime and everyone says story gets better so i cant wait!
 
May 6, 2012 9:37 PM

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Loved it. Didn't expect the coffee girl to die though. Ouch.

 
Jun 4, 2012 6:32 PM

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Is it wrong that I was laughing through the entire killing scene in the beginning? Like, "Oh, yes, tear her head off, that's SO realistic! HAHA!" and "Look at all that blood! Marvelous. Uhmhmhmhm..." That uhmhmhm is my dark laughter, of course. Really, though, this looks awesome! *clicks Episode 2*
 
Jun 25, 2012 10:16 AM

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Didnt expect it to be this bloody....
 
Jun 30, 2012 10:48 PM

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So.... lucy gotta a Headshot, but just lost memories and the capacity to communicate. lol

I´m curious if we´ll be able to see those invisible super-arms she got...
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Jul 9, 2012 1:02 PM

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fucking epic beginning :D
 
Jul 14, 2012 3:21 PM

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Pretty cool with all the gore and killing, but the nudity wasn't necessary, plus the rest of the episode was boring. 3/5

 
Aug 8, 2012 11:10 PM
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At first the first episode was creepy.But i may deal with most of the episodes.
But may contune watching the rest of the episodes.
4/5
 
Aug 9, 2012 1:05 AM

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I've already seen this episode some years ago on TV, but even then I knew I didn't like it. Not because of the violence (which was kind of fun, though nothing really special), but because of Lucy. She is just so annoying... I like cute characters and, as you call them, 'moe' things, but this unnecessary nudity and cat-like Nyu-ing is annoying as hell.
I really hope she will do more than that. The boy also seems to be the usual plain main protagonist with no real special quality.

I'm going in with low expectations. I was waiting with watching this for a long time now, but since a lot of people said that it's "OMG-SO-AWESOME", I finally got around to start it. I hope they were right and this won't be only about fanservice and unreasonable gore.
 
Sep 21, 2012 1:15 PM

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nice violence and blood but the nudity just makes it so unreal.
idk maybe its just me...

also, how are those horns ? they look like cat ears.
 
Dec 3, 2012 11:02 AM

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See.. I read the manga a couple of years ago and really loved it, enough to go out and buy the DvD's of this series. Finally got around to watching episode 1 and just... meh.

Kohta and Yuki are boring. The sniper guy is just.. what? And as for the pointless nudity? *shrug* Really not sure whether I'll bother with the rest.
 
Feb 5, 2013 4:34 AM

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woah, quite the opener wasn't it.... so much blood which is always a plus, wouldn't say it was anything major though... but it was enough to distract me from the fact that she was naked the whole way through but i didn't really pay attention, only until the boy & girl found her on the beach i noticed more

*the part where she had the vest top on and was just popping her boob out i found hilarious im sorry xD*

sure the story will start to develop now hopefully apart from all the nudity and gore we didn't get much at all!
 
Feb 19, 2013 2:56 AM

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For whatever reason, I find this hilarious XD. The gory massacre was quick, not torturing. If you want a bloody/violent anime to be taken seriously or try to frighten you, the deaths have to be slow or disturbing. But that's why I liked this series so far :)! The way those guard were simply popped in half were very lol-worthy. Maybe it's because it reminded of the simple gore of castle Crashers :3
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Loved it. Didn't expect the coffee girl to die though. Ouch.
oh yeah, Props to the tipsy coffee lady! She didn't deserve that but it was hella funny to watch!... Maybe I'm being little sadistic :P
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Feb 22, 2013 5:44 PM
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I was expecting a bit gorier but I think the psycho-head-ripping stuff introduced the character nicely.

And as for nudity, it was tasteful and showed her ignorance. A lot of countries show more nudity than that, it's funny how people are so shocked by it sometimes.
 
Mar 29, 2013 3:49 PM
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This much gore in first 5 minutes! I was like: "Boy that escalated quickly"! and then after that:"Nyu"! ???? I surely didn't expect that!
 
May 9, 2013 8:54 AM

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I watched this episode yesterday, which was about 8 pm. I watched Another and Mirai Nikki before and loved them, and I thought it means I probably love horror. I knew Elfen Lied is something by far more insane and violent than the other two animes, and I thought it's going to scare me. Heck, I've always been a pussy when it comes to horror stuff until I tried Mirai Nikki, but this didn't scare me in any way, I found that bloody mess to be quite ridiculous.

Initially I started to watch this because I loved the soundtrack and that one melody I always heard, I don't know how it's named, but also because I heard it's really sad which that melody confirmed. I always loved sad and depressing animes like anything made by Key or something like Code Geass. Elfen Lied seems to be hated by a lot of people, and for some reason, idk why, I enjoyed every hated anime a whole lot, except Black Rock Shooter and Mars of Destruction. And since I don't like it when boobs are constantly shown, I really hoped this won't be the case here.

If you read this comment and watched the first episode (I assume so), you'll know that this is one reason why I'm a little bit disappointed. The senseless ecchi scenes and gore made it really seem ridiculous. It seems like an anime that has potential which was wasted. I'm going to watch episode 2 now and hope it gets better, but for this episode my vote goes to 2 out of 5: Disliked it. I'm probably going to comment episode 2 as well once I finished watching it.
 
May 14, 2013 2:05 PM

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Haven't seen this much bloody massacre since Hellsing Ultimate. I rarely watch this type of anime but its good once in a while. But in the first episode and in 5 minutes that was over the top. Also didn't expect this much nudity.

Things like that where common, back then when this anime was produced i guess.
But still, i hope there will be some explanation to this in the next episodes.
 
Jun 1, 2013 8:45 PM
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Fleance said:
I was expecting a bit gorier but I think the psycho-head-ripping stuff introduced the character nicely.

And as for nudity, it was tasteful and showed her ignorance. A lot of countries show more nudity than that, it's funny how people are so shocked by it sometimes.

WTF?
 
Jul 28, 2013 9:23 AM
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I'm okay with blood ,but I don't like gore , I don't know how did I convinced myself to watch this because I've always avoided to watch this because gore, also I wonder if I'm going to finish this anime in few days or in 1 year.

I can say this was quite interesting but the first 10 minutes were quite weird because of all those flying heads and hands. Also I wonder why Lucy didn't kill that guy and killed that unlucky girl, and if that head shot changed her personality...
 
Aug 6, 2013 6:45 AM

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I was smiling throughout that opening scene.
How can you find it disturbing? It's so badass.
 
Aug 23, 2013 4:57 PM

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Idk why some ppl keep on whining about this show and term it as "perverted" or too intense but man i gotcha say that it is the most freaking awesome badass anime i have evr seen the first 10 mins was awesssooooommeee!!.It is an perfect example what an psychological horror should be..loved the part when she cuts away through her barrier...with those f**king morons keeping their guard off...beat it!! damnn i hope i can see some more actions like this on the next episodes X)
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Sep 12, 2013 9:05 AM

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I don't know about people liking the first 10 minutes, for me it moves so slow. It was shown Lucy walking for like.. few minutes lulz. I mean, there was this one scene shown that she was walking out of the lab that contained her, just-so-slow.

As for the nudity, I have no problem with it, it's been so long since I've seen anime without any restrain on the nudity, it was like.. "man so nostalgic". But seriously, it is not needed. For the guy who said,
chode said:

I don't even think the nudity is gratuitous or anything, it's just showing that Lucy/Nyu has no understanding of cultural norms. It's not like she spends the entire anime naked.

It's ridiculous to say that, dude lulz, the guy from the labs can put clothes on her. Don't give me something like "No one can get near to her because she's dangerous", because if that's so, how did they confine her?

As for the gore, though it surprised me at first, for the same reason as above, it's been so long since I've seen anime without any restrain like that. Still, it wasn't done well, I don't get scare or anything, I feel nothing from the gore, meh.

All in all it wasn't bad, but nothing special, not to mention there is no plot, at least not yet. Gonna be putting this on hold for now, not all that hyped up for this.

P.S. I hope Lucy kills/tortures that son of bitch, the violent dude that slapped/hit a woman just because she stood behind him, dafuq?
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Jan 7, 2014 3:49 AM

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This series has been collecting dust for a long time on my list as one of those "everyone's watched it but I won't" kind of series, but it's about time I set this ride in motion.

That introduction was really something else, I knew people said this series was bloody but damn some scenes I was clutching my own neck like "ow please don't!" That really surprised me when the secretary was killed, thought she was going to be one of those supporting characters that played a role in the series. This series has piqued my interest and a captivating first episode.

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Feb 1, 2014 11:35 PM

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strange show
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Feb 1, 2014 11:37 PM

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strange show
true but it is good. i really liked this episode it has lots of blood and gore really nice but yeah it is a special show.
anime with cute girls is my thing.
 
Feb 22, 2014 1:28 AM

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I was smiling throughout that opening scene.
How can you find it disturbing? It's so badass.


Pretty much my reaction to the 1st episode.


This'll be fun.
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Mar 2, 2014 8:33 AM
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I watched this episode yesterday, which was about 8 pm. I watched Another and Mirai Nikki before and loved them, and I thought it means I probably love horror. I knew Elfen Lied is something by far more insane and violent than the other two animes, and I thought it's going to scare me. Heck, I've always been a pussy when it comes to horror stuff until I tried Mirai Nikki, but this didn't scare me in any way, I found that bloody mess to be quite ridiculous.

Initially I started to watch this because I loved the soundtrack and that one melody I always heard, I don't know how it's named, but also because I heard it's really sad which that melody confirmed. I always loved sad and depressing animes like anything made by Key or something like Code Geass. Elfen Lied seems to be hated by a lot of people, and for some reason, idk why, I enjoyed every hated anime a whole lot, except Black Rock Shooter and Mars of Destruction. And since I don't like it when boobs are constantly shown, I really hoped this won't be the case here.

If you read this comment and watched the first episode (I assume so), you'll know that this is one reason why I'm a little bit disappointed. The senseless ecchi scenes and gore made it really seem ridiculous. It seems like an anime that has potential which was wasted. I'm going to watch episode 2 now and hope it gets better, but for this episode my vote goes to 2 out of 5: Disliked it. I'm probably going to comment episode 2 as well once I finished watching it.


This is exactly what I wanted to post. But I doubt I will be watching episode 2
 
Mar 10, 2014 12:26 AM

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Very special story, one you cannot see quite often. Probably the reason this one's so popular here on MAL. Really loved the first episode and I'm looking forward to watching the next ones. My respect to the producers and my highest recommendation.

And the theme song's just amazing. Latin, wow!
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Apr 12, 2014 2:37 AM

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So much blood, whoooooa
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Apr 14, 2014 6:45 AM
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Just re-watched this episode for like the fourth time. This is the only episode worth watching really. This show is overrated because on the surface its awesome. If you look at its foundation, its a bit of a dribble...
 
May 22, 2014 2:48 PM

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Elfen Lied Episode 01

I just finished this episode and I really have to say: DAMN! That Girl O_O she took all those men out just in 5 minutes like 23 I suppose they said. I heard this series is going to be gory, but I didn't expect it to be like in first episode.

Nyuu is cute and her bad side Lucy seems to be enjoying hurting others and giving pain. So does girl has now amnesia for remembering what happened and that skull mask with fangs now is gone also. So Lucy isn't human well, why she were in lab and what they were try to accomplish would be big question here. So she can destroy mankind, kind of possible, telekinesis powers and that sword?

Bando seems really bad-ass character, kind of hate him at this point, let's see how it turns out. He just mocked that woman. And he seems also little scary and terrifying. Kouta and his cousin seems like really nice. I understand why Kouta shouted Nyuu. Of course it were important for him and his sister gave it to shell to him, that's like bond broken. I wonder what ilness sister had.

I hope they find Nyuu though, but we will see that.
 
Jul 29, 2014 4:26 PM

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So much unnecessary nudity. Well, I don't really mind that.

I felt like watching something a bit different so I decided to watch Elfen Lied. At this point it's hard to say if that was a good idea or not. At least it's different I guess. The first part was pretty gross. Excessive violence doesn't really have a huge effect on me but that doesn't mean that I enjoy it. Also the guards were pretty incompetent.

Then it got weird. Suddenly they turned the killing machine chink that is Lucy/Nyu into a kawaii moe butt. Was I supposed to find her cute? I don't know. I guess I'd usually find a character like that cute (Chii from Chobits) but it's hard to find someone cute after they just killed a couple dozen guys. Also, she looks a bit creepy. But at this rate I might actually end up liking her. At some point. Maybe.

But yeah, didn't really like this episode but I'm going to keep watching because it's interesting enough and I guess I was the one who wanted something different.
 
Aug 14, 2014 11:14 PM

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This is like Chobits but with gore.

It seems everyone here dies from either getting cut in half or decapitation.

Am I the only person here who found it funny how they introduced that Kisaragi girl and after a few minutes she gets decapitated?

There's also a lot of nudity but not really enough to give me boner.
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Aug 15, 2014 4:07 PM

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Who the hell hired that guy? What an incompetent HR department.
Same thing with Kisaragi, how did that retard end up getting placed into this facility?
 
Aug 15, 2014 4:09 PM

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Jesus christ.

edgy/10
 
Sep 28, 2014 5:00 PM

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Ahhh, watching this for the first time since I first watched it back in 2007; oh, the nostalgia. As anticipated, it didn't have the effect on me it had way back when I was an impressionable 14 year old and never saw anything like this, but the first 9 minutes were still pretty heavy even now. The rest of the episode was so-so.

For years I called Elfen Lied my favorite anime because I didn't watch anime. I'm simultaneously excited and nervous to see how it'll hold up now that I've been far more exposed to the medium.

As for the nudity, I never did and still don't consider it "ecchi." "Ecchi" has sexual implications, and I always found the nudity in Elfen Lied to be much more artistic and not remotely sexual.

Lilium is still one of the most hauntingly beautiful openings I ever heard. There's few openings that capture the essence of an anime as well as Lilium does.



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Sep 30, 2014 6:50 PM

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gorefest wowow...to the point where i kind of got bored in the beginning :

its okay so far
i kind of hate lucy but yeah

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Nov 25, 2014 2:41 PM

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Then the gore woke me up, then omg too much nudity.

I wish there was a censored version that blocked the nudity.

 
Dec 24, 2014 9:05 PM

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I was hesitant about watching this at first because I thought the gore and stuff would be too much but it's actually not that bad.
 
Jan 2, 2015 12:37 PM

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Damn she's cute :o Super good first episode!
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Feb 13, 2015 9:31 AM

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Heavy at the start, did get a bit boring imo but should set up for next ep?
 
May 18, 2015 12:26 PM

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Just loved the first 5 min of this anime. I just LOVE blood and deaths and *in love*
can t wait for the next ep

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Jun 8, 2015 5:35 AM

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I'm not sure yet if it's good or bad. I guess I have no choice but to continue with the next episode.
 
Jun 17, 2015 10:41 AM

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Soooo the infamous first episode of Elfen Lied, a show known for its gore and nudity. I watched the first 10 minutens years ago and thought it was the most disturbing thing ever. But now 10 years later shows like Hellsing Ultimate and Shingeki no Kyojin showed me something similar so I'm not that shocked. So far I like it, next episode looks way better though.
 
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Good, the first few minutes aren't censored! :D

I just sat here and laughed at the number of people being killed one after another! XD

Does that make me a heartless person..? ._.

I absolutely LOVE the opening when I first listened to it! It's so haunting and beautiful at the same time! I just skipped the ending, though.








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Jul 2, 2015 1:36 PM

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Is it just me, or the pace is a bit slow (Lucy walking in slo-mo for several minutes at the beginning, I managed to buy groceries, prepare the lunch and eat it while she managed to exist the room where she broke her chains), characters are a bit daft, their speed of analyzing and processing the info in their heads is at caveman level, and so far it seems it's just a cliche with blood, gore and sociopath psychos (e.g. that special ops dude - master skills at shooting, but mental capacity of an toddler when it comes to everything else). But it's only the first episode, let's see what the rest offer.
 
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