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Anime Stats
Days: 87.2
Mean Score: 6.75
  • Total Entries257
  • Rewatched0
  • Episodes5,260
Anime History Last Anime Updates
One Punch Man 2nd Season
One Punch Man 2nd Season
Jun 18, 2:46 PM
Watching 10/12 · Scored 7
Bleach
Bleach
Jun 18, 10:11 AM
Watching 278/366 · Scored 4
Nana
Nana
Jun 15, 6:20 PM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
Manga Stats
Days: 7.2
Mean Score: 8.27
  • Total Entries14
  • Reread0
  • Chapters1,287
  • Volumes89
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Liar Game
Liar Game
Jun 18, 2:47 PM
Reading 9/203 · Scored -
Hitomi-chan wa Hitomishiri
Hitomi-chan wa Hitomishiri
Jun 7, 1:20 PM
Reading 17/? · Scored 7
Oyasumi Punpun
Oyasumi Punpun
May 3, 1:46 PM
Completed 147/147 · Scored 9

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AngryCactus Apr 12, 9:26 AM
Haaaaaaapy Birthday!!!
P1X3LD3M0N Apr 11, 8:00 AM
Happy Birthday in advance mate!
AngryCactus Apr 8, 12:03 PM
Oh lawd, I hope they pay you well or at least aren't dicks to you
AngryCactus Apr 8, 2:08 AM
RIP, do you work a shift or just super long hours?
AngryCactus Apr 8, 1:53 AM
Thank. I'll catch you around. Slaunch me a comment if you want to discuss anything ever :). I'm awake at stupid hours usually.
AngryCactus Apr 8, 1:44 AM
Thanks for the request. Did you find me in the forum?
Fuchsia Jan 18, 11:29 PM
Hey bud, you have pretty good taste, props!
literaturenerd Dec 1, 2018 11:55 PM
Thanks for the friend request!
literaturenerd Sep 20, 2018 10:34 PM
My anime tastes are somewhat odd in general, but my diehard love of Elfen Lied is definitely my most controversial position. I've been on MAL for 4 years now and virtually EVERYONE on MAL despises Elfen Lied. I'm part of the tiny resistance that remains of a once large and proud fandom. I would compare our group to "The Last Battalion" from Hellsing, but I think being a Nazi is still a more popular opinion online than liking Elfen Lied.
literaturenerd Sep 20, 2018 7:47 PM
I actually don't have much to improve in terms of grammar, structure, flow, etc. You have the makings of a great reviewer. My only disagreements are largely subjective.

1. I thought the first episode was actually the worst. I thought episode 13 is the best from both an emotional and objective viewpoint.

2. Elfen Lied is HEAVY on old school melodrama, which many people hate. Personally speaking, I found its feels quite effective. I always tear up when Kouta finally reconciles with Lucy, which doesn't really happen in any of the other 640 anime I've watched. I've watched quite a few because I've been an anime fan since around 1998. Hell, even my old girlfriend cried watching the series and she never cried in movies. She was a tough as nails, Russian, chemical engineer.

3. Elfen Lied does use amnesia, but so do half the great anime of all time: Berserk, Ergo Proxy, Monster, Cowboy Bebop, etc. At least Elfen Lied's amnesia has a point. Lucy's transformation into Nyuu acts as both a literal and symbolic rebirth after achieving atonement.

4. Cousin dating is not considered incest in Japan. I personally think it's gross, but this was made in Japan. It wasn't there for shock factor or fetish fuel.

5. The overall animation is rough, since this was made by Studio ARMS. Nobody wanted to take a risk on Elfen Lied, so they had to go to a shitty hentai studio. Astoundingly, the vector CGI though was pretty impressive by 2004 standards.

6. The OP does serve as the leitmotif of the main character and is played a fair amount. However, the soundtrack DOES have other pieces. Considering its short running time, it has a fairly average soundtrack size. If you want a bad, limited soundtrack, go watch the Berserk anime from 1997. It's 26 episode and 1 track called "Behelit" plays for over half the screen time in the series.

7. Kouta is not the MC actually. He is the series deuteragonist. Lucy is the MC. While a bit dumb, he's one of the most kindhearted, selfless, and forgiving characters you will ever find in anime. He ends up being the most positive portrayal of humanity in a series that doesn't wince from showing the worst aspects of. Kouta is mirrored by Nana on the mutant side. Mayu is a bit underdeveloped as a character thanks to the short run time and we roughly agree on Yuka. She was indeed a largely wasted character. I loved Lucy, Kouta, Kurama, and Nana as characters, but that's just me. There are some bad characters like Bando, who is just there to serve as a needless comic relief baddy, sort of like Korbowitz in Berserk.


8. Mayu and Nana are not part of a harem and are never romantic options for Kouta. Elfen Lied is an ill advised love triangle with one of the 3 being pointless.

9. If you think it's one of the worst anime of all time, that's entirely your right. Personally I think it sounds a tad hyperbolic. I mean dude, have you seen Garzey's Wing?
literaturenerd Sep 20, 2018 4:33 PM
Not a bad first review. I may have disagreed with virtually every assessment made in it, but it was a strong first effort. Take a thumbs up.