Elfen Lied Series

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The Diclonius, a mutated homo sapien that is said to be selected by God and will eventually become the destruction of mankind, possesses two horns in their heads, and has a "sixth sense" which gives it telekinetic abilities. Due to this dangerous power, they have been captured and isolated in laboratories by the government. Lucy, a young and psychotic Diclonius, manages to break free of her confines and brutally murder most of the guards in the laboratory, only to get shot in the head as she makes her escape. She survives and manages to drift along to a beach, where two teenagers named Kouta and Yuka discovers her. Having lost her memories, she was named after the only thing that she can now say, "Nyuu," and the two allow her to stay at Kouta's home. However, it appears that the evil "Lucy" is not dead just yet...

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LightFykki's Elfen Lied Tv Review

Rated: 9

At the end I want to talk about presentation itself. Yeah, this anime has something that mostly don't have. Many animes are emotional, warm, sad, but this one will leave you with a main question after you finish watching it. You will begin to understand some things, to even appreciate life more. To appreciate people around you, those that are different and pushed from the society. You will begin to understand that they are even more special. Much what we don't know is shown in this anime. Many of people bad habits are displayed as well. At first this may look like an anime just meant to be filled with violence, nudity and gore, but actually that's not true. It is meant to be different and to show the true message that it holds.

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LenoreDiKaat LenoreDiKaat

Don't let yourself be fooled by all the gore and blood-spilling in the first 5 minutes of the first episode, this is actually a very saddening story about a girl who's been treated like a guinea pig her entire life. There will be fights and lots more of blood, but what really makes this anime worth your time is the story of all the characters and how they just can't get a happy ending. I liked the opening a lot, such a beautiful voice.


This anime is awesome. The first episode makes you curious that wants you to know what happen next. The plot is great, the characters are great the animation is good. The series makes you feel happy and excited and at the same time theres a melancholy in it, it has a pretty mixed emotions. The ending is just fine .Hopes there is a second season.

pikachu36 pikachu36

Man what to say about Elfen Lied. It was a thrill ride right from the beginning and made me really wanna follow through and keep watching it more and more. I felt like the more you watched this show the more you craved to find out what will happen next in till you knew. I know I wasn't able to watch this show all the time like I wanted do to work and such, but when I didn't I was always wondering what exactly will happen next. In my opinion I thought the overall concept of the show was really cool and is one of the few that I have liked since the very beginning of the show. The only thing that threw me for a loop was the ending. even though you see it sorta happening I didn't see it fully coming into play, but it did. This show deff is in my top 10 and has a high re watch value for me.

xChibiSakura xChibiSakura

This is a really sad story combined with a lot of blood. If you don't like guts flying around and extreme bleeding, I recommend you skip it. The OP was very enjoyable and unusual since it's sung in Latin.

Drakill Drakill

Awesome anime! If you don't like seeing blood don't watch Elfen Lied. I don't mind blood.
I really enjoyed watching this anime. I would recommend to everyone. There is even a little comedy in Elfen Lied.

lvlz26 lvlz26

on my top five favorites of all time, i love everything about this show. I think the elements that made this show so good was the character development through the show, and the psychological element of the decisions and events that happen throughout this anime. Highly recommended


One of the greatest creations of animation I feel, as they take a story of a mass murderer and slowly humanize them before your eyes, making you question the very definitions of forgiveness, morality, and your own ability to differentiate right and wrong. The music yearned and pulled at my soul and made me weep at certain scenes for the characters. Love, love and more love.

DrewHans555 DrewHans555

This anime touches on a lot of taboo subjects and has lots of blood and gore. I thought it was unique from other anime I've seen. I thought the ending was too vague but it I liked it better than the sad manga ending. I guess I have mixed feelings about it.

AnGeeChan AnGeeChan

Very good one. Guess its not for everyone, but its quite popular. I wont say the plot is awesome and deep, rather I would use the concept diffrently. But the characters projects are original, you can see Lucy almoust everywhere on the anime sites. Well-known face^_^ The show includes a lot of bloodshed, gore and nudity, if only the plot was deeper and more dramatic.. Not even sure what I mean here

duhqueenmoki duhqueenmoki

Little too gory, almost makes things commical to me :) I mean, does blood really need to fly that far? Is that REALLY neccessary? No, it's not. And do all the chics REALLY have to be naked? I mean, come on, it was a nice storyline I guess but the excessive ecchi and gore content made it pathetic. I don't really know what the point of the whole anime is either. I remember when I watched it the first time I was sucked in and mesmerized but now looking back on it, what about that series was so freaking appealing? Hmm...

WalkingEncyclopedia WalkingEncyclopedia

I got to know about this anime because I heard and fell in love with the beautiful Latin song on Youtube.
Then I watched another video about the top ten craziest way to die in anime and "vector death" from Elfen Lied was on the list. The way the pink-haired, expressionless girl killed people really was crazy and I started watching the anime myself. I did not regret it.
In the first five minutes, the body count is up to 19 and the naked girl basically rips them apart limb from limb and blood splashes everywhere. Compared to this, Hellsing is like Teletubbies. It's the most messed up thing I've ever seen.
But Elfen Lied is not just about killing and trashing human bodies. Lucy/Nyu is a pitiful character and her fate is extremely tragic. The last few episodes when her past and her twisted relationship with Kouta are finally unravelled, I bawled my heart out. The storytelling is very powerful and moving.
The only thing I have to complain about is the rough artwork. Usually I find this very distracting and disappointing but somehow with Elfen Lied, I can forgive this.

LightFykki LightFykki

A very good and dark anime, which holds many secrets. It also holds many gore moments, so it might not be for everyone, but I am sure that many people will enjoy them. If you are interested more, I have a full review written here.

The anime has 13 episodes plus a bonus one. But the bonus one is not included on some editions of the DVDs. Each DVD holds three episodes, while the first volume holds four. Keep in mind that the first one is almost out of print everywhere so it gets more and more expensive.

singlemoon singlemoon

Finally done with this!
I really love this series, even thou the ending for the anime are different from the manga (don't know if they're gonna make the second season), I still love it wholeheartedly. It's hard to hate the Diclonius even thou they have killed so many people, each one of them have a reason why they acted that way.
The reason why I kept on watching this series is because I wanted to see the end for the three main Diclonius, Lucy/Nyuu, Nana and Mariko, I wanted to see what happened to them, it's intriguing yet saddening. I even cry at some of the episodes, it just cruelly touch my heart. T^T Using 'Lilium' as the bg music for sad scene is too much for me to handle.
Got lots of nudity here and there and bear in mind it's not something you want to watch if you can't handle gore or explicit images.

Glukogen Glukogen

The story is quite interesting, unusual, artistic decision regarding "hands". Split personality of the protagonist also attracting attention. But for me, there are too many bloody scenes in the anime (my eyes grew round on the first five minutes)
I would not able to estimate low the soundtrack - this is one of the best OST that I've heard. He is melodic and mysterious as an incantation, flowing like a stream and so sad. Singer's voice simply beyond praise. I also liked the opening and ending play up paintings of Gustav Klimt

evelluchia evelluchia

i really enjoied elfen lied because if its uneque way of looking at how just because of a few differences everyone looks at you differently i also found this series a good adventure and also a tuching story too i would reccamend this series (WARNING contains graphic content not suitable for yunger viewers)

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