Elfen Lied

Vol: 12; Ch: 107
4.292 out of 5 from 3,135 votes
Rank #584
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In the near future, some girls are born mutated. Known as Diclonius, this new species is believed to have been chosen by God to wipe out mankind. Unlike regular humans, Diclonius have two horns on their head and ‘vectors' - invisible ‘hands.' Contained within a research facility unknown to the world, the Diclonius are experimented upon mercilessly; many die or develop a hate for mankind. One such creature, Lucy, is said to be the first of the Diclonius. She escapes from the facility, but while fleeing she takes a bullet to the head and is seemingly killed. However, it seems Lucy isn't quite dead yet; she's instead developed an alternate personality called Nyuu. She's washed up on a shore where two people, Kouta and Yuka, find her and bring her home, unaware that such a monster still lurks within Nyuu. 

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Zerocrossings's avatar by Zerocrossings on Dec 31, 2009
Score: 4/10

Elfen Lied involves themes of social alienation, identity, revenge, child abuse, jealousy, regret and the value of humanity. At least, thats what Wikipedia says. All of these themes are explored in the most shallow of ways and doesnt leave much for you to think about. Good and bad are clearly distinguished, with the bad mostly being the most extreme forms of sadism and the good being everyone else.There are... read more

thor123's avatar by thor123 on Nov 10, 2014
Score: 6.5/10

Story Well this manga immediately throws you in the action, with what i'd call the main character, Lucy, breaking out, blood flying everywhere and bullets that can't hit her -except for one.  Because of some logic i don't really get (a bullet to the head makes you get split personalities???) Lucy gets a new personality that will be known as Nyu and is basically a toddler you'd want to get in your... read more

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