Elfen Lied

Vol: 12; Ch: 107
4.291 out of 5 from 2,962 votes
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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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DragonRhapsody's avatar by DragonRhapsody on Jul 13, 2010
Score: 6.5/10

This is gonna be short and lotsa grammatical mistakes... Might cause spoilerStoryThe plot itself was flowing naturally but it gets confusing later on. Such as how in the world did Bando survived after his body been cut off like that? It was so unrealistic. And when the female scientist (who invented the virus and antivirus) whoever her name is, was surrounded by a group Diclonious, why did they... read more

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

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