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Elfen Lied

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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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Anime Relations

Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Elfen Lied TV 2004 Anime Adaptation
Elfen Lied: In the Passing Rain DVD Special 2005 Same Franchise
Name Role
Lynn OKAMOTO Artist
Lynn OKAMOTO Author

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Elfen Lied CrystalGrace 8.6/10 Mar 23, 2014
Elfen Lied wildtygra221 5/10 Oct 25, 2012
Elfen Lied InsanelyAnime 9/10 Jan 2, 2012
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Such epic, wow, many stars Kappec250 7 Apr 5, 2014
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There are human experiments preformed and when these super beings make their escape they are ruthlessly hunted.  Lots of gore and blood follow suit making both series action packed for a mature audience.

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Both series star a non-human woman with superhuman powers (although the star of Elfen Lied is more of a villain, while the star of Battle Angel Alita is clearly a hero). Both stories are very dark & violent, and raise questions about what exactly defines "human".

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Blood+ and Elfen Lied have female heroines that take part in a battle not only with the demons around them but also within themselves trying to figure out who they really are.  They are not humans but are trying to take place and live in a humane world in which the lines of what is right and wrong are tested.  Both series deal with a great deal of violence and questions about humanity as a whole and the ideals humans’ represent.  Both deal with hardships of the main characters and tests the powers of each individual. 

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Elfen Lied and Code Geass have a dark inner past blurred into the storyline.  The series really show the dark side humanity forms and moral issues in every day society.

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rowie1311

Both Deadman Wonderland and Elfen Lied have super natural themes of super humans with advantage to kill. Also, they both contain strong violence and a very dark theme with and few comedy sides to it.

It also contains a split personality character, one being sweet and 'dopey' the other being a malicous killer.

I would strongly recomend this to the male fans of Elfen Lied, but of course girls would love it to.