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.
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Top-ranked student Yagami Light is disenchanted with the world around him. Through a series of events, he comes into possession of the ultimate power over life and death: a supernatural "death note" which can kill nearly anyone at his whim. As Light sets off on a crusade-turned-killing-spree, investigators from a police task force try to stop the mysterious deaths - including Light's own father, a senior policeman.
Elfen Lied and Death Note involve the morally skewed notion of murdering people ruthlessly. Each series is deliberately made to be graphically morbid throughout. The murders also take place in unnatural ways while demonstrating the grotesque mindset of the killers.
The two main male characters in Elfen Lied and Fate Stay Night have similarities in their individual characters. They both demonstrate a sense of wanting to protect the women in their lives at all costs and sacrifice whatever they can to help them.
Elfen Lied and Gokukoku no Brynhildr are both written and drawn by Lynn OKAMOTO. They involve scientific elements and species that are possess a supernatural powers that being used and surpressed by researchers in Elfen lied this being the Diclonius and Gokukoku no Brynhildr being the "Aliens" and "Magicians." Both series involve a young male who happens to stumple upon a female whom escapes from a heavily guarded research facility, the young male takes it upon himself to look after the female and protect her with his life.
When the infected approached Rei and Takashi's school, it led to a gruesome blood bath that left the majority of students and staff dead or turned into the zombie-like monsters that have spread throughout the world. Together with a handful of other survivors, Rei and Takashi set forth to find their families in a world that is rapidly detoriating. Governments have collapsed, the killer disease is out of control, and people everywhere are trying their best to simply live through each day...
Action packed gore and violence are seen in High School of the Dead and Elfen Lied. Each series involving high school aged people taking on some element of the undead or supernatural. Both series with graphic scenes of the gore and ecchi nature for some entertainment.
Talented art student Eiri works part time at an antique store, where many of the items on sale are said to 'have a story behind them'. Recently, he has been having visions of a beautiful yet sad-looking young girl named Cossette. These visions lead him to the stock room, where he finds an unfinished painting of the girl. The former owners of the painting all died in bizarre ways, and according to Cossette it is only one of many of her former belongings - belongings that remember her, that bind her to this Earth, that will continue to drive people mad. That is, unless Eiri can save Cossette from her eternal suffering...
Taking violence and turning it into a thing of beauty is quite a skill that is achieved by both Elfen Lied and Le Portrait de Petit Cossette. These two series are filled with dark looming undertones mixed with cute, innocent looking girls.