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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.
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.