Elfen Lied

Vol: 12; Ch: 107
2002 - 2005
4.219 out of 5 from 4,156 votes
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Elfen Lied

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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RoyalOss Jul 7, 2014
Score 8/10


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The story revolves around the girl Lucy aka Nyu who is the 'queen' of the Diclonius race. Diclonius are mutated humans with psychokinetic powers. This race can be identified by the horns they posses. Lucy has been locked up in a secret hidden laboratory but manages to escape. While escaping she receives a gunshot to her helmet which causes her to lose her memory and fall back into a todler state... read more

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Zerocrossings 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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