Two university students come across a seemingly harmless girl named Lucy, unaware that she's actually a mutant serial killer with a split personality.

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Series cast summary:
Sanae Kobayashi ...
 Lucy / ... (13 episodes, 2004)
Chihiro Suzuki ...
 Kota (13 episodes, 2004)
Mamiko Noto ...
 Yuka (13 episodes, 2004)
Adam Conlon ...
 Kohta (13 episodes, 2004)
Nancy Novotny ...
 Yuka (13 episodes, 2004)
Kira Vincent-Davis ...
 Lucy / ... (13 episodes, 2004)
Emiko Hagiwara ...
 Mayu (12 episodes, 2004)
Yuki Matsuoka ...
 Nana (12 episodes, 2004)
Hitomi Nabatame ...
 Shirakawa / ... (12 episodes, 2004)
Osamu Hosoi ...
 Kurama (11 episodes, 2004)
Masakazu Kohara ...
 Researcher / ... (10 episodes, 2004)
Jôji Nakata ...
 Bando / ... (8 episodes, 2004)
Kinryû Arimoto ...
 Chief Kakuzawa (7 episodes, 2004)
Maria Yamamoto ...
 Kanae / ... (6 episodes, 2004)
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University students Kohta and Yuka (Kohta's cousin) save a Diclonius girl called "Lucy" when they see her naked in a beach. In fact "Lucy" is a serial killer who is being searched by the government but they are not aware of who "Lucy" really is because her personality is split. Written by j4x

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Kohta: There's no way I'd come to like a girl with such strange horns.
Lucy: Then why did you...
Kohta: I told you I love unusual animals...
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Referenced in Lucy (2014) See more »

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Be Your Girl
Ending Theme
Lyrics by Megumi Hinata
Music and Arrangements by Daisuke Katô
Vocals by Chieko Kawabe
Soundtrack courtesy of VAP
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The Most Beautiful Story Ever
30 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this series over 2 days which isn't really fair because it's probably about as long as any of the Lord of the Rings movies and I watched that in one sitting. Anyways, this series of anime is my favorite story of any book I've read, game I've played, movie or show I've watched. Even though this series is 13 episodes long, it is really just astounding how powerfully moving it is.

I'm not going to give a description of what it is about because you can find that elsewhere. What I can tell you is that it is the saddest but perhaps greatest love story I know. If you haven't seen it yet, even if you hate anime, see this movie. I can barely even describe the wonders that are packed into this short series.

-thank you


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