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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 ...
Chihiro Suzuki ...
Mamiko Noto ...
Adam Conlon ...
Nancy Novotny ...
Kira Vincent-Davis ...
 Lucy / ... 13 episodes, 2004
Emiko Hagiwara ...
Yuki Matsuoka ...
Hitomi Nabatame ...
Osamu Hosoi ...
Masakazu Kohara ...
 Researcher / ... 10 episodes, 2004
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 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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Elfen Lied  »

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Influenced Matt and Ross Duffer (the Duffer brothers) in their creation of the Netflix series: "Stranger Things", which has a similar plot. See more »

Quotes

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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Featured in AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (2005) 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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Violent but for a very good reason
11 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Elfen Lied is notorious, at least among fans of anime, for its graphic violence and frequent nudity. However, these aspects are merely part of what is in fact an excellent series. More than just an unsettling mix of cute little girls and intense gore, Elfen Lied is a series about nature vs. nurture, love vs. hate, the future of humanity, and similar themes. Yes, the show is quite violent, but this violence underscores these themes well and as we later learn, is not merely just a product of instinctual brutality. With only thirteen episodes in total, Elfen Lied is short but sweet and well worth watching. Just remember, you'll never look at cat-girls the same way again.


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