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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Sanae Kobayashi Sanae Kobayashi ...  Lucy / ... 13 episodes, 2004
Chihiro Suzuki Chihiro Suzuki ...  Kota 13 episodes, 2004
Mamiko Noto Mamiko Noto ...  Yuka 13 episodes, 2004
Adam Conlon Adam Conlon ...  Kohta 13 episodes, 2004
Cynthia Martinez Cynthia Martinez ...  Mayu 13 episodes, 2004
Nancy Novotny ...  Yuka 13 episodes, 2004
Kira Vincent-Davis ...  Lucy / ... 13 episodes, 2004
Emiko Hagiwara Emiko Hagiwara ...  Mayu 12 episodes, 2004
Yuki Matsuoka Yuki Matsuoka ...  Nana 12 episodes, 2004
Hitomi Nabatame Hitomi Nabatame ...  Shirakawa / ... 12 episodes, 2004
Osamu Hosoi Osamu Hosoi ...  Kurama 11 episodes, 2004
Masakazu Kohara Masakazu Kohara ...  Researcher / ... 10 episodes, 2004
Jôji Nakata ...  Bando / ... 8 episodes, 2004
Kinryû Arimoto Kinryû Arimoto ...  Chief Kakuzawa 7 episodes, 2004
Maria Yamamoto 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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Official Sites:

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English | Japanese

Release Date:

25 July 2004 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Elfen Lied See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Lucy's original design was dark brown hair, blue eyes, and sharper horns. See more »

Quotes

Lucy: When you're miserable, you need to make someone even more miserable than yourself.
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Connections

Featured in Anime Abandon: Elfen Lied (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Lilium
Opening Theme
Lyrics, Music, and Arrangements by Kayo Konishi & Yukio Kondô
Soundtrack courtesy of VAP
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WOW! Powerful and moving!
28 January 2006 | by bass4lifeSee all my reviews

This anime is near perfect. Despite having only 13 (add 1 more if you include the OVA) episodes in the series as of now, Elfen Lied surpasses all expectations in all aspects. The art animation is beautiful and a pleasure to look at. The story itself is brilliant. A very violent and emotional story about a girl, Lucy, and her life and place in a big conspiracy about human evolution. Honestly, I'm not into violent movies as they usually ruin a movie (because there is just too much blood/gore), but this series is an exception. The violence accurately depicts the mood and tension of the series. Elfen Lied's storyline is rather deep and gripping. Probably on par, if not better, than Square's FF7 plot line. And I love FF7. Elfen Lied is just that good. The music also "clicked" perfectly with everything. The OP "Lilium" is a beautiful piece that I find myself thinking about a lot, along with the characters and the story. Highly recommended watch to everyone, anime fans or not. Take note however, that this anime is brutally violent but still manages a perfect blend of everything else.

One more thing... I haven't seen the English voice overs. I have only seen the Japanese version with English subtitles. Well I hope that doesn't ruin the series... well it's kinda hard to with this series being so great and all...


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