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
Cynthia Martinez ...  Mayu 13 episodes, 2004
...  Yuka 13 episodes, 2004
...  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
...  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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The title "Elfen Lied" is actually German. "Lied" is pronounced leet not lah-yd. See more »

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Kurama: Warmth and love. I'm the one who took everything from you...
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Referenced in Pretension (2012) See more »

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Be Your Girl
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Lyrics by Megumi Hinata
Music and Arrangements by Daisuke Katô
Vocals by Chieko Kawabe
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The Most Beautiful Story Ever
30 July 2006 | by 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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