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Elfen Lied

Elfen Lied
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OneeChan.netElfen Lied – The “diclonii” (singular: “diclonius”), otherwise known as a two-horned human, are mutants of the human species, may well be the next step in human evolution. The diclonii have horns and strong telekinetic powers represented by arms. However with this great power, they could easily destroy the human race. Fearful of their power, humans quarantined the diclonii into secret research facilities to study. However, in a freak accident, a enraged female diclonius escaped, killing many guards in the process. Interesting enough, the female escapee appears to have suffered amnesia after her escape and floated to Yuigahama of Kamakura city. There, she meets two people named Kouta and Yuka, who name the female diclonius “Nyuu”, and decide that they all should live together.

Alternative: Lucy is a special breed of human referred to as “Diclonius,” born with a short pair of horns and invisible telekinetic hands that lands her as a victim of inhumane scientific experimentation by the government. However, once circumstances present her an opportunity to escape, Lucy, corrupted by the confinement and torture, unleashes a torrent of bloodshed as she escapes her captors.

During her breakout, she receives a crippling head injury that leaves her with a split personality: someone with the mentality of a harmless child possessing limited speech capacity. In this state of instability, she stumbles upon two college students, Kouta and his cousin Yuka, who unknowingly take an injured fugitive into their care, unaware of her murderous tendencies. This act of kindness will change their lives, as they soon find themselves dragged into the shadowy world of government secrecy and conspiracy.

Background

Elfen Lied is based on Lynn Okamoto’s seinen manga series of the same name and premiered while the manga was still in publication. The anime follows the source material through the first 7 volumes, with several alterations to the story, and concludes with an exclusive ending. In an interview, director Mamoru Kanbe expressed his disappointment in having to ‘condense’ to story into 13 episodes and felt that more were needed to include significant plot details that would have made the series more emotive.

The artistic design of both the opening and ending sequences are heavily inspired by the works of Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt. Colors and patterns resembling Klimt’s distinct style were used and characters of the series were drawn to recreate several paintings from the artist’s golden period, including The Kiss (Lovers). The opening theme Lilium, which is sung in Ecclesiastical Latin, uses lyrics taken from The Bible, the Renaissance hymn Ave mundi spes Maria, as well as the alchemical compendium Theatrum Chemicum.

English: Elfen Lied
Synonyms: Elfen Song, Elfic Song
  • Japanese: エルフェンリート
  • Type: TV
  • Episodes: 13
  • Status: Completed
  • Aired: Jul 25, 2004 to Oct 17, 2004
  • Producers: VAP, Genco, A Line
  • Genres: , , , ,
  • Duration: 25 min. per ep.
  • Score: 7.86
  • Fansub: Unknown
Reminders: If download link doesn't work, make sure to try another download link. Elfen Lied Returner subbed episode listing is located at the bottom of this page.


Elfen Lied Episodes List

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