Elfen Lied

Elfen Lied

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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.

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English: Elfen Lied
Japanese: エルフェンリート
Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 25, 2004 to Oct 17, 2004
Premiered: Summer 2004
Broadcast: Sundays at 22:30 (JST)
Producers: VAP, Genco, A-Line
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Arms
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Horror, Psychological, Supernatural, Drama, Romance, Seinen
Duration: 25 min per ep
Rating: R+ – Mild Nudity
Resolution: 720p, 480p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Manabu Tamura – Producer
Mamoru Kanbe – Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Katsunori Shimizu – Sound Director
Takeyuki Sadohara – Episode Director, Storyboard
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Lilium” by Kumiko Noma
ED1: “Be Your Girl” by Chieko Kawabe

Episode List

01: A Chance Encounter: Begegnung
02: Annihilation: Vernichtung
03: Deep Feelings: Im Innersten
04: Attack: Aufeinandertreffen
05: Receipt: Empfang
06: Innermost Feelings: Herzenswaerme
07: Confrontation: Zufaellige Begegnung
08: The Beginning: Beginn
09: Reminiscence: Schoene Erinnerung
10: Infant: Saeugling
11: Complication: Vermischung
12: Quagmire: Taumeln
13: No Return: Erleuchtung


u might enjoy this if u re an edgy horny 12 y/o


An overpraised gore bomb that never delivers a message or excited me as a viewer.


Only worthwhile thing about Elfen Lied is the OP.


Terrible in every way, one of the worst anime I have watched.


A show that’s often referred to as “masterpiece”, because it’s not just an ecchi-harem-show, but an ecchi-harem-show with lots of gore. Yay.


2nd anime besides my childhood one’s that I ever watched, still my favourite this day though.


What do people see in this gorefest? If you’re not an edgy 13 year old you won’t like this.



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