The Elfen Lied anime series ran for a course of 13 episodes , also featuring one OVA taking place between Episodes 10 and Like many anime series, it makes extensive use of music to set its tone. Its original creator was Lynn Okamoto , while the primary director for the anime was Mamoru Kanbe. The animation is considered top-notch, with favorable notice being given to the opening and closing credits, animated by Rin Shin for the ARMS Corporation.
Elfen Lied Anime Series
Nana almost falls into the ocean, but Kurama arrives to save her. Kurama tells Nana that he must kill Mariko and they go search for her. Still in her fever dream, Lucy remembers more of her past. By chance she met Kohta, the first human being to treat her with compassion and truly be her friend. Mariko enjoys playing around with Nana since she is only allowed to kill her.
Elfen Lied (General)
Anime fans during this era were categorized as fans of more family-friendly series, such as Yu-Gi-Oh! When the series opens up with a naked woman ripping limbs off her foes, you know right off the bat you're not watching Toonami anymore. For many anime fans, Elfen Lied became a controversial rallying cry for those seeking edgy, too-violent-for-television anime. However, as fans matured and approached shows with a critical eye, Elfen Lied became kind of a joke, and now stands mostly forgotten. Fifteen years later, with the exception of one particular scene, nothing in Elfen Lied makes it stand out as anything more than a reminder of the past. Or, arguably, as a so-bad-it's-hilarious example of anime edge-lord nonsense. Elfen Lied is based on a manga of the same name -- or, at least, partially based on it. The anime ended before the manga did, lasting only thirteen episodes. The manga, on the other hand, is twelve volumes long, meaning that the anime only adapted the earliest parts of the Elfen Lied story, cutting out huge chunks of it along the way, only to make up its own, unsatisfying cliff hanger of an ending. While it might seem odd Elfen Lied never received a second season, it's also not an uncommon occurrence for an anime to never fully adapt the manga's story.
Elfen Lied revolves around the interactions, views, emotions, and differences between human beings and the Diclonii, a mutant species similar to humans in build but distinguishable by two horns on their heads and "vectors", transparent telekinetically controlled arms that have the power to manipulate and cut objects within their reach. The series is centered on the teenage Diclonius girl "Lucy" who was rejected by human beings and subsequently wants revenge. The series' title is German as well as Dutch for "Elves' Song" or more formally "song of the elves'" and takes its name from the song " Elfenlied ", which is featured in the story. Elfen Lied involves themes of social alienation , identity , prejudice , revenge , abuse , jealousy , regret , and the value of humanity. A episode anime television series adaptation was produced by the studio Arms and broadcast on AT-X from July to October The anime began airing before the manga was complete; as a result, the plot differed between the two, especially the ending. ADV Films said the series was one of their bestselling and "most notorious" releases of Elfen Lied takes place in Kamakura and Kanagawa , and focuses on the "Diclonius", a newly mutated species. Their appearance is similar to humans, but with several differences, namely horn-like protrusions on the forehead and the presence of telekinetic invisible arms called "Vectors". One such Diclonius, Lucy , is the main character of the series: Initially held in a facility built for experimentation, located off the coast of Kamakura, she manages to escape and wreak havoc, but is injured in the process, an event which causes her to develop a secondary, childlike personality known as Nyu.