Joined: 4-January 07
From: the land of tea and crumpets
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my bro got the second volume of it and gave it to a friend of mine. he liked it when he watched it but now he coudn't care less about anime he just got rid of it. he said all this stuff about it being really gorey and visually "interesting". yeah i've seen clips on youtube aswell. it looks wierd. the mask though looks brilliant.
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Joined: 10-May 09
Member No.: 68,640
my friend mentioned elfen lied to me one day and she said it was horribly bloody. me, i don't like blood that much, but i can read gory manga because it's black and white lol. i got about halfway through it on onemanga when it boring and i skipped to the last chapter to see the end. i thought it was pretty good, but not great.
Joined: 1-May 09
From: PHILIPPINES!!! >:))
Member No.: 68,378
The first episode left a terrible and scary impression to the fact that I wasn't able to sleep.... But then I said I'll give it a second chance then before I knew it... I was already in the last episode crying my heart out because of the awesomeness of this anime!
I love it how the Kurama guy and his real daughter ended up... I mean it's sad but it's beautiful in the sense that they we're hugging each other..... I hated YUKA to the core!
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Joined: 10-February 07
From: Florence, Italy
Member No.: 44,604
Ah Elfen Lied. The series I had a love/hate relationship with for some time.
At first, I was turned off by Elfen Lied, but not so much by the gore and nudity. I really didn't like Lucy's character in the anime. Yes I felt quite sorry for her when I saw her past (puppy beaters wtf) but her killing sprees were often completely unjustified. She is unreasonably sadistic, especially to people who didn't deserve it.
I read the manga though and my love shot way, way up. She got so much more development as a person and I thought she was fascinating. Her relationship with Kohta and others is fleshed out much better.
I adore the "Lilium" song and the homage to Klimt
Thank you, Ms. Arakawa, for sharing this wonderful, enriching story that has affected so many of us!
Joined: 21-January 08
From: The cold, icy north
Member No.: 55,758
Watched the first episode of Elfen Lied and the the beginning of it made it seem like a very dark and adult creation, that certainly appealed to me. Don't mind blood, nor tasteful nudity - you know, nudity that isn't fanservice. Which I felt it wasn't at first. But then when Nyu (is that her name?) lost her mask and it turns out she's a chibi kiwi little girl with bunny ears... well, that took away a huge chunk of the potential that I initially saw in the show. And it made the nudity feel a bit uncomfortable. So I didn't watch past episode 1. I guess I should give it a proper chance, though, before I dismiss it. I have heard good things about it. Don't judge the book by the cover, as they say. Things can be dark and adult despite a misleading appearance.
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