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Title(s): Elfen Lied
Эльфийская песнь
エルフェンリート
妖精的旋律
變異體少女
Elfenlied
Elven Song
Author(s): Okamoto Lynn
Artist(s): OKAMOTO Lynn
Genres: Action, Drama, Ecchi, Horror, Mature, Psychological, Romance, Seinen, Supernatural, Tragedy
Start Date: 2002
Status: Completed
Summary:
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The story involves human mutations called "dicloniuses," who grow horns on their heads and possess telekinetic powers, in the form of invisible "arms" called vectors.

The tendency for violence among dicloniuses varies among characters. Certain scientists contain them in a Facility in cells, where they are subject to inhumane experiments to test their abilities or where they await execution for being too dangerous.

An infectious virus is also associated with the mutation. This virus is spread through non-lethal contact with the vectors of a diclonius.

The main non-mutant character in the story is Kouta, who ends up becoming increasingly involved with these dicloniuses, as they seek refuge from the scientists.

The main diclonius character is Lucy/Nyuu, a killer whose alter ego is a hapless and very cute child whose vocabulary and intelligence are quite limited.

After a large amount of choice occurrences, the lives of these two characters become inexplicably intertwined.
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A work of art
Written by silverstarshower on November 20, 2011 at 12:21 PM
Overall Rating
Excellent
Story: 5
Dialogue: 5
Animation: 4
Entertainment: 4
Seriously! If you've watched the anime and not read the manga then your missing out. The anime just doesn't do Elfen Lied justice and I really hope that someone somewhere thinks about redoing the anime, this time to the very end and with a better voice actor for Kouta. This is a tragic story which touches on some very difficult topics such as abuse, bullying and humanity. However its not all doom and gloom because it also contains sweet, funny and romantic moments as well. Its a real work of art and I literally cried for a whole day when I finished. Why did I cry? you'll have to read the whole thing and find out. I grantee you'll be satisfied.
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