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Friday, January 31, 2014

Anime Blog 36: Elfen Lied

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elfen_Lied

Elfen Lied is a 13 episode Seinen anime that I watched Subbed and it has 1 OVA.

So let me start out by saying that Elfen Lied was one of the first animes I ever watched. A friend of mine showed me episode 1 on YouTube and I was hooked...I mean a naked girl killed a whole bunch of people with a PEN!? AWESOME! So I watched it and I really liked it.

OH...also copious amounts of nudity...there's your warning.

I have to warn y'all though...it's uber violent. I still don't like to watch the puppy scene...that's just disturbing...but she gets revenge for it, don't worry :)
So basically the story follows a new type of human (a Diclonius) named Lucy. She has telekinesis-like powers and horns. The story follows her escape from an experimental lab to where she loses her consciousness and becomes Nyu...which is all she can say. More Diclonii are introduced later in the story to capture/kill Lucy/Nyu and end up joining the household she has with Kouta and Nozomi.

The ending is a cliffhanger...just so y'all know. But it's good :)

The OVA is about how NANA (another Diclonius) just isn't good at cleaning things...she may only feed the dog...she doesn't mess that up :) It's cute

So art:
 
(Lucy)
 
(Lucy as Nyu)
 
So one of the most famous pictures from this anime is Lucy's eye:
 
It's haunting right?
 
Well there's also a beautiful song with this anime called Lillium. It's in the opening so I'll just post that.
  video
The video uses beautiful imagery along with art parodies (read the wiki if you're interested).
 
So time for pros and cons!
 
Pros:
  • First episode has hot naked chick killing people with a PEN!
  • Really fascinating story
  • Hilarious seeing Lucy become Nyu
  • Nudity...in this case not way over the top
Cons:
  • Really violent (some people may not like that and it even got to me sometimes)
  • Confusing backstory
  • (I guess if you don't like nudity then that'd be one but as I said above it wasn't over the top)
So that's all for this one! I hope those of you who are interested watch it!
 
Thanks for reading!
Until next time,
 
~Kei




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