Elfen Lied

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Lucy maybe a pretty teenage girl with rounded horns to the unassuming eye, but she’s a cold, sadistic killer with insane powers. Born with Vektors, invisible arms made of energy she can control mentally, almost no one sees their grisly end coming. After breaking out of a hidden laboratory, Lucy is caught off guard by a armor piercing sniper shot to the head. The mask she wears takes much of the impact but Lucy is left mentally damaged after, becoming a childlike, simple girl named Nyu. She’s found by a kind hearted cousins Khota and Yuka and cared for as Nyu grows to care for them. Khota and Yuka form bonds with others that that desperate, hungry, and afraid, growing there family unit but danger keeps finding them, secret police, other experiments, and plenty of secrets- the most dangerous is Lucy amongst them.

This anime was damn near tailor made for me, a ultra violent mix of horror story, soap opera, and feel good family story with some awesome fights for good measure. The story is really well done and paced almost perfectly, suffering from some repetition and a lot of unanswered questions at the end. I really loved the characters, especially Nana/ Number 7 who is a really sweet, sympatric character who shows how messed up this world really is. I’m going to warn viewers, don’t watch this if heavy gore and heavy topics like animal abuse, sexual abuse, and child death bother you; this anime, for as sweet and even sugary at times is, its also freaky, bloody, and really depressing but manages to strike a good balancing act. The whole series is only 13 episodes which is just about right and makes damn good use of its runtime. The artwork and music are great; honestly I haven’t enjoyed an anime this much I think since Another and I highly recommend it. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Author: torstenvblog

Writer of the strange and everything; lover of horror, literature, comics, and the alien is my spirit animal

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