Elfen Lied Reviews
The Diclonius, a mutated homo sapien that is said to be selected by God and will eventually become the destruction of mankind, possesses two horns in their heads, and has a “sixth sense” which gives it telekinetic abilities. Due to this dangerous power, they have been captured and isolated in laboratories by the government. Lucy, a young and psychotic Diclonius, manages to break free of her confines and brutally murder most of the guards in the laboratory, only to get shot in the head as she makes her escape. She survives and manages to drift along to a beach, where two teenagers named Kouta and Yuka discovers her. Having lost her memories, she was named after the only thing that she can now say, “Nyuu,” and the two allow her to stay at Kouta’s home. However, it appears that the evil “Lucy” is not dead just yet…
This anime, hit me with a wealth of pretty much every feeling i can feel, it was in parts, very funny, scary, cute, dark, and very sad, it counter juxtaposes humour and love, with an insane darkness, that covers the morality of man, and the depths of which we have the ability to sink to.
I cant honestly decide whether or not i actually liked it, as in parts, and specifically towards the end it was hard to watch, all i can say is that i recognise how truly outstanding it is, if your not into emotional/sad anime then, give this one a pass, but if you can handle that then you really need to watch it, as its really rather fantastic, it conveys so much emotion, in such a little amount of time, its a really short series of only 13 episodes.