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Elfen Lied  
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Description
Some Information Obtained:
The story involves human mutations called "Diclonius", who grow horns on their heads and possess telekinetic powers, in the form of invisible "arms" called vectors.

The tendency for violence among Diclonii 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.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Эльфийская песнь
エルフェンリート
妖精的旋律
變異體少女
Elfenlied
Elven Song

Groups Scanlating
Endless Abyss
Evil Genius
Fuan
Got-Nyu?
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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1 chapter 1
Ends at Vol 6 chapter 60

User Reviews
Elfen Lied by Dr EviL

Forum
7 topics, 80 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (1298 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.07 / 10.0
10
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9+
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8+
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7+
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6+
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5+
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4+
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Last Updated
February 9th 2014, 4:21pm PST


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Year
2002

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #775 increased(+93)
Monthly Pos #1230 increased(+84)
3 Month Pos #1326 decreased(-79)
6 Month Pos #1266 increased(+24)

List Stats
On 1189 reading lists
On 924 wish lists
On 3095 completed lists
On 163 unfinished lists
On 314 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Elfen Lied Blu-ray Box to Add Exclusive Manga 680 days, 19 hours, 31 minutes ago
Similarly Violent Anime/Manga/Mangaka 724 days, 9 hours, 58 minutes ago
the ending [spoiler] 1178 days, 17 hours, 27 minutes ago
Elfen Lied: Anime or Manga? 1351 days, 23 hours, 21 minutes ago
Is it worth it? 2108 days, 7 hours, 24 minutes ago

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a kool manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Manmankyle
September 10th, 2006, 4:47pm
not much of a plot but the action is very good so if u love lot of blood and heads and all that good manga and i love all that bigrazz
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so-so   
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by Anonymous
August 19th, 2006, 8:19pm
Isn't as great as expected, it never really digged into me... i find myself constantly wondering off while reading; however, the art is great and some part is interesting
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cute as a button. deadly as a bazooka.   
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by Anonymous
August 16th, 2006, 12:21pm
just wow. the manga goes deeper than the anime did. and i loved the anime. bit of a surprise with the nudity, but great nonetheless.
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Nice   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
August 5th, 2006, 2:59am
this is a great manga which i say which is better to the anime since more characters and a lot more ecchi scenes hehe..

but i recommend this i just cant see how others hate this..
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...   
Rating: N/A
by ...
August 3rd, 2006, 11:58am
Best thing ever...
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Rate the manga, not your love of the anime.   
Rating: N/A
by Jess
July 5th, 2006, 8:36am
Gore and nudity is rampant, so a mature audience is highly recommended.

Honestly, the art isnít very good, but it is cute. Even though I said gore and nudity is rampant, the depictions of these things are poor. The action sequences are not detailed or convincing, and the nudity and adult situations are awkward. Some feel the cutesy artistic style renders the mature subjects ridiculous, while others find the juxtaposition unique and potent.

The story starts out very interesting but deteriorates pretty quickly. The "dicloniuses" concept sets up a mystery and central aspect to the story but is simply left as a backdrop later on. The fast paced beginnings lead to an attempt at studying emotions under extreme duress, so if youíve developed a connection to the character by volume 3, youíre most likely still reading the manga. If you donít have the connection, youíre probably sick and tired of all the blush faces and word/action less panels.

Iím personally annoyed by the characters at this point (Vol. 6). The author never set up enough depth for me to care about the characters for yet another round of character twists resulting in emotional trauma and self discovery. I have no idea where the story is heading anymore, and Iím worried it will drown in a puddle of its own self pity and lost plot line. It may be time to abandon ship.
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My thoughts...   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
June 15th, 2006, 4:46am
I thought it was GREAT! The plot was unique, the gore was good...I JUST LOVE IT. The reason why i didn't give it 10 out of 10 is because....dont kill me....the art was as good as some others ive seen...some was kinda rushed...but i bet i cant do as good as Okamoto Lynn! =D Im only up to like...chap 47...i cant find 47 onwards!!! but o well...
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Evening Things Out   
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by Anonymous
June 14th, 2006, 6:27pm
First off, let me say that i luv the anime, AND the series. Now, second off, im posting this rating for 2 reasons, 1, i luv the manga, and 2, to even out those bakas who read only a bit of it then gave it a crappy rating without trying the entire series out -.-
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One of the best...   
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by Reign In Blood
June 13th, 2006, 9:46am
The anime is by far one of the best series out there, no matter its short length. The manga may not be as artistic, but it gives further insight to the story, and continues where it left off (or, it will at ch.61). A must read for any fan of the series, great plot, and character interactions between Lucy and Kota are great! Overall, it has everything: Keeps interest (plot), Romance, Ecchi, Comedy, SciFi/Action/Drama, Gore. Just...amazing
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Boring   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
June 10th, 2006, 4:10pm
I got bored of the plotline, there no interesting plotlines, just some gore and even that gets old.
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