Two university students come across a seemingly harmless girl named Lucy, unaware that she's actually a mutant serial killer with a split personality.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Sanae Kobayashi ...
 Lucy / ... (13 episodes, 2004)
Chihiro Suzuki ...
 Kota (13 episodes, 2004)
Mamiko Noto ...
 Yuka (13 episodes, 2004)
Adam Conlon ...
 Kohta (13 episodes, 2004)
Nancy Novotny ...
 Yuka (13 episodes, 2004)
Kira Vincent-Davis ...
 Lucy / ... (13 episodes, 2004)
Emiko Hagiwara ...
 Mayu (12 episodes, 2004)
Yuki Matsuoka ...
 Nana (12 episodes, 2004)
Hitomi Nabatame ...
 Shirakawa / ... (12 episodes, 2004)
Osamu Hosoi ...
 Kurama (11 episodes, 2004)
Masakazu Kohara ...
 Researcher / ... (10 episodes, 2004)
Jôji Nakata ...
 Bando / ... (8 episodes, 2004)
Kinryû Arimoto ...
 Chief Kakuzawa (7 episodes, 2004)
Maria Yamamoto ...
 Kanae / ... (6 episodes, 2004)
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University students Kohta and Yuka (Kohta's cousin) save a Diclonius girl called "Lucy" when they see her naked in a beach. In fact "Lucy" is a serial killer who is being searched by the government but they are not aware of who "Lucy" really is because her personality is split. Written by j4x

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Elfen Lied  »

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Lucy's original design was dark brown hair, blue eyes, and sharper horns. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Kohta: Huh, it's working.
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Connections

Featured in AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (2005) See more »

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Be Your Girl
Ending Theme
Lyrics by Megumi Hinata
Music and Arrangements by Daisuke Katô
Vocals by Chieko Kawabe
Soundtrack courtesy of VAP
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Simply Beautiful
9 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I must say that I have never enjoyed anime or even watched it. However, after watching this series, I must say that it is the most beautiful thing I have ever witnessed. This anime plays to about every human emotion. It will make you hate, love, wonder, and most importantly, it will break your heart. This was totally unexpected and the impact this anime has made is still with me today. The characters and the story are beautifully fleshed out and touch upon many subjects that fall close to home. The only criticism I can offer is a kind that is more compliment that critical; this anime is too short. I was desperate for more. I wish I could do this anime more justice. If you ever have the opportunity to watch this series, do so.


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