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Erufen rîto 

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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Series cast summary:
Sanae Kobayashi ...
Chihiro Suzuki ...
Mamiko Noto ...
Adam Conlon ...
Nancy Novotny ...
Kira Vincent-Davis ...
 Lucy / ... 13 episodes, 2004
Emiko Hagiwara ...
Yuki Matsuoka ...
Hitomi Nabatame ...
Osamu Hosoi ...
Masakazu Kohara ...
 Researcher / ... 10 episodes, 2004
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 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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Two of the main voice actors, Cynthia Martinez (Mayu) and Adam Conlon (Kohta) both appeared in Voices of a Distant Star (2002) as the two main characters. See more »

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Lucy: When you're miserable, you need to make someone even more miserable than yourself.
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Featured in AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (2005) See more »

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Lyrics, Music, and Arrangements by Kayo Konishi & Yukio Kondô
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Great Anime - not recommended for the faint of heart / stomach
6 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

I just watched the whole series (1-13 episodes + the OVA) today, the anime from episode one hooks you until the very end, I wasn't expecting the storyline to be as compelling or as emotional as it was but this wasn't the first anime that surprised me this way and i'm sure it wont be the last.

Lucy is a Diclonius (two - horned human with telekinetic arms called vectors) hell bent on destroying man-kind to create the next race. Nyu is Lucy's alter-ego / personality whatever you wish to call it, if anyone has seen Chobits just picture Chii and you'll pretty much have a perfect match to Nyu.

Without going into too much detail and spoiling the anime for you, I will offer a little warning this anime isn't for the faint of heart / stomach or children under 16.

There is a lot of nudity, blood, guts and violence, and should be watched at your own risk don't say I didn't warn you.

I hope you enjoy Elfen Lied as much as I did and I hope you find this summary helpful.


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