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 ...
 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 »

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Bandoh: I pull the trigger, the gun goes off. The beach gets bloody and you get dead.
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Featured in Anime Abandon: Elfen Lied (2016) See more »

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Lilium
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Lyrics, Music, and Arrangements by Kayo Konishi & Yukio Kondô
Soundtrack courtesy of VAP
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Beauty
10 October 2005 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

It is an anime series divided in 13 episodes including a DVD special OVA episode for the fans. What you can say about the anime itself is that the story is one of the deepest most touching ones i have ever encountered. If you see the series i can promise you that you will not be disappointed. This epic tale includes everything you could ever wish for. Love, Betrayal, Hate, Revenge, Friendship, Action and more. I'ts story is based on a girl named Lucy with a horrifying past witch has left her life and many others in ruins due to her special abilities. Her tale about herself and her love is one of the best ones ever by my opinion. The series itself is specially directed to you with an open mind due to the strenght of the series. Understand embrace and finally love this anime who has been given a place among the top 5 in the world of anime for it's beauty, passion and strenght. Enjoy.


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