Elfen Lied


Distributor: ADV Films
[Elfen Lied]
Imprisoned under tight military security, Lucy, a genetically-altered human known as a Diclonius, escapes her confines in a wave of bloody violence and brutality. Now lost, alone, and stricken with amnesia, she wanders into a kindly family that takes her under their care, oblivious to the latent destructive power that this innocent-looking girl harbors!
TV Series: 13 episodes

Average Rating

Average Ratings: 68
Number of Review Sites: 8
Above Average

Review Links

Vol. 1 - "...has the potential to be one of the best releases of 2005." (Theron Martin) - A-
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Theron Martin) - A-
Vol. 4 - Read the review (Theron Martin) - A
Anime News Network

Vol. 1 - "...I'm left with a fairly uninterested feeling about the whole thing." (Chris Beveridge) - C
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - C
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - C
Vol. 4 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B-
Anime on DVD

Vol. 1 - "If you aren’t put off by the blood, this is a series worth checking out." (John Sinnott) - 4 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 2 - Read the review (John Sinnott) - 4 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 3 - Read the review (John Sinnott) - 4 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 4 - Read the review (John Sinnott) - 4 stars (out of 5)
DVD Talk

Vol. 1 - "I quite enjoyed Elfen Lied, and I'm looking forward to the rest of the series." (Mitchell Hattaway) - 85 (out of 100)
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Mitchell Hattaway) - 90 (out of 100)
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Mitchell Hattaway) - 93 (out of 100)
DVD Verdict

Vol. 1 - "An action-filled romp through one of anime's more popular themes." (Chris Carle) - 8 (out of 10)
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Chris Carle) - 8 (out of 10)
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Chris Carle) - 8 (out of 10)
Vol. 4 - Read the review (Chris Carle) - 8 (out of 10)
IGN

Vol. 1-2 - "Halfway into this 13-episode series, it's easy to find the whole thing a bit distasteful, but hard not to be curious about the rest."
Science Fiction Weekly (Tasha Robinson) - B-

"It's a very special show, good and bad parts taken into consideration, but it just isn't for everyone."
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Stig Høgset) - 4 stars (out of 5)

Vol. 1 - "If you can appreciate a series geared for adults that spans genres yet offers an intriguing, carnage-laden story, it might just hook you too." (Jason Huff) - A-
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Jason Huff) - B
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