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Old 2004-10-28, 06:30   Link #861
MakubeX2
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Nice.
But when is Mariko and Triela ever going to show up ?

Those 2 are my favourite charas from their respective series.
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Old 2004-10-28, 11:04   Link #862
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Old 2004-10-28, 11:19   Link #863
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Triela is from another anime series, Gunslinger Girl, which stars some artificially augmented little girls doing assassination jobs and such. Elbowlick's comic about Nana also feature girls from that series... well, I guess because that they are all inhumanly super dangerous little girls
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Old 2004-10-28, 11:54   Link #864
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Ah, shows how much I know. I started dling Gunslinger and never finished and then it got licensed.
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Old 2004-10-28, 14:43   Link #865
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I just watched this series, Elfen Lied..

It..Its undescribable to me. So many thousands of emotions, So many billions of synapses did it send firing in my brain, I just...All I can say it is one of the most wonderfully done animes to date.

I can not describe my emotions for this because they are so multilayered and complex that even I can not understand them, All I can say is..This anime...This great anime.. Its something for the ages.

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This anime has definately changed me, I don't know how or why, but I can definately feel a difference. Not on the surface, its like something was changed down in the very core of my being, in the very centure that all that I am eminates from..

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Old 2004-10-28, 16:52   Link #866
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I just ended watching the series (I did it in just 2 days), so you may have an idea of how I'm feeling right now. Sorry if don't read the previous posts, but I don't feel like reading 44 pages of posts right now... maybe tomorrow.

Elfen Lied, such a cruel anime. It doesn't hide anything: nudity, lots of blood and limitless cruelty. It remembers me a lot to Gunslinger Girl but much more explicit. While watching episodes, I was thinking: "My god, this can't be for real... This is horrible!" but I couldn't stop watching. However, like in GG this series has great beauty in the background and a compelling story.
Like Komataguri, I want to know the identity of that last figure behind the door, too. Well, the most obious (and the first one to come to my mind) is Lucy. Plus, there aren't anymore characters left that could match its shape.
I didn't get the clock metaphor either (thanks man).

This is one of the very few anime that moved me. Specially the last episode. Really.

I know that this post doesn't add anything to the thread, but I had to said it. Please, undertand.

Edit: After watching the last scene again, I noticed that:
-the shape is a woman's
-Wanta barks, just like it did with Nana and Lucy, plus he moves its tail.
-The music just stops before the clock starts moving, whitout ending the tune. (some hidden meaning there?)

It's obvious that the last scene has been done with lots of care and every detail has a meaning... I guess I'll go read the manga too.
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Old 2004-10-28, 17:10   Link #867
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Hrm, Is the Manga been licensed in america?

Because I would like to get it, Buy it if its in America, and translations if its not.
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Old 2004-10-28, 17:52   Link #868
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Or it's #35 back from the dead and she's out to get everyone ... hehe

This Anime was very good and I'm sad to see that it's over.
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Old 2004-10-28, 19:25   Link #869
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Originally Posted by Komataguri
I just watched this series, Elfen Lied..

It..Its undescribable to me. So many thousands of emotions, So many billions of synapses did it send firing in my brain, I just...All I can say it is one of the most wonderfully done animes to date.

I can not describe my emotions for this because they are so multilayered and complex that even I can not understand them, All I can say is..This anime...This great anime.. Its something for the ages.

Spoiler for Ending:



This anime has definately changed me, I don't know how or why, but I can definately feel a difference. Not on the surface, its like something was changed down in the very core of my being, in the very centure that all that I am eminates from..

Sounds like you had the same experience as me. So many contradicting emotions. I didn't know who to love, who to hate. It was just a big mash of feelings that I didn't know how to place. I feel different too, but it's indescribable.

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Old 2004-10-28, 19:33   Link #870
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Haha......

I wouldn't call EL "life changing" despite being a fan. I'm just in for the Jekyell-And-Hyde theme with a good blend of both cuteness and gore. You don't see too many anime like this so it's worth collecting on DVD.

You guys need to check out more anime. Only a classic such as Grave Of The Fireflies can be call "life changing"
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Old 2004-10-28, 19:35   Link #871
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I've seen Grave of the Fireflies.

It was horribly sad.

Tho it affected me no where near as greatly as Elfen Lied.
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Old 2004-10-28, 21:19   Link #872
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I wouldn't exactly call it life changing myself. I just feel different. Like I personally have just gone through alot of crap when really I just watched this anime.
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Old 2004-10-28, 22:41   Link #873
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Sounds like you had the same experience as me. So many contradicting emotions. I didn't know who to love, who to hate. It was just a big mash of feelings that I didn't know how to place. I feel different too, but it's indescribable.
You sound like Kouta.
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Old 2004-10-28, 23:00   Link #874
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Oh god no...

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Old 2004-10-28, 23:34   Link #875
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eh...what?
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Old 2004-10-28, 23:51   Link #876
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well, Elfen Lied is quite explicitly bloody and violent, but I don't find it to be really that cruel. I'd say shows like Gunslinger Girl, Infinite Ryvius, Narutaru, Now and Then Here and There, etc. are much crueller, much more psychologically disturbing than Elfen Lied. I'd say this show is not really that cruel deep down, especially as it has modified/left out lots of the really cruel plot development in the manga.
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Old 2004-10-29, 00:01   Link #877
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The song is brilliantly beautiful.
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Old 2004-10-29, 01:51   Link #878
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I felt this series was great and ended on a high note. A high note meaning - you will now want to read the manga!

I don't find it disturbing at all, but rather as an imitation of the darker side of life. If you find it disturbing you are probably still sheltered. Go out and learn and you will realize you will just take it on face value.
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Old 2004-10-29, 02:54   Link #879
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I felt this series was great and ended on a high note. A high note meaning - you will now want to read the manga!

I don't find it disturbing at all, but rather as an imitation of the darker side of life. If you find it disturbing you are probably still sheltered. Go out and learn and you will realize you will just take it on face value.
Man, I don't know where do you live or what do you do, but I swear: nothing barely similar to what we can watch in Elfen Lied happens around here.
Yeah, sure that there's lots of "bad people" out there, but not that much in comparison to "normal people". Those are the exception, not the rule.

So saying that "reality is like this" isn't true at all, it's just the ugliest and smallest part of it. At least, that's how I see it.
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Old 2004-10-29, 03:13   Link #880
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Err... I don't think Elfen Lied resembles reality much, and IMO that's exactly why it isn't really that disturbing. It's kinda hard to relate to the thought process of some superhuman mutants, actually I can't really relate to any character in EL, those kind of characters just feels so... out of reality... That's why I think series like Infinite Ryvius, Narutaru, MONSTER, Now and Then Here and There, etc. are much more disturbing, the characters in those series are much more... "normal-human-like" I guess, which are much easier to relate to. The EL characters are more or less going extremes...
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