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When a genetic offshoot of humanity appears in Japan, the lives of an average Japanese boy, Kohta, and his cousin, Yuka become intertwined with their destiny.

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A sheer abomination to animation. 0% 0

I first saw Elfen Lied back in May of 2008, after a bunch of its fans swindled me into buying it by telling me that this anime was one full of gore and nudity yet also had a brilliant story with a strong message about the human condition. I was so disgusted and enraged by what I saw, I nearly gave up on the entire anime genre. Thankfully, some hope was restored after opening my mind up more to anime put out by the likes of Studio Ghibli and Satoshi Kon (RIP), though I'm honestly not too optimist...

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A Package of Beauty and Ugliness 0

The animated adaptation of Elfen Lied (no, there are no elves - its name comes from a poem), is the kind of thing you either love or hate. Like a lot of anime, it's a giant soap opera with some great visuals and a plot that is at times close to incomprehensible. Unlike most anime, it's saturated with gore and nudity. And I loved every blood soaked, bare breasted minute of it.But don't think for a second that that's all there is to Elfen Lied. While it's not nearly as intricate as the comic, it's...

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