History Manga / ElfenLied

25th Jul '17 5:44:18 PM nombretomado
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'''''Elfen Lied''''' (pronounced ''Elfen ''Leet'''', not ''Elfen "Lied"''), written by Creator/LynnOkamoto, is a ''{{gorn}}ographic'' {{manga}}, which has been likened to a [[XMeetsY combination]] of ''Comicbook/XMen'', ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'', ''[[Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde]]'', ''Franchise/{{Friday the 13th}}'', ''Manga/LoveHina'', and ''Manga/{{Monster}}''. In other words, it's a twisted mixture of mutant battles, PsychicPowers, split personalities, pseudo-harem antics, cute girls, the male lead who discovers that the person whom he interacted during that person's childhood is evil, and of course, bucketloads of {{Gorn}} - and it's more than happy to [[MoodWhiplash swing between comedy and horror at the drop of a hat]]. It has also been compared to ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'' [[XMeetsY as done by]] Creator/DavidLynch and Creator/WesCraven. There is also a short {{anime}} series of the same name that follows the first couple of chapters but ends with [[GeckoEnding an alternative ending]] before the real plot kicks off.

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'''''Elfen Lied''''' (pronounced ''Elfen ''Leet'''', not ''Elfen "Lied"''), written by Creator/LynnOkamoto, is a ''{{gorn}}ographic'' {{manga}}, which has been likened to a [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY combination]] of ''Comicbook/XMen'', ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'', ''[[Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde]]'', ''Franchise/{{Friday the 13th}}'', ''Manga/LoveHina'', and ''Manga/{{Monster}}''. In other words, it's a twisted mixture of mutant battles, PsychicPowers, split personalities, pseudo-harem antics, cute girls, the male lead who discovers that the person whom he interacted during that person's childhood is evil, and of course, bucketloads of {{Gorn}} - and it's more than happy to [[MoodWhiplash swing between comedy and horror at the drop of a hat]]. It has also been compared to ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'' [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY as done by]] Creator/DavidLynch and Creator/WesCraven. There is also a short {{anime}} series of the same name that follows the first couple of chapters but ends with [[GeckoEnding an alternative ending]] before the real plot kicks off.
22nd Jun '17 10:00:15 PM Tehrannotaur
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* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoilerThe Kakuzawas' plans are foiled, after so many people have been pointlessly killed because of what they did. The world remains rotten, and nothing's been accomplished.]]

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* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoilerThe [[spoiler:The Kakuzawas' plans are foiled, after so many people have been pointlessly killed died (directly or indirectly) because of what they did. The world remains rotten, and nothing's been accomplished.]]
15th May '17 11:42:13 PM gjjones
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!!This show provides examples of:

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!!This show !!''Elfen Lied'' provides examples of:
9th Apr '17 1:58:34 AM TwistedGrimm
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* MohsScaleOfViolenceHardness: Solid 10. If you haven't picked up on it by now, ''[[CaptainObvious this is a really violent series.]]''
23rd Mar '17 4:07:44 PM Tehrannotaur
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* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoilerThe Kakuzawas' plans are foiled, after so many people have been pointlessly killed because of what they did. The world remains rotten, and nothing's been accomplished.]]
13th Mar '17 4:31:01 AM secretfan14
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** In the fastest Shoo-out ever, the general feel of ''Elfen Lied'' is realized when the cute {{Dojikko}} secretary gets her head cut off in the first five-seven minutes of the first episode (and she had done ''nothing'' except walk in on Lucy's battle!). And it doesn't help that Lucy uses her beheaded body as a [[BulletproofHumanShield human shield next.]]

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** In the fastest Shoo-out ever, the general feel of ''Elfen Lied'' is realized when the cute {{Dojikko}} cute, [[CuteClumsyGirl clumsy]] secretary gets her head cut off in the first five-seven minutes of the first episode (and she had done ''nothing'' except walk in on Lucy's battle!). And it doesn't help that Lucy uses her beheaded body as a [[BulletproofHumanShield human shield next.]]
26th Feb '17 12:52:47 AM janlor1996
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* BloodierAndGorier: While manga is still pretty gory, Anime turned it UpToEleven , a good example is Kisaragi's death in Manga her head is ripped clean in one swing, while in Anime it is twisted off in very gruesome way
11th Feb '17 5:12:49 PM Seraphine
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* CreatorThumbprint: The openings of ''Manga/ElfenLied'' and ''Sora No Woto'', both series directed by Mamoru Kanbe, feature recreations of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Klimt Gustav Klimt's]] paintings, featuring the respective shows' characters.

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* CreatorThumbprint: The openings of ''Manga/ElfenLied'' ''Elfen Lied'' and ''Sora No Woto'', both series directed by Mamoru Kanbe, feature recreations of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Klimt Gustav Klimt's]] paintings, featuring the respective shows' characters.



* GoryDiscretionShot: Subverted, surprisingly enough: in episode 3, what ''looks'' like a GoryDiscretionShot implies that Lucy has done her [[LudicrousGibs usual job]] on Wanta that was barking at her. Soon after, it's revealed that she simply cut its leash.

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* GoryDiscretionShot: GoryDiscretionShot:
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Subverted, surprisingly enough: in episode 3, what ''looks'' like a GoryDiscretionShot implies that Lucy has done her [[LudicrousGibs usual job]] on Wanta that was barking at her. Soon after, it's revealed that she simply cut its leash.



** But there ''is'' a straight GoryDiscretionShot in the first episode.

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** But there ''is'' a straight GoryDiscretionShot Gory Discretion Shot in the first episode.



* HighPressureBlood: Holy HELL is there HighPressureBlood.

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* HighPressureBlood: Holy HELL is there HighPressureBlood.High Pressure Blood.



** FantasticRacism: Mmore or less every human or Diclonius is pretty unpleasant to its own kind, but especially nasty to the other. It may just be the humans we see that are nasty, but that's everyone except Kouta, Kanae, Yuka, Mayu and Nozomi.

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** FantasticRacism: Mmore More or less every human or Diclonius is pretty unpleasant to its own kind, but especially nasty to the other. It may just be the humans we see that are nasty, but that's everyone except Kouta, Kanae, Yuka, Mayu and Nozomi.



** Subverted, as there are male diclonius but they so incredibly rare that we only see one in the manga, [[spoiler:Lucy's half brother.]] There are two other cases, but it's not clear whether they're descended from Diclonii whose ancestors bred with humans to the point that the only part of the Diclonius heritage remaining is the horns (there ''are'' two of them), or if they just have a birth defect that changes the shape of their skulls.\\

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** Subverted, as there are male diclonius but they are so incredibly rare that we only see one in the manga, [[spoiler:Lucy's half brother.]] There are two other cases, but it's not clear whether they're descended from Diclonii whose ancestors bred with humans to the point that the only part of the Diclonius heritage remaining is the horns (there ''are'' two of them), or if they just have a birth defect that changes the shape of their skulls.\\



** Barbara's [[spoiler:escape from the hospital and subsequent flight above the streets looks very much like [[{{Matrix}} Neo's flight though the streets in one of the last Matrix movies]]]].

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** Barbara's [[spoiler:escape from the hospital and subsequent flight above the streets looks very much like [[{{Matrix}} [[Film/{{Matrix}} Neo's flight though the streets in one of the last Matrix movies]]]].
29th Dec '16 11:06:19 AM nombretomado
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'''''Elfen Lied''''' (pronounced ''Elfen ''Leet'''', not ''Elfen "Lied"''), written by Creator/LynnOkamoto, is a ''{{gorn}}ographic'' {{manga}}, which has been likened to a [[XMeetsY combination]] of ''Comicbook/XMen'', ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'', ''[[Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde]]'', ''Franchise/{{Friday the 13th}}'', ''Manga/LoveHina'', and ''Manga/{{Monster}}''. In other words, it's a twisted mixture of mutant battles, PsychicPowers, split personalities, pseudo-harem antics, cute girls, the male lead who discovers that the person whom he interacted during that person's childhood is evil, and of course, bucketloads of {{Gorn}} - and it's more than happy to [[MoodWhiplash swing between comedy and horror at the drop of a hat]]. It has also been compared to ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'' [[XMeetsY as done by]] DavidLynch and Creator/WesCraven. There is also a short {{anime}} series of the same name that follows the first couple of chapters but ends with [[GeckoEnding an alternative ending]] before the real plot kicks off.

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'''''Elfen Lied''''' (pronounced ''Elfen ''Leet'''', not ''Elfen "Lied"''), written by Creator/LynnOkamoto, is a ''{{gorn}}ographic'' {{manga}}, which has been likened to a [[XMeetsY combination]] of ''Comicbook/XMen'', ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'', ''[[Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde]]'', ''Franchise/{{Friday the 13th}}'', ''Manga/LoveHina'', and ''Manga/{{Monster}}''. In other words, it's a twisted mixture of mutant battles, PsychicPowers, split personalities, pseudo-harem antics, cute girls, the male lead who discovers that the person whom he interacted during that person's childhood is evil, and of course, bucketloads of {{Gorn}} - and it's more than happy to [[MoodWhiplash swing between comedy and horror at the drop of a hat]]. It has also been compared to ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'' [[XMeetsY as done by]] DavidLynch Creator/DavidLynch and Creator/WesCraven. There is also a short {{anime}} series of the same name that follows the first couple of chapters but ends with [[GeckoEnding an alternative ending]] before the real plot kicks off.
4th Dec '16 1:13:28 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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