Elfen Lied was a promising series, I must admit: people trying to speed up evolution by hunting down those... things. Or at least I think that's the plot. It got discarded in the fourth chapter for nudity and over-the-top gore.
The main character, Lucy or whatever is, like all the other characters, flat as a piece of cardboard. There's not much to her.
The art is sloppy and ugly to look at. You'd think it was that terrible fan art every series has. It could've been good, but no. It was just a bunch of pointless Gorn. It's supposed to be deep, but instead, it just seems as if all those things were tacked on in order to make it seem as if there's something other than the mindless killing.
The only thing that comes anywhere close to being just plain Nightmare Fuel? The dog scene. And even then it serves little to no purpose.
It truly is a cliche storm. Someone please tell me that there is a plot, it's just heavily veiled by all this godawful attempt at a story.