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" isn't very fair, is it?"

After having spent her life being raised in a lab, Nana suddenly found herself living on the streets with no money, no food, no friends. Compounded by the fact that she had recently lost her limbs in an assassination attempt gone wrong, this proved to be a very trying experience for our young heroine. Yet her troubles were just about to begin...

A fan-comic based off of the Anime/Manga series Elfen Lied, coming to you courtesy of comic writer Dan Kim, Nana's Everyday Life branches off in a completely different direction from its source material, featuring several cast members from other series, as well as a few original characters.

Can be found here. Not Safe for Work.

It will make you cry.

This comic provides examples of:

  • Adaptational Villainy: In Elfen Lied, Kurama is a man who at first seems to be cold and ruthless but in reality cares deeply for his daughters, Nana and Mariko. He even risks being fired (or worse) by smuggling Nana out of the research complex and giving her prosthetic limbs and money to live in the outside world after he was ordered to kill her due to her failure to capture Lucy. Instead of doing that here, he dumps her in a cardboard box on the streets and studiously ignores her when he runs into her later. He later responds to a missing person's ad for Nana put up by her adoptive parents, has them killed, and takes her back to the research complex all without showing any emotion. Even worse, given how some of the Diclonii at the research complex respond to him, it's implied that he deliberately forges a father/daughter bond with some Diclonii to get them to obey him. So yeah, he's definitely a bastard here.
  • Alternate Continuity: Starting off as a parody of Elfen Lied, the comic soon branches into its own take on Nana and her unyieldingly terrible life.
  • Black Comedy Rape: While homeless, Nana sleeps with Pedobear in exchange for a meal. At this point, the comic seems aware that it's gone a bit too far, ending the arc with a panel asking "IS THIS COMEDY?"
  • Break the Cutie: More like demolish. Starting with reducing Nana to a quadruple amputee and getting worse from there.
  • The Cameo: Solid Snake appears hidden under a box in page 21.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: Goes from having fun making her life hell (Pedobear gets a surprising early cameo) to just making her life hell, and then to making her life so horrible that just thinking about it makes the reader tear up...
  • The Chew Toy: Why yes, it can be counted with one hand the few times Nana does not get verbally or physically abused in this comic. Rico is also subjected to a lot of torture by Henrietta and Triella.
  • Deconstructed Trope: It keeps pushing the "black" part of Black Comedy until you may start asking if it's truly funny anymore - lampshaded in the eleventh strip when the last panel asks "IS THIS COMEDY?"
  • Died Happily Ever After: Happens to Nana in the epilogue. Nana, who spontaneously resurrects a dead kitten and makes the dank alley she dies in sprout beautiful flowers. She's also reunited with Marcelo and Minami, whose shadows are shown in the last few panels.
  • Eye Scream: In page 19, Triella burns out Rico's left eye with a cigarette. After Rico informs her she finished a mission. What an ass.
  • False Friend: Mayu turns out to be this in page 24. She doesn't give a shit about Nana getting chewed out by Henrietta and being shunned away.
  • Human Pet: Rico is outright kept inside a cage by Henrietta and Triella. Henrietta even encourages Mayu to beat her whenever she wants.
  • Grotesque Cute: That cute picture up there? That's the style the comic is drawn in. These tropes? They are not cutesy.
  • Jerkass: Henrietta, definitely. She's almost always seen being a complete dick to Nana.
  • Once for Yes, Twice for No: The doctors at the lab asks this of Nana.
  • Pet the Dog: Triella has one in page 23. When she sees Nana taking care of Henrietta's baby chicks, Triella compliments her and gives a sound advice; not only do the chicks need food or water, the most important thing is giving them love.
  • The Runaway: Mayu, trying to get away from Parental Incest.
  • Status Quo Is God: The only universal constant is that Nana is in constant agony.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: Quite a few earlier comics involve Nana getting killed, only to return in the next comic. And likely get killed again. At the end of the comic, however, she dies for real.
  • Third-Person Person: In this comic, Nana often referrs to herself in the third person. Not to mention Mariko and another Diclonius that Kurama raises in the lab...