Elfen Lied (Japanese: エルフェンリート, Hepburn: Erufen Rīto) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto. It was originally serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump from June 2002 to August 2005, with the 107 chapters collected into twelve tankōbon volumes. Elfen Lied revolves around the interactions, views, emotions, and differences between human beings and the Diclonii, a mutant species similar to humans in build but distinguishable by two horns on their heads and "vectors", transparent telekinetically controlled arms that have the power to manipulate and cut objects within their reach. The series is centered on the teenage Diclonius girl "Lucy" who was rejected by human beings and subsequently wants revenge.
|Written by||Lynn Okamoto|
|Imprint||Young Jump Comics|
|Magazine||Weekly Young Jump|
|Original run||June 6, 2002 – August 25, 2005|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Mamoru Kanbe|
|Written by||Takao Yoshioka|
|Original run||July 25, 2004 – October 17, 2004|
|Episodes||13 + OVA|
The series' title is German for "Elves' Song" or more formally "song of the elves" and takes its name from the song "Elfenlied", which is featured in the story. Elfen Lied involves themes of discrimination, social alienation, identity, prejudice, revenge, abuse, jealousy, regret, and the value of humanity.
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Elfen Lied is a dark fantasy series that will rip your heart out both emotionally, and literally.
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