Elfen Lied

The Diclonius, a mutated homo sapien that is said to be selected by God and will eventually become the destruction of mankind, possesses two horns in their heads, and has a "sixth sense" which gives it telekinetic abilities. Due to this dangerous power, they have been captured and isolated in laboratories by the government. Lucy, a young and psychotic Diclonius, manages to break free of her confines and brutally murder most of the guards in the laboratory, only to get shot in the head as she makes her escape. She survives and manages to drift along to a beach, where two teenagers named Kouta and Yuka discovers her. Having lost her memories, she was named after the only thing that she can now say, "Nyuu," and the two allow her to stay at Kouta's home. However, it appears that the evil "Lucy" is not dead just yet...

TitleElfen Lied
Original Titleエルフェンリート
First Air DateJuly 25th, 2004
Last Air DateOctober 17th, 2004
GenresAnimation, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
NetworkAT-X
Production CompaniesARMS, GENCO, VAP
Number of Seasons1 Seasons
Number of Episodes13 Episodes
Plot Keywordspedophilia, amnesia, blood splatter, gore, childhood trauma, female killer, decapitation, blood, evil, bloodbath, anime
Chihiro Suzuki
Chihiro Suzuki
Kouta (voice)
Sanae Kobayashi
Sanae Kobayashi
Lucy / Nyuu (voice)
Emiko Hagiwara
Emiko Hagiwara
Mayu (voice)
Hiroaki Hirata
Hiroaki Hirata
Professor Kakuzawa Yu (voice)
Hitomi Nabatame
Hitomi Nabatame
Kouta (child) / Shirakawa (voice)
Jouji Nakata
Jouji Nakata
Bandou (voice)
Kinryuu Arimoto
Kinryuu Arimoto
Chief Kakuzawa (voice)
Maria Yamamoto
Maria Yamamoto
Kanae (voice)
Osamu Hosoi
Osamu Hosoi
Kurama (voice)
Tomoko Kawakami
Tomoko Kawakami
Mariko (voice)
Yuki Matsuoka
Yuki Matsuoka
Nana (voice)
Eriko Ishihara
Eriko Ishihara
Arakawa (voice)
Mamiko Noto
Mamiko Noto
Yuka (voice)
אלפן ליד
Erufen rîto
Elfen Lied - In the Passing Rain