At 7/13/08 03:01 PM, TwistedPersonality wrote:
At 7/13/08 11:01 AM, bwak1 wrote:
Its teh shit right??You offend me. I'm an Elfen Lied fan myself, and the show isn't just about violence and nudity. If you just wanna see that, please get the fuck out and watch some guro mangas.
I love that show
With all the vviolence and nuditay!
I completely agree with TwistedPersonality. It is sad to enjoy the anime only because of these superficial aspects.
To be quite honest, the naked parts were the ones that kind of the story (making it very inappropriate sometimes). I mean, it was obvious that it was added in order to increase the ammount of viewers watching the tv show (the hentai and otakus are SADLY essential for business).
Elfen Lied talks about romance, psychological issues, tragedy, forgiveness, and many, many other serious subjects.
Couldn't have said it better myself. It revolves alot around how discrimination and the missing warmth of love and acceptance (from a friend or loving family) leads to hatred, madness and violence.
Yes, I know there are better stories, but you have to admit this is awesome. I watched the anime (which consists of 13 apisodes and one OVA, as I can remember) and the manga is nothing like it. The anime ends in chapter 30 of the manga, as if not before. For any Elfen Lied fans out there, the translated volume 12 is out now.
I haven't read the manga, but I read that the anime was much better since it didn't stray too much from the plot as the manga did.
The story itself made me cry, making it one of my favorite works along with Ergo Proxy and other awesome animes and mangas.
It was pretty touching already from the 8th episode (by discovering the story behind Nyu). If looked from a more perspective, it has some important moral content.
Not the best anime in the world, but still worth watching if you're slightly interested in "Japanimation".