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Review: Elfen Lied | Japanator

Pedro Cortes:

Since it's Halloween, I figured I'd do a write up on one of my favorite shows that just so happens to fit in with the horror spirit, the violent classic Elfen Lied. However, let me give you a bit of context.

Fall 2004 was a pretty good time in my life. I just got my DS, I was having a helluva time at college and, more importantly, finally started going to my university's anime club. Through that venue, I learned about dozens of shows that I would eventually watch and, in some cases, bond with the people that lit my nerdy path. One name that I heard mentioned often was Elfen Lied, though every time it was said a derisive laugh would follow and the assertion that there was no way in hell it would be shown at my university. I figured it had something to do with the overall quality of the show, so I let it slip from my mind and went about watching what was onscreen.

Little did I know that was missing one of the most violent and surprisingly emotional shows out there. Granted, I don't expect everybody to have the same feelings for it that I do, but Elfen Lied is one of my favorite shows and I think that it should be a must see. That is, if you can stomach the gore. Hit the jump to find out more.

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