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The Elfen Lied OP Code This original analysis is built on previous works by Anime Afterglow, 莉露兜 and 知日部屋. For the meaning of Kaede's hand gesture that was once popular in manga, see What's the significance of the 'w' finger position in Elfen Lied and In the opening of the Elfen Lied anime why does Nyu/Lucy have her fingers positioned in a certain way? All ...


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I think you are talking about Elfen Lied. It's really crazy, especially the first episode.


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The answer is yes. According to the pamphlet included in the Elfen Lied OST, the melody of Lilium just surfaced to MOKA, the two-person musician group who was appointed the music producer staff of the Elfen Lied anime TV production team, when they looked at Elfen Lied from a certain perspective: it's not that Lucy wants to be born special — what she desires,...


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Clearly, the anime does not cover the whole story. One of the major plot points in the whole series is the execution of the plan to eliminate homo-sapiens by the research facility, which involves spreading the virus through a large population by using a missile. We could say that this is half of the whole story and the anime only covered the first half. The ...


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Well, in the same Elfenlied (Elf Song) article it says: A sung version of "Elfenlied" appears in the manga. Also, the term "Silpelit" is used in the series to describe a category of Diclonius, which refers to an evolved subspecies of humans to which the main character belongs. The "Silpelit" is part of the poem: And he thinks that the nightingale ...


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It's likely to be a homage to the work of El Greco, who used this hand symbol in his various works. Like this one titled The Gentleman with His Hand at His Breast or Christ Carrying the Cross The meaning of this gesture is subject to much debate... Some hypothesis indicate that: The hand gesture is a secret sign indicating that the gentleman is a ...


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As is almost always the case with anime music, Lilium was composed just for Elfen Lied. KONISHI Kayo and KONDO Yukio collectively handled the composition, arrangement, and lyricwriting (and also did the rest of the soundtrack).


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Before Lucy's body completely melted away and was about to be shot in the head, she went berserk. So it is safe to say that she indeed recovered her evil side. Although on the other hand, we could see her DNA protect Kouta unconsciously, so the memories she made after becoming "Lucy" were real, and despite recovering her true self, she could not forget about ...


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She is Aiko Takada. Five years after murdering Kouta's family, Lucy (or Kaede as her original name was) went around killing and infecting humans. Aiko Takada was responsible for inadvertently stopping Kaede from going on another rampage when she was accidentally hit by a soccer ball. Aiko is the second girl after the unnamed Orphanage Girl who befriended ...


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Although this is never confirmed it does fit the plot in a way Lucy's name closely resembles Lucifer considering that Lucy is the evil alter-ego it would be one of the most fitting. Another possibility would be that the name is related to St. Lucy/Lucia, but this is a pretty far fetched theory. They threatened to drag her off to a brothel if she did ...


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The anime is mostly the same up to about half the manga. The end of the manga, when Lucy goes on the bridge and loses her horn while being shot is the same in the manga. I think the only thing from the latter parts that were included in the anime was the side-story OVA which featured some of Lucy's past and the reason why she didn't attack Director Kurama ...


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That's a good question, I like it. Spoilers up to the last chapter of the manga below. Here is what the Agent says in the last chapter: I suppose what really saved her was


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I've made my comment into an answer. Actually, the graffiti has been there at the beach all along since episode 1. As people have pointed out, the yellow part could be a stylized "wash". If you rotate the image 180 degrees, it now reads like "Asian" (and the signature-like part "RMdVd"). Now, no racism or anything, just making an observation. There is a ...


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Fyi: The snapshots are nsfw, so they are put spoiler tags. Kaede has been able to use her vectors in Nyu-mode and is also able of speaking properly. During the 6 months timeskip of chapter 72, Nyu was able to learn speech and in chapter 87 she unlocked her vectors in Nyu-mode. See below for more details. It hadn't been three years, but you were right in ...


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Nyu is a Diclonious, she's a regressed split personality of Lucy. They share the same body Whilst it's not explained in depth how Vectors work, it's understood that Vectors are controlled by the user's mind and are telepathic in nature. Vectors come in several potencies depending on the frequency of the user's brainwaves: Low frequency - Can go through ...


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My personal interperation of the clock was always that it symbolizes the start of a normal live for Kouta and company. Which in place would fit really well with the ending of the rhyme elfenlied which insinuates the 'elf' observing, hitting it's head on a stone with Cuckoo sounds. "What are those bright windows? There must be a wedding inside; The ...


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In the final episode, after the clock scene, the dog starts making noise and then Kouta goes outside and sees a figure in the entrance of the house (that must be Lucy). So, it might be Lucy who used her invincible vectors to fix the clock from a distance and that shows us that her power somehow got enhanced (got longer vectors etc.). Also, keep in mind that ...


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The vectors are unable to be used when the Diclonius is in pain. That's why the scientists keep them in pain. They won't be able to use their vectors to escape. The reason why #35 can't use her vectors after #7 hits her in the head has a lot to do with this weakness. Maybe the blow affected her frontal lobe in some way.


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This does not look like Japanese (kanji, hiragana, or katakana). The closest you could get to Japanese would be by flipping the final ‘letter’ on the top line horizontally to get 「ツ」(tsu) or a「レ」 (re) plus a 「"」(tenten) and reading the final 2 ‘letters’ on the bottom line as「水」(mizu), but 1) since the rest of the lettering does not match anything in Japanese,...


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Lilium was inspired by the poem 'Elfenlied' which is in the Manga, written by Eduard Mörike, and later adapted to a Lied by Hugo Wolf.


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One other interpretation is that Lucy is a reference to the hominid, as mentioned by ninjalj. This would seem to make sense given the role of Lucy within the plot as a mitochondrial Eve for the researchers. However, the manga itself doesn't seem to explicitly explain why Kaede is designated as Lucy by the researchers, and so it isn't clear what the "correct" ...


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