Lucy is a particular breed of human often called (*1*) born with a quick pair of horns and invisible telekinetic palms that lands her as a sufferer of inhumane scientific experimentation by the federal authorities. However, as quickly as circumstances present her an opportunity to flee, Lucy, corrupted by the confinement and torture, unleashes a torrent of bloodshed as she escapes her captors.
During her breakout, she receives a crippling head injury that leaves her with a reduce up persona: any individual with the mentality of a harmless toddler possessing restricted speech functionality. In this state of instability, she stumbles upon two college faculty college students, Kouta and his cousin Yuka, who unknowingly take an injured fugitive into their care, unaware of her murderous tendencies. This act of kindness will change their lives, as they shortly uncover themselves dragged into the shadowy world of presidency secrecy and conspiracy.
Elfen Lied depends on Lynn Okamoto’s seinen manga assortment of the similar determine and premiered whereas the manga was nonetheless in publication. The anime follows the provision supplies by way of the first 7 volumes, with numerous alterations to the story, and concludes with an distinctive ending. In an interview, director Mamoru Kanbe expressed his disappointment in having to ‘condense’ to story into 13 episodes and felt that further have been needed to include vital plot particulars which may have made the gathering further emotive.
The creative design of every the opening and ending sequences are intently impressed by the works of Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt. Colors and patterns resembling Klimt’s distinct mannequin have been used and characters of the gathering have been drawn to recreate numerous work from the artist’s golden interval, along with The Kiss (Lovers). The opening theme Lilium, which is sung in (*1*) Latin, makes use of lyrics taken from The Bible, the Renaissance hymn Ave mundi spes Maria, along with the alchemical compendium Theatrum Chemicum.