Anime Night: Elfen Lied Ends
So the Librarian and I got together tonight to finish up Elfen Lied. As brutal as the violence is, and it is very brutal, and as gratuitous as the nudity is, and it's very gratuitous, it can still be a incredibly beautiful show to watch.
Case in point:
Lucy, the character responsible for the highest bodycount in short-season history, and who had been imprisoned and treated like a lab rat for the past eight years, has
just experienced the first moment of true peace and acceptance she has ever had in her life. In a few minutes, she will be dead (or maybe not, considering the way the show ends), but she will go knowing that, despite everything, she is loved.
This one shot, maybe three seconds long, makes the entire anime worth the price of admission for me.
I'm a big fan of this series, and surprisingly my wife (no anime fan) loves it as well - we've watched it three or four times now. There's also an OVA that takes place in the middle of ep 10 that gives Nana's backstory before she was captured and lab-ratted.
Posted by: mparker762 at December 02, 2007 08:28 PM (xNbMN)