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Elfen Lied OVA

“Regenschauer (In the Passing Rain)” The view from Igirisu: This OVA episode of Elfen Lied takes place between the 10th and 11th episodes of the main series, but don’t watch it in that context. It is much better to watch … Continue reading

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Elfen Lied Episode 13

“Erleuchtung (No Return)” The view from Igirisu: In the final episode of Elfen Lied there are some big encounters that have been held off for a long time. One of them is a non-event. As tough as Bando thinks he … Continue reading

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Elfen Lied Episode 12

“Taumeln (Quagmire)” The view from Igirisu: We pick up where we left off, with Number 35 attacking Nana, but she doesn’t want to kill her straight away. First she wants to play with her, to torture her, like a cat … Continue reading

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Elfen Lied Episode 11

“Vermischung (Complication)” The view from Igirisu: The eleventh episode of Elfen Lied is all about contrasts. Nana and Lucy both survived their captivity and managed to integrate into family life with Kouta and Yuka, and they did that because they … Continue reading

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Elfen Lied Episode 10

“Saeugling (Infant)” The view from Igirisu: This was another tough episode to watch, but it was totally absorbing. For the second time this series I forgot to take screen shots for this article after just one near the beginning of … Continue reading

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Elfen Lied Episode 9

“Shoene Erinnerung (Reminiscence)” The view from Igirisu: Last week we had a flashback sequence for about a third of the episode, exploring Lucy’s past. This week that continues for virtually the whole episode, and it’s the important revelation of the … Continue reading

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Elfen Lied Episode 8

“Beginn (The Beginning)” The view from Igirisu: Sometimes we can be so convinced that we are right about something that we never step back to see the bigger picture. Then when we realise we have been wrong all along, it’s … Continue reading

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Elfen Lied Episode 7

“Zufaellige Begegnung (Confrontation)” The view from Igirisu: After Mayu’s confrontation with Bando last week it’s time to see how Nana fares. Despite Bando’s special gun and choice of location, with nothing to grab as a weapon, he is clearly still … Continue reading

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Elfen Lied Episode 6

“Herzenswaerme (Innermost Feelings)” The view from Igirisu: After the trauma of the last couple of episodes, which were a barrage of abuse and dismemberment, this is the closest Elfen Lied gets to a breather episode. We even get time for … Continue reading

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Elfen Lied Episode 5

“Empfang (Receipt)” The view from Igirisu: Did I say last week’s episode was the hardest one to watch? I was wrong. It just got worse. We finally learn the full truth about Mayu’s background, and it’s exactly what we might … Continue reading

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