Elfen Lied is an anime series adapted from the manga of the same title by Lynn Okamoto. Produced by Arms Corporation and directed by Mamoru Kanbe, it premiered on TV Tokyo's AT-X satellite channel on 25 July 2004 and concluded on 17 October 2004. The series spanned 13 episodes and was followed by a single original video animation on 21 April 2005. The OVA episode, referred to as episode 10.5, depicts events occurring somewhere within the timespan of episode eleven of the series. The series is based around the efforts of humanity to quarantine and eradicate the diclonius, a species of mutant humans with horns. It focuses on "Lucy", who escapes her holding facility and is believed to be the first diclonius, and on two teenagers, Kohta and Yuka, whom Lucy encounters in the Japanese city of Kamakura. Elfen Lied is licensed for English language releases by ADV Films for North America and by Madman Entertainment for Australia and New Zealand. ADV Films UK division aired the English dub of the series in the United Kingdom on Propeller TV as part of Anime Network's launch, uncensored and uncut. The OVA special was created separately from the series, and released on April 21, 2005 in Japan and in 2006 in ADV Films' territories.
Its lyrics were arranged by Kayo Konishi (they are a group called MOKA☆).
It was not released with the ADV series box set in 2006, nor was it dubbed into English at that time. On September 3, 2013, Distributor Section23 Films released a Blu-ray and DVD set of the series, which included the never-before released OVA with an English dub. However certain key characters have different voices (notably Lucy / Nyu). Two pieces of theme music are used for the series. The opening theme, Lilium, was composed by Yukio Kondo (近藤由紀夫). Its lyrics were arranged by Kayo Konishi (they are a group called MOKA☆). The lyrics are taken from biblical passages in Psalms, the Epistle of James, and the Renaissance hymn Ave mundi spes Maria, in Ecclesiastical Latin. They are arranged in the style of a Gregorian chant. The lyrics also contain the phrases "Kyrie, fons bonitatis" and "Kyrie, ignis divine, eleison", which are a mix of Greek and Latin words, from a passage in an alchemical mass written by Nicholas Melchior in the Theatrum Chemicum. Kumiko Noma (小黒久美子). The ending theme, Be Your Girl, is a pop piece that is in stark contrast to the horror and drama of the series.
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It is performed by Chieko Kawabe. The majority of the incidental music in the anime series contains variations of "Lilium", including a Tenors Version, a Music Box Version, and a Saint Version. The words "Elfen Lied" are in German, and all episodes have alternate titles in the language. The English translations of the episode names, however, are taken from the Japanese names for the episodes. The German titles do not translate exactly to those of the Japanese titles, except in some cases. The German episode names are included in the titles during the episodes, and "DAS ENDE" (lit. German at the end of the last episode. Translations of the original German titles are given. After spending the night at the house, Mayu leaves. Mayu's past is revealed. Mayu's mother remarried, and her stepfather repeatedly molested her. Mayu's mother was jealous that her husband paid more attention to Mayu than to her mother.
When Mayu's mother refused to help, Mayu ran away from home, and encountered a stray dog, whom she named "Wanta". In present day, Kohta and Yuka convince Mayu to come live with them. Mayu's mother happily gives Kohta guardianship of Mayu. Bando escapes from the hospital before being castrated. He seeks to take his revenge on Lucy. Professor Kakuzawa Yū's decapitated body is found by his assistant and by Kohta. On her way to school, Mayu sees Bando, and is relieved that he is alright. Because she placed a tourniquet on his arm when he was injured, he gives her his phone number so that she can call on him if she's in a pinch. This relieves the debt which he feels towards her. When he asks if she has seen a woman with horns, Mayu asks if he means Nyu. He brutally interrogates her, and she returns the phone number, saying she's in a pinch. He drops her, walks away, and says he never wants to see her again.
Mayu doesn't understand why Nyu is targeted. While searching for Lucy, Kohta and Yuka develop a fondness for each other, and they kiss. Finally, Kohta and Yuka find Lucy, and take her home. Lucy recalls memories of knowing Kohta and Yuka when they were all children. Banda attacks Nana with heavy tungsten bullets. Unlike normal, lighter bullets, these can't be deflected with vectors, and she is wounded. Nana says that she wants to be good, as her father advised her, and not fight. He responds that she will be unwelcome everywhere because of her horns, as humans born with horns, the result of a virus, are killed at birth. Nana and others were spared for research. She remembers that Kurama was ordered to kill her and wonders why she was born. Using her longer vectors, she pins Bando down, but is dealt a glaring blow by a bullet. The gun's recoil breaks Bando's prosthetic arm. Because she is bleeding, Nana cries for Papa. Bando and Nana realize that Lucy has injured them both, and they team up. Nana's blow knocks Nyu unconscious and she runs away after everyone blames her for hurting Nyu. As a result of living her life inside the facility, Nana is naive and sensitive about the events surrounding her. Nana tells Mayu that Nyu is really Lucy and what she is like, also explaining what diclonius are and their powers. Professor Kakuzawa's assistant is brought before the Chairman and forced to corporate with the facility in place of her boss. The Chairman tells Kurama he doesn't want a vaccine for the virus, but the virus.
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With Lucy, he wants to build a new mankind since homo sapiens are fading. Number 35 is arranged to kill Number 7 and retrieve Lucy by the Chairman over Kurama's frustration. Chronologically, the OVA special fits between episodes 10 and 11. Amongst other topics, it explains how Kurama was able to capture Lucy and why she doesn't kill him whenever she encounters him. Episode 10.5 is much more comical and light-hearted than the main series, with far less blood and violence. It does contain the fanservice present in the rest of the series. The lengthy flashbacks to Lucy's past, while not as bloody as in some episodes of the main series, still have a dark and somber tone. Nana is still settling in at Kohta's home. After nearly killing Mayu when her arm flies off while trying to chop lettuce, Nana is given the task of helping Nyū clean the house. However, Nana treats it as a competition between her and Nyū, and repeatedly hurts herself and damages the building as a result. After getting in an argument with Kohta about her role in the house, she runs away and ends up at the beach, where she meets Bando again. He figures out that Nana knows where Lucy is and coerces her into agreeing to bring Lucy back to the beach that night. Later, Nana manages to get Nyū out of the house by saying she wants them to take a walk together to apologize for her earlier behavior, and she gets back to the beach where she starts having second thoughts. It starts raining, and Nyū slips in a puddle of water and hits her head, knocking her out. While Nana gets Nyū sheltered from the rain and tries to reawaken her, Nyū, now Lucy again, has a flashback of a time five years after her first encounter with Kohta (three years before the present day). Martin, Theron (November 28, 2005). "Elfen Lied DVD 4 Review". Biblical verses, hymns, and Nicholas Melchior's Alchemical Mass. Barnaud, Nicolas (1659). "Addam et processum sub forma missae, a Nicolao Melchiore Cibinensi Transilvano, ad Ladislaum Ungariae et Bohemiae regem olim missum". Procesus chemici, Theatrum chemicum. Digital Library of Wielkopolska. Online translated text of alchemical mass, perhaps incomplete.. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs.
This list describes characters from the anime and manga series Doraemon. Also listed are their original NTV voice actors (1973), followed by their TV Asahi voice actors (1979-2005; 2005-present). Part of the 22nd century characters are listed in The Doraemons. Each main character represents a primary school student archetype. Nobita appears in every episode of the anime, while Doraemon appears in most episodes, sometimes being substituted (for medical checkup or on leave) by his sister, Dorami. Note: In some translations of Doraemon, the names of these characters are different from the original names. 2.9 Nobisuke Nobi Jr. Albert in the Cinar dub of the series, is the title character and co-protagonist of the series. He is a cat-like robot from the future. He was yellow-skinned and had ears originally. However, his ears were accidentally eaten by a robot mouse. It left him heartbroken and caused his skin to turn blue. People often mistake him for a raccoon dog. He is sent back in time by Sewashi (Nobita's Great-great-grandson) to aid Nobita. Doraemon possesses a 4-dimensional pocket from which he can acquire various kinds of futuristic tools, gadgets, and playthings from a future department store.
His favorite food is Dorayaki.
He also has the tendency to panic during emergencies, characterized by him frantically trying to pull out a very much-needed tool from his pocket, only to produce a huge assortment of household items and unwanted gadgets. Still, Doraemon is very friendly and intelligent, not to mention long-suffering because of Nobita's antics. Since Sewashi sent Doraemon to the past, Doraemon has been living as the unofficial fourth member of Nobita's family and acts like a second son to Nobita's parents, since despite being a robot, he requires basic needs for a person, such as eating, and also sleeps in the closet of Nobita's bedroom. He also fears mice greatly (due to a robot mouse having eaten his ears), even go crazy about it and pull out devastating gadgets, and most of the times, Nobita saves Doraemon in such situations. Although he has no fingers in most media, he can hold things because of the suction cups in his hands. His favorite food is Dorayaki. He has also been shown to date with normal female cat. He is the elder brother of Dorami.
Nobita Nobi (野比, Nobi Nobita, English dub: Sidney in the Cinar dub, Specky in the Speedy dub, and Noby Nobi in the Bang Zoom! dub) is the co-protagonist of the series. He wears glasses, a red or yellow polo shirt with a white collar, and blue or black shorts and white socks and light blue shoes. Although he's not good at sports, he's good at shooting. He is usually accompanied by Doraemon, who functions as his caretaker. Although he's not good at sports, he's good at shooting and has been reflected in the movies many time. He's also good at string figure which sometime considered a girls' game. Son of Tamako and Nobisuke Nobi. Future father of Nobisuke (his son). Future husband or boyfriend of Shizuka and great-great-grandfather of Sewashi. Taurus), nicknamed Shizuka-chan (しずかちゃん) is a smart, kind and pretty girl. She is often represented by the color pink, and is seen wearing a pink shirt and skirt.