[Spoilers] Elfen lied

Kaynil
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So I watched the anime some years ago. A mixed bag but predominantly I thought it was good . I was recommended to read the manga, as it explained better the origin with the girl she was with on the OVA. I also was told the ending was more elaborated and overall a must read if I liked the anime.

Well, I am not sure I can agree with that and while at first I thought the anime added some weird discreet erotica to attract audiences it turns out it is actually toned down from the manga. The anime also did away with a few subplots that were either pointless or detrimental to the big arch.

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For example, Nyu jumping nude while Kouta was taking a bath and the 13-year-old, Mayu opening the door and finding them, having her think that 'all men are the same". You see, Mayu escaped her house because her step dad was sexually abusing her. Really finding Kouta like that having the manga go on as if nothing didn't bond well, nor having Mayu undo all the  received kindness and hope.

One character that got the axe was Nozomi, a friend of Yuka that likes singing would practice in the mansion the protagonists were staying in.

After the bridge part that climax the anime, the manga keeps on going for a while and has some WTF curves. A few new characters are introduced. In general, I think the anime tried to tie things better and keep the characters consistent. So out of the two I recommend you the anime all the way.

But that was my experience, has any of you read this manga? How do you think it fares compared with the anime?

No point using an image signature if it will only appear as a link, so have this boring text instead. 
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Minj369
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(11-14-2016, 03:32 PM)Kaynil Wrote: So I watched the anime some years ago. A mixed bag but predominantly I thought it was good . I was recommended to read the manga, as it explained better the origin with the girl she was with on the OVA. I also was told the ending was more elaborated and overall a must read if I liked the anime.

Well, I am not sure I can agree with that and while at first I thought the anime added some weird discreet erotica to attract audiences it turns out it is actually toned down from the manga. The anime also did away with a few subplots that were either pointless or detrimental to the big arch.

Spoiler :
For example, Nyu jumping nude while Kouta was taking a bath and the 13-year-old, Mayu opening the door and finding them, having her think that 'all men are the same". You see, Mayu escaped her house because her step dad was sexually abusing her. Really finding Kouta like that having the manga go on as if nothing didn't bond well, nor having Mayu undo all the  received kindness and hope.

One character that got the axe was Nozomi, a friend of Yuka that likes singing would practice in the mansion the protagonists were staying in.

After the bridge part that climax the anime, the manga keeps on going for a while and has some WTF curves. A few new characters are introduced. In general, I think the anime tried to tie things better and keep the characters consistent. So out of the two I recommend you the anime all the way.

But that was my experience, has any of you read this manga? How do you think it fares compared with the anime?
now that you mention it, i didn't even try Elfen Lied Manga... i'll read it and get back to you with an answer in the next *checking how many chapters* lol 3 weeks. yes it won't take me that long to read. i really enjoyed the anime, i know though, that many Manga's are not presented as 100% cannon, so it doesn't surprise me that the manga is much more elaborated in terms of characters and side plots, but i have to admit, i was really depressed after watching it... it made me think of many aspects that are rotten in our society, and i know i can't change it, so i get depressed a little. but i think i can handle the manga better after 3 years of Elfen Lied.

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Nel
(11-14-2016, 05:15 PM)Minj369 Wrote: now that you mention it, i didn't even try Elfen Lied Manga... i'll read it and get back to you with an answer in the next *checking how many chapters* lol 3 weeks. yes it won't take me that long to read. i really enjoyed the anime, i know though, that many Manga's are not presented as 100% cannon, so it doesn't surprise me that the manga is much more elaborated in terms of characters and side plots, but i have to admit, i was really depressed after watching it... it made me think of many aspects that are rotten in our society, and i know i can't change it, so i get depressed a little. but i think i can handle the manga better after 3 years of Elfen Lied.

It contains too much nudity. So I don't think it is worth the read

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Minj369
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(01-06-2017, 01:10 PM)Nel Wrote: It contains too much nudity. So I don't think it is worth the read
I will not open that argument again, it's not the nudity that i care about, or gore or violence, it's the story behind it. i will not exclude something because it has something that people who are not me, consider as "worthy" or "not worthy" i couldn't care less if there are boobs or any other female or male parts shown. if it's there, it's supposed to be there, and i don't care why or if it's "annoying" for some people, or doesn't measure up to their own perception of what is good or not, i like what i like. because it's interesting and beautiful, and above all that, anime characters are much more beautiful in my eyes, whether naked or not, than real humans in hollywood taking off their cloths in a pg 13 movie.

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Nel
(01-06-2017, 09:43 PM)Minj369 Wrote: I will not open that argument again, it's not the nudity that i care about, or gore or violence, it's the story behind it. i will not exclude something because it has something that people who are not me, consider as "worthy" or "not worthy" i couldn't care less if there are boobs or any other female or male parts shown. if it's there, it's supposed to be there, and i don't care why or if it's "annoying" for some people, or doesn't measure up to their own perception of what is good or not, i like what i like. because it's interesting and beautiful, and above all that, anime characters are much more beautiful in my eyes, whether naked or not, than real humans in hollywood taking off their cloths in a pg 13 movie.

I didn't mean it like that. You can't watch it with your daughter and it's a saD anime.

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Minj369
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(01-10-2017, 01:01 PM)Nel Wrote: I didn't mean it like that. You can't watch it with your daughter and it's a saD anime.

I wasn't planning on watching it with my daughter, and i know it's sad, there are something kids can't watch, it's not suited for their age, that's why, there are times, you know, my daughter, is not stuck to my ass, and i can watch the things i like. maybe when she grows up, i'll show her some of them to clear some points, but if you ask me, the point of elfen lied, is so deep, and meaningful, that the moment i see this issue come up, when she'll grow up, i will sit her down and let her watch it, because, again, it's not the visual point, it's the lesson you take from the story.
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and if she still wouldn't understand, i will sit down after she watches it, and explain everything to her in detail.

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Nel
(01-10-2017, 07:09 PM)Minj369 Wrote: I wasn't planning on watching it with my daughter, and i know it's sad, there are something kids can't watch, it's not suited for their age, that's why, there are times, you know, my daughter, is not stuck to my ass, and i can watch the things i like. maybe when she grows up, i'll show her some of them to clear some points, but if you ask me, the point of elfen lied, is so deep, and meaningful, that the moment i see this issue come up, when she'll grow up, i will sit her down and let her watch it, because, again, it's not the visual point, it's the lesson you take from the story.
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and if she still wouldn't understand, i will sit down after she watches it, and explain everything to her in detail.
That's so noble of you.  If you are teaching her about various angles of life..then that's something everyone shoud do. Talking about deep meaning...have you watched seirei no moribito?

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