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Postby ice reaper » Sat Oct 07, 2006 4:07 pm

right, as you may well know elfen lied is an ingenius little piece of work which would have been a delight to have endulged in for another 13 episodes. i know full well that it was based on a manga (as usual) and am asking with an open heart for anyone with some way of getting a copy of the manga or scannings of it - with english translations if possable - into my posession: please please do so. scans will be the most plausable, but the real thing would be ace.

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Postby darth_mark » Sat Oct 07, 2006 4:49 pm

i wouldn't bother with the manga, this is one case where the anime was definitely better. but if you really want to, i think you can still download it from LINK REMOVED


oh and in before diaper-tan.
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Postby Hexon.Arq » Sat Oct 07, 2006 5:14 pm

darth_mark wrote:i wouldn't bother with the manga, this is one case where the anime was definitely better.


How so?

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Postby TriLink » Sat Oct 07, 2006 7:04 pm

darth_mark wrote:i wouldn't bother with the manga, this is one case where the anime was definitely better, but if you really want to, i think you can still download it from LINK REMOVED

Hexon.Arq wrote:How so?

Indeed, I just saw the anime for the time last week (4 out of 5 stars by the way) and was considering the manga as well, so I'm curious too.

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Postby Mundane » Sat Oct 07, 2006 10:23 pm

I liked the manga, only part I didn't like was how the vectors lied dormant.

Don't ask me why, it just bothered me.
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Postby cat42 » Sun Oct 08, 2006 12:58 am

darth_mark wrote:i wouldn't bother with the manga, this is one case where the anime was definitely better...


Warning, spoilers. Where does this conclusion come from? I love the anime, but the manga is gorier, and funnier. The scene where Yuka confesses to Kohta is sooo much better in the manga, and Lucy forgiving Kohta as a proxy for his sister is just poorly handeled. I love the anime, I really do. It kicks the ass of a lot of recent anime, but if anyhting, it's too rushed.

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Postby Mr. Tines » Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:05 am

I have not read the manga, just a summary a while back; the usual "from the same idea, with characters of the same names" seems to apply. In particular the endings are very different in nature.

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Postby The Eva Monkey » Sun Oct 08, 2006 10:55 am

Elfen Lied has not been licensed for distribution in English as far as I can tell. But if you want to hunt for the scanlations, you can look into the scanlation groups that were working on the series:

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Postby ice reaper » Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:10 pm

thanks.

i've found some stuff with french translations.....if that helps anyone else interested: http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.canal-manga.net/

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Postby darth_mark » Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:06 am

darth_mark wrote:LINK REMOVED

oh crap.

Hexon.Arq wrote:How so?

the execution was just better in the anime, reading the manga felt like watching a B-movie, where the gore was just there as fanservice. a lot of the sillier stuff was also cut out from the anime.
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Postby ice reaper » Tue Oct 10, 2006 1:33 pm

http://www.mininova.org/tor/69884

in Japanese, but all there.

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Postby Kaysow » Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:22 pm

I did get around to watching the anime. It was worth it, and now i'm temporarily obsessed.

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Postby Soljer13 » Fri Dec 08, 2006 1:50 pm

Does the manga have a different ending?
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Postby Mr. Tines » Fri Dec 08, 2006 1:54 pm

From what I have read, yes. It carries on further and is a BAD END
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Postby Dascoo » Fri Dec 08, 2006 1:57 pm

I read summary for the ending of the manga version and I found it stupid.

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Postby Trigger's Elysium » Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:47 pm

I agree with most of everyone's sentiments here. The EL manga was complete garbage.
He was warrior and mystic, ogre and saint, the fox and the innocent, chivalrous, ruthless, less than a god, more than a man. There is no measuring Muad'Dib's motives by ordinary standards. In the moment of his triumph, he saw the death prepared for him, yet he accepted the treachery. Can you say he did this out of a sense of justice? Whose justice, then? Remember, we speak now of the Muad'Dib who ordered battle drums made from his enemies' skins, the Muad'Dib who denied the conventions of his ducal past with a wave of the hand, saying merely: "I am the Kwisatz Haderach. That is reason enough."

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Postby Dascoo » Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:10 pm

Yeah, the freaking Diclonius were all super hero crap in the manga.....

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Postby cat42 » Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:03 pm

:cry:
I like the Elfen Lied Manga...

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Postby Soljer13 » Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:42 am

Then I guess I'll keep reading the hellsing manga...again,and again....and again... :cry:
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Postby Trigger's Elysium » Sat Dec 09, 2006 4:22 pm

soljerameelguy wrote:Then I guess I'll keep reading the hellsing manga...again,and again....and again... :cry:


Do that instead. Because the Hellsing manga is awesome, and the Elfen Lied manga is not.
He was warrior and mystic, ogre and saint, the fox and the innocent, chivalrous, ruthless, less than a god, more than a man. There is no measuring Muad'Dib's motives by ordinary standards. In the moment of his triumph, he saw the death prepared for him, yet he accepted the treachery. Can you say he did this out of a sense of justice? Whose justice, then? Remember, we speak now of the Muad'Dib who ordered battle drums made from his enemies' skins, the Muad'Dib who denied the conventions of his ducal past with a wave of the hand, saying merely: "I am the Kwisatz Haderach. That is reason enough."


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