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Elfen Lied, Vol. 4 - Vector Four
Elfen Lied Vol 4 - Vector Four
Actors: Sanae Kobayashi, Chihiro Suzuki, Mamiko Noto, Emiko Hagiwara, Yuki Matsuoka
Genres: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2005     0hr 25min

A beautiful girl with no memory. A living weapon of unspeakable savagery. The target of a government hit squad. Meet Lucy, whose mystery past may hold the key to mankind?s future. Extremely violent and extremely entert...  more »

     
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Actors: Sanae Kobayashi, Chihiro Suzuki, Mamiko Noto, Emiko Hagiwara, Yuki Matsuoka
Creators: Hisao Shirai, Lynn Okamoto
Genres: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance, Horror, Animation, Television, Mystery & Suspense, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Adv Films
Format: DVD - Color - Animated
DVD Release Date: 11/15/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 0hr 25min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Japanese

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Movie Reviews

Elfen Lied, the final chapter?
Victoria St Clair | KY, USA | 11/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Wow, it's amazing, that's all I have to say. If you're reading this, I'm sure you've already seen the first 3 DVD's, so if not then go watch them!

This DVD covers the last 3 episodes in the series, where Mariko is introduced as the #35 and Nana becomes the hunted, right along with Lucy. Of course there's plenty more death and dismemberment, and the truth about Kohta and Lucy/Nyu's connection is revealed.

This DVD doesn't disappoint, and is just as visually stunning and shocking as the rest of the series before it. I admit it, I cried during the last episode, it's rough. It wraps everything up pretty nicely, but it also has room for a sequel...because it doesn't end everyone's story, and it has almost a cliff-hanger ending. But it's excellent, worth every penny, so go and watch it!"
IT'S ALL COMING BACK TO ME
Sesho | Pasadena, TX USA | 11/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Vector 4 of Elfen Lied is the concluding volume in this brutal but beautiful story about murder, isolation, love, and science gone awry. Nana has added to Kohta's harem of cast-off girls but she is still uncomfortable because she never knows when Nyu might change into her enemy Lucy. Yuka too is feeling the heat as she sees another girl enter the already crowded picture for Kohta's affections. Meanwhile, another Diclonius is being dispatched to take out Nana and Lucy. She is #35 and her vectors are supposed to more powerful than any other. In their bid to stop Lucy, the secret organization might unleash an even greater horror.

This was a great show. Some of the content is not for the faint of heart so some people might have to look away from the screen at times. Yes, it is heartrending. There is a lot of blood and young kids and adults being manipulated by scientists that have lost their sense of morality. But the strongest emotion I got from it was love. That all these characters are so afraid of being alone. They just want a place and a family to come home to at night. A place where they can feel at peace. Hopefully, once you finish this series, you will agree that the main characters have finally reached that place."
One of the New Greats
Antonio D. Paolucci | Beaver Falls, PA | 11/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"From the start, Elfen Lied caught me. Volume one concentrated solely on introducing the violence and free-range nudity that pollutes this anime series. Volume two gets us deeper into the characters and their separate relationships, as well as introducing a few new characters before killing them off (usually). Volume three explores the history of the main characters, including Lucy's terrible childhood.

In volume four, they continued the tradition of steady progression by creating the end of this horribly magnificent anime. It deepens the history between Kohta and Nyu, as well as introducing the third Diclonius who's more powerful than the first two combined, and far more sadistic than Nyu's alter-ego Lucy.

Though spattered with blood and gore, the ending of this anime series is satisfying and doesn't leave many of the questions unanswered (though, as is wont of anime, the very end is left wide-open). I found myself yelling at the TV screen in suspense, and leaning forward in my seat on those particularly touching scenes. The violence, though disturbing, mixed well with an equally disturbing story and plot.

This a series that may not go down as one of the best because of its content, but in my personal opinion I consider it in my top five among anime series. It takes a long time for the story to come through but when it does it does so with excellence. I'd recommend the ultra violent Elfen Lied series to anyone who doesn't mind the color red. It has the power to become a magical anime in the future."
The final peices
Brian Taylor | Ithaca, NY, US | 11/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Before this anime was slated for US release [which SHOCKED me; noting its content] I had watched it via fansubing. When it was licensed and released I quickly picked up the first 3 vectors; and now with the 4th vector my official collection will be complete! I have to say that these last three episodes are the pinicle of all anime finalies I have ever seen. The puzzle comes together (well, most of it anyway...). I wont give spoilers away...but let me say that these three episodes are not the typical anti-climatic anime end. I found that the falling action was brief; but then agian; this is a 13 episode series.

I hope that all fans of Elfen Lied petition for the official release of the OVA; while it is really just an offshoot between Episodes 10 and 11; it is something that I feel every fan should watch. I am also glad that it takes place when it does...

Excellent art; story; and everything else. If you havent gotten any of the vectors yet; what is wrong with you? This story is deep, compelling, _mature_, and a modern masterpiece."