Elfen Lied is one of the greatest anime classics in Germany. Even so, little is known about a second season.
For many fans, Elfen Lied was the entry into the world of anime. The 2004 classic offered everything you could possibly want from an entertaining series: suspense, drama and romance. With a little violence, Lucy’s story remained firmly anchored in audiences’ memories. But the cult anime was abruptly canceled at the end of Season 1 – there was no sequel.
Elfen Lied: little success in Japan
Since Elfen Lied’s season finale, fans have been waiting for a second season. Unfortunately, in the 15 years since its release, growers have given no indication of a continuation of the plot. The odds are unfortunately bad. The fact that the anime only amazes a small audience in Japan makes one lose hope. So can we still expect new episodes?
At least the manga model still offers enough material for adaptation. About sixty chapters are just waiting to be animated. The problem here, however, is that a lot of the storylines have been rewritten in the anime, so the TV series bears little resemblance to the original work. A brand new screenplay is expected to be written for a second season. Studio ARMS, which has already produced the first season, likely won’t care – the company filed for bankruptcy a few months ago.
Manga as an alternative
If a new animation studio with a willingness to take risks doesn’t take over from Elfen Lied, the chances of a second season are dire. If you still want to know more about Lucy and her story, you should get the Manga series. The first volume * is available in German on Amazon.
The heart of the plot is the same in the manga as it is in the anime. Once again, everything revolves around Lucy, a mutant who is held captive in a research lab. When she breaks out one day, she is found a short time later on the beach by student Kouta and her cousin Yuka. Since she lost her memory, the two lovingly take care of the discreet girl. But the common idyll comes with great danger.
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