Judge Mitchell Hattaway once dated a psychotically murderous mutant amnesiac. She dumped him for being too weird.
Does time heal all wounds?
The episodes on this third volume of Elfen Lied waste no time in getting to the good stuff, so neither will we. Rather than rehashing what has come before, let's just dive right in.
As was the case with Volume 2, three episodes are included here:
• Episode 8: "The Beginning"
• Episode 9: "Reminiscence"
• Episode 10: "Infant"
Unless I'm mistaken, this is the penultimate volume in this series. I cannot speak for anyone else, but I'll definitely be sorry to see it end. ?Not to sound like a broken record, but this series simply keeps getting better and better. From the characters and their relationships, to the various ploy threads, to the humor, right on down to the rampant bloodshed, everything about Elfen Lied works.
The technical aspects are once again stellar. The anamorphic transfer is flawless. Both soundtracks are spacious and immersive; the voice acting in the English dub still leaves much to be desired, but to each his own. The extras also fall in line with those found on the previous volumes: You get the expected clean opening and closing sequences, a couple of art galleries, as well as previews for other ADV releases (including one for the fourth volume in this series, in which it appears the you-know-what will really hit the fan).
I love it, I love it, I love it! Without a doubt this is my favorite anime series on the market today, and quite possibly one of my favorites of all time. Elfen Lied once again earns a wholehearted recommendation.
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Scales of Justice
Studio: ADV Films
• Clean Opening/Closing Animation
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