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Elfen Lied

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Elfen Lied
EL BR cover.jpg
Official Blu-Ray cover
Country Japan.jpg Japan
Language Japanese
Channel AT-X
Creator Lynn Okamoto (Concept)
Mamoru Kanbe (Director)
Genre Drama
Broadcast July 25, 2004 – October 17, 2004 (Japan)
2005 (USA)
No. of Seasons 1
No. of Episodes 13+OVA
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lucy/Nyu Kira Vincent-Davis(English)
Sanae Kobayashi(Japanese)
Kouta Adam Coulon (English)
Chihiro Suzuki(Japanese)
Yuka Nancy Novotny (English)
Mamiko Noto(Japanese)

In the premise of the story, a newly evolved species of humans, called "Diclonius", came to the world. Notable traits that distinguish "Diclonius" from normal humans are pink hair, horns protruding from the skull, and an invisible set of hands named "vectors", which is able to rip through flesh and material with ease. Due to their tendency to murder humans wherever they roam, the government orders the extermination of the Diclonius and any surviving members of the species that are caught are experimented on in a secret facility. One of these subjects, codenamed "Lucy", stages a bloody escape from the facility, killing everyone in her way except Chief Kurama. Before making her escape, she was hit by a glancing sniper bullet to the head and falls to the sea. The protagonist Kouta and his cousin Yuka found her while walking along the beach, however "Lucy" appears to them in a childlike state, an effect from the bullet hitting her head during her escape and is unable to talk or even say her name. Kouta and Yuka takes her in to their house and name her "Nyuu" for the only word she is able to say. While they tend to "Nyuu", the government begins responding to the escape with the National Police Agency's S.A.T. to apprehend and terminate "Lucy", one of the officers is the bloodthirsty Bandou, who lusts for a combat. The story follows as the Kouta and Yuka gets involved with many incidents the government creates to find and capture "Lucy". The anime based on the manga of the Lynn Okamoto (Gokukoku no Brynhildr).

The following weapons were used in the anime series Elfen Lied:


Minebea P9

Kakuzawa, the head of the Diclonius Research Facility, uses a stainless-steel Minebea P9, which is a Japanese licensed copy of the SIG-Sauer P220. The S.A.T. members arresting Lucy and Aiko in the OVA also have the Minebea P9 as their weapon of choice. Isobe pulls out an SIG-Sauer style pistol.

Minebea P9 (Left Side) - 9x19mm
Kakuzawa raising his Minebea P9. Here we can see the left side of the pistol. (Ep.8)
Kakuzawa with his Minebea P9 now aimed at the viewer. (Ep.8)
Police troops hold their pistols. (Ep.10)
Policeman draws his pistol. (Ep.10)
The same policeman aims his pistol at the strange girl, who just mysteriously killed his comrade in arms. (Ep.10)
Police arresting Lucy and Aiko in a warehouse. (OVA)
A police officer flanking Lucy and Aiko points his P9 from an airshaft. (OVA)
FPS view of the P9. (OVA)
Isobe takes aim with the pistol. (Ep.13)

SIG-Sauer P226

Bandou uses a stainless steel SIG-Sauer P226 to talk down one of his squad mates in a scene in Episode 1,

SIG-Sauer P226R Stainless - 9x19mm
Bandou aims his P226 at his squadmate. (Ep.1)
Bandou pulls back the P226 hammer with its double-action trigger...that clicks empty on his squadmate's neck. (Ep.1)
Bandou holding up his P226. (Ep.1)

Desert Eagle Mark XIX

In a rare case of a justified usage of a Desert Eagle Mark XIX, Bandou wields two of these .50AE handguns against any Diclonius he happens to meet (one of the pistol is kept as a backup weapon). He says the pistols are loaded with "custom .50 Tungsten rounds", which can passes through the Diclonius vectors as opposed to normal pistol rounds due to its mass and velocity, making this normally ludicrous weapon choice perfectly reasonable. In Episode 12, a S.A.T. officer fires poorly-rendered Desert Eagle to Lucy.

Desert Eagle Mark XIX - .50 AE
Bandou points his Desert Eagle at Nana, a Diclonius. (Ep.7)
Bandou points his Desert Eagle at Nana. Note the rail slots on the top. (Ep.7)
A view on the Desert Eagle's trigger. (Ep.7)
Bandou raises his Desert Eagle on Kurama for disturbing his can gathering. (Ep.11)
The S.A.T. officer firing his pistol at Lucy (Ep.12)
The officer holding the pistol as he's caught in Lucy's vectors. (Ep.12)
Bandou with his Desert Eagle as he reswears his vengeance on Lucy when he meets her again. (Ep.12)
Bandou lowers his handcannon. Here the Desert eagle appears to have a smooth barrel top, which misidentified it as a pre-Mark XIX Desert Eagle before. (Ep.12)
Bandou's dropped Desert Eagle as he is defeated by Lucy again. (Ep.13)
Bandou takes aim with his pistol at Nana. (OVA)


A M1911A1 pistol is used by Chief Kurama in the final episode.

World War II Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP. This was an issued U.S. Army pistol with parkerized finish, thus the official designation of M1911A1
Kurama aims his M1911A1-esque pistol at Mariko. (Ep.13) Note Nana's horns.
Kurama drops the M1911A1 pistol in the final episode. (Ep.13)

Glock 17

The Police also uses hammerless pistols at times, they have resemblance to a poorly-rendered Glock 17.

2nd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm. This model added finger stepping and cuts to the backstrap of the frame to make it easier to hold than the Generation 1 model.
Policemen with their poorly-rendered pistols as they encounter a diclonius. (Ep.10)

Training Pistols

When Bandou trains his firearms wielding skills at the episode 1 he had to use a special 3D-virtual training simulator game, when he fights against a countless 3D-modeled gunmen. Most of them are armed with the generic training pistols.

3D-modeled gunman (at the right) raises his pistol. (Ep.1)
Two 3D-modeled gunmen run pistols in hands...
...only to be annihilated as well. (Ep.1)
Most of the 3D-modeled gunmen aim their pistols. (Ep.1)
Multiple 3D-modeled gunmen aim the pistols.
only to be annihilted. (Ep.1)


Nambu Model 60

Security guards in the Diclonius Research Facility have Nambu Model 60 revolvers as their sidearms, though they are a poor choice of weapon considering the facility's inmates.

Nambu Model 60 Snub-nose - .38 Special
A guard fires his revolver at Lucy, to no effect. (Ep.1)
A guard fires his revolver at a Diclonius #3, who deflects the rounds easily. (Ep.10)

Training Revolver

When Bandou trains his firearms wielding skills at the episode 1 he had to use a special 3D-virtual training simulator game, when he fights against a countless 3D-modeled gunmen. one of them uses the training revolver. In differ from all other training weapons at this 3D-virtal simulator, this revolver are much more detailed. It may be based on the Nambu revolver, but this guess couldn't be proved or disproved.

Gunman runs, revolver in hand. (Ep.1)
A top view of the revolver. (Ep.1)
...at Bandou's direction...
...and holds the last one at gunpoint. (Ep.1)
Gunman is gunned down and drops the revolver. (Ep.1)

Sub-Machine Guns


Security guards inside the Diclonius research facility uses the MP5A4 when Number 35 "Mariko" was released.

Heckler & Koch MP5A4 - 9x19mm
A Guard rolls through a window with his MP5A4, a bit of a strange move as a huge hangar door was open just to the side and that the only window in the room was already broken by "Mariko". (Ep.11)
Guards rush in to secure Number 35 "Mariko". (Ep.11)


Both Japanese S.A.T officers and security guards inside the Diclonius research facility uses the MP5A5 sub-machine guns, given that all have a Safe/Semi/Burst/Auto selector option. This is by far most seen weapon in the anime. Lucy also uses a MP5A5 in Episode 2.

Heckler & Koch MP5A5 - 9x19mm
A guard loads a dual-magazine into his MP5A5. (Ep.1)
A guard switches his selector switch on his MP5 out of "safe". (Ep.1)
Security guards empty their MP5s on an escaping Lucy. (Ep.1)
Bandou aims his MP5 during the training at the special 3D-virtual training simulator game. (Ep.1)
Bandou empties his MP5 magazine into Lucy, but to no avail. (Ep.2)
Lucy picks up a suppressed MP5A5 to "cheat" her way around her limited vector range. Note that she's left handed and she holds gun with outstretched arm so empty casings don't hit her breasts. (Ep.2)
S.A.T. officers stand in shock with their MP5A5s when Chief Kurama, unprotected and unarmed, punches "Lucy" in the face. (Ep.4)
A squad of S.A.T. with their MP5A5s. (Ep.11)
A squad of S.A.T. aiming their their MP5A5s. (Ep.12)
S.A.T. officers with their MP5A5s. (Ep.12)
Lucy lands in a middle of a S.A.T. squad full of MP5s. Needless to say, it was a slaughter. (Ep.12)
S.A.T. officers holds their MP5A5s at the final battle against Lucy. (Ep.13)

Training Subnachine Guns

When Bandou trains his firearms wielding skills at the episode 1 he had to use a special 3D-virtual training simulator game, when he fights against a countless 3D-modeled gunmen. Several of them wields the generic training submachine guns.

3D-modeled gunman (second from the left left) runs, SMG in hands. (Ep.1)
3D-modeled gunman (at the top, right) raises his SMG, after being annihilated by Bandou markshot. (Ep.1)
All 3D-modeled gunmen are being annihilated by Bandou markshots. (Ep.1)
3D-modeled gunman (at the top, right) runs SMG in hands...
...only to be annihilated as well. (Ep.1)
3D-modeled gunman (at the right) aims his SMG. (Ep.1)

Assault Rifles


Professor Kakuzawa uses a FAMAS G2 in episode 10 to kill a loose Diclonius, stating that while the Diclonius' vectors can block normal bullets such as the MP5 9mm rounds, it can't stop an armor-piercing round such as the 5.56 so easily. Which begs to question if this logic was discovered early, why is the security armory only filled with MP5s?

FAMAS G2 with proprietary bipod deployed - 5.56x45mm
Professor Kakuzawa aims down the sights of the FAMAS G2 onto the Diclonius. (Ep.10)
Professor Kakuzawa armed with a FAMAS G2 after taking down the Diclonius. (Ep.10)

Training Assault Rifle

When Bandou trains his firearms wielding skills at the episode 1 he had to use a special 3D-virtual training simulator game, when he fights against a countless 3D-modeled gunmen. Several the generic training assault rifles can be seen among their armament.

3D-modeled gunman (at the left) runs, rifle in hands. (Ep.1)
A slightly other view of his rifle. (Ep.1)
The same 3D-modeled gunman aims his rifle...
...only to be annihilated by Bandou markshot. (Ep.1)

Sniper Rifles


A AW50F is used by a guard against Lucy in a last-ditch attempt to thwart her escape, using the .50 BMG mass and velocity to penetrate Lucy's vectors.

Accuracy International AW50F - .50 BMG
"This is a .50 caliber anti-tank round. Strong as her vectors are, they won't be able to stop a round from this rifle". (Ep.1)
A full view of the AW50F rifle. (Ep.1)
A view of the trigger of the AW50F rifle. (Ep.1)

Accuracy International Arctic Warfare

A S.A.T. sniper in Episode 4 attempted to shoot Lucy with a Accuracy International Arctic Warfare, but misses.

Accuracy International AW - 7.62x51mm NATO
The S.A.T. sniper with his Arctic Warfare rifle. (Ep.4)

Launchers & Grenades

M26 Hand Grenade

S.A.T. member Sato carries a M26 hand grenade.

M26 Hand Grenade
The M26 grenade on Sato's corpse. (Ep.2)

M203 grenade attachment

Bandou uses a unique MP5A5 outfitted with a M203 grenade launcher during his hunt for the escaped Diclonius "Lucy". Disappointingly, he only uses the grenade launcher once despite his MP5 9mm rounds failing to damage Lucy.

MP5/M203 Combo
Bandou about to hit his squadmate with his MP5+M203 for trying to ruin his "fun". (Ep.2)
Bandou empties his MP5 magazine into Lucy, but to no avail. (Ep.2)
Bandou takes cover with his MP5/M203. (Ep.2)
Bandou fires the M203 on his MP5 at a boat Lucy is about to throw. (Ep.2)

Training Launcher

When Bandou trains his firearms wielding skills at the episode 1 he had to use a special 3D-virtual training simulator game, when he fights against a countless 3D-modeled gunmen. At least one of them holds a generic training launcher.

3D-modeled gunman (at the top, left) aims his launcher...
... but is annihilated by Bandou's markshot (Ep.1)

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