Elfen Lied Characters

Elfen Lied is a franchise comprised of 2 anime series, 1 manga series
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Aiko Takada

The second human to love and accept Lucy for who she is and to ignore her horns. She is also an aspiring painter. Her death due to Kurama leads to Kaede's (a.k.a. Lucy) vendetta against Kurama and the rest of humanity.

Anna kakuzawa

Anna kakuzawa is the daughter of director kakuzawa. She though sweet and arguably stupid self is turned into a monster and a sort of “God of knowledge.” by her father director kakuzawa.


Arakawa is an aspiring scientist trying to find the vaccine to solve the “Diclonius problem.” In the manga she does find the vaccine however in the anime she does not.


A member of SAT, he is a top of the line soldier fighting a vendetta against Kaede (aka Lucy) for mutilating him.

Chief Kurama

chief of research working for Kakuzawa. He is the father of mariko and surrogate father of Nana. He also leads the efforts to capture lucy and bring down Director Kakuzawa.

Director Kakuzawa

The main villain of Elfen lied. He seeks to become a “God of the new race” and is willing to use his research, black mail, bribery and unlimited Government funds to advance his goals.

Hiromi Kurama

Both Kurama's wife and Mariko's biological mother who died shortly after giving birth due to bleeding and Caesarean complications.


Kouta’s younger sister of 10 years. She is possessive of her brother and has the ability to see vectors and knows Kaede (aka Lucy) has killed people.


Kurama's personal secretary who is a sweet but clumsy--she's always messing up Kurama’s coffee. She was killed by Lucy when she broke free from her prison.


Elfen Lied's Main Character and Love Interest of Lucy/Nyuu and Yuka


Lucy; or her real name Kaede, the original Diclonius and source of all the Siplets.

Mariko Clone

Clone of Mariko made a lesser version with slight modification. Only four however survived their making unmark.

Mariko Kurama

daughter of Kurama and the only surviving "third generation" Silpelit. she is the strongest in the anime, however in the manga she is secound to Lucy/Kaede.


Mayu is a 14 year old runaway who lives with Kouta and company, being one of the first main characters to see who Lucy really is.


A Silpelit Diclonius who is kept in a research facility her entire life until secretly being released after a brutal battle against Lucy.


A character from the Elfen Lied manga who suffers from urinary incontinence and thus has to wear a diaper.


The nicer child-like side of Lucy's personality, she has a very limited vocabulary.

Professor Kakuzawa

Son of Director Kakuzawa, he leads the team trying to find the vaccine to the Diclonius virus. He also wishes to become the “God of the new race.”

The Unknown man

A mercenary hired by director Kakuzawa to hunt down Lucy. He knows much about Diclonius and is cruel beyond belief. He also seems to be a sexual predator. He is only in the manga.


A 10 year old orphan boy living together with Kaede (a.k.a. Lucy) and several other parentless kids living in the orphanage. He along with two other bullies tormented Kaede finally leading her down her dark path by beating her dog to death. He is killed shortly afterward.


A puppy that ran away from it owners. Mayu found him and now accomapnies her.


Kohta's cousin around his age and moves in with him at the inn. She in both versions has feelings for kouta.

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