Right, recently I've watched a couple of episodes of Elfen Lied and I must say it is a very weird show. At one point it'll be like all cutesy then it can switch right to Lucy ripping people up. I know its meant to be when she shifts personalitys and when she hits her head (I'm assuming the sniper bullet made her shizophrenic or something?) The show is extremely gory aswell, on that second episode when she rips the dude's arm off, breaks his other one and blinds him. That was pretty rough, I still watched on though because I was somewhat amazed and yet weirded out by the fact an anime like this existed (Before this the bloodiest anime I'd seen was Hellsing I'd say, but Elifen Lieds in another league entirely) Yet this anime will go from some random fanservicey/comedy show to the opposite end of the spectrum and become incredibly violent. Its weird yet at the same time a small part of me seems satisfyed. I may have to finish it first though, I'm only about 3 episodes in, and from the preview its already told me the next episode has a fight and the chick that isn't Lucy gets her fingers sliced off (Sorta gives away the ending >_<)
But that did get me thinking, is gore in an anime better? I mean I've never really watched a show that depends on its gore factor entirely but some shows do overuse gore at times.
Feel free to add your opinions to this with examples and such if you can think of any, because I can't really at this current moment in time either XD