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Posted 2/17/16 , edited 2/18/16
No one probably cares about it, but I think we should send in a petition around to make it to where a company will release Elfen Lied in the US, I've been wanting to watch/ read it for a while, and I honestly prefer old-fashion books over technological screens. I know that many people would be pleased in the release of this series, and this is just in my hometown, so imagine how many otakus/weeaboos would have dreams completed after this manga hit the US. I know I'm just one solitary voice, and I doubt anyone honestly cares about what I think, but I at least wanted to put this out there, for everyone to see.
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Posted 2/19/16
I'd love to read it too. But if it hasn't come to the US even, then I very much doubt it would ever come to the UK.
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Posted 2/19/16
I've read Elfen Lied online long ago (bad of me, I know) and as far as I can remember..... it's pretty extreme. Like, even more so than the anime. So even if someone in the industry were to think about licencing it, it'd probably end up getting a bit of chopping done- in which case the might as well not bother.
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Posted 2/19/16 , edited 2/22/16
Great manga, but as Randompyrate said, some of the content is so intensely graphic that it would likely be censored if carried by a mainstream NA Publishing House.
If you want to read it how its intended to be read, I think you'll be stuck online until self-publishing / pure translation publication becomes a larger share of the house market.
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Posted 2/19/16
The series was released, I don't know about the manga. Always wanted to read it.
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Posted 2/20/16
They should also consider doing a remake of the anime imo.

As for the manga, well...maybe a kickstarter or campaign might work but like some others have said, this might be an idea that will get tossed out because of the amount of violent content.
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Why would anyone think it'd be censored for violence? America doesn't censor violence, it censors stupid stuff that nobody really cares about - like religious symbols and cleavage.

No, but seriously, the level of censoring all depends on who the company is trying to sell the product to. That's why the copy of Puni Kano I'm holding in my hands is completely uncensored; it's made to be sold to adults. Elfen Lied was originally sold to 'young adults', and given the contents, I can't imagine it being sold to any other demographic. Only trouble spot I see is Mayu, specifically, chapter 75.


That said, I like looking back at Elfen Lied from time to time because it's interesting to see Lynn Okamoto gradually learn to draw. The first volume is HILARIOUSLY bad. Lynn had absolutely no concept of proportions.
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Posted 2/21/16 , edited 2/21/16
Its time has come and gone, sadly. So unless an anime remake gets announced to renew interest, the chances of its licensing are slim. The only US publishers who have access to it to begin with are Viz (99%) and Dark Horse (1%)
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Posted 2/22/16

stark700 wrote:

They should also consider doing a remake of the anime imo.

As for the manga, well...maybe a kickstarter or campaign might work but like some others have said, this might be an idea that will get tossed out because of the amount of violent content.


A remake of the anime is an intriguing idea. Are you thinking more faithful to the source manga?


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regularsharp wrote:

Why would anyone think it'd be censored for violence? America doesn't censor violence, it censors stupid stuff that nobody really cares about - like religious symbols and cleavage.

No, but seriously, the level of censoring all depends on who the company is trying to sell the product to. That's why the copy of Puni Kano I'm holding in my hands is completely uncensored; it's made to be sold to adults. Elfen Lied was originally sold to 'young adults', and given the contents, I can't imagine it being sold to any other demographic. Only trouble spot I see is Mayu, specifically, chapter 75.


That said, I like looking back at Elfen Lied from time to time because it's interesting to see Lynn Okamoto gradually learn to draw. The first volume is HILARIOUSLY bad. Lynn had absolutely no concept of proportions.


Brynhildr in the Darkness has some terrible art as well. Arguably worse than even early Elfen Lied.
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Posted 2/22/16

Pahoehoe5 wrote:


stark700 wrote:

They should also consider doing a remake of the anime imo.

As for the manga, well...maybe a kickstarter or campaign might work but like some others have said, this might be an idea that will get tossed out because of the amount of violent content.


A remake of the anime is an intriguing idea. Are you thinking more faithful to the source manga?




Yes but they will have to omit some parts as there's over 100 chapters even if it's a 2-cour.
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