Anime Underground The Best Anime Like Elfen Lied  

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Need some Elfen Lied anime recommendations? Since it's such a beloved classic, let's rank the best anime like Elfen Lied, with the help of your votes. These are anime that are similar to Elfen Lied in terms of their horror elements, characters, plot, and more. Elfen Lied definitely an anime that you shouldn't judge by its cover, as the very cute protagonist Lucy quickly reveals herself to be something horrifying.

Akira is a good anime that's similar to Elfen LiedAkira follows the leader of a local biker gang whose childhood friend, Tetsuo Shima, acquires incredible telekinetic abilities after a motorcycle accident. Other good anime recommendations for fans of Elfen Lied are Accel WorldFreezing, and Shiki.

What should you watch after finishing Elfen Lied? Find some great picks on the list below, and don't forget to vote up the anime you'd recommend to other Elfen Lied fans.

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Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Like Elfen Lied
Future Diary is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Sakae Esuno. It depicts a battle royale in which each combatant has a diary with entries from the future. The manga was ...more
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Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Like Elfen Lied
Deadman Wonderland is a manga series written by Jinsei Kataoka and illustrated by Kazuma Kondou, who also wrote and illustrated the Eureka Seven manga, and published in Shōnen Ace since 2008 ...more
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Another is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Like Elfen Lied
26 years ago, in a third-year classroom of a middle school, there was a student named Misaki. As an honors student who was also good at sports, the charming girl was popular with her classmates. ...more
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Chobits is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Like Elfen Lied
Chobits is a Japanese manga created by the Japanese manga collective Clamp. It was published by Kodansha in Young Magazine from the 43rd issue for 2000 to the 48th issue for 2002 and collected ...more
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When They Cry - Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Like Elfen Lied
Higurashi: When They Cry, known simply as When They Cry for the North American release of the anime adaptation, is a Japanese murder mystery dōjin soft sound novel series produced by 07th ...more
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Shiki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Like Elfen Lied
Shiki is a horror novel by Japanese novelist Fuyumi Ono.An anime adaptation of the manga by Daume began broadcasting on July 8, 2010. The story takes place in a particularly hot summer in the ...more
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Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Like Elfen Lied
Hellsing is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kouta Hirano. It chronicles the efforts of the mysterious and secret Hellsing Organization, as it combats vampires, ghouls, and ...more
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Blood+ is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Like Elfen Lied
Blood+, pronounced as "Blood Plus", is an anime series produced by Production I.G and Aniplex and directed by Junichi Fujisaku. The series premiered in Japan on Sony's anime satellite ...more
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Brynhildr in the Darkness is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Like Elfen Lied
When he was a child, Murakami was infatuated with a girl he called Kuroneko. She insisted on knowing about aliens and having met them, but no one believed her, even young Murakami was skeptical. ...more
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Darling in the Franxx is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Like Elfen Lied
Darling in the Franxx, abbreviated as DarliFra, is a 2018 Japanese science fiction anime television series. The survivors of a catastrophic war against monsters cluster inside mobile fortress ...more
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From the New World is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Like Elfen Lied
About one thousand years into the future, civilization has been retrograded and humans are living dispersed within small communities. People in this era have a psychic power called ...more
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Neon Genesis Evangelion is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Like Elfen Lied
Neon Genesis Evangelion, commonly referred to as Evangelion or Eva, is a Japanese animated television series produced by Tatsunoko Productions and Gainax and directed by Hideaki Anno. It was ...more
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Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Like Elfen Lied
Blood-C is a 2011 anime/manga series that is produced in collaboration by Studio Production I.G and Nanase Ohkawa of CLAMP. This is Production I.G's second anime series related to the Blood ...more
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Hellsing Ultimate is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Like Elfen Lied
Hellsing is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kouta Hirano. It chronicles the efforts of the mysterious and secret Hellsing Organization, as it combats vampires, ghouls, and ...more
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Claymore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Like Elfen Lied
Claymore is a dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Norihiro Yagi. The series initially premiered in the now defunct Monthly Shōnen Jump in the May 2001 issue. When the magazine ...more
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This Ugly Yet Beautiful World is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Like Elfen Lied
This Ugly Yet Beautiful World is an anime television series created by Shouji Saeki and Hiroyuki Yamaga. It was co-produced by the Gainax and Shaft animation studios. The series aired on the ...more
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Mnemosyne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Like Elfen Lied
RIN ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~ is a six-episode Japanese anime television series produced by Xebec and Genco, featuring grotesque and erotic visuals. The anime was produced to commemorate the ...more
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Gantz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Like Elfen Lied
Gantz is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku. Gantz tells the story of Kei Kurono and Masaru Kato, both whom died in a train accident and become part of a ...more
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Akira is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Like Elfen Lied
Akira is a 1988 Japanese animated cyberpunk action film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, written by Otomo and Izo Hashimoto, and featuring the voices of Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, and ...more
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School Days is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Like Elfen Lied
School Days is an adult Japanese visual novel developed by 0verflow, released on April 28, 2005 for Windows and later ported as a DVD game and for the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable. The ...more
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Saikano is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Like Elfen Lied
Saikano: The Last Love Song on This Little Planet. is a manga, anime, and OVA series by Shin Takahashi, creator of Iihito and Kimi no Kakera. Saikano was originally serialized in Shogakukan's ...more
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Ga-Rei-Zero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Like Elfen Lied
The Enchained Spiritual Beast Ga-Rei, also simply known as Ga-Rei or Ga-rei, is a supernatural action manga by Hajime Segawa. A prequel anime series, Ga-Rei: Zero, aired from October 5, 2008 to ...more