Well, their are some evil people out there that laugh at scenes like that when on Anime....such as me. ^_^
That scene was awesome.
how strange...I am currently viewing Elfenlied XD I thought it was weird at first at too but then it got good and it sucked me in. I like it!
I should just say "What Xero Said" and leave it at that. He pretty much summed up what I felt about it all very neatly.
Although Elfen Lied is a bit gorey, it is filled with philosopy. For example, the capacity for good or evil demonstrated by Lucy/Nyuu, and that we humans fear that which is different. Hell, it's my second favorite anime. Although I do agree the creators could have toned down the gore. I did not need to see a head torn off every few episodes.
I would recommend it to anyone. Including peoples under 17 years old/young. I watched Elfen Lied when I was 13 and I loved it. Must watch for all ages!
I watched it a while back when I was 17.
I suppose they put lots of gore and other scenes similar to that because it was a short series, with just 13 episodes. Or maybe that is the reason why it seemed to have so much Gore. Maybe if they decided to make it a 24/26 episode long series it might have seemed like less violence because it would have spread out through many more episodes.
Still though, I loved everything about it! Including the Gore!! >=]
Theres lots more Gore in the Manga... and a better and longer story ^^