Anime Expo has kicked off a little earlier this year as Dark Horse Comics jumps out of the gate and announces that they have licensed Lynn Okamoto’s critically acclaimed Elfen Lied manga! The original manga spanned 113 chapters across 12 volumes and was published from June 6, 2002, to August 25, 2005. A television anime adaptation aired during the 2004 summer anime season and ran for 13 episodes.

Dark Horse Comics plans to release the set as four separate 3-in-1 omnibus sets. The first omnibus is slated for release on May 22, 2019. describes the story of Elfen Lied as follows:

Lucy is a special breed of human referred to as “Diclonius,” born with a short pair of horns and invisible telekinetic hands that lands her as a victim of inhumane scientific experimentation by the government. However, once circumstances present her an opportunity to escape, Lucy, corrupted by the confinement and torture, unleashes a torrent of bloodshed as she escapes her captors.

During her breakout, she receives a crippling head injury that leaves her with a split personality: someone with the mentality of a harmless child possessing limited speech capacity. In this state of instability, she stumbles upon two college students, Kouta and his cousin Yuka, who unknowingly take an injured fugitive into their care, unaware of her murderous tendencies. This act of kindness will change their lives, as they soon find themselves dragged into the shadowy world of government secrecy and conspiracy.

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Josh (or J.J. as some have come to call him), is a long-time geek culture enthusiast with a deep passion for anime, manga and Japanese culture. Josh also has a Bachelor of Arts in Game Design and is a creative writer who has created original content for over 20 years! He is also the author of the original English light novel Final Hope.