Manosuke, S.O.B. Superhero wrote:
I am not sure "cute" is the correct word.
But it is, half the time.
The duality of Elfen Lied might be best explained by the nature of its OP and ED. On one side there is a very serious, deep, and artsy element, and the the other you have J-pop. Half the time Elfen Lied is an exploration of childish impulses (i.e. what if a 6 year old could effectively act out their temper tantrum) and the other half it is a bland comedy ecchi about a magical girl forced to live with a guy chobits/ah! my goddess/midori no hibi/etc. style.