Don't forget to mark the title was spoilers because sometimes this anime is hard to talk about without giving away major critical plot points.
Anyway, a very good explaination as to what Elfen Lied is really about and is exactly what I see in it other then the gruesome slaugter staring a naked chick of doom complete with red hair and red eyes witch represent the color of blood obliterating anyone that stands within that 2 meter radius of her.
Elfen Lied has to be watched with a open mind to really appreciate the fact that there is a story behind all of the mainstream explict content that everyone else seems to portray "That is what its only about." Its not for everyone witch is understandable if your for instinse, a Action fan or something else. You may be bored to tears because the dialouge is the player so in other words, its more then what meets the eye.
Diclonius have many diffrent cases. It's hard to break down if their killings are justifed (witch I can name a few that are), because their are two sides to them They either carry out homocidal tendiences by the provokeness of their inner demon (Unable to supress them most of the time), or of course, their life is threatend.
Elfen Lied goes from start to finish when it comes to story telling with just about no fillers what-so-ever while it does leave a few questions unanswered witch might be covered up in episode 14. In the end its not all melodramatic. It focuses on where there is a sign of happiness and a chance to escape the drama and start over a new life. Mayu and Nana fit this case very well.
As for the romance between Lucy and Kouta, He didn't really forgive her but he sure as hell did not want her to just walk away. Its hard to explain what kind of emotion it is in words but I diffently understand it completely while others may simply say, "Ok, you killed my family and I should kill you," or "We are threw. Stay as far away from me as possible." Some people have the intension of beleiving on how easy it is for you just to end a relationship just like that. It is a mixed bag but it happened so long ago and kouta was at a physcological disorder, it came to a point where it was time for him to move on and he was sane enough to know that Lucy didn't have any intension of killing his family. It just happened because of all of the drama that was shoved in her face all at once and kouta's lie was probley the point where she finally just snaps. She knows though as well as Kouta that it was the biggest mistake in her life she wish that didn't happen.
Thumbs up for Elfen Lied man. Its one my personal favriotes of all time.