Type
Scripted
Premiered
Jul. 25, 2004
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
Japan
Network
TV Tokyo TV Network

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Elfen Lied

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Kouta (コウタ/耕太, Kōta?) is the main male character of the series and is first introduced when he arrives in Kanagawa Prefecture to attend college, having previously arranged to stay with his cousin Yuka while at school.

Kouta enters the story when Yuka's family gives him a closed-down restaurant, the Kaeda House, as long as he maintains it, and begins living there with Yuka while going to a university. Kouta has repressed traumatic memories of witnessing the deaths of his father and sister, which is later revealed to have been by Lucy's hand, who acted out of jealousy. Due in part to his loss, Kouta is sympathetic towards girls in trouble and is extremely generous and protective to the girls around him, because he can relate to them and they remind him of his late younger sister, Kanae. He also, for the most part, forgets how close he and Yuka were as kids, while Yuka still loves him. However during a storm him and Yuka take shelter with Yuka asking if she likes him. Yuka then kisses him with Kouta admitting that he hadn't forgotten he liked her before and still does now and kisses her back.

He first met Lucy in his childhood while his family was visiting Yuka's for the summer. When he goes to the mountain to draw, Lucy had just run away from the orphanage where she killed 4 children (her first murders). In the anime, he takes with him a music box he had recently purchased which played "Lilium" and strikes up a conversation with her when she apparently likes the song from the music box. He finds her horns fascinating and gives her a hat to cover them up while in public. He asks her if they could be friends and spends time with her, taking her to the zoo, telling her that he likes to look at the "weird animals." In Lucy's hallucination, she perceives this as a reason for why he was so nice to her. He lies to her about the gender of his cousin by saying that it is a boy so she would not be upset or jealous. When she finds out that he lied to her, she stows away onto his train and kills his family. Before she goes to kill Yuka, he tackles her and yells at her to stop killing people and she flees.

His repressed memories are triggered when Lucy uses her vectors to kill over a dozen soldiers in front of him. The reunion between Kouta and Lucy is vastly different, In the Manga, Lucy apologizes and Kouta has her promise to never kill again, but Kazuma shoots at her and Kouta steps in the way to protect her. As Lucy's body begins to melt, she uses her remaining powers to put Kouta's cells back together and save him. The entire Kaede inn family arrive as do the military, and Lucy, though extremely disfigured, begins to attack them. Kouta then fulfills the promise he made to Lucy as children, and kills her. Ten years later, Kouta and Yuka are married and subsequently name their daughter Nyuu.

In the Anime, Lucy assures Kouta that she can do so in just five years, but refuses to because that would mean his death. Kouta seems to understand that something truly horrible must have happened to shape her into a cold-blooded killer and, while still stating he couldn't bring himself to actually forgive her,Kouta admits he still likes lucy/nyu. Lucy then kisses Kouta and they hug. Sometime later, Kouta along with the "family" of Kaede house, including Nana, settles down until the music box stops, a figure appears at the front door and the grandfather clock starts ticking.



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01x08 - The Beginning
Season 1, Episode 08
01x13 - No Return
Season 1, Episode 13
01x09 - Reminiscence
Season 1, Episode 09
01x02 - Annihilation
Season 1, Episode 02
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