This show isn't for those that can't understand a deep meaning anime. Don't let the gore and nudity scare you away like it has others, there's a brilliant anime hiding behind it all.
Yes, I must admit that the nudity ticked me off for practically ruining a worth watching show(I'm a girl...I'd rather not see boobs.), I let myself enjoy the rest of the show. Yep, there's gore...But its animated, there's a difference ;)
The art design was amazing, one of the reasons I decided to give this anime a try. The wild colors actually made the anime seem more alive. I like how the characters had full bodies, instead of shows that have characters that have stick-like legs and arms. I would've liked the art designer to give hair creativity a shot but, beautiful nature scenes like the tree's were good enough for me.
Music was alright, the opera-like opening kinda turned me off. The ending I loved though. :)
The plot was amazing, even though there are some anime's like it; This ugly yet beautiful world. Its a emotionl rollercoaster, especially the ending.
I recommend Elfen Lied, its beautiful. :3