Elfen Lied: Lilium
Monday, September 03, 2012


This anime aired 8 years ago on 2004.

It's one of the top few animes in my heart. Recently the theme music started to play in my head non-stop. I don't know if I'm feeling sad or anything, but this is a beautiful piece of music. (it's in latin)



Lyrics

Os iusti meditabitur sapientiam, 
Et lingua eius loquetur indicium.

Beatus vir qui suffert tentationem,  
Quoniqm cum probates fuerit accipient coronam vitae.

Kyrie, fons bonitatis. 
Kyrie, ignis divine, eleison.

O quam sancta, quam serena, 
Quam benigma, quam amoena esse Virgo creditur. 
O quam sancta, quam serena, 
Quam benigma, quam amoena, 
O castitatis lilium.

[Instrumental]

Kyrie, fons bonitatis. 
Kyrie, ignis divine, eleison. 
  
O quam sancta, quam serena, 
Quam benigma, quam amoena, 
O castitatis lilium.

Translation

The mouth of the Just shall meditate wisdom, 
And His tongue shall declare judgment.

Blessed is he who endureth temptation, 
For once he hath been tested, he shall receive the crown of life.

Oh Lord, Fountain of Holiness, 
Oh Lord, Fire Divine, have mercy.

Oh how holy, how serene, 
How generous, how pleasant this Virgin who believeth. 
Oh how holy, how serene, 
How generous, how pleasant, 
Oh Pure Lily.

[Instrumental]

Oh Lord, Fountain of Holiness, 
Oh Lord, Fire Divine, have mercy.




[source animelyrics]


They have a music box version which is excellent too.



If you just Youtube for this music, you will see many many versions of it.

I think that if you watch anime, this if one of the series you definitely must watch. Sadly it's only 13 episodes but it's just ridiculous how good it is. A fair bit of warning though, this is an adult theme. So there are a lot of nudity and gore. The story is also really tragic, so prepare yourself for the emotional assault!

Well, I'm probably going to rewatch it once I have the time to do so. I'm currently at episode 31 of One Piece. Just over 500 to go. I realized that I actually do watch One Piece last time. Because everything felt familiar. Except for the first couple of episodes, I never knew how the hell the crew came together until now.

Oh well, this is going to one hectic week. 

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