Elfen Lied Tankōbon Volume One is the first volume of the Elfen Lied manga series written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto. It was published by Shueisha, and released in Japan on October 18th, 2002. The cover features Nyu, marking her first appearance and the first time her innocence belies the content within the series.
Volume One contains the following seven chapters:
Postscript by Lynn Okamoto:
"Nice to meet you. This is my first serial story, so everything is new to me. It looks as though I slam into the wall on the both sides repeatedly and strongly, and yet uncertain if I advanced slightly or not. Through such processes, this manga was created. Although it's clumsy, I'm doing my best efforts that are possible to me at each occasion. I beg you to overlook my clumsiness. I would be glad if you could pick up the next Volume Two. See you then."
- Lynn Okamoto