Elfen Lied Tankōbon Volume Five is the fifth collection of the Elfen Lied manga series written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto, published by Shueisha, and released in Japan on August 19th, 2003. The cover features Nozomi, who is introduced in this volume.
Volume Five contains the following ten chapters:
- Panic in Maple Inn
- Special chapter also entitled, 'Elfen Lied', summarized here. Despite the title, the chapter's story has nothing to do with the Elfen Lied series. This story is possibly an unused plot notion for what would become Elfen Lied. The piece was later reprinted in an Okamoto compilation called Flip-Flap.
Postscript by Lynn Okamoto:
"It has passed one year since starting the serial manga EL. This is for me the shortest one year I have ever had in my life. Hopefully you will continuously be connected with me, which would be my big pleasure. I would also like to express my sincere thanks for those of you who sent a e-mail or a letter and I'm awfully sorry for not being able to write you back a reply. I just want you to know that I'm really happy for those messages. Wishing that I will see you again in the next Tankobon comic. See you then."
- Lynn Okamoto, August 24, 2003 (the date of the first publication of Volume Five)
- Oddly, the date of this postscript is at odds with the publication date of Volume Five as given by Shueisha's documentation.