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Lynn Okamoto


Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
Series Created
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Overall Creator; Writer/Artist for the manga series

Lynn Okamoto is a Japanese mangaka. Residing in Tokyo, Japan, he is the creator, and artist for the Elfen Lied Manga series and a consultant on its anime adaptation. He is known to be an intensely private individual. As of 2011, he is currently working on a series called Nononono for the same manga company. Both series saw their serialized starts in the seinen magazine Weekly Young Jump.

Shueisha publishing has happily confirmed the survival of all its employees, including Lynn Okamoto, following the March 2011 earthquakes and tsunami that struck Japan.

As of January 2012, Okamoto has started a new series, also made into an anime, called Brynhildr in the Darkness.


  • Horror-fantasy author S.A. Swann acknowledged a debt to Lynn Okamoto and Elfen Lied for a medieval horror fantasy novel called Wolfbreed.
  • Okamoto and Elfen Lied anime director Mamoru Kanbe are said to have clashed over Kanbe's decision to exclude the character of Nozomi from the anime.
  • Okamoto voices a minor character in the anime's twelfth episode.

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  • Wrong person

    3 messages
    • Presumably, he would have a say in the matter.
    • I second Gojirob. Lynn Okamoto attended all the meetings from the very beginning of the anime project. The project started in 2003 in order...
  • Left Us Hanging

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    • It is unfortunate how they ended the anime. The anime ended at roughly the halfway point in the series. Somewhere around the mid 50's part...
    • i like to think that the anime is the happy ending to Erufen rito because i strongly believe that Lucy/Mew survived. I think this because at ...

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