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Serial Experiments Lain

Serial Experiments Lain

Alternative Titles

English: Serial Experiments Lain
Japanese: シリアルエクスペリメンツレイン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 1998 to Sep 28, 1998
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.971 (scored by 57462 users)
Ranked: #5412
Popularity: #143
Members: 120,842
Favorites: 4,046
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cyberpunk drama mystery psychological sci-fi

Synopsis

Lain Iwakura appears to be an ordinary girl, with almost no experience with computers. Yet the sudden suicide of a schoolmate, and a number of strange occurrences, conspire to pull Lain into the world of the Wired, where she gradually learns that nothing is what it seems to be... not even Lain herself.

(Source: ANN)

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Adaptation: Serial Experiments Lain: The Nightmare of Fabrication

Characters & Voice Actors

Iwakura, Lain
Iwakura, Lain
Main
Shimizu, Kaori
Japanese
Shimizu, Kaori
Hoffman, Bridget
English
Hoffman, Bridget
...
Taro
Taro
Supporting
Siddall, Brianne
English
Siddall, Brianne
Sindberg, Susan
French
Sindberg, Susan
...
Karl
Karl
Supporting
Nakata, Jouji
Japanese
Nakata, Jouji
Price, Jamieson
English
Price, Jamieson
Eiri, Masami
Eiri, Masami
Supporting
Hayami, Show
Japanese
Hayami, Show
Thornton, Kirk
English
Thornton, Kirk
...

Staff

Ueda, Yasayuki
Producer, Original Creator, Planning
Murata, Masahiko
Director
Ueda, Shigeru
Director
Nakamura, Ryuutarou
Director



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Mar 11, 2008
seraphjei
Review for Serial Experiments Lain by John Kim

Introduction: I find myself typing this review thinking more about the conceptualization of existence, than the anime itself. Above all, there are two standards I hold true for anime. There are anime that simply entertain for the sake of enjoyment, and there are anime that stretches the boundary of human imagination. Serial Experiments Lain falls in the latter category and for this reason Serial Experiments Lain stands out as a true classic. Serial Experiments Lain pushes the envelope of what the perceived notion of what can be done with television as a medium. The show doesn’t just provide read more
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Aug 28, 2013
post_human
Unlike most other animes at that time, SEL was not based on any manga or light novel, it was an original. Let me at first tell you that this is definitely not the only criteria that makes this anime unique. Firstly I would like to say that if you want a fast anime with lots of action or generally lots of things happening this is not for you; if you want an anime with romance or ecchi this is not for you; if you want an anime that starts with a bang from start and keeps on its definitely not for you; and lastly if read more
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Recommendations

Boogiepop Phantom and Serial Experiments Lain are very slow-paced and have very little dialogue. They both attempt to be philisophical....
If you like complex thinking, you should watch this. Very psychological.

Opening Theme

"Duvet" by Bôa

Ending Theme

"Tooi Sakebi" by Nakaido Chabo Rei'ichi

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