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Serial Experiments Lain

Serial Experiments Lain

Alternative Titles

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 56717 users)
Ranked: #5382
Popularity: #142
Members: 118,829
Favorites: 4,002
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Popular Tags

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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May 15, 2014
Shitsurakuen-kun
For my first anime review on this site, I'll be doing a series that I can confidently say is both one of my favorite works of fiction that anime has to offer that I've ever seen as well as possibly one where I can never ultimately decide how much I genuinely love it or just absolutely appreciate it even if I won't obsess over it.

Now with that out of the way, I guess I'll get into the review.

Serial Experiments Lain is NOT your average anime. At first glance, it might look a little bit like the Matrix movies or Ghost in the Shell read more
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Dec 26, 2013
Jason_Ladd
My good friend once told me that I wouldn't like this anime... that it was too dark and confusing. It turns out my friend was wrong this time... not only do I like lain, it's turning out to be one of my favorites...It's a difficult show to sit through, that's for sure. And that electrical hum that you hear whenever Lain is walking outside always puts me to sleep.

Story:9/10
serial experiments lain takes place in "Present Day, Present Time", but it's not quite the reality we know. It's not exactly a reflection of our society, but more like a funhouse mirror. The story is about Iwakura 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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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Serial Experiments Lain Episode 13 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page )
nini
127 replies by BakaAniki »»
08-26-14, 3:51 PM
Read BEFORE watch this anime.[NO SPOILERS]
LC_Mestre1
7 replies by Tommk »»
08-25-14, 4:33 AM

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