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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 60073 users)
Ranked: #5432
Popularity: #150
Members: 127,946
Favorites: 4,291
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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, Planning, Original Creator
Nakamura, Ryuutarou
Director
Murata, Masahiko
Director
Ueda, Shigeru
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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Feb 7, 2012
AnimeViewerJ
Now let me start of by saying THIS IS NOT AN ANIME FOR EVERYONE! *minor spoilers included*

The story of Serial Experiments Lain is an interesting complex one to say the least. It starts of by a student commiting suicide saying she does not need to exist in this world anymore. The following day the students receive an email from the dead student and at first they think it is spam mail but that turns out not to be the case. Pretty much the whole show revolves around The Wired (or their version of a more advanced Internet) and how humans use it as a form 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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