Serial Experiments Lain

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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
Premiered: Summer 1998
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:15 (JST)
Studios: Triangle Staff
Source: Original
Genres: DementiaDementia, DramaDrama, MysteryMystery, PsychologicalPsychological, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

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Ranked: #5032
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Popularity: #255
Members: 434,740
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