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Serial Experiments Lain: The Nightmare of Fabrication

Serial Experiments Lain: The Nightmare of Fabrication

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Japanese: serial experiments lain the nightmare of fabrication


Type: One-shot
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: 1
Status: Finished
Published: May 1999
Authors: ABe, Yoshitoshi (Story & Art)
Serialization: None


Score: 7.651 (scored by 3574 users)
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Ranked: #23162
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The Nightmare of Fabrication is a beautifully drawn full-color manga from Yoshitoshi ABe. The 18 page short story can be found in the "an omnipresence in wired 'lain'" artbook.

It's a bonus story which apparently isn't related with either the anime nor the PS game. It shows characters who were included in the PS game but not in the TV series (like the psychiatrist), but also determinant characters from the anime who didn't appear in the video game (like Deus).

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Aug 11, 2009
“I want to talk to someone. Who can I talk to?” - Lain, The Nightmare of Fabrication

“A man can be himself only so long as he is alone”. - Arthur Schopenhauer, The World as Will and Idea

This is a short story which is part of Lain Omnipresence in Wire art book. Not only does this book present absolutely awe-inspiring lithographs of original artwork from Lain but also the archetypal work of the multi-talented Yoshitoshi Abe continues to show his talents as a mangaka, illustrator and script writer. It is not only a beautifully crafted manuscript, but its images capture the likeness of a soul. It read more
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Apr 4, 2016
Serial Experiments Lain needs no introduction. Despite the controversy regarding it as a massively head-scratching expereinceback in 1998; it rapidly became a cult classic, debated at most popular forums or websites at the time, or -as it's said in Lain terms: in "The Wired". 'The Nightmare of Fabrication' is a one-shot manga release written and illustrated by Yoshitoshi Abe (Texhnolyze, Haibane Renmei, NieA Under 7, and obviously Lain). This short story definitely lacks the level of mindf*ckery that the TV series presents in its 13 episodes format; but it still shares lots of the thought-provoking theme exploration that made the show such an interesting success. read more
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