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Serial Experiments Lain (シリアルエクスペリメンツレイン) (1998)

Serial Experiments Lain
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8.3 IMDB rating

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Bridget Hoffman

Bridget Hoffman

 Lain Iwakura
Kaori Shimizu

Kaori Shimizu

 Lain Iwakura
Ryûnosuke Ôbayashi

Ryûnosuke Ôbayashi

 Yasuo Iwakura
Rei Igarashi

Rei Igarashi

 Miho Iwakura
Ayako Kawasumi

Ayako Kawasumi

 Mika Iwakura
Yôko Asada

Yôko Asada

 Arisu Mizuki
Chiharu Tezuka

Chiharu Tezuka

 Reika Yamamoto
Manabi Mizuno

Manabi Mizuno

 Juri Kato


Written by
Chiaki Konaka

Chiaki Konaka

(3 episodes, 1998)


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Maybe too cryptic for it

7 years, 4 months ago at Apr 16 2:04
There's a lot to like about Lain. It's weird, really weird. You have to pay attention and even then, by the end, you may not be entirely sure just what the hell happened.

A comparison to VIDEODROME would be fair. They're both covering similar territory. It is nice to see anime as ambitious as this, you don't that often. Paranoia Agent comes to mind.

Definitely no... read more
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Description: Serial Experiments Lain (シリアルエクスペリメンツレイン Shiriaru Ekusuperimentsu Rein), is an anime series directed by Ryutaro Nakamura, original character design by Yoshitoshi ABe, screenplay written by Chiaki J. Konaka, and produced by Yasuyuki Ueda (credited as production 2nd) for Triangle Staff. It was broadcast on ... (more)
Release date: 7 July 1998
UPC: 013023022591
Anime (16), Sci-fi (9), Internet (5), Animation (5), Philosophy (4), Japanese (4), Drama (4), Yoshitoshi (3), 1990s (3), Technology (3), Thriller (3), Yoshitoshi Abe (3), Cyberpunk (3), Open The World (2), Abe (2), Enter The Next (2), DVD (2), Psychological (2), (2), Sci-fi (x) (1)
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"Woah, what an adventure this anime was. Serial Experiments Lain is considered a an old time 90’s classic. The plot line revolves around Lain, a girl exploring the boundaries between the Wired and the Real World. This cyberpunk anime will surely twist your mind around, and make your brain hurt like crazy. The art is what bothers most people at first - the simplistic shadings and the warped shadows will make you turn away from this anime. Don’t. Watch is with an open mind, and you will see wha"


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"Has Lain as all three: Lain of the Wired: Self-destructive, impulsive, hedonistic (Id) Normal Lain: Rational, has emotions, only personality Lain is fully conscious of (Ego) Child Lain: Quiet, emotionless (Superego) "


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"The director wanted to explain ...the multidimensional wavelength of the existential self: the relationship between self and the world. (source) Serial Experiments Lain is surreal and sometimes elusive and complex, but it has lessons about real life and identity. The story becomes cohesive and meaningful if you stick with it. "


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