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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
7.7 Rating
(198 ratings)
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 ago at Apr 15 21:04
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
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