Serial Experiments Lain

Serial Experiments Lain

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Kaori Shimizu isLain Iwakura (voice)
Lain Iwakura (voice)
Youko Asada isArisu Mizuki (voice)
Arisu Mizuki (voice)
Ayako Kawasumi isMika Iwakura (voice)
Mika Iwakura (voice)
Ryūsuke Ōbayashi isYasuo Iwakura (voice)
Yasuo Iwakura (voice)
Rei Igarashi isMiho Iwakura (voice)
Miho Iwakura (voice)

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Lain Iwakura, an awkward and introverted fourteen-year-old, is one of the many girls from her school to receive a disturbing email from her classmate Chisa Yomoda—the very same Chisa who recently committed suicide. Lain has neither the desire nor the experience to handle even basic technology; yet, when the technophobe opens the email, it leads her straight into the Wired, a virtual world of communication networks similar to what we know as the internet. Lain’s life is turned upside down as she begins to encounter cryptic mysteries one after another. Strange men called the Men in Black begin to appear wherever she goes, asking her questions and somehow knowing more about her than even she herself knows. With the boundaries between reality and cyberspace rapidly blurring, Lain is plunged into more surreal and bizarre events where identity, consciousness, and perception are concepts that take on new meanings.

Written by Chiaki J. Konaka, whose other works include Texhnolyze, Serial Experiments Lain is a psychological avant-garde mystery series that follows Lain as she makes crucial choices that will affect both the real world and the Wired. In closing one world and opening another, only Lain will realize the significance of their presence.

Serial Experiments Lain
Serial Experiments Lain
Serial Experiments Lain
Original title シリアルエクスペリメンツレイン
Aired Date Jul 6, 1998 to Sep 28, 1998
Episodes 13
Average Duration 23 minutes

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