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Serial Experiments Lain

Serial Experiments Lain Is an anime series created by Yoshitoshi Abe about a young girl named Lain Iwakura.

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The series takes place in suburban Japan. It (mostly) follows a young girl named Lain Iwakura through her transition from normal schoolgirl to omnipresent being on the internet and collective unconsciousness.

Serial Experements Lain raises questions about god, the collective unconscious, the internet, and many other themes common in cyberpunk literature.

The series is a good example of how anime can require a lot of thinking to enjoy. It raises two new questions for each one it answers. At the end you're left with several possible explanations to choose from, or you can formulate your own.


The series ran for 13 episodes of one half hour each, between July 6 and September 28, 1998.

There are several art books available.

The series also has several soundtracks and a video game.


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