As cybernetic technology advances, criminal activities are becoming daily common occurrences. For Chief Aramaki and his ELITE squad, Section 9, they are the only ones with the means to put an end to cyber terrorism. Join Togusa, Ishikawa, The Major, Batou, and the rest of the Section 9 team through a intellectual roller coaster ride in the 21st century.
"I have only abandoned my body, I still live here" - are the words emailed to friends of Chisa, several days after her death by suicide. As Lain delves deeper into the world of the "Wired" (also known as the internet), the line between it and reality becomes more and more unclear. Close the world, open the nExt.
Although the two series vary greatly interms of violence or action, they are also immediately similar in terms of themes or style. Both Lain and Ghost deal with the idea of a consiousness through the internet -- via the Wired in Lain or Net in Ghost -- and both deal with characters struggling to explore that phenomenon and find a place for themselves within it.In both works, the plots are complex and not readily discernable until you're fairly far into the series, and the idea of man vs. technology and fate vs. will are explored.