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Serial Experiments Lain

Alt titles: Lain

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"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.

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Serial Experiments Lain: LPR-309 Other   TBD

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Serial Experiments Lain: The Nightmare of Fabrication 1998 TBD
Name Role
Takahiro KISHIDA Character Design
Ryutaro NAKAMURA Director
Reiichi NAKADO Music
Shojiro ABE Producer
Yasuyuki UEDA Producer

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Serial Experiments Lain babyeinstein12 6.5/10 Dec 7, 2010
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Serial Experiments Lain ratchet573 8/10 Feb 26, 2014
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Both Witch Hunter Robin and Serial Experiments Lain have female protagonists who are heart-breakingly disconnected from the people around them.

Both shows explore their growth, both coming to terms and understanding their powers.

Also, both shows rely on atmosphere, and teasing the audience with unexplicable happenings, making both shows the more satisfying to rewatch.

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This is a tough one to recommend since Zettai Shonen is basically two series back to back, but the second half reminded me oddly of Lain. The atmosphere of strange occurrences and the recurrent theme of crippling loneliness seemed to touch on whatever made me love Lain in the first place.