Serial Experiments Lain

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  • 7 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    Among the most Unique shows You could ever Hope to Watch.
    This has mild spoilers by the way. Just letting those who read have a heads up!

    Serial Experiments: Lain, similarly to Ghost in the Shell, explores the concept of memory and the implications of mating it with technology. In Ghost in the Shell this manifests in questions of self-hood and truth/deceit, but Lain takes it a step farther and ...
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  • 6 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Classic Sci-fi Masterpiece
    Serial Experiments Lain is an amazing anime from the late 90's with some truly mind bending sci-fi themes. It's about a girl who receives a mysterious message and begins going on the Wired, which is somewhat an equivalent of the net. The fundamental story is about technology and the blurring of the borders between the real and online worlds. It explores exercises in surreal existentialism and ...
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Enter the wired... a classic mind trip
    if you like anime where there multiple layers of meaning to stretch your imagination. Then enter the wired.

    take a trip through the concepts of communication, identity, reality and the fear of death. death may be the wrong word here as it is more the concept of death and what that entails. The loss of ones self from the tangible(material and physical) to the intangible (abstract). why do we ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    An original, must see classic anime
    This anime, from 1998, rivals many new and old anime in terms of uniqueness. The artwork and animation is very unconventional and bizarre at times but ultimately very enjoyable.
    The story is very original and sci-fi covering topics such as spirituality, technology & psychology through an alternate version of the internet called The Wired and the main character Lain. The anime's plot is ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    One of the best that I have ever seen!
    This was one of the series that got me hooked on anime. A must watch for everyone! So many themes are touched on throughout this story. Lain is quiet and outwardly shy but deals with and grows so much. I'm going to binge watch this tomorrow on my day off!
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  • Anime about Emergent AI
    The thing about Lain is its an incrementally gritty and shocking cyberpunk story about emergent AI. It has more in common with Ghost In The Shell, if that were written by Burroughs. This is not a NICE or cute girls story. Its ugly, and it talks about some ugly things. Its very good, but its not a good one for kids to watch.
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  • A good one to watch!
    I like this Series, have some serious topics that can make you think about it. It is not the usual type that we seen on the mainstream if you ask me but it is very interesting. If you are looking for something that is out of the ordinary, I would recommend this one.
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    One of the least-known-but-amazing anime out there.
    There's an element to it that's similar to Akira and Ghost in the Shell, but as distinct from both of them as they are from each other. It manages to be surreal and dense and yet easy to follow for the casual viewer.

    The thought put into this story rivals most stories that have succeeded it. The art that went into creating the animation bests a number of American blockbusters. The protagonist ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Masterpiece of the Century
    A must watch for everyone! So many themes are touched on throughout this story.There are numerous questions posed in the series, and even the answers are very open to interpretationThis is not an anime for everyone Haibane Renmei is a much better starting point but it is one of those everyone should attempt sometime in their life. it might be a long time before you can sit an enjoy the more mature ...
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