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    Wednesday March 24, 2021
  • Serial Experiments Lain Writer Says Next Project With Anime Team Is 80% Funded and in Production

    According to Chiaki J. Konaka, Desupera has been in development for 18 years

    The acclaimed writer behind surreal and loved anime projects Serial Experiments Lain, Texhnolyze, and Digimon Tamers, Chiaki J. Konaka, revealed on their Twitter account that production has started back up on Desupera, the next anime project from the team behind Lain. Learn more about the series after the jump!

  • Thursday October 29, 2020
  • Share The World of Serial experiments lain at Online Exhibition

    Your "lain" fanarts will be exhibited online via Twitter

    An internet service company Anique opened "lain 2020 eXhibition," an online exhibition dedicated to the legendary cyberpunk mixed-media project Serial experiments lain, on October 28. It has been 22 years since its 13-episode cult classic TV anime was was aired in Japan 1998. Hit the jump for more details about the online event to share the love for lain.

  • Saturday October 31, 2020
  • ESSAY: Stranger in a Stranger Land — How Chiaki J. Konaka Made Aughties Anime Terrifying

    Fear is the mind killer

    A complex writer famous for his eccentricities, Chiaki J. Konaka is a household name among those who deeply love the bizarre. But how do his most influential works of the early 2000's fare today — and do they still have anything groundbreaking to say about contemporary horror? Hit the jump to go down the rabbit hole.

  • Sunday August 30, 2020
  • FEATURE: Anime Explained Dives Deep Into the History of Isekai

    Crunchyroll's video essay series explores the fantastical subgenre from its folklore origins to its modern variations

    From folktales of time-lost fishermen to stories of modern-day shut-ins shunted to magical worlds, the fantastical subgenre known as isekai has a long and storied history stretching from the very beginnings of the anime industry up to modern times. And now an in-depth episode of Anime Explained — a video essay series produced by Crunchyroll — tackles the origins, development, and influences of isekai. Hit the jump to check it out.

  • Monday December 2, 2019
  • Smoke and Mirrorshades: Cyberpunk Aesthetics in Anime

    Celebrate Cyber Monday with a journey through the high tech, low life history of a contested sub-genre

    Cyber-limbs malfunctioning? Black ice got you down? Take a break from shopping for digital deals on Cyber Monday with a look at cyberpunk aesthetics in anime, a celebration of the "high tech, low life" elements that make these works of science fiction so spicy and unique. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Sunday November 10, 2019
  • Artists Unite for Serial Experiments Lain Pop-Up Shop

    New designs from Chaos Market, Punk Drunkers, and more celebrate the cult hit

    More than two decades after its run, Serial Experiments Lain continues to be much loved by its loyal fan base. Japan's Messa Store is hosting a pop-up shop devoted to that fan base, featuring new shirt and accessory designs from many talented artists. Take a look after the jump!

  • Thursday September 21, 2017
  • "Serial Experiments Lain" Designer Covers "Karen Memory" Steampunk Novel

    October 20th release will be called "Steam Girl"

    Next month, Japan is getting a release of Elizabeth Bear's 2015 novel Karen Memory from genre publisher Tokyo Sogensha. Due October 20th, along with a new title, "Steam Girl," it's getting a new cover from Yoshitoshi ABe, best known as the designer of 1998 sci-fi anime Serial Experiments Lain. Get a look after the jump.

  • Monday June 5, 2017
  • Creative Spotlight: Ryutaro Nakamura

    An in-depth look at the director of Serial Experiments Lain, Ryutaro Nakamura.

    In this week's Creative Spotlight, Brandon looks at Ryutaro Nakamura, the director behind the cult classic, Serial Experiments Lain. He is a key figure in anime who gave us many insightful and imaginative shows all the way until his untimely passing in 2013. If you're interested to learn more about this director, hit the jump to read more!

  • Thursday June 1, 2017
  • Crunchyroll Adds "Serial Experiments Lain" and "C - Control" Anime

    Lain launches at 5:00pm Pacific, with C to follow at 6:00pm

    Come along with us on a fantastic voyage, all the way back to the late '90s and the world of director Ryūtarō Nakamura and designer Yoshitoshi ABe's Serial Experiments Lain. The 13-episode series is the latest addition to the Crunchyroll catalog, and it goes live starting at 5:00pm Pacific Time. Read on for more.

  • Thursday July 28, 2016
  • "Serial Experiments Lain," "Tokyo Ghoul," "Dagashi Kashi" And "Mob Psycho 100" Artists Draw "Pokémon Go" Tributes

    Now that Pokémon Go is out in Japan, it's had some time to inspire (or distract) some of manga's notable creators

    Now that Pokémon Go is out in Japan, it's had some time to inspire (or distract) some of manga's notable creators. Among the notables checking in with their tributes are Serial Experiments Lain original character designer/doujinshi author Yoshitoshi ABe, Tokyo Ghoul's Sui Ishida, Dagashi Kashi's Kotoyama and ONE, creator of the original One-Punch Man web manga and Mob Psycho 100. Get a look after the jump.