If you're a fan of Serial Experiments Lain, a classic cyberpunk TV anime from 1998, then soon you'll have the opportunity to own a little piece of the Wired, because messa store is creating made-to-order LED replicas of the Cyberia Cafe & Club neon sign as well as T-shirts featuring the Cyberia logo. Hit the jump to learn more.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!