Serial Experiments Lain

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  • 8 out of 8 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 adorable girl gets lost in the woods...
    ...and finds out she IS the woods.

    This anime's primary scenario is rooted in apprehension, fear, and despair covered up by mundane, comforting details of streets and houses, schools and old surroundings. But the dead talk to the living, the virtual and real exchange places, and home is a strange and hostile place that seems routine.

    Lain, one of anime's great protagonists, wanders streets ...
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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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  • What is this I can't even
    begin to explain how good this show was. WIthout spoilers it's nigh-impossible. But what if I told you... that an anime from the 90s predicted 90% of computer/internet culture years ago? That a 13-episode series transcended the Matrix "trilogy" in just about every way? Just watch it. Seriously. Just watch.
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  • Philosophy and Cyberpunk
    Overall I loved this anime and would recommend it to anyone, either a hard-core cyberpunk fan or not. It was a masterpiece.

    The story was simple while remaining complex and full of content, never a bland minute while also not feeling rushed to the punch. It never had one spot in the story I didn't love.

    The Art style was amazing and had an amazing 90's cyberpunk feel to it. This will remain ...
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  • A must watch Deep anime
    It's easy to see why every synopsis mentions that this anime paved the way for the Matrix. Imagine Neon Genesis Evangelion without the mechs or christian symbolism just that raw existential questioning turned up to 11. Easily a top 5 anime of all time contender.
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  • A lot of meanings...
    While you're watching this anime one of the things you need to keep in mind is that everyone takes a different meaning of this series, someone find it weird and mind f*cking and others find it not that weird, so yeah, watch it with your own eyes.

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