Is it really enjoyable for someone to watch something that doesnt make sense at all. The serial experiments lain is a horrid and psycho story about human communication on the network system, which are presented by game and tv animation. Its a masterpiece of intellectuality, and utterly unparalleled in providing a mindwarping trip into extreme psychological and philosophical themes whose impact lingers and haunts like nothing ive ever experienced. Sep 26, 20 this is a trailer of serial experiments lain, a veeeery weird anime. I especially love how serial experiments lain esque its direction is. May 17, 2019 best soundtrack ever from the best anime ever. Come in to read stories and fanfics that span multiple fandoms in the serial experiments lain universe. To remedy that and help out people who have issues locating decent horror anime, weve compiled a list of some of the most overlooked horror anime, and, in addition to that, well be looking at some of them that got entirely too much exposure for what they are. Its hard to explain what exactly makes those two shows so similar, but you can feel it from the very first episode. Perhaps the most important character to lain, alice is the one that gives the viewer a way to measure reality within serial experiments lain. She is female, 14 in the anime, 1114 in the game, and of an unknown age in other works. She has never had much to do with technology, although her dad is a computer enthusiast.
It has been subject to commentary in the literary and academic worlds such as the asian horror encyclopedia and the problem of existence in japanese animation by the american philosophical society. Her newfound desire to connect with the dead will lead her into the twisted maze of the wired world. Serial experiments lain in the modern age of social media and. Shiriaru ekusuperimentsu rein is a 1998 japanese anime television series produced by yasuyuki ueda and animated by triangle staff. If youre like me, you probably are quite picky when it comes to watching anime. There are a fair few anime i was disappointed with, but if i called any of them overrated itd mean people were rating it too high by my standards, which isnt true. If its purpose is to get you thinking, not so much. There is the wired world inside the computer, of images, personalities, virtual experiences, and a culture all of its own. Serial experiments lain, a episode anime series from 1998, is on the trippier end of the cyberpunk spectrum.
Serial experiments lain boa op duvet by cafekkochan. Lain is still not convinced that the men in black are innocent, and karl states again that it was the work of the knights. Serial experiments lain in the modern age of social media and the internet. It was directed by ryutaro nakamura and written by chiaki j. Lain does find purpose and peace at the end of the series, but she is arguably even more isolated than she is at the beginning. I initially questioned whether or not i should watch serial experiments lain, considering the massive divergence in score. Serial experiments lain even deals with topics very familiar to viewers, that of online bullying, online games, and violence. Watch serial experiments lain online full episodes of. Shop serial experiments lain tshirts created by independent artists from around the globe. Set in a future where the sky has been changed into a giant mirror, two teenage children are caught in a struggle between a group of superpowered beings and a mysterious womans team of.
Although serial experiments lain does not attempt or pretend to offer a totally new vision, it succeeds wildly as a new and wonderfully constructed synthesis of older elements. Like when she told alice that she could erase what everyone heard on the rumors that another lain told. The men in black depart, leaving lain speechless and shocked. Serial experiments lain was a 1998 cyberpunk anime series directed by the late ryutaro nakamura, with a screenplay by chiaki j. Serial experiments lain focuses on lain iwakura, a socially inept adolescent girl who receives an email from a school friend named chisa yomoda, who had recently committed suicide telling her that she did not really commit suicide, but has gone over to living in the wired, a global communication network summing up all of humanitys connection technology from telegraph to internet. I just finished watching serial experiments lain, with quite the disappointment to be honest. Serial experiments lain acclaimed artist yoshitoshi abe haibane renmei, texhnolyze brings to life the existential classic that paved the way for blockbuster films such as the matrix. Welcome to the cutting edge part japanese anime series, serial experiments lain. What is the most overrated anime youve ever completed.
Follow along as fourteen year old laindriven by the abrupt suicide of a classmatelogs on to the wired and promptly looses herself in a twisted mass of. Serial experiments lain is different to most anime series i have seen. Lain has neither the desire nor the experience to handle even basic. This article examines two major works in recent japanese anime, the sciencefiction series neon genesis evangelion 1997 and serial experiments lain 1999 in terms of their exploration of the human subject visavis an apocalyptic vision of. Konaka, character designs by yoshitoshi abe, and produced by yasayuki ueda. This anime is a hitormiss philosophical cesspool that could either captivate or disgust. Several girls at her school begin recieving email from a dead classmate who had commited suicide a week earlier.
Lain wasnt interested in computers until she received her first email from a formerly suicidal classmate. However, i know that any fan that is serious about owning serial experiments lain will want to have it on bluray in this jazzy, fun, and wellmade edition. Personally, i still find the series a bit more convoluted than most and wouldnt necessarily consider it a must own show. Sometimes subtly is overrated, and if you really want to get your thesis. This is the type of anime that makes you think, and that is what a provoking title like serial experiments lain does best.
I have not watched serial experiments lain, but from what ive heard, its pretty trip. Lain, similarly to ghost in the shell, explores the concept of memory and the implications of mating it with technology. Explanation of serial experiments lain anime thoughts. This page is my impression about serial experiments lain written by yas. Boogiepop phantom and serial experiments lain share a load of things. To translate serial experiments lain, the playstation game, into english the serial experiments lain game translation project began in 2008 and completed in 2014. It is confusing and trippy at times, but the anime does hold up with a philosophy about identity in reality and the internet. It was inside a dvd and its the reason i decided to watch this anime, i really love this promo. Fantasy, reality, and terminal identity in neon genesis evangelion and serial experiments lain.
Lain iwakura, an awkward and introverted fourteenyearold, is one of the many girls from her school to receive a disturbing email from her classmate chisa yomodathe very same chisa who recently committed suicide. Background serial experiments lain won the excellence prize in the 1998 japan media arts festival. The essential reference guide to serial experiments lain. Serial experiments lain is a paragon of many dimensions, and completely unparalleled in many more. Serial experiments lain is an anime series directed by ryutaro nakamura, original character design by yoshitoshi abe, screenplay written by chiaki j. Serial experiments lain 1998 is an anime series about an adolescent girl in suburban japan named lain iwakura, and her introduction to the wired, an international computer network. But where even yoshitoshi abes other works, haibane renmei and texhnolyze, got barebones dvd releases.
Conventional interpretation seems to agree that the ending is as upbeat as is possible given the rest of the story, but i still find it very downbeat, very sad. I know the anime community is going to strongly disagree with everything im about to say, but ill ask. Lain s guilt over the havoc caused by her interaction within the wired provokes her to take drastic and irreversible action. After numerous watchings and searching the web for explanations i think i. This is one of the best eras of anime, stop saying it sucks.
Some rambling about serial experiments lain anitay. Stream serial experiments lain boa op duvet by cafekkochan from desktop or your mobile device. Strange events begin to occur as a withdrawn girl named lain becomes obsessed with interconnected virtual realm of the wired. Iwakura lain iwakura rein, also rendered as, lain or is the main protagonist of the series. Readers who are just looking for pure entertainment in their manga may have a difficult time getting into this book, but if youre a fan of older works or garo in general the swamp is more than. I just get the feeling that its difficult to watch and is super deep and philosophical and im honestly a little intimidated to watch it. Do check out this anime whenever you get the chance. It follows an awkward teenage girl named lain iwakura, who develops a dangerous obsession with a communications network called the wired after receiving an email from a classmate who recently committed suicide. Lain accuses the men in black of the act but karl tells her that they planted a parasite bomb in her coolant system. There is a world around us, a world of people, tactile sensation, and culture. Nobody wants to waste their time watching a bad show. Sep 01, 2016 serial experiments lain is one hell of a trip. Can anyone explain the ending of serial experiments lain to.
Lain and its deceptively ordinary title character redefined an entire generations concepts of the world wide web, prompting us all to suspiciously take note of humming power lines and central processing units. In japan, the animation was broadcasted from july to september on 1998. Dec 26, 20 can anyone explain the ending of serial experiments lain to me. Personally, i still find the series a bit more convoluted than most and. Storyif the purpose of serial experiments lain is to get your mind whirling, it succeeds. Serial experiments lain is a complex anime series that follows the story of the main character, lain. For example, let us compare evangelion and another anime such as serial experiments lain. Serial experiments lain is a mindtwisting scifi anime.
Serial experiments lain psx game translation project. If you dont like having your brain slowly drained through a hole in your temple by cyborg ants, lain wont be for you. High quality serial experiments lain gifts and merchandise. Explanation of serial experiments lain this is my attempt to explain the story of the anime serial experiments lain. Serial experiments lain 05 bd english subtitled youtube. Her hands where greenish and she was really short, why. The mood of the show at the beginning is similar to that of the excellent lain series. Nov 06, 2012 legosi and louis having way too much sexual tension for 8 minutes straight beastars duration. In ghost in the shell this manifests in questions of selfhood and truthdeceit, but lain takes it a step farther and applies it to spirituality and existence.
I dont think that i can objectively watch serial experiments lain, and making a. I find it worthy, but overrated as something to truly be called out as definitively brilliant. It has a solid plot, but it is so thinly approached in the story that it could. Acclaimed artist yoshitoshi abe haibane renmei, texhnolyze brings to life the existential classic that paved the way for blockbuster films such as the matrix. As much as i love neon genesis evangelion and serial experiments. Lain is a completely normal girl, living an average, relatively boring, life. She constantly rushed to lains side when lain was in a touch position while reika and juri stood by on the side. We print the highest quality serial experiments lain tshirts on the internet. Download for free on all your devices computer, smartphone, or tablet. Serial experiments lain is hardly the only golden oldie funimation has rescued of late. The animation is mediocre, the dialogue is weak, the humor sucks, and the story comes across as very.
I used to think serial experiments lain was overrated but i learned how people enjoyed it as a dark comingofage story, which i can now totally see. To begin with, both are quite psychotic and confusing, introduce a large number of characters and have many similarities in plot. Iwakura lain is a quiet, unassuming junior high school student, not given to the chatter and gossip and socializing of her fellow classmates, until something strange begins to happen. Perhaps one of the reasons that serial experiments lain is overlooked has to do with the fact that its particularly headyessentially being a. Inspired designs on tshirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. While sel was very psychological, philosophical, and deep it. Konaka, with original character designs by yoshitoshi abe. Paranoia agent is one of those few serial creations that will have you hooked. It has a detached, isolated tone, which is a perfect match to lains character and life, or rather, her outlook on life. Serial experiments lain crossover fanfiction archive. All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours. More importantly shes the one who loved lain without worshipping her. In that sense, lain the anime has a distinct postmodern identity, the type of identity that lain the character is searching for.859 602 107 1338 631 357 1530 79 424 1072 691 1128 880 156 921 853 963 431 545 1368 120 630 888 1089 1376 1352 1014 1358 744 1398 1487 655 238 1494 1122 936 253 646 1041 1148 446 1461 835 1089 1236 215 414 707 134