Serial Experiments Lain

Serial Experiments Lain (1998)

  • Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Mystery
  • Creator: Yoshitoshi ABe
  • First Air Date: 1998-07-06
  • Last Air Date: 1998-09-28
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 13
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 24 min.
  • Production Company: Triangle Staff
  • Production Country: Japan
  • Network: TV Tokyo
  • Director:
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Lain—driven by the abrupt suicide of a classmate—logs on to the Wired and promptly loses herself in a twisted mass of hallucinations, memories, and interconnected-psyches.

  • Keywords: computer, dementia, internet, cyberpunk, cyberspace, angst, seinen, anime, virtual world, internete, internet connection, psychological horror, japan media arts festival animation division
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    Serial Experiments Lain Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1998-07-06
    13 Episodes

    Serial Experiments Lain Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Weird30 min
    Season 1Episode 2Girls30 min
    Season 1Episode 3Psyche30 min
    Season 1Episode 4Religion30 min
    Season 1Episode 5Distortion30 min
    Season 1Episode 6Kids30 min
    Season 1Episode 7Society30 min
    Season 1Episode 8Rumors30 min
    Season 1Episode 9Protocol30 min
    Season 1Episode 10Love30 min
    Season 1Episode 11Infornography30 min
    Season 1Episode 12Landscape30 min
    Season 1Episode 13Ego30 min
    • Kaori Shimizu

      as Lain Iwakura (voice)
    • Youko Asada

      as Arisu Mizuki (voice)
    • Ayako Kawasumi

      as Mika Iwakura (voice)
    • Ryusuke Ohbayashi

      as Yasuo Iwakura (voice)
    • Rei Igarashi

      as Miho Iwakura (voice)
    Visual Effects Yoshitoshi ABe Character Designer
    Visual Effects Yoshitoshi ABe Visual Effects
    Sound Reichi Nakaido Music
    Sound Jasmine Rodgers Music
    Sound Alex Caird Music
    Sound Ben Henderson Music
    Sound Steve Rodgers Music
    Sound Lee Sullivan Music
    Sound Paul Turrell Music
    Production Tarō Maki Producer
    Writing Chiaki J. Konaka Writer
    Directing Ryutaro Nakamura Director
    Camera Takashi Azuhata Director of Photography
    Editing Tsuyoshi Imai Editor
    Art Masaru Sato Art Direction
    Production Yasuyuki Ueda Producer