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Serial Experiments Lain

English: Serial Experiments Lain
Japanese: シリアルエクスペリメンツレイン
Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 1998 to Sep 28, 1998
Premiered: Summer 1998
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo, Geneon Universal Entertainment, Genco, Pioneer LDC, TV Tokyo Music, Fuji Pacific Music Publishing
Licensors: FUNimation Entertainment, Geneon Entertainment USA
Studios: Triangle Staff
Source: Original
Genres: Dementia, Drama, Mystery, Psychological, Sci-Fi, Supernatural
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
Score: 7.98 (scored by 89,511 users)
Ranked: #555
Popularity: #189
Members: 209,525
Favorites: 7,242

Description of Serial Experiments Lain

Lain Iwakura, an awkward and introverted fourteen-year-old, is one of the many girls from her school to receive a disturbing email from her classmate Chisa Yomoda—the very same Chisa who recently committed suicide. Lain has neither the desire nor the experience to handle even basic technology; yet, when the technophobe opens the email, it leads her straight into the Wired, a virtual world of communication networks similar to what we know as the internet. Lain's life is turned upside down as she begins to encounter cryptic mysteries one after another. Strange men called the Men in Black begin to appear wherever she goes, asking her questions and somehow knowing more about her than even she herself knows. With the boundaries between reality and cyberspace rapidly blurring, Lain is plunged into more surreal and bizarre events where identity, consciousness, and perception are concepts that take on new meanings.

Written by Chiaki J. Konaka, whose other works include Texhnolyze, Serial Experiments Lain is a psychological avant-garde mystery series that follows Lain as she makes crucial choices that will affect both the real world and the Wired. In closing one world and opening another, only Lain will realize the significance of their presence.

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List of Characters and Actors

 
Shimizu, Kaori
Japanese  
 
Iwakura, Lain
Main  
 
McCarty, Michael
English  
 
Detective
Supporting  
 
Hayami, Show
Japanese  
 
Eiri, Masami
Supporting  
 
Burchard, Petrea
English  
 
Iwakura, Miho
Supporting  
 
Oobayashi, Ryuusuke
Japanese  
 
Iwakura, Yasuo
Supporting  
 
Kawasumi, Ayako
Japanese  
 
Iwakura, Mika
Supporting  
 
Frierson, Eddie
English  
 
J.J
Supporting  
 
Nakata, Jouji
Japanese  
 
Karl
Supporting  
 
 
Mizuki, Arisu
Supporting  
 
Yamazaki, Takumi
Japanese  
 
Sui-Xi, Lin
Supporting  
 
Siddall, Brianne
English  
 
Taro
Supporting  
 
Zann, Lenore
English  
 
Yamamoto, Reika
Supporting  
 
Sargent, Lia
English  
 
Yomoda, Chisa
Supporting  

List of Staffs

 
Maseba, Yutaka
Producer
 
Ueda, Yasuyuki
Producer, Planning, Original Creator
 
Murata, Masahiko
Director
 
 
Ueda, Shigeru
Director
 
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
 
Matsuura, Johei
Episode Director
 
 
 
Sato, Takuya
Storyboard
 
Boa
Theme Song Performance
 
Rodgers, Jasmine
Theme Song Lyrics
 
ABe, Yoshitoshi
Original Character Design, Original Creator, Key Animation
 
Arai, Kouichi
Key Animation
 
Azuhata, Takashi
Director of Photography
 
Hata, Shouji
Recording Engineer
 
Honda, Osamu
Background Art
 
Kikuchi, Satonobu
Key Animation
 
Kishida, Takahiro
Character Design, Animation Director
 
Maki, Taro
Executive Producer
 
Matsubara, Hidenori
Key Animation
 
Matsutake, Tokuyuki
Key Animation
 
Morimae, Kazuya
Key Animation
 
Nakajima, Toshihiro
Key Animation
 
Nakamura, Kenji
Production Coordination
 
Ookubo, Hiroshi
Key Animation
 
Roullier, Philippe
ADR Director
 
Sargent, Lia
ADR Director
 
Satou, Masaru
Art Director
 
Sekiguchi, Masahiro
Key Animation, Layout, Animation Director
 
Shimizu, Kaori
Inserted Song Performance
 
Sodre, Elcio
ADR Director
 
Suzuki, Hirofumi
Key Animation
 
Tanaka, Yuuichi
Key Animation, Animation Director
 
 
Tsuru, Toshiyuki
Key Animation
 
Yamashita, Akihiko
Key Animation
 
Yonebayashi, Hiromasa
Key Animation