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Season 1 Episode 2

Serial Expiraments Lain

Aired Weekdays 1:00 AM Jan 24, 2003 on techtv
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Serial Expiraments Lain
Serial Experiments Lain is not your typical sci-fi/drama anime. This unusual anime builds slowly as Lain, the lead character, goes deeper into the WIRED. More thoughtful then action-oriented, this anime is targeted more towards science fiction and mystery fans then action fans. A good frame of reference is to think of The X-Files crossed with The Matrix.

It follows the life of 14-year-old Lain Iwakura, an introverted school girl who generally keeps to herself. She has few friends, a distracted father, a distant mother and a typically self-absorbed teenage older sister. Although most of the people around her are computer savvy and connected to the WIRED, Lain herself has never shown any interest in her own Navi. However, that all changes when Lain receives an email from a dead classmate. She is quickly drawn into the a dark and mysterious world of the WIRED. As she goes deeper into this world, the line between reality and the WIRED blurs; until, finally, a question is asked: "Who Is Lain?"moreless

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