Serial Experiments Lain

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techtv (ended 2003)

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  • Season 1
    • Ego: Layer 13
      Episode 13
      2/8/03
      9.4
      The world is crumbling, people are dying and Alice's sanity is threatened. To save humanity, there is only one thing Lain can do; she must make the ultimate personal sacrifice.
    • 2/8/03
      9.2
      Troubled by what she saw, Alice decides to visit Lain at home and find out what is going on. Meanwhile, the two MIB agents receive a terrible shock and Eiri reveals his real motive for removing the barrier between the real world and the WIRED.
    • 2/8/03
      8.5
      Alone and frightened, Lain immerses herself in the WIRED, processing the events of the past few weeks and searching for the truth of who she is.
    • Love: Layer 10
      Love: Layer 10
      Episode 10
      2/7/03
      8.9
      Lain struggles with her identity. Is she a human being, or just a hologram? And are the Knights responsible for the Evil Lain? Lain decides to deal with the Knights once and for all.
    • Love
      Episode 10
      0.0
      Lain encounters a man who call himself the "god" of the wired, and members of the Knights all across the world log on to participate in a cryptic mass suicide.
    • Protocol: Layer 09
      2/7/03
      9.1
      A documentary about Roswell gives Lain some valuable information about the pioneers of the WIRED. Later, at the Cyberia, J.J. tells Lain that she left something the day before and hands her an envelop with the Knight's logo on it. The envelop contains a chip. Believing this was the other 'Lain's' doing again, she decides to call Taro's bluff and go on a ‘date'. Taking him to her room, Lain demands that he tell her what he knows. Together, with Taro's information and the mysterious chip, Lain finds out more then she expected.moreless
    • Protocol
      Episode 9
      0.0
      A DJ at the club passes Lain a plain brown envelope containing a computer chip of unknown origins. Hoping to learn more about the clandestine technology, Lain abducts a young boy for a "date."
    • Rumors: Layer 08
      Rumors: Layer 08
      Episode 8
      2/1/03
      9.0
      Still shaken by the information she received from the Men In Black, Lain discovers that she is being blamed for spreading an ugly rumor in the WIRED. Is what the MIB said is true; is she another person in the WIRED? Or is she doing it herself? Lain must find out or risk losing the one true friend she has.moreless
    • Rumors
      Episode 8
      0.0
      Lain's unsavory behavior within the wired turns her into an outcast at school. Confused and alone, Lain investigates her own cyber-lifestyle only to be shocked by a voyeuristic incarnation of herself.
    • Society: Layer 07
      2/1/03
      8.8
      As the Knights activities make the evening news, a strange man named Nazumi wanders the city with machines strapped to his body. People on the WIRED are asking: "Who is Lain". Meanwhile, the two MIB agents take Lain to the Tachibana offices where Lain's identity is challenged by a man; how well does she know her parents, her sister, herself? Can Lain answer him?moreless
    • Society
      Episode 7
      0.0
      Covert agents in black suits take Lain in for questioning. When the interrogation hits too close to home, Lain flips from real to wired in the blink of an eye.
    • Kids: Layer 06
      Episode 6
      1/31/03
      8.8
      Young children are acting strangely, arms outstretched and silently staring at the sky. A shocking vision suddenly appears in the skies; it looks like Lain! Determined to get to the bottom of this, Lain's investigations finally bring her to the creator of KIDS -- but what she discovers is not what she hoped for.moreless
    • 1/31/03
      8.8
      While Lain ponders the meaning of cryptic messages about existence, God and a coming prophecy, her sister Mika is about to start a very strange day. First, while on her way to school, she sees Lain in the middle of traffic. Then, she sees the message "Fulfill the Prophecy" everywhere she turns. As reality distorts around her, Mika rapidly descends into a nightmare that she may not be able to get out of.moreless
    • 1/25/03
      8.8
      A disturbing net game called PHANTOMa has deadly consequences for its players. As Lain investigates the deaths, her growing interest in the WIRED has her Father, Mika and Alice concerned.
    • Psyche: Layer 03
      Episode 3
      1/25/03
      9.1
      The events from Cyberia make the girls minor celebrities in their class. But for Lain, more mysterious events continue to occur. She receives a Psyche chip from a mysterious benefactor, strange Men In Black are following her, and it appears there is another ‘Lain' on the WIRED.
    • Girls: Layer 02
      Episode 2
      1/24/03
      8.9
      While out at The Cyberia, Alice, Julie and Reika are surprised to see a girl that looks remarkably like Lain toss a man. However, this girl's personality is exactly opposite from the Lain they know. Curious, Alice decides to invite Lain to come with them the next time they go to the club. Lain declines at first, but after some gentle prodding from Alice she reluctantly agrees. Once there a man high on Accela goes on a rampage, shooting people. What Lain does surprises everyone.moreless
    • Weird: Layer 01
      Episode 1
      1/24/03
      8.1
      13 year old Lain Iwakura is a shy, quiet schoolgirl who pretty much kept to herself. Then one day, she receives an email from a schoolmate who just committed suicide. Instead of being horrified, she is curious. Soon, she is seeing visions and her life begins to change.
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