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Serial Experiments Lain 

Strange events begin to occur as a withdrawn girl named Lain becomes obsessed with interconnected virtual realm of "The Wired".
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Series cast summary:
Kaori Shimizu ...
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 Lain Iwakura 13 episodes, 1998
Dan Lorge ...
 Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1998
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 Additional Voices / ... 13 episodes, 1998
Ali Moriizumi ...
 DJ (Present Day announcer) 13 episodes, 1998
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 Mika Iwakura 12 episodes, 1998
Yôko Asada ...
 Arisu Mizuki 12 episodes, 1998
Patricia Ja Lee ...
 Mika Iwakura 12 episodes, 1998
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 Arisu Mizuki 11 episodes, 1998
Chiharu Tezuka ...
 Reika Yamamoto 10 episodes, 1998
Manabi Mizuno ...
 Juri Kato 10 episodes, 1998
Alexis A. Edwards ...
 Juri Kato 10 episodes, 1998
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 Reika Yamamoto 10 episodes, 1998
Ryûnosuke Ôbayashi ...
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 Lain's NAVI / ... 9 episodes, 1998
Barry Stigler ...
 Yasuo Iwakura 10 episodes, 1998
Rei Igarashi ...
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 Miho Iwakura 8 episodes, 1998
Keito Takimoto ...
Shô Hayami ...
 Deus / ... 7 episodes, 1998
Takumi Yamazaki ...
 Lin Sui-Xi / ... 7 episodes, 1998
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 Deus / ... 7 episodes, 1998
Kuniko Yoshioka ...
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 Karl Haushofer / ... 7 episodes, 1998
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 Karl Haushofer / ... 6 episodes, 1998
Bob Buchholz ...
 Lin Sui-Xi / ... 6 episodes, 1998
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 Myu-Myu / ... 7 episodes, 1998
Sora Tôma ...
 Masayuki 6 episodes, 1998
Yuki Yamamoto ...
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A week after Chisa committed suicide, her classmates begin to receive emails from her. Hearing rumors fly at school, a quiet withdrawn girl named Lain goes home that day, turns on her dusty Navi computer for the first time and has a conversation with the dead girl. Chisa's message reads that she killed herself because she didn't need her body anymore, and she now exists in The Wired. When Lain asks why someone would do something like that she gets a response: "Because God is here". Written by Anonymous

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Serial experiments lain is not based on a manga series, sadly. See more »

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Lain Iwakura: People only have substance within the memories of other people. And that's why there were all kinds of mes. There weren't a lot of mes per se, I was just inside all sorts of people, that's all.
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Composed and performed by Boa
Vocals by Jasmine Rodgers
Courtesy of Polystar Records
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A movie to overthink
2 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

It's not an easy movie, no..it's neither a slow movie like some wish to call it. It's mere a non judgemental movie..taking many layers and angels in reality and fiction. In 12 episodes it's build a thing....to nullify it in the 13th ( last ). Leaving you with nothing in your hands..and many questions. You know you seen a thing..you saw it grow..you even began to understand it..then it nullified. Bringing you back to where you started..but not really back...just different. It doesn't leaves emptiness, but constructivness. And truly shows an art of movie making ... which doesn't needs allot of action as support. It uses a definit way of following, where the path is more important as the message, but on another level the message is more important. And again it's not important! Lain = Lain, Lain = Wired...it's all written over it... Some might not understood it, or sought a more moving action. This movie is... different... like Akira is dares to ask things ..and then.. dissolve things. A deep multi layered movie which is not easy to understand....yet such shouldn't stop a good watcher. If you want pure action there is enough out there, if you want a nice movie to enjoy with your girlfriend... this movie probably isn't the best choice. If though you have 4 hours time left and need to fill it up with some quality... this is your movie.


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