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
  • Networks: TV Tokyo
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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.


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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
Visual Effects Kouichi Arai Opening/Ending Animation
Visual Effects Hirofumi Suzuki Opening/Ending Animation
Visual Effects Hidenori Matsubara Opening/Ending Animation
Visual Effects Akihiko Yamashita Opening/Ending Animation
Visual Effects Tokuyuki Matsutake Opening/Ending Animation
Visual Effects Tomokazu Tokoro Opening/Ending Animation
Visual Effects Toshiyuki Tsuru Opening/Ending Animation
Writing Chiaki J. Konaka Series Composition
Production Tarō Maki Producer
Art Masaru Sato Art Direction
Production Yasuyuki Ueda Producer
Camera Takashi Azuhata Director of Photography
Editing Tsuyoshi Imai Editor