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Serial Experiments Lain

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"Serial Experiments Lain describes "the Wired" as the sum of human communication networks, created with the telegraph and telephone services, and expanded with the Internet and subsequent networks. The anime assumes that the Wired could be linked to a system that enables unconscious communication between people and machines without physical interface. The storyline introduces such a system with the Schumann resonance, a property of the Earth's magnetic field that theoretically allows for unhindered long distance communications. If such a link was created, the network would become equivalent to Reality as the general consensus of all perceptions and knowledge. The thin line between what is real and what is possible would then begin to blur.

Eiri Masami is introduced as the project director on Protocol 7 (the next generation internet protocol in the series' timeframe) for major computer company Tachibana Labs. He has secretly included code of his own creation to give himself control of the Wired through the wireless system described above. He then "uploaded" his consciousness into the Wired and died in real life a few days after. These details are unveiled around the middle of the series, but this is the point where the story of Serial Experiments Lain begins. Masami later explains that Lain is the artifact by which the wall between the virtual and material worlds is to fall, and that he needs her to get to the Wired and "abandon the flesh", as he did, to achieve his plan. The series sees him trying to convince her through interventions, using the promise of unconditional love, charm, fate, and, when all else fails, threats and force.

In the meantime, the anime follows a complex game of hide-and-seek between the "Knights of the Eastern Calculus", hackers who Masami claims are "believers that enable him to be a God in the Wired", and Tachibana Labs, who try to regain control of Protocol 7."

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Serial Experiments Lain is a...unique and creepy, in several ways, creation. In relation to how the world and internet are now, compared to when this series was created, its possibly even creepier in retrospect.

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I saw this series fansubbed before it was licensed here. It's too bad I don't have a copy of it anymore as I'd like to watch it again and compare it to the world today. When I first saw it, I didn't think much of it at the time, but lately I've been wanting to watch it again.

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The series is awesome. I enjoyed it. It is weird and creepy. But a good series. just need to pay attention cause things can get confusing.

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Yeah, it gets trippy sometimes, plus the DVDs are not always easy to find. At least there are only three of them. Has anyone else seen all or most of this series?

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I have the whole series on 2 dvd's imported from japan. cost me 20 bucks but that was like 5 years ago.

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I've seen most of the series, though it was a while ago when it was on Tech TV, though I did not see them in order(I missed a few days).

Watching it now is...odd, since some of the things shown in the series seem to be predicting things that came to exist in the real world.

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Its is a bit weird to watch. you need to pay attention. if you dont you can get lost very easily.

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