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Serial Experiments Lain 1998

Season 1
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Yoshitoshi ABe (Texhnolyze) brings to life this existential classic that paved the way for films like The Matrix. After the suicide of a classmate, fourteen year old Lain logs on to the Wired and looses herself in a mess of hallucinations and memories.

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1. Weird

Lain wasn't interested in computers until she received her first email from a formerly suicidal classmate. Her newfound desire to connect with the dead will lead her into the twisted maze of the "wired world."

TV-14 CC Language: English Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: July 6, 1998
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2. Girls

Accela - a designer drug born of nanotechnology - is a big hit with the club kids, but what's that got to do with Lain? Only a madman who painted the dance floor with blood can answer that question - and he's dead.

TV-14 CC Language: English Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: July 13, 1998
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3. Psyche

Lain has questions about a computer chip someone left in her locker, and her Dad's not talking. Some kids at the club say they know all about it - but they want a piece of Lain's wired wild side.

TV-14 CC Language: English Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: July 20, 1998
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4. Religion

The more involved with computers she becomes, the more Lain begins to transform. In the cybernetic cocoon that was once her room, she's hard at work blurring the lines between reality and the wired.

TV-14 CC Language: English Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: July 27, 1998
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5. Distortion

Lain's friends suspect her involvement in a series of computer errors that caused a lethal traffic accident. Meanwhile, her sister is haunted by mysterious messages demanding that she "fulfill the prophecy".

TV-14 CC Language: English Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: August 3, 1998
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6. Kids

When an image of herself appears in the clouds, the "real" Lain enters the wired on a search for answers. Her quest leads to a "child-killer" scientist whose devious work is being exploited by the Knights.

TV-14 CC Language: English Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: August 10, 1998
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7. Society

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.

TV-14 CC Language: English Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: August 17, 1998
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8. Rumors

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.

TV-14 CC Language: English Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: August 24, 1998
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9. Protocol

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."

TV-14 CC Language: English Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: August 31, 1998
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10. Love

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.

TV-14 CC Language: English Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: September 7, 1998
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11. Infornography

Lain risks a meltdown by uploading a Navi clone into her own brain. Later, the border between reality and the wired is threatened when Lain forces the world forget a secret that never should have been revealed.

TV-14 CC Language: English Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: September 14, 1998
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12. Landscape

"God" preaches that our bodies are simply an obstacle preventing the evolution of mankind. An exhausted Lain appears willing to sacrifice her own flesh and blood until Alice convinces her to take a stand against the digitalized deity.

TV-14 CC Language: English Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: September 21, 1998
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13. Ego

Lain's guilt over the havoc caused by her interaction within the wired provokes her to take drastic - and irreversible - action.

TV-14 CC Language: English Runtime: 23 minutes Release date: September 28, 1998
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