Serial Experiments Lain [SPOILER ALERT]

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Postby Mr. Tines » Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:51 pm

View Original Postrobersora wrote:Also it is the ugliest animated show in existence
It's a long time since I saw that, but my recollection is that the sepia filter doesn't help.

View Original Postrobersora wrote:Go for Texhnolyze, much more bang for you buck.
We have a thread for that.
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Postby unz » Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:53 pm

I don't think there's a better shot than haibane renmei or any other abe work but the common denominator is teenagers' deaths. Otherwise they are all different with nieau7 being the odd one without suicides but I never finished it nor I started any of abe's dojinshis.
I remember little of boogiepop but I thought the point was pseudo psychology with kids never changing their ways or something, it's been ages.
Tex was nuts and required some art thread for maximum enjoyment - otherwise they are all bastards going downhill.
So yeah stick to haibane and take tex very slowly.

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Postby Azaeroe » Sun May 14, 2017 6:10 am

I have seen SEL many times and feel a strong connection to it.

btw: Are there any forums specifically for the discussion of SEL?
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Postby Director Black » Mon May 29, 2017 9:05 pm

I finished my second viewing of it a few months and it certainly made an even larger impression on me from the last time I watched it.

For instance (And obviously), I understood it better. Many people say that SEL is confusing, and it definitely is, but to an extent; once you watch it over and over again, you realize that there is a very clear story and plot...just told in a very Lynchian way.

One thing that isn't clear however, is the overall goal of what it's trying to tell the viewer. It would sink a show like this, but the way Lain presents it's themes make it stand out in how balanced they are: the theme of finding salvation in the internet, the true meaning of a life and society, and so much more that if I listed them all my fingers will probably fall off typing it all.
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