serial experiments lain

1998 television anime series

Serial Experiments Lain is a 1998 Japanese experimental anime television series produced by Yasuyuki Ueda and animated by Triangle Staff. It was directed by Ryūtarō Nakamura and written by Chiaki J. Konaka, with original character designs by Yoshitoshi ABe. The series' 13 episodes were originally broadcast on TV Tokyo from July to September 1998, and explore themes such as reality, identity and communication through philosophy, computer history, cyberpunk literature and conspiracy theory.