Lain is an avant-garde anime influenced by philosophical subjects such as reality, identity, and communication. The series focuses on Lain Iwakura, an adolescent girl living in suburban Japan, and her introduction to the Wired, a global communications network similar to the Internet.

  1. Yoshitoshi ABe


Series Cast

  1. Kaori Shimizu

    Kaori Shimizu

    Lain Iwakura (voice)

    13 Episodes

  2. Youko Asada

    Youko Asada

    Arisu Mizuki (voice)

    13 Episodes

  3. Ayako Kawasumi

    Ayako Kawasumi

    Mika Iwakura (voice)

    13 Episodes

  4. Ryūsuke Ōbayashi

    Ryūsuke Ōbayashi

    Yasuo Iwakura (voice)

    13 Episodes

  5. Rei Igarashi

    Rei Igarashi

    Miho Iwakura (voice)

    13 Episodes

Full Cast & Crew

Last Season

Season 1

1998 | 13 Episodes

Season 1 of Serial Experiments Lain premiered on July 6, 1998.

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Serial Experiments Lain
Serial Experiments Lain



Original Name シリアルエクスペリメンツレイン

Status Ended


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  • TV-MA


    This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17

Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 23m



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