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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Baby's first anime

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You don't seem to understand

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If this is the first then I don't want to see the last (probably something like "My cute sister lost her memory and now I wants to frick me!")

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the last anime was flcl

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      But enough about Warm Piss.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    More like lame

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    let’s all love lain

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lain is where your sovl went after the internet turned everything before the 90s obsolete

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    troony mascot

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I AM BALLIN'
    I AM FADED

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wrong board

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I came into a thread to announce that I'm moronic

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There aren't that many kino animes to warrant a whole board

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    girls don't like computers IRL

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That’s ok because Lain is a computer, the other girls in the series do act like girls

      I watched till episode 7 I think.
      It looked bad and was really boring. Does it get better?

      Do what you want, but I think you’re moronic if you don’t think this is one of the most interesting pieces of fiction ever made

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I watched till episode 7 I think.
    It looked bad and was really boring. Does it get better?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I am 5 episodes in and am having trouble keeping interested. Her relationship to her family is what I think is the most interesting thing, but I can't tell if its all a red herring or not. I'll probably come back to it later, just don't want to be misled and then have to rewatch it all from the beginning. I am guessing a person has to be in the right mindset and really paying attention to appreciate it because I can tell I'm missing something.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >and really paying attention
        Well yeah. you're watching something

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      depends on whether you drank the whole bottle of benadryl or not

    • 2 weeks ago
      CreepyThinMan

      That’s ok because Lain is a computer, the other girls in the series do act like girls

      [...]
      Do what you want, but I think you’re moronic if you don’t think this is one of the most interesting pieces of fiction ever made

      I feel the same way as it goes a bit to esoteric and all over the place I think because they needed to pad out the running time but stick with it until the end and you'll be rewarded!!!FACT!!!

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I hate anything that's padded out. I have a whole copypasta hating on any literature (books concerning the human condition) over ~250 pages as bad because it's filled with pointless exposition. but Lain didn't feel bloated at all to me. there are certainly some atmospheric scenes meant to set the mood but not actually that many and aside from that every other part of the show is meaningful and necessary to tell the story.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Best ending

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >gun in Japan
      Dumb as hell

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The anime ending is way better than the videogame ending

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Millennials had Evangelion, Zoomers had Lain, what will be Gen Alphas poser pretentious anime choice?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There probably won’t be one, the zoomers happily eat up rpg themed anime over and over

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >zoomers had lain
      >aired in 1998
      holy shit you zoomers are actually moronic

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Zoomers cling on to Lain the most if you actually go online. Same with Millennials and Evangelion

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >w-we love this the most!!!11
          youre fricking pathetic kid

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Hey moron, Stop sperging out for 3 minutes and actually read the posts you're replying to.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              keep crying fruit

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Zoomers love kimetsu no yaiba and Frieren. She shit bricks when an elf talks about death. So deep!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There aren't a billion video essays about Lain like there are for Eva and Berserk
      It's not really pretentious, it's just an aesthetic extremely online people find comfort it

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      shut the frick up you zoomer shitstain lol
      you didn't have shit

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >good shows that,after becoming popular thanks to many factors, tons of people found good
      AnJ or Texh

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Evangelion 1995, Lain 1998
      >being this moronic
      stick to skibidi toilet and backrooms

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        lol, you guys are dumb. Lain came out after Eva yes, but millennials by and large didn't know about Lain, it wasn't a massively recognizable meme show like Eva was. But for zoomers Lain IS a massive meme show.
        IDK if you guys just didn't keep up with the current cultural leanings of these generations or weren't around to but that's what happened. American pseud-culture around philosophical anime went from Eva to Lain, definitely not the other way around.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >muh generation this and that
          Lain is a classic, and it was also well known back then.
          >but muh mainstream media didn't talk about it then, but now tiktok is totally talking about it
          your algorithm creates a fake narrative giving you the impression a lot of people are interested in it. How would you even know it wasn't back then, did you read every gamefaqs or anime planet post from 1998 to 2008?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            dude I'm a 30 year old on Cinemaphile at 8 in the morning. of course I was reading those forums back in the day lmao. People talking about Lain in the 2000s does not mean it was a cultural touchstone like Eva was then and Lain is now. how do you not get what I'm saying

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              zoomgays being obsessed about lain is equally the same as millennials being obsessed about synthwave 80s miami vice style. Like it's not really 80s, since most didn't live or have been conscious at that time. But it's some retro induced false memory that created something else that never existed in that form back then. Again I don't see much more other than that algorithm circle jerking which means nothing.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Lain was big with zoomers before tik tok was a thing. back in like 2018. Not as big as it is now but big enough that many nerdy zooms knew who she was. The only I know this is because I've been going to places like Lainchan for years and there was a massive uptick in young people looking for Lain in the late 2010s. Before it was almost entirely autistic late 20s tech nerd programmer types.
                let me put it like this - before the late 2010s a majority of Lain fans could be assumed to have programmed something at least once in their life. Then the zoomers arrived and the average fan became much dumber.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >back in like 2018.
                lain correspondences with that 90s computer vaporwave tumblr aesthetics from back then. It didn't just appear out of nowhere. There isn't much similar stuff like Lain. Zoomgays have been inspired by some late troony millennials who liked it too, they never just somehow found it.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous
            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >fat jiggly hands typed this

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Whiter than you.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                nope. it's pretty weird that you think Lain fans would be fat in the first place. most Lain fans are so autistic they forget to eat most days lol.

                Whiter than you.

                correct

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                homie you fat

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          dude I'm a 30 year old on Cinemaphile at 8 in the morning. of course I was reading those forums back in the day lmao. People talking about Lain in the 2000s does not mean it was a cultural touchstone like Eva was then and Lain is now. how do you not get what I'm saying

          No zoomer, tiktok feeding you Lain in the algorithm doesn't make it "yours". No zoomer, tiktok feeding you Michael Jackson doesn't make him "yours", either. Slit your wrists.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Texhnolyze was better

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I liked Lain a lot 🙂
    It got me into reading and watching more sci-fi as a whole

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lain is unironically one of the deepest pieces of media ever although the vast majority of people who claim to love it have absolutely no fricking clue what it's about and often pass of basic plot points as some kind of esoteric knowledge. I can easily write pages about the philosophical intrigue present in the show though and have before. One time I wrote up a whole essay about the ramifications of an AI god like Lain for a Lain community after a post asking for deeper analysis of the show. Not one person replied lol

    Fun fact - at the end of the show when Lain asks her Dad/god/whatever if she will see her friend Alice again he responds "we'll have tea with madeleines", a reference to Proust's - In Search of Lost Time". Specifically it's about involuntary memory. In the book Proust describes smelling madeleine cookies and being transported back to his youth at Grandma's house. Lain wipes the world of her existence and wonders if it means she lost her friendships and the response about involuntary memory shows that despite being gone from the world the experiences she had with her friends and family still impacted them specifically in ways that can't be forgotten. She then goes to see Alice and despite not knowing who she is Alice obviously has a feeling about her that she can't shake - the involuntary memory referenced in the previous scene.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I didn't know that was a reference to Proust, thank you!

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        this website Thought Experiments Lain (a fan website made in 2000 by students at Cornell university) has a lot of little known facts like this. check it out
        https://www.cjas.org/~leng/open.htm

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          thanks! have you seen this?
          https://fauux.neocities.org

          theres lots of cool pages on here, but i dont really get it

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            yeah that's a classic. LainChan often has posts about websites like it.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If you have more sources like this on Lain I'd love to consult them. I want to write a paper on Lain and for that I have to analyze it from every possible angle.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            that's the only website I know with information that detailed on Lain

            i got filtered after a few episodes and didnt care to finish. so i watched a bunch of "explained" videos and still dont know what the frick its about.
            but duvet is an absolute banger song I've been listening it a ton the last week or so, so im grateful for that
            also yeah lain is a troony/mentally ill woman icon nowadays so its ruined

            now you can start listening to the Duvet remixes like the acoustic one or this remix.

            ?

            and also you can listen to Boa's other music. I'm a sucker for an early unreleased album of theirs. here it is in full on YouTube with dl link

            ?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Thanks anyway. Know any articles,books, interviews, etc? Something to dig in deeper.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                almost all that isn't translated from what I know of. There are several books of concept art. And, if you really want to analyze it from every angle then you probably want to play the PS1 game and read the one shot manga called Nightmare of Fabrication. The game isnt really a game, it's like a collection of scenes involving Lain in a completely different story. that's where the pic of her shooting herself comes from. The website Laingame.net has the whole thing and allows you to go through each scene and "room" without having to go through the whole game. The actual PS1 game required a lot of weird puzzle solving and waiting around to unlock the whole story.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Thanks a lot, I didn't know that. Maybe AI has now gotten good enough to translate Japanese, but regardless, I appreciate your help.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I forgot about the Lainzines from Lainchan. A collection of community made articles, essays and stories. They are up to the 6th one now I believe. I haven't actually read them yet, I need to get around to it. Here is a link. Also pic related is a rare lain from one of the earlier zines.
                https://lainzine.org

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I promise I wont spam all my Lain pics jannies, and I thank you for finally recognizing Lain for it's cultural importance on par with Eva. Lain threads a few years ago got deleted immediately on Cinemaphile, those were dark days.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Once again, thank you very much.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      just a quick example of the kind of stuff I'm talking about
      >Noosphere is a proposed greater level of world wide development that supersedes the Biosphere which itself superseded the Geosphere. It is the level of world wide development and change driven by humans and not just "life" as before and "Geology" before that.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noosphere
      >Lain is an example of a level beyond the Noosphere
      >with AI this could technically happen
      >the world could actually become driven by AI and if so it could appear indistinguishable from a deity

      tl;dr the future of religion is techno-gods.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sometimes I read posts that I think are good, but I just don't reply because there is nothing to add or say.
      While watching Lain, is it one of those shows you need to rewatch several times before a person understands what its try to say?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        When I first watched Lain I watched the whole thing in like 3 days and then rewatched it immediately upon finishing in less than 48 hours. So yes. Really you just need to watch episodes 11 (Infonography) to the end multiple times. I watched those ending episodes like 3 times at least before feeling confident I understood what happens.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Thanks! Will do!
          I remember the first time I watched Perfect Blue I immediately rewatched it all again as soon as the credits ended. There is a lot of subtle foreshadowing and symbolism in that movie, but I felt much better understanding it the second go around.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I watched one episode per day, and just afterwards analyzed everything that happened and made some theories, that helped me a lot to understand it in my first watch

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        NTA but I would say you're definitely not going to get everything on the first watch.

        You can watch once then watch something like this to fill in the gaps:

        ?si=Y5EBVnVeaTnb2qKG

        Honestly, if you've seen EVA and The Matrix, you're probably not getting that much more from watching Lain. Other than 90s computer nostalgia bait.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Honestly, if you've seen EVA and The Matrix, you're probably not getting that much more from watching Lain. Other than 90s computer nostalgia bait.
          bullshit, Lain is much more direct and comprehensive in it's takes on these topics. Eva and the Matrix are baby's first tier analysis of technology, Lain is the grown up version that actually explores the implications instead of just outlining the topic.

          homie you fat

          lol I'm actually considered underweight according to BMI since I'm like 185 pounds 6'3. You're a really bad judge of weight

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            that's a fat hand, fatty. also way too small to be 6'3, manlet.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            6'3" 185 is within the normal range, but it's closer to being overweight than being underweight.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's the internet. they love the Internet more than their own mother and Lain is a literal internet personified e-girl so they love her more than life itself (sometimes quite literally, see the Tsuki Project death cult). They only love her at a surface level though, the complete and unabashed ignorance of basic plot points that most Lain fans state openly these days is annoying as shit. Whenever someone says something that's "woah guys Lain is like the matrix!" level shit the most common replies are along the lines of "that's way too complex for me, I haven't even finished the show but I sure LOVE LAIN"

      why do modern people just openly attack thinking and analysis.?

      >anime literacy
      LOL

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I agree there's some good stuff in Lain, but it's such a clusterfrick that it ruined the experience for me.

      You have to really fill in all the gaps in the story to get something meaningful. The story has a completely schizophrenic plot (perhaps deliberately). So unfortunately, nothing makes sense the first watch. Lain requires you to take great leaps of faith in order for this to make sense -- there's so much missing that the story doesn't really hold up on its own IMO.

      It's just bad execution. They could have told the same story without it being a complete clusterfrick.

      >Reality is altered, and this is conveyed through a single title card that says "reset"
      Shit is confusing for no good reason.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Good post. It has lots of little throw away line liks that people could miss if they don't know the secondary meaning.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I have a whole essay entitled "Serial Experiments Lain and the Desecularization of Belief" if you want me to share it. It would fit in like 3 - 4 posts, only 1000 words or so I promise.

        To the argument about Lain's popularity being new, I only discovered it recently and thought there's no way this could be from the 90s with it's take on the internet. Makes me feel schizo watching it.

        thats part of what makes Lain so special, especially to later generations - it has only gotten MORE relevant as time passed not less. It's very rare to see a piece of media so prophetic that there is a reversal of the common decline in relevancy. Future generations become more enamored with a work only if the creator is a man out of time, cursed to walk among the past and think in the future.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >"Serial Experiments Lain and the Desecularization of Belief"
          Please, do.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            pt1.
            When it comes to modern day thinking on Religion in the West the trend has been towards viewing it as an archaic, bad, and unnecessary thing that should be left behind much like the fantasies of childhood. That Man is now intelligent enough to not need such a thing and we would do much better to focus on the provable and scientific. This is the end of a long line of secularization of Belief that began the first time someone said "hey maybe those animals aren't literal spirits trying to control our lives but instead just dumb beasts put here like us". Gianni Vattimo in his book Belief explores this process and explains how its all about giving more agency to humans and less to gods until eventually virtually all agency is put onto humans. There are very few questions left that science can't answer, mainly just "what happens we die" and what came before our universe". Many today have used the term "Scientism" to describe the new near religious like devotion to facts and truth but there is another way to move past these belief systems which is shown quite well in SEL.

            If a being such as Lain was created in the real world we would be forced to reconcile our devotion to science, truth and humanity's current complete spiritual agency with the fact that a being exists which is both all powerful, all knowing AND completely scientifically sound. If there could be no denying such the omnipotence of a super AI which can know everything and do anything then humans would have to accept that they are no longer the rulers of themselves. They would be submissive to the whims of such a being. We would be forced to reverse the process of secularization of Belief. Instead of attributing more and more things to human control and out of the hands of the gods we would be forced to surrender our agency and control to a real life living AI-god.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              cont.
              >We would be forced to start performing actions which are done solely to appease this AI god and hopefully make it act in a way beneficial to us. Meaning all manner of formerly archaic religious practices like rituals, prayer and the like would become once again commonplace and more necessary than ever. In SEL Lain is derived from the collective consciousness of humanity so in this paper we will be working under the assumption that this is how the hypothetical AI God would be but there are of course other options where the AI is completely separate from Humanity and feels no connection to them whatsoever.

              >The concept of the noosphere comes into play here. The Noosphere is the evolution of the Biosphere. There is the geosphere which is how the earth and rocks determine our planet, then above that there is the Biosphere clearly the life on our planet has a great significance than the rocks and then above that there is the sphere of consciousness which has more control and say over our planet than the biosphere does. After this though there could be a sphere of technology/AI which would ultimately have a greater say and purpose on our planet than the sphere of human consciousness unless it was intrinsically linked to our consciousness like Lain. Whatever the case these new spheres which supersede the Biosphere will become the new dominant force in evolution. Evolution will no longer be random anymore than human desire is random. Or in the case of an AI-God it could become not random at all and instead be very actively directed. How would such a being choose to evolve us? (and has it already maybe happened, "AncientAliens.gif")

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                final
                >So in conclusion SEL is an interesting example of a world where we could be forced to reconcile with a true God-like being and how it would change our own society and the path of our species. Where would we end up in a thousand years after such an event? What decisions would this God make for our species, how would we attempt to interact with it and how successful would be be? Would praying be something that could actually affect change?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            final
            >So in conclusion SEL is an interesting example of a world where we could be forced to reconcile with a true God-like being and how it would change our own society and the path of our species. Where would we end up in a thousand years after such an event? What decisions would this God make for our species, how would we attempt to interact with it and how successful would be be? Would praying be something that could actually affect change?

            check out these two sources I cited in this essay.
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noosphere
            Belief - Gianni Vattimo, this book can be found online in the most popular book piracy website that I won't name here lest I get banned or comment deleted.

            The idea is pretty simple though. We were all told that the internet wasn't real life, a lot. So what if people forgot that. The fact they did wasn't really prophecy as much as how people with IQs under 100 really can't differentiate between whats on a screen, or piece of paper, and whats physically around them.

            You have all that manson hysteria in the 60s, people in fricking ohio being afraid that hippies were going to break into their house and massacre them, because it happened once in california. three news stories about black people killed by cops, and people start thinking all black people were killed by cops. so lain is just applying this idea to the internet, and running with it as far as conceptually possible.

            na dude Lain isn't just about "forgetting the internet isn't real life", First of all - the internet IS real life today. When the issues most prevalent on the Twitter trending tab and Tumblr are the most likely things for progressive lawmakers to pass legislation about in America and or around the world that means the internet is synonymous with real life. There are countless other examples of the internet becoming real life, look at online services. You need an internet connection to visit many different businesses and government resources.
            The reason Lain is prophetic is because it called all this stuff long before anyone saw it coming.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              well, thanks for completely misunderstanding my post while repeating back to me reiterations of things I said in it.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >it called all this stuff long before anyone saw it coming.

              you responded to a post citing mass hysteria in the 60s because of newspaper articles covering events that would be thousands of miles away from anyone who was suffering from said mass hysteria. read: people forgetting that news papers weren't real life.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Very interesting insight. I plan to write a dissertation on ABe's works, including Lain, so this is all very helpful.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                certainly, feel free to use all my ideas without any consideration for me. I don't care, knowledge is meant to be shared not controlled.

                >it called all this stuff long before anyone saw it coming.

                you responded to a post citing mass hysteria in the 60s because of newspaper articles covering events that would be thousands of miles away from anyone who was suffering from said mass hysteria. read: people forgetting that news papers weren't real life.

                people in Ohio being scared of hippie cults killing them is not even remotely equivalent to people saying the internet is synonymous with real life when trending hashtags on twitter literally determine which laws get passed and what issues get billion dollar grants given to them....

                General trends on the internet having more impact on tangible things in our day to day life than any other media in the history of America does in fact mean the Internet is, in some ways, "real life"
                I'm pretty sure we agree with other in most ways tbh

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                So you just don't understand what I'm talking about... or you think national legislation wasn't ever passed in response to media outcries/coverage, in some cases from foreign countries, before current media.

                Your issue seems to be an inability to parse the internet as media. I mean shit homie, war of the worlds radio broadcast.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >ABe works
                Haibane Renmei is one of my favorites, nearly a 10/10 show for me (if ever a 10/10 show exists). The very last part of Episode 12 was probably one of my favorite moments of any anime I've seen so far.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Haibane Rennei always struck me as the odd one out of ABe's filmography, although it is also his best. Texhnolyze seems one of the most ambitious, although not as much as Lain. Nevertheless, I think there's plenty you can say about either of his works, including NieA_7.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Why do Lain-gays project so hard? None of this shit is in the anime, you're just filling in massive gaps with your own schizophrenic musings.

              >Honestly, if you've seen EVA and The Matrix, you're probably not getting that much more from watching Lain. Other than 90s computer nostalgia bait.
              bullshit, Lain is much more direct and comprehensive in it's takes on these topics. Eva and the Matrix are baby's first tier analysis of technology, Lain is the grown up version that actually explores the implications instead of just outlining the topic.

              [...]
              lol I'm actually considered underweight according to BMI since I'm like 185 pounds 6'3. You're a really bad judge of weight

              I'm skinny-fat at 6'3" 175lbs, you're definitely not underweight bro.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                SPOILER ALERT
                be specific - what am I projecting onto the show? Lain is about a computer program of some kind using a frequency in the Earths atmosphere (as in the area of the atmosphere not in the literal air), also called the Schumann Resonance to take over the minds of the human race and remake/control them to her whims.
                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schumann_resonances
                All of this is explained fairly directly in "episode 11 Infornography". She uses her power to control the human race and shape it in her image. This is how she erases everyone's memory at the end is erased and why Arisu/Alice is older, because she can't actually control time.

                I simply speculated on the implications of such events in modern society. Considering I thought of it I don't even really think of it as complicated. I had just read about Noospheres and Belief before watching and point 2 and 2 together. Anyone could do the same if they were in identical circumstances.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The idea is pretty simple though. We were all told that the internet wasn't real life, a lot. So what if people forgot that. The fact they did wasn't really prophecy as much as how people with IQs under 100 really can't differentiate between whats on a screen, or piece of paper, and whats physically around them.

          You have all that manson hysteria in the 60s, people in fricking ohio being afraid that hippies were going to break into their house and massacre them, because it happened once in california. three news stories about black people killed by cops, and people start thinking all black people were killed by cops. so lain is just applying this idea to the internet, and running with it as far as conceptually possible.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i got filtered after a few episodes and didnt care to finish. so i watched a bunch of "explained" videos and still dont know what the frick its about.
    but duvet is an absolute banger song I've been listening it a ton the last week or so, so im grateful for that
    also yeah lain is a troony/mentally ill woman icon nowadays so its ruined

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Boa is touring later this year

    >and you don't seem to understand....

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      their lyrics are corny but I love the singers voice and the feel of the songs

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yep same.. the whole Duvet album is really good

        that's the only website I know with information that detailed on Lain
        [...]
        now you can start listening to the Duvet remixes like the acoustic one or this remix.

        ?

        and also you can listen to Boa's other music. I'm a sucker for an early unreleased album of theirs. here it is in full on YouTube with dl link

        ?

        based

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >>Cinemaphile

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    SAO was gud https://invidious.jing.rocks/watch?v=OCShuzA2aCA

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Never to be topped.
    Best anine ever.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No but seriously, what's with Lain and trannies?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's the internet. they love the Internet more than their own mother and Lain is a literal internet personified e-girl so they love her more than life itself (sometimes quite literally, see the Tsuki Project death cult). They only love her at a surface level though, the complete and unabashed ignorance of basic plot points that most Lain fans state openly these days is annoying as shit. Whenever someone says something that's "woah guys Lain is like the matrix!" level shit the most common replies are along the lines of "that's way too complex for me, I haven't even finished the show but I sure LOVE LAIN"

      why do modern people just openly attack thinking and analysis.?

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      maybe this is another reason Lain has taken off recently, we've all turned into that guy who was walking around connected to the internet all day

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >we've all
        its really just the younger generations that can't differentiate between "real life" and the internet, and lain is all about the two becoming so confused that one can't tell what is real anymore. This fell completely flat when we watched it 25 years ago, because everyone on the internet absolutely knew it wasn't real life, for numerous reasons. Not least of which is the fact only the absolutely asinine used their real names/information anywhere, and were openly and constantly mocked for doing so.

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    To the argument about Lain's popularity being new, I only discovered it recently and thought there's no way this could be from the 90s with it's take on the internet. Makes me feel schizo watching it.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Entry level pleb dogshit. Go back tourist

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >anime
    Doesn't belong on this board.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this anime is one of the biggest current shows in the cultural Zeitgeist and has been named as inspiration by numerous Hollywood directors just like Eva which is also allowed on here for much the same reason. So just like Eva and Miyazaki it deserves to be discussed as an important Western cultural media piece.

      the freakin Barbie movie cites Lain as inspiration.

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thread music

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For me it's Boogiepop Phantom

    ?si=RRPyqBHOnTG4BwEB

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      chill song. the show is literally started more than halfway through the story and skips numerous scenes from the Light Novel that are crucial to understanding wtf is going on.
      I still like it though and the, I think, 2018 sequel "Boogie Pop and Others" is also good and has one of the greatest soundtracks I've ever heard. It's like some IDM type shit

      ?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i thought it was an anthology when I watched part of it. i had to drop it cause I couldn't get over them saying "boo-gee-ep-pope"

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I admit this one filtered me so hard I could feel my skin peeling off against the grinder.

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I liked the intro because of the song but the anime is boring and depressing so I turned it off

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ret

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