>muh internet persona
>muh soul you're beats
It's not even a trivialization, it's the truth.
>muh colorless gang
>Muh CAUSE I FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEL
>Muh shining thing.
>Muh domestic abuse
episode 11 when? I can't stand the tension.
pretty good but really only makes sense looking back at the whole of it or on rewatches
A little bit of both. The main theme is told through imagery and symbolism
like FLCL[/spoiler but around 5 episodes in they start throwing in a bunch of somewhat irrelevant things that you can only fit into your understanding of the story after probably rewatching multiple times like Evabut the main progression of Lain's character is simple enough to understand after one watch.
Is it still a trivialization if that's exactly the plot?
>Muh dad bad
>Muh obey me world
>Muh ambivalent death
>muh uncontrollable strength
>muh love for people
>muh light novels
>muh cool hat
>muh incestuous sister
>muh incestuous lesbian sister
>muh crazy girlfriend
and I would go on.
>muh rose-colored life
SEL is probably one of the weirder things you can watch. As the other anon pointed out, it depicts most of the story through its visuals. There is a big emphasis on the on lighting, the cable imagery, and so on. It explains little, and instead makes you piece the show together little by little. It gets boring at times, because certain scenes and backgrounds can be repeated up to 4-5 episodes in a row. It is a good show, but I found it a bit overrated.
Remember to be patient. Oh, and don't think you downloaded an English dub version when you hear the "Present day, present time" bit.
My point is that Lain really heavily on visuals, to the point where there can be 4 minute scenes with just random shit popping in here and there. The dialogue is scarce and only explains what a viewer needs to understand what the fuck is going on.
I am just saying that getting used to that takes some time, because most people are used to having shit explained for them. It might be hard for a person to watch because of its heavy usage of repititive scenes used to create motifs and such. It is not hard to piece it all together at the end, but you need exposure to visual story-telling to not give up. It is like expecting some fag that only watches super hero films to understand an arthouse film on the first try.
> muh love
> muh life
> muh everything to
> muh miracle of the universe
> muh might've done some things wrong,
> muh beautiful person inside and out
>muh magic system
TM works in general deserve more trivialization treatment.
>m-muh tsundere, baka!
It's very abstruse, and the pacing is all over the place, but what really makes it hard to follow along with at first is its anachronistic storytelling. Once you work out who Lain and Mika are, the rest of the mystery should fall into place the following time you watch it, and it'll be extremely satisfying.
Episodes 5-9 are where all your expectations will be thrown out the window.
>muh wet t-shirt contest
>muh new world
>muh love triangles
>muh fighter planes
>muh insurance fraud