How does /a/ feel about Lain?
Just finished ep 1, that was some strange shit. What will the rest of the series be like?
It doesn't get better. Just a bunch of pseudo deepshit the author made up as he went along. If you want quality deepshit, watch Ergo Proxy or Texhnolyze
Texh > EP > bearsuit
I think we can all reasonably agree, like mature and reasonable adults, that this is the case.
My local PBS station aired Lain in 2000 when I was a kid, and I tried masturbating to the show but there weren't any scenes that could get me off. I bet it'd be easier for me now to jack off to Lain episodes somehow.
Lain >>> Haibane >> Texhnolyze
I don't dislike Texhnolyze at all, but that's how far apart I see them as. Lain is far too deep and interesting to give such a poor score to.
I legitimately don't get what's supposed to be that good about it. I'd give it a 6/10 at best. I loved the atmosphere, its themes and all that, the music was great too, but actual pacing, plot and characters were just straight up bad, completely unrelatable, and unlikable in my opinion. It was almost a chore to finish if I wasn't so intrigued how things will play out, only to be disappointed.
I agree with this.
>What will the rest of the series be like?
Episode 5 and 9 are key to understanding it all. Expect to fail to fully understand it the first time you watch it. Even the most intelligent of us do.
Genuinely interesting and thought-provoking albeit a bit messy at times. I love the style and atmosphere too.
Lain is in my top 5 anime of all time, it was the top one when it released but right now I don't know if for me it's still the best, but it's up there with Stand Alone Complex and Legend of the Galactic Heroes.
I met my current wife 14 years ago by talking with her about Lain at a comic book store.
>thought Lain was almost a chore to finish
>yet didn't have this problem with Texhex
>Just a bunch of pseudo deepshit the author made up as he went along
this really fucking isn't the case
if anything a lot of what Lain does seems overly obvious now what with how this originally came out back in 1998, there's shit it did back then that has become commonplace now
I was writing about Posthumanism in Japanese animation. I just spoke about how Lain as a character transcended her body and the repercussions of her abandoning her body as it related to her being a person
I love it quite a bit. I saw myself in Lain in a lot of ways, from her disconnection to reality and people (and her desire to connect) and her personality. The atmosphere, visuals, and sound all satisfied my autism in a way where it felt like home.
Seeing her slowly lock herself way into the wired, and then jerk back to reality from Arisu's influence left a big impression me, and Lain accepting her role where everyone forgets her gave me a very bittersweet, lonely feeling and yet happy because she can go see Arisu any time she wants.
Let's all love Lain
However, all people who wish to cuddle with Lain must know that the road to her is filled with terrible monsters, like the one in pic related.
Open the file only if you're not faint of heart.
That's not what the psx game says
You havin a giggle there m8, huh?
I think Ran and Rakka are cuter.
Lain > Tex > HR
This is my opinion, if you think otherwise that's fine too.