Serial Experiments Lain (TV)

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Alternative title:
Lain
Wirtualna Lain (Polish)
Серийные эксперименты Лэин (Russian)
Эксперименты Лэйн (Russian)
シリアルエクスペリメンツレイン (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Significant
Copyright notice: ©1998 Triangle Staff/Pioneer LDC.
Plot Summary: Lain Iwakura appears to be an ordinary girl, with almost no experience with computers. Yet the sudden suicide of a schoolmate, and a number of strange occurrences, conspire to pull Lain into the world of the Wired, where she gradually learns that nothing is what it seems to be... not even Lain herself.
User Ratings: 4220 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 798 votes (sub:518, dub:231, ?:9, raw:5, edit.dub:3, others:32
10 Spanish subtitled
5 French subtitled
5 Portuguese subtitled
4 Russian subtitled
3 German subtitled
2 Russian dubbed
1 German dubbed
1 Russian edited dub
1 Polish subtitled
)
 Excellent: 1108 votes (sub:790, dub:252, ?:7, raw:3, edit.dub:3, others:53
19 Spanish subtitled
7 French subtitled
7 Portuguese subtitled
4 Italian dubbed
3 Polish subtitled
3 Spanish dubbed
3 Russian subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 French dubbed
1 Catalan dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
1 Russian edited dub
1 Korean subtitled
1 Dutch subtitled
)
 Very good: 919 votes (sub:603, dub:256, ?:8, edit.dub:4, raw:3, others:45
10 Spanish subtitled
6 Russian subtitled
4 Portuguese subtitled
3 Italian dubbed
3 French subtitled
3 Polish subtitled
3 German subtitled
3 Spanish dubbed
2 German dubbed
1 Turkish Sub subtitled
1 Turkish subtitled
1 Italian edited dub
1 Italian subtitled
1 French dubbed
1 Russian dubbed
1 Dutch subtitled
1 Persian subtitled
)
 Good: 667 votes (sub:453, dub:168, raw:9, ?:5, edit.dub:2, others:30
11 Spanish subtitled
6 Spanish dubbed
6 Portuguese subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Dutch subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Russian edited dub
)
 Decent: 275 votes (sub:169, dub:87, raw:3, ?:3, edit.dub:1, others:12
2 Spanish subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Finnish subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Czech subtitled
)
 So-so: 196 votes (sub:120, dub:59, ?:3, edit.dub:2, raw:1, others:11
3 Spanish dubbed
2 Portuguese dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Turkish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Not really good: 73 votes (sub:61, dub:8, edit.dub:1, ?:1, others:2
1 German dubbed
1 French dubbed
)
 Weak: 95 votes (sub:60, dub:28, ?:1, edit.dub:1, others:5
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 German dubbed
)
 Bad: 52 votes (sub:32, dub:16, ?:1, others:3
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Awful: 22 votes (sub:14, dub:7, raw:1)
 Worst ever: 15 votes (sub:9, dub:6)
Seen in part or in whole by 7554 users, rank: #61 (of 6087)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.892 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.9001, rank: #639 (of 6079)
Weighted mean: 7.803 (Very good−), rank: #640 (of 6079) (seen all: 7.97 / seen some: 6.79 / won't finish: 4.11)
Bayesian estimate: 7.802 (Very good−), rank: #461 (of 4584)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 13
Episode titles: We have 13
Vintage:
1998-07-06 to 1998-09-28
2004-01-18 to 2005-07-30 (Latin America - Locomotion)
2004-07-02 (K3 - Televisió de Catalunya)
2006-04-25 (Spain, Cuatroº)
2007-07-21 to 2007-10-13 (G4TechTV Canada - Anime Current)
2013-04-13 (Mexico - XEIMT Canal 22)
Release dates: We have 15
Opening Theme:
"Duvet" by Boa
Ending Theme:
"Tooi Sakebi" by Nakaido "Chabo" Rei'ichi
Links: We have 6
Trivia: We have 8
DVD Easter Eggs: We have 3
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Artbook
    Yoshitoshi Abe Lain Illustrations (Artbook) 2006-07-12
    Yoshitoshi Abe Lain Illustrations [Limited Edition] (Artbook) 2006-07-12
Blu-Ray + DVD combo
    Serial Experiments Lain - The Complete Collection [Limited Edition] (BD+DVD) 2012-11-27 (from $51.81)
    Serial Experiments Lain - The Complete Collection (BD+DVD) 2012-11-29 (from $37.42)
    Serial Experiments Lain - The Complete Collection [Classics] (BD+DVD) 2014-01-28 (from $22.99)
DVD (Region 1)
    Serial Experiments Lain - Navi (DVD 1) 1999-07-13 (from $9.99)
    Serial Experiments Lain - Navi [Geneon Signature Series] (DVD 1) 2004-01-06 (from $6.00)
    Serial Experiments Lain - Navi [Geneon Signature Series] (DVD 1) 2005-12-31
    Serial Experiments Lain - Knights (DVD 2) 1999-08-24
    Serial Experiments Lain - Knights [Geneon Signature Series] (DVD 2) 2004-03-09
    Serial Experiments Lain - Knights [Geneon Signature Series] (DVD 2) 2005-12-31
    Serial Experiments Lain - Deus (DVD 3) 1999-10-12
    Serial Experiments Lain - Deus [Geneon Signature Series] (DVD 3) 2004-04-13
    Serial Experiments Lain - Reset (DVD 4) 1999-11-23 (from $28.95)
    Serial Experiments Lain - Reset [Geneon Signature Series] (DVD 4) 2004-05-11
    Serial Experiments Lain - Box Set (DVD 1-4) 2001-10-09
    Serial Experiments Lain - Box Set [Geneon Signature Series] (DVD 1-4) 2005-01-11
Soundtrack
    Serial Experiments Lain - Cyberia Mix (OST) 2003-09-02
    Serial Experiments Lain - Soundtrack (OST) 2003-09-02

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Director: Ryutaro Nakamura
Director:
Akihiko Nishiyama (eps 4, 6, 9)
Johei Matsuura (eps 3, 5, 11)
Masahiko Murata (eps 7, 10)
Ryutaro Nakamura (eps 1-2, 12-13)
Shigeru Ueda (eps 8, 12)
Screenplay: Chiaki J. Konaka
Storyboard: Ryutaro Nakamura
Original creator: Yoshitoshi ABe
Original story: Yasuyuki Ueda
Original Character Design: Yoshitoshi ABe
Character Design: Takahiro Kishida
Art Director: Masaru Sato
Animation Director:
Masahiro Sekiguchi (eps 1, 7, 9, 13)
Takahiro Kishida (ep 12)
Yasuhide Maruyama (eps 11, 13)
Yoshihiro Sugai (eps 2, 10)
Yuichi Tanaka (eps 3, 5, 8)
Yuji Takahashi (eps 4, 6)
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Director of Photography: Takashi Azuhata
Executive producer:
Akihiro Kawamura
Taro Maki
2nd Unit Sound & Design:
Akira Takemoto
Koji Kasamatsu
Assistant producer: Mie Ide
Casting: Suguru Matsuoka
Color Key: Michiyo Iriomote
Color Key/Check: Ryoko Hiraide
Continuity:
Masahiko Murata (ep 7)
Rokuro Ninga (ep 9)
Ryutaro Nakamura (6 episodes
eps 5-6, 8, 11-13
)

Takuya Satō (ep 10)
Continuity Direction: Ryutaro Nakamura
COS Creation: Jyunji Nakahara
Editing:
Takeshi Seyama
Tsuyoshi Imai (OP; JAY Film)
Graphic Operation: Mitsuru Sugiura
In-Between Check:
Hiroshi Shirakawa
Masato Ujibe (OP)
Tomoko Miyata (OP)
Main Title Logo Design: Akihisa Okuda (BALANCE of PROPORTION, INC.)
Music Advertising: Akinori Ito
Music Production: Emi Ito (7th Mother)
Photography Produced in Association With: Arito Yukawa
Planning: Yasuyuki Ueda
Production Assistant: Minako Shimoi
Production Desk: Takashi Hirokawa
Promotion: Junya Itou
Recording engineer: Shoji Hata
Second Unit Music & Sound Design:
Akira Takemoto
Koji Kasamatsu
Series Structure: Chiaki J. Konaka
Setting Produced in Association With: Hitoshi Kagiyama
Setting Production: Kazuharu Sato
Special Effects: Takashi Maekawa
Theme Song Composition: BOA (OP)
Theme Song Lyrics: Jasmine Rodgers (OP)
Theme Song Performance: BOA (OP)
TV Programming: Makiko Iwata (TV Tokyo)
Video Editing:
Kumio Onaga (Active Cine Club)
Mari Kobayashi (Active Cine Club)
Yasumi Morimitsu (SUPLEX Inc.)
Kaori Shimizu as Lain Iwakura

Ayako Kawasumi as Mika Iwakura
Rei Igarashi as Miho Iwakura
Ryunosuke Ohbayashi as Yasuo Iwakura
Yoko Asada as Alice Mizuki

Ari Morizumi as JJ
Ayako Kurosaki as Woman's voice
Chiharu Tezuka as Reika Yamamoto
Fumihiko Tachiki as Commander
Haruka Tsunezumi as Baby girl(baby voice)
Hikaru Miyata as Professor Hodgson
Jin Yamanoi as Middle-aged man
Jouji Nakata as Man in Black 2
Kazuhiko Inoue as Man's voice
Keichi Igarashi as Child
Keito Takimoto as Taro
Ken Narita as Teacher
Kenji Jojima as Child
Kenji Kobayashi as Announcer
Kenji Nojima as Child
Kenji Nomura as Eye
Kotomi Muto as Yomoda Chisa 
Madoka Akita as voice
Manabi Mizuno as Juri Kato
Masashi Sugawara as Man's voice
Michiko Neya as Keiko Yoshii
Miki Itou as Baby girl(adult voice)
Minako Arakawa as Woman's Voice
Minako Ichiki as Hand
Natsuki Asaoka as Secretary
Rumi Okada as Doll
Shigeru Chiba as Nezumi
Shigeru Shibuya as Office Worker
Sho Hayami as Masami Eiri
Sora Fujima as Masayuki
Sumi Mutoh as Yomoda Chisa
Susumu Chiba as Deliveryman
Takashi Taniguchi as Narrator
Takumi Yamazaki as Man in Black 1
Yuki Yamamoto as Myu-Myu

Japanese companies
Animation Production: Triangle Staff
Art: Bihou, Inc. (OP)
Co-Production:
AIC
GENCO
In-Between Animation:
Sung San
White Line
Key Animation: Pak Production (eps 3-5, 10)
Laboratory: Imagica
Music Production:
7th Mother
J-WORKS
Koyousha
Original story: production 2nd
Paint: Sung San
Photography: Azuhata Production
Planning: production 2nd
Production:
PIONEER LDC
TV Tokyo
Recording Studio: Tokyo TV Center
Sound Production: Rakuonsha
Title Logo: Maki Productions
English staff
English cast
Director: Lia Sargent
Translation:
David Fleming
Sarah Alys Lindholm (RESTORE insert booklet, Funimation)
ADR Script:
Gavin Glennon (eps 2-7)
Quint Lancaster (ep 1)
Executive producer:
Gen Fukunaga (Funimation)
Hideki 'Henry' Goto
Digital ADR Tracking: Michael McCarty
DVD Engineer: Songyi Liu
Final Mix: Les Claypool III
General Manager: Carl Segal
Lead Video Engineer: Jacob Martin (Funimation)
Menu Design:
Colin Petrie
Jason71
Online Editor: Keri Winthers
Post-Production Assistant: Aya Spann (Funimation)
Senior Video Editor:
Daniel Mancilla (Funimation)
Jeremy Jimenez (Funimation)
Subtitle Timing: David Fleming
Video Editing:
Ashley Rosse (Funimation)
Josh Tyler (Funimation)
Robert Bell (Funimation)
Video Engineer:
Andrew Manson (Funimation)
Jason Weems (Funimation)
Video Post-Production Director: Clarine Harp (Funimation)
Video Post-Production Manager: Matthew O'Hara (Funimation)
Ruby Marlowe as Lain Iwakura

Celeste Burch as Miho Iwakura
Emily Brown as Alice
Gil Starberry as Yasuo Iwakura
Patricia Ja Lee as Mika Iwakura

Alfred Thor as Dr. Hodgeson
Anne Sherman as Hand
Bob Marx as Eye
Carol Stanzione as Voice on WIRED
David Lucas as
Male Teacher
Newscaster
Dorothy Melendrez as Teacher
Dylan Tully as Delivery Guy
George C. Cole as
Narrator
Voice on WIRED
Ian Hawk as Taro
Jackson Daniels as 'Chesire Cat Poser'
James Lyon as Light Haired Man in Black
Julie Maddalena as Knight Member's Son
Katie Ashley as Little girl
Lenore Zann as Lain's friend 1
Lia Sargent as Chisa Yomoda
Mike D'Gard as Totem
Rachel Harris as Female Knight
Richard George as WIRED Informant
Richard Plantagenet as Tachibana Employee
Robert Wicks as Dark Haired Man in Black
Sandy Fox as Myu-Myu
Sean Mitchell as Voice on WIRED
sean thornton as Masami Eiri
Selece Zann as Lain's friend 2
Sparky Thornton as Masami Eiri
Syd Fontana as Suicidal Man
Trixie Wood as Voice on WIRED

English companies
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Philippe Roullier

Coordination: Bruno Parent
Producteur Executif: Carlo Levy
Production Director: Stephanie David
Supervision: Federico Colpi
Technical Assistant: Francesco Di Sanzo
Helene Bizot as Lain Iwakura

Bernard Demory as Yasuo Iwakura
Caroline Pascal as Alice Mizuki
Christine Paris as Miho Iwakura
Susan Sindberg as Mika Iwakura

Caroline Pascal as
Myu-Myu
Shiza
Christian Visine as la Bouche
Christine Paris as
Julie
Masayuki
Jean-Marie Boyer as Masami Eiri
Mike Marshall as Prof. Hodgson
Nathalie Bleynie as la femme Knight
Patrick Pellegrin as Homme en noir 1
Philippe Roullier as Homme en noir 2
Susan Sindberg as
Reika
Taro

French companies
Broadcaster:
Canal + (from 2001)
Gong (from August 2009)
Dubbing: Studio Chinkel
DVD Distribution: Dybex (France)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
ADR Director: Guillermo Costa Murta
Assumpta Navascues as Lain Iwakura(Spain dub)
Lucila Gomez as Lain Iwakura(Argentinian Spanish dub)
Núria Trifol as Lain Iwakura(Catalan dub)

Ariadna Jiménez as Alice Mizuki(Spain dub)
Berta Cortés as Arisu Mizuki(Catalan dub)
Eva Lluch as Mika Iwakura(Catalan dub)
Francesc Belda as Yasuo Iwakura(Spain dub)
Marcelo Armand as Yasuo Iwakura
Montserrat Roig as Miho Iwakura(Catalan dub)
Silvia Aira as Miho Iwakura
Susana Damas as Miho Iwakura(Spain dub)
Toni Sevilla as Yasuo Iwakura(Catalan dub)
Valeria Gomez as Alice Mizuki

Ana María Camps as Reika Yamamoto(Catalan dub)
Carmen Ambrós as Reika Yamamotou(Spain dub)
Diana De Guzmán as Juri Katou(Spain dub)
Francesc Figuerola as Home de Negre(Catalan dub)
Gemma Ibáñez as Chisa Yomoda(Catalan dub)
Hernan Bravo as Taro
Karin Zavala as Chisa Yomoda
Leto Dugatkin as Delivery Man
Mara Campanelli as Reika
Maria Rosa Guillén as Chisa Yomoda(Spain dub)
Mariela Alvarez as
Julie (Juri)
Navi
Miquel Bonet as Home de Negre(Catalan dub)
Mònica Padrós as Juri Kato(Catalan dub)
Ricardo Alanis as Masami Eiri

Carlos Lladó(Spain dub)
Julia Chalmeta(Spain dub)
Oscar Redondo(Spain dub)
Susana Damas(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster:
Animax Latin America
Buzz Channel (Spain)
Cuatro (Spain)
K3 (Televisió de Catalunya)
Locomotion
XEIMT Canal 22 (Mexico)
Dubbing Studio: Cristal Media (Spain dub)
DVD Distribution: Selecta Visión
Translation: Videorecord S.A (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
TV Distribution: Selecta Visión
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Annarita Pasanisi
Translation: Yoshiya Hirohama
Executive producer: Francesco Di Sanzo

Artistic Supervision: Michele Gelli
Assistant producer:
Pierre Giner
Yoshiya Hirohama
Dolby Surround Mixing: Andrea Pochini
Dubbing Assistant: Silvia Menozzi
Editorial Assistant: Anna Marani
Editorial Coordination: Fiammetta Adiutori
Editorial Staff Secretary:
Alessia Di Ruscio
Maria Mauri
Mixing Supervision: Giorgio Bassanelli
Post-Production Supervision: Valerio Manenti
Postproduction Coordination:
Cristina Minoja
Cristina Zanchetta
Production Staff Secretary:
Gianfranco Calvitti
Laura Giordano
Synchronization: Paolo Brunori
Technical Coordinator: Stefano Lirolli
Perla Liberatori as Lain Iwakura

Barbara De Bortoli as Mika Iwakura
Cristina Boraschi as Miho Iwakura
Federica De Bortoli as Arisu Mizuki
Sergio Di Stefano as Yasuo Iwakura

Alessio De Filippis as Masayuki(ep 2)
Alida Milana as Reika Yamamoto
Domitilla D'Amico as July Kato
Gemma Donati as Myu Myu(ep 2)
Massimiliano Alto as Baku(ep 2)
Massimo De Ambrosis as Enciclopedia(ep 2)
Riccardo Rossi as Corriere(ep 2)
Rossella Acerbo as Primo NAVI(ep 1)
Stefano De Filippis as Taro(ep 2)
Tiziana Avarista as Secondo NAVI(ep 2)
Italian companies
Broadcaster: Cultoon (from October 2007)
Distributor: Dynamic Italia
Dubbing: SEFIT CDC
Postproduction: Studio PV
German cast
German staff
(none)
Manja Döring as Lain

Antje von der Ahe as Chiisa
Bernd Schramm as Haushofer
Daniela Reidis as Younger Navi
Detlef Bierstedt as Yasuo
Diana Borgwardt as Mika
Erich Räuker as Man(ep 7)
Frank Otto Schenk as Hayashi
Gerrit Schmidt-Foss as Courier
Jochen Schröder as Professor Hodgeson
Manja Doering as Lain
Marie Schramm as Reika
Martina Treger as Older Navi
Norman Matt as Boy(ep 2)
Oliver Feld as Mouth/Mund
Ricardo Richter as Masayuki
Robin Kahnmeyer as Boy B(ep 4)
Rubina Kuraoka as Juri
Sabine Arnhold as Mihou
Sonja Scherff as
Alice
Myu-Myu
Stefan Fredrich as Maus(german voice Jim Carrey)
Stefan Staudinger as Man(ep 4)
Sven Plate as Tarou
Till Hagen as Masami Eiri
Tim Sander as JJ
German companies
Broadcaster: Animax Germany
Distrubtor: SP Vision
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
(none)
Distributor: Dybex
Dutch cast
(none)
Russian staff
Russian cast
ADR Director: Alexander Filchenko
Translation: Konstantin Grusha
Russian companies
Distributor: XL Media
Polish staff
Polish companies
(none)
Broadcaster:
Canal+ Poland
Hyper
Polish cast
(none)
Portuguese staff
Portuguese cast
Dubbing Director: Elcio Sodré
Letícia Quinto as Lain Iwakura

Fábio Lucindo as Taru(Taro)
Marcelo Pissardini as Masami Eiri
Melissa Garcia as Mika Iwakura
Tatiane Keplermaier as Álice Mizuki

Priscila Concépcion as Juri Kato
Priscila Ferreira as Myu-myu
Roberto Leite as Entregador(ep 2)
Rodrigo Andreatto as Masayuki
Portuguese companies
Broadcaster:
Animax (2nd Broadcasting, dubbed)
Animax Brazil (2nd Broadcasting, dubbed)
Locomotion Brazil (1st Broadcasting, subbed)
Dubbing Studio: Álamo
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