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Serial Experiments Lain

Layer 03: Psyche


Color / Stereo / 25 minutes / Japanese Language / English Subtitles


We're All Connected

There is the world around us, a world of people, tactile sensation, and culture. There is the wired world, inside the computer, of images, personalities, virtual experiences, and a culture all of its own. The day after a classmate commits suicide, lain, a thirteen year-old girl, discovers how closely the two worlds are linked when she receives an e-mail from the dead girl: "I just abandoned my body. I still live here..." Has the line between the real world and the wired world begun to blur?

layer 01: WEIRD

lain receives e-mail from the girl that committed suicide the other day. The girl says "I just abandoned my body. I still live here."

layer 02: GIRLS

Club Cyberia - the space with full of music, light and people who search for their own pleasure - and the place where another "lain" appears.

layer 03: PSYCHE

lain receives mysterious circuit called "Psyche" that improve functions of any type of NAVIs.

layer 04: RELIGION

lain is into remodeling her NAVI after getting Psyche. Outside of her room, the real world and wired world start mixing.

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