Fanworks

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Related Websites

English

  • arisuchan anonymous lain-themed cyberpunk imageboard with a dedicated /lain/ board
  • Thought Experiments Lain (article) is owned by Lawrence Eng aka Lawmune. It includes, among other things, a review, fanart contest and glossary. It is perhaps best known for the list of Apple references in Lain.
  • Omnipresence is full of information about SEL and includes episode transcripts, screencaps, a fanlisting and a very outdated list of links. It is impossible to navigate. Content is here.
  • Mebious.co.uk (article) comes from a URL that appears briefly on a pressure gauge. Sometimes called "Mebi" or "Mebby". Allows anonymous text or image posting. The most recent 10 lines of text are displayed.
  • Mebious.com hosts this very wiki.
  • Mebio.us is another clone of the original .co.uk site, created after the closure of Mobi.
  • wired.entry.neocities Fansite under constant occasional development.
  • asphyxia.su Collection of every background image from mebious, going back over a year.
  • VisualWired

Japanese

  • Serial Experiments Lain, a site by Chiaki J. Konaka, has interviews, information about books, and links related to Lain, as well as a font that was used in the anime.
  • Deep Researches Lain has a glossary of terms from the anime and a quiz game.
  • Grifon's Garden has pictures and descriptions of at least 6 homemade Lain figurines.
  • LAINてんぷら is a website used to start Lain threads on the 2channel BBS. Has links to many Lain threads on 2ch and many other obscure and edifying Lain-related links. てんぷら (tempura) is slang for template.
  • Protocol of lain's world has lots of great and rare info, but mostly in Japanese, because the English portion of the site is unfinished. (Click lain's face to access the content.)

Russian

Past Related Websites

Essays

Scholarly articles and books

  • "Topologies of Identity in Serial Experiments Lain" by Craig Jackson, published in Mechademia, Volume 7, 2012, pp. 191-201 [1]
  • "The Signal of Noise" (manga) by Adèle-Elise Prévost and MUSEbasement, published in Mechademia, Volume 3, 2008, pp. 173-188 [2]
  • "When the Machines Stop: Fantasy, Reality, and Terminal Identity in Neon Genesis Evangelion and Serial Experiments Lain" by Susan J. Napier, published in Science Fiction Studies vol.29, No. 3, Japanese Science Fiction (Nov. 2002) pp. 418-435 [3]
  • "The Problem of Existence in Japanese Animation" by Susan J. Napier, published in Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 149, No. 1 (Mar., 2005), pp.72-79 [4]
  • "Screening Anime" by Steven T. Brown, an essay published in the 2006 book Cinema Anime, a collection of essays by various authors, edited by Brown. [5]
  • Tokyo Cyberpunk: Posthumanism in Japanese Visual Culture by Steven T. Brown. This time the whole book is by Brown. [6]

Games

Analysis

Fanfiction

English

  • Stopped, a short story that concisely captures the essence of Serial Experiments Lain.

"Lain's watch stopped..."

  • The Gods Themselves, an odd crossover between SEL and Puella Magi Madoka Magica in which Lain and Madokami are indistinguishable and Alice discusses God with Homura.

""Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens.*" Lain. Madoka. Homura. Arisu. I am uncertain what genre to classify this under." (*Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain.)

Japanese

Music

  • Earth Brain Waves, A concept album. The theme imaged the world of the network by the Schumann resonance in serial experiments lain.
  • SUBHUMAN, serial experiments lain image album