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Related Websites


  • 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.
  • lainzine: a lain-themed online magazine about hacking, art, culture, and related topics.
  • Omnipresence is full of information about SEL and includes episode transcripts, screencaps, a fanlisting and a very outdated list of links.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.
  • is a collection of every background image from mebious, going back over a year.
  • Wirechan Mebious clone of hosted on wirechan website.
  • wired.entry.neocities Fansite under constant occasional development.
  • lainchan Anonymous lain-themed imageboard that mainly focuses on programing, technology, and other things. It has a lain board that isn't as active and mainly uses the lain name to attract people interested in technology and coding.
  • wirechan Anonymous lain-themed imageboard centered around technology, with its own mebious instance.
  • Spiritual successor to systemspace. Themed around Lain, has an anonymous imageboard and discord server.
  • the english version of a site made by Chiaki J. Konaka. It has interview, info, links, and images about the show. You could also download the font used in the anime.
  • fauux fan website
  • blackwings fan website, inspired heavily by fauux
  • old website
  • services offered by lainchan users
  • - services offered by lainchan user
  • lainchan radio with songs similar to that of serial experiments lain's OST
  • wirechan group
  • distortiongallery displays a private collection of lain cels and other merchandise
  • angelfire just another lain fan site
  • old-home-bulletin-board the name is a reference to haibane renmei and they mainly discuss the show as well as ABe
  • ain and lain a fan blog site run by ain with various scans and unofficial translations of ABe and Konaka's works.
  • expLAINed a fan site dedicated to "finding the complete 'true answer' of 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.)


  • Old Home, an image board that is primarily for discussions related to ABe.
  • russian speaking, lain themed forum
  • lain.narod old website with lots of lain related information.


  •, a site that stores a lot of lain related, info and images.
  • supagil.chez a lain fan site made in pure html with pics, videos, glossary and links to other lain sites.
  • is a lain fan site, with pictures of the anime and lain magazines as well as lyrics.


  • wired-7 Spanish speaking, lain themed imageboard.
  • LaiÑ Spanish speaking, lain discord server.


  • Korean speaking, lain themed imageboard




Past Related Websites


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]






  • 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 Mizuki 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.)



  • 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