The Layers are a series of 15 promotional illustrations for Serial Experiments Lain drawn by Yoshitoshi Abe and superimposed with text written by Chiaki Konaka. Nine of them were published in consecutive issues of AX magazine starting with the April 1998 issue. The other six were not shown in AX, but all 15 can be seen in both editions of Omnipresence.
AX (エーエックス) was a monthly anime magazine published by Sony Magazines that launched in March of 1998. The magazine was discontinued after the November 2001 issue.
List of Layers