Pioneer Anime : Lain

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”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 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.”

I find it all intriguing, mainly because it is so psybernett-y and so matrix-y. ”Has the line between the real world and the wired world begun to blur?” What a nice question… and though it seems that it is treated literally here, as if the dead can email from the grave, the power of that notion is interesting. Like all stories, their truth is not related to what actually happened. The two headings, Psyche and religion – are just interesting.

Update: Later I return to this theme in my weblog post re Axis Mundi Plan. It comes up there because of the church thing they have going.

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