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03-03-2002, 11:58 AM
Anyone notice other series influenced by Serial Experiments Lain?
While watching Sister Princess, I noticed a couple of the gals were wearing "Lain style' bear hats. Kawaii des ne! Is this a SEL influence, or does this come from something else?
03-03-2002, 02:19 PM
I haven't seen any animes that have references to Lain, but I have seen the first half of Key the Metal Idol which was released before Lain was...there are several similarities between the shows such as the mood and attitude of the main character, Man's interaction with high technology, and the role society plays in all of it.
04-03-2002, 05:05 AM
every review i read on Boogiepop Phantom relates it to Lain... i fail to see a resemblance though, other than the fact that they are both Film de Noir.
04-03-2002, 06:38 PM
The resemblance between Lain and Boogiepop Phantom is probably stylistic more than anything else, as Triangle Staff (who animated Lain) collaborated with Madhouse to animate Boogiepop (which came out 2 years after Lain). I don't think any of the key creators of Lain worked on Boogiepop, however. On the other hand, people might be interested to know that Kaori Shimizu (Lain's seiyuu) was the voice of Touka Miyashita in Boogiepop.
In talking about Lain-related anime, we can't forget about Niea_7 (character designs by Yoshitoshi Abe and produced by Yasuyuki Ueda). Niea_7 was also animated by Triangle Staff after they made Lain.
Here's a webpage that talks about the relationship between Lain and Niea_7, but it might currently be down.
Finally, Chiaki Konaka, the writer of Lain also wrote the story for the third season of Digimon (Digimon Tamers). He intentionally included the characters "Juri" and "Reika" in reference to Lain (and Alice in Cyberland) according to the interview he gave for Anime Expo 2001.
05-03-2002, 12:08 AM
Boogiepop Phantomhas a lot of the same "feel" as Lain--at least as far as I have gotten, which is the first disc of B.P. Much of the ambient sound is the same (the hum of the world around us), and many images are prevelant throughout: crosswalk signs, electricty wires, etc. The animation style is similiar--realistic colors and an emphasis on the dreariness of a large city.
The other similarities are basic: a shy girl; an eerie setting; the viewer's feeling of not know exactly what's going on. These can be endemic to just about any series, whether they be made by friend or stranger.
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