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Did anyone enjoy this show as much as I did? I was totally into it. And had been trying to find similar shows. Someone suggested I see Evangelion. Not sure if I spelt it right. Mmmm. No. Doesn't satisfy. Not nearly as good as Lain was. At least when it came to mindscrewing.

Paranoia Agent. I liked it, but its not quite what I was looking for.
Phantom Boogiepop. I haven't been able to get my hands on. If I can say no one knows about SEL, even less know about PB.

I remember when I first read DeathNote manga. I thought it was going to end up being something like SEL, but again, I was disappointed. I want something that's not afraid to go all the way.

So. Advices? I am looking forward to. :)

 

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I really need to rewatch Lain some time. I really liked it but had a hard time following what was going on. Hopefully a few years may have made a difference. Good to see you mention Boogiepop too; that was another show I loved watching but didn't fully understand back then. The OP Yuudachi still occasionally pops up in my head too.

Though, you mentioned mindscrewing and Paranoia Agent. Have you seen anything else from Satoshi Kon? Try Perfect Blue and Paprika.

Also, Death Note was about mind games, not mindscrewing.
 

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lain was an interesting experience

as for similar series, the only show that comes to mind is bakemonogatari. they're similar in the sense that they spend large gaps of time talking about deep stuff and are off the wall (though bakemonogatari is much less serious)
 

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Serial Experiments Lain is SO much better than Paranoia Agent. As for an anime similar to Lain, Ergo Proxy and Appleseed comes to my head.
 

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lain was an interesting experience

as for similar series, the only show that comes to mind is bakemonogatari. they're similar in the sense that they spend large gaps of time talking about deep stuff and are off the wall (though bakemonogatari is much less serious)
Bakemonogatari isn't really like Lain other than it can be kinda hard to follow. That's just SHAFT's signature LOL DIALOGUE in every series.

Serial Experiments Lain is SO much better than Paranoia Agent. As for an anime similar to Lain, Ergo Proxy and Appleseed comes to my head.
Appleseed? What? How is that similar to Lain?
 

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I regret to say, I never saw it. I want to though, from everything I've heard about it. I can't find any dvds are anything at Borders though, so I guess I'll have to order them sometime.

I do have an art book I got for my birthday one year. The art is fantastic, from what I see in the book. I'd like to read the manga to see more of it.
 

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I love Lain and have the artbook as well.

If you are going for mindfuck then try Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni.
The tech theme, Denno Coil.

I haven't seen SE:L in a year so I can't figure out what to suggest.
 

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Umm, how about Texhnolyze? Granted, that one is just . . . out there, but it's good nonetheless.
 

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I made a thread about Lain a while back, I think. Anyway, I love the series. I remember when my brother bought them a while ago, and I just recently downloaded the subbed versions.
 

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Maybe it was because i love literary interpretation or something, but i always just got this anime(same with neon genesis evangelion, i've had to explain it to people who didn't understand it....including people older than me). The whole thing was incredible, i always want to go back and watch it, because i was like twelve when i first saw it.
 

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I've only seen 2 episodes of it and really liked what I saw.

I know I should rewatch it and finish it but I keep forgetting to.

How many episodes does it have again?
 
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