Serial experiments lain director ryutaro nakamura passes. The atmosphere and artistic direction in this series is so good its bonechilling, altough not for everyone, lain gets my biggest recomendation for anywone with an open mind. Serial experiments lain is my favourite animated series of all time, its a classic existentialist animation that presents itself both as a magnific story and as a thesis. Made during the scifi anime renaissance, serial experiments lain is a hodgepodge of 90s tropes that, even 20 years later, is still relevant. Words to begin talking about the experience that i have had with serial experiments lain, the brilliant miniseries from ryutaro nakamura are so difficult to come up with on the spot, other than simply stating the obvious, it was a beautiful experience that i. Conventional interpretation seems to agree that the ending is as upbeat as is possible given the rest of the story, but i still find it very downbeat, very sad. Serial experiments lain director ryutaro nakamura passes away jul 25, 20 japan government helps fund budori gusuko, bloodc film oct 2, 2011 ghost hound bd to ship with english dubsub in. 01 serial experiments lain video game playthrough wenglish translation. Serial experiments lain is a science fiction anime series directed by ryutaro nakamura, with character design by yoshitoshi abe tags. Nakamura was the director of serial experiments lain and kinos journey, as well as provided work for sundried other animated series including ghost in the shell. Unlike others who see this as a prank, and ignore the email, lain replies to it.
Nakamura was the director of the chibi neko tom no dai boken anime before his passing. The series episodes were originally broadcast on tv tokyo from july 6 to september 28, 1998, and explore themes such as reality, identity and communication through philosophy, computer history, cyberpunk literature and conspiracy theory. Ryutaro nakamura, nakamura ryutaro, april 15, 1955 june 29, 20 was a japanese director and animator, best known for directing the landmark anime series serial experiments lain, and for his collaboration with masamune shirow and. Serial experiments lain is an anime series directed by ryutaro nakamura, original character design by yoshitoshi abe, screenplay written by. Ive returned to kino several times, and have shared it with friends. It wasnt a big hit in japan, although it certainly had its fans. With three alltime greats, the show was destined for greatness. Finally, the late director ryutaro nakamura put the show together, who also manned the original kinos journey. Serial experiments lain collectors edition bluray dvd. Lain and its deceptively ordinary title character redefined an entire generations concept of the world wide web, prompting us all to suspiciously take note of humming power lines and central processing units. Nakamura ryuutaro, director of many anime including kino no tabi and serial experiments lain, passed away at around 4pm on june 29, 20 after months of fighting pancreatic cancer. Lain iwakura, an awkward and introverted fourteenyearold, is one of the many girls from her school to receive a disturbing email from her classmate chisa yomodathe very same chisa who recently. The creative team of konaka, director ryutaro nakamura, producer yasuyuki ueda and character designer yoshitoshi abe would reconvene in various combinations and through various genres to infuse.
Lain is an introverted schoolgirl who knows little about computers, until after receiving an email from a girl who committed suicide. Nakamura ryutaros anime, serial experiments, lain 1998. Serial experiments lain ar en anime regisserad av ryutaro nakamura och producerad av ueda yasuyuki. Serial experiments lain is going open source otaquest. This page aims to be a comprehensive list of recorded staff interviews related to serial experiments lain, and transcriptions or descriptions of events attended by lain staff, and supply sources for those interviews, digital or print. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Lain does find purpose and peace at the end of the series, but she is arguably even more isolated than she is at the beginning. Its a show that requires an unfair amount of metaknowledge, repeated viewings to contextualize earlier events that are explained later, and probably some external website like the above, but people. He is possibly best known for his work as director on the serial experiments lain anime. Nakamura ryutaros anime, serial experiments, lain 34 is a synergy of the ecclesian three worlds.
Most, if not all, of the english interviews listed below are on the miscelaineous interview page. I approached this from the motion of asking what each of these three main players provide using serial exepriments lain as a base. Serial experiments lain is an avantgarde anime series directed by ryutaro nakamura, with character design by yoshitoshi abe, screenplay written by. To directly repeat what i said above, the staff originally included character designer yoshitoshi abe, writer chiaki j.
This paper will focus on the texture of the three major characters embodiments in cyberspace rather than. Serial experiments lain, kinos journey, ghost hound, despera ryutaro nakamura, nakamura ryutaro, april 15, 1955 june 29, 20 was a japanese director and animator, best known for directing the landmark anime series serial experiments lain, and for his collaboration with masamune shirow and chiaki j. This paper introduces nakamura ryutaros anime, serial experiments, lain 1998 as a new type of anime, a genre nameable as an expository anime, for the reason that it creates a. The genregenres of the show, again linking to the category page. He has directed some of the most notable anime in history including serial experiments lain, kinos journey, and ghost hound. This is a community website about the avantgarde 1999 anime series written by chiaki j konaka and directed by ryutaro nakamura. The overarching topic of experiments is electronics, focusing on the comparison between digital and analogue.
If its a movie, just use the total time of the movie. It was directed by ryutaro nakamura and written by chiaki j. This week saw the unfortunate passing of director ryutaro nakamura, best known for directing the seminal scifi series serial experiments lain nakamura was also known for directing kinos journey, another wellregarded epside series, and ghost hound, which paired him with ghost in the shell creator masamune shirow and lain writer chiaki j. Abstract this paper introduces nakamura ryutaro s anime, serial experiments, lain 1998 as a new type of anime, a genre nameable as an expository anime, for the reason that it creates a. Kinos journey 2003 is also directed by ryuutarou nakamura, and its very clear when watching it that the same guy worked on lain. Unlike evangelion or perfect blue, its hard to pin down the longterm impact of serial experiments lain. From the very first episode of serial experiments lain, you know youre watching something completely unique. Konaka, and produced by yasuyuki ueda for triangle staff. It was broadcast on tv tokyo from july to september 1998.
This wiki is a collaborative resource that anyone, including you, can edit. Shop serial experiments lain collectors edition bluray dvd combi 2017. Serial experiments lain is an anime series directed by ryutaro nakamura, original character design by yoshitoshi abe, screenplay written by chiaki j. The first of yoshitoshi abes cyberpunk projects and directed by ryutaro nakamura, the series revolves around lain iwakura, a typical middle school girl living in suburbia. Thought experiments lain is still up, 14 years later. Serial experiments lain yoshitoshi abe zerochan anime. This paper introduces nakamura ryutaros anime, serial experiments, lain 1998 as a new type of anime, a genre nameable as an expository anime, for the reason that it creates a diachronic story out of a synchronic aspect of a certain field of science. Although she can barely deal with email at the beginning of the series, yearold lain metamorphoses into a computer guru involved in the wired, a cyberdimension that represents the sum of human electronic communications. Come along with us on a fantastic voyage, all the way back to the late 90s and the world of director ryutaro nakamura and designer yoshitoshi. A brief introduction to serial experiments lain otaquest. This is not an official translation of the guidelines and should be taken in conjunction with the original japanese, along with the full terms and conditions in order to ensure correct usage of serial experiments lain under the open source time to live directive. The news was delayed according to his family members wish and it was announced today via the official twitter of the chibi neko tom project, which was the first. Follow along as 14 year old lain driven by the abrupt suicide of a classmate logs on to the wired and promptly.
Serial experiments lain 1998 was one of the first artisticsurreal anime series that combined a fragmentary narrative with collages of disparate visuals. The series focuses on lain iwakura, an adolescent girl living in suburban japan, and. If its a series, put 26 24 minute episodes or whatever. Serial experiments lain is a 1998 japanese anime television series produced by yasuyuki ueda and animated by triangle staff. The spotlight for this week will be on ryutaro nakamura, the late director of the cult classic, serial experiments lain. Konaka, with original character designs by yoshitoshi abe. Lain is an avantgarde anime influenced by philosophical subjects such as reality, identity, and communication. Serial experiments lain created by abe yoshitoshi originalanime character design by kishida takahiro serial experiments lain, shiriaru ekusuperimentsu rein is an anime series directed by ryutaro nakamura, screenplay written by chiaki j. Thematically and storywise its not really that similar to lain, but its really atmospheric and has great directing. You can understand lain if you put way too much effort into it. Lain was instrumental in my teenage psychosocial awakening, and kinos journey is a series that gives the viewer plenty to ponder.777 1093 492 460 868 461 1420 111 1306 1348 6 522 1394 121 262 241 1386 842 1402 91 443 207 1092 1519 8 937 455 252 1124 1268 1167 914 1320 1290 1379 1359 68 504 238 740 869 709 264 1411 199