Serial Experiments Lain was an anime series that ran from 1998 to 1998. In total 13 episodes of Serial Experiments Lain were aired. Serial Experiments Lain has no reported filler. The series focuses on Lain Iwakura, a middle school girl living in suburban Japan, and her introduction to the Wired, a global communications network which is similar to the Internet. But the status-quo of her life becomes upturned by a series of bizarre incidents that start to take place after she learns that girls from her school have received an e-mail from a dead student, Chisa Yomoda, and she pulls out her old computer in order to check for the same message. From this point, Lain is caught up in a series of cryptic and surreal events that see her delving deeper into the mystery of the network.