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Serial Experiments: Lain Vol 2 - Knights (1998)  link to Serial Experiments: Lain Vol 2 - Knights on IMDb

Number: 21

cover Serial Experiments: Lain Vol 2 - Knights

IMDB Rating: star star star star star star star star star star

Country: Japan, 75 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese

Genre(s): Thriller, Sci-Fi, Animation, Mystery

Director: Ryutaro Nakamura

Cast: Bridget Hoffman

Medium: Original DVD

Plot Outline:
"KNIGHTS" - a super hacker group that has large effects in the wired. No one knows who the members are, but they control information and sometimes develop and distribute illegal information equipment. The KNIGHTS are trying to make Lain do something.... When Lain metaphorsizes her physical self into the wired to search for an answer to incidents of kids committing suicide, she finds that the KNIGHTS are behind these incidents. One day, a group of men in black suits contact Lain. They ask, "Are those people who you live with really your parents?" "Are you Lain of the wired?" and 'Who are you really?"

Episode 05 "Distortion"
Amidst the events surrounding Tokyo having its traffic information transmission system hacked to cause deliberate accidents, Lain experiences a series of hallucinations teaching her (by means of inanimate objects, and eventually her parents) the nature of the Wired, and the supposed God (Deus) within it. In the meantime, Lain's sister Mika is driven to the point of insanity due to the Knights repeatedly communicating the message for her to "Fulfill the Prophecy".

Episode 06 "Kids"
An image of Lain appears in the sky and children are raising their arms toward the image. Lain searches for the reason behind the strange happenings and finds Professor Hodgeson, the creator of KIDS. KIDS was an experiment that tried to gather psi energy from children and store it. The result of the project destroyed the children. Now it seems that the Knights have gotten hold of the project's schematics.

Episode 07 "Society"
Knights activity starts surfacing as they make the evening news. Lain gets more and more involved in the Wired, being connected even in class through her HandiNAVI. Alice starts worrying about her closing up again, saying she starts resembling "her old self". The Men in Black finally make their move, asking Lain to follow them to a Tachibana office where a man wants to know more about her, her origins, her parents....

Comments: Pioneer;UPC013023022690;Vol 2 - Knights (Layers 5-7);;

Loaned: No

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