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how to fight god

The problem of evil asks a simple question with huge implications; if God is good, then why does evil exist? As we all struggle through the suffering which…

ProfessorViral

Cyber Extinction – Texhnolyze Spoiler Review

Ah, Texhnolyze – a show brought to you by some of the creative forces involved in the legendary Serial Experiments Lain. It has a style somewhat between that…

Harper Anime Reviews

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Serial Experiments Lain: Postmodernity In Full Retro Cyberpunk Glory

There are rare moments when you start browsing through anime as a newbie, trying to familiarize yourself with the medium. You look at one in particular that catches…

Gonzo's Anime Love Shack

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Ergo Proxy

This has been one of those animes that I have been putting off because of its confusing themes and all. That’s right. The original anime Ergo Proxy could…

Chua Tek Ming~*Anime Power*~ !LiVe FoR AnImE, aNiMe FoR LiFe!

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The Only 100 Anime You Need To Watch

100 Anime Recommendations These are the only 100 anime you need to see! Some of the old.. some of the new, I’m sure there are dozens that are perfect…

animebackwhen

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Fanart Friday, Too: Serial Experiments Lain

The further we get from Serial Experiments Lain, the more I find the themes of that series to be current and meaningful—a classic series, joining another one that’s…

Beneath the Tangles

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This Anime Predicted the Future? | Serial Experiments Lain

From social media to internet addiction to internet privacy, Serial Experiments Lain seems to have predicted our digital age as it was just beginning... or, did it really? Sometimes,…

ProfessorViral

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Serial Experiments Lain: A Reinterpretation

Serial Experiments Lain is one of my favorite anime series of all time. I wrote a few posts about it on my old blog if you want to…

Mono's Anime Rants

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Serial Experiments Lain

Present day. Present time. Haha! After watching a few weird and bizarre animes lately, my guts think that it is time for me to try another weird ‘brainy’…

Chua Tek Ming~*Anime Power*~ !LiVe FoR AnImE, aNiMe FoR LiFe!

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Anime OVAs You Missed: Hyper Doll

https://myanimelist.net/profile/animebackwhen https://www.patreon.com/animebackwhen They willingly risk their lives for justice. Reincarnated within immortal bodies Crushing evil demons of the underworld If the dolls don’t do it.. Who will? Shit, it’s not my job. What’s up guys,…

animebackwhen

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The BEST World Building in Anime | Serial Experiments Lain Discussion

Serial Experiments Lain is one of the many now great classic anime to come from the late 90's, sitting in a class with anime like Neon Genesis Evangelion,…

ProfessorViral

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Dissociation and Serial Experiments Lain

Serial Experiments Lain (or SEL or short) is a thought-provoking anime from the 90s that has remained in my top 10 or 12 favorite anime series for many…

Anime Rants

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Dissociation and Serial Experiments Lain

A discussion of psychological dissociation and its relevance to Serial Experiments Lain.

Anime Rants

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22 Mindfuck Anime Series Designed to Leave You Ponderous

Mindfuckery – You're supposed to avoid swearing in articles you are writing. It's not professional. However, there is no better way describe some anime

Recommend Me Anime

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Anime Cult Classics: 15 Anime Series Lacking a Broad Audience Appeal

It is easy to forget sometimes that anime in and of itself is an art form, and art is an explosion! I mean, art is expression, and experimentation,…

Recommend Me Anime

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[Analysis] Serial Experiments Lain

Serial Experiments Lain (SEL) is a Japanese animated series, consisting of thirteen episodes, broadcast for the first time in Japan in July 1998 on TV Tokyo, in the…

Hana Ga Saita Yo

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[Analisi] Serial Experiments Lain

Serial Experiments Lain (SEL) è una serie animata giapponese composta da tredici episodi, trasmessa per la prima volta in patria nel lontano luglio 1998 sull’emittente TV Tokyo, in…

Hana Ga Saita Yo

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30 Best Mystery Anime Series With Intrigue to Unravel

The term “mystery” tends to evoke images of hard-boiled detectives tracking down criminals, but mystery is a blanket term. A lot of situations can be mysterious, and that…

Recommend Me Anime

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Alice in Cyberland, the Sequel

In my blog post on the original Alice in Cyberland , more than three years ago, I commented on the mystery of the missing second episode.…

Collectr's Blog

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Remembering Serial Experiments Lain

What is real and what is fake? Serial Experiments Lain explores themes that will leave you questioning the importance of reality.

90sanime.com

Life in the Wired – Serial Experiments Lain Spoiler Review

There are a few shows that I’ve reviewed that can really be considered classics. A number of these are fairly well known to show their age; they obviously…

Harper Anime Reviews

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Anime Series Like Sonny Boy

One normal day during summer vacation, the school and the 36 students inside began to drift into another dimension. Once there, many of the students begin to develop…

Recommend Me Anime

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Anime ABC’s, My Favorite Anime Character for Each Letter of the Alphabet

So I know a good idea when I steal one. This being one of said ideas. Of course, I kid. We give credit where it’s due; always. I…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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MOST TOXIC ANIME FAN-BASES I’VE EVER SEEN

DRAGON BALL They’re always bitchin about “Can they beat Goku though” and stuff like that. Most of them have never watched any of the Shounen/Isekai anime. Bruh stfu…

FreakSenpai

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Serial Experiments Lain

Ascendence. Transcendence. Unknown. Supernatural. Technology. Fear. These things need not have anything in common, but more often than not, for better or worse, the human race considers them…

Anteiku Anime Reviews

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My Top 5 Anime Gods

There are tons of anime gods out there and it was really though to narrow the list down to 5. I managed it somehow this time.

I drink and watch anime

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Anime Series Like Wonder Egg Priority

After the death of her best and only friend, Ai Ohto became a shut in. One night while on a walk, she is convinced by a mysterious entity…

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13 Cyberpunk Anime Series That Revel in Futuristic Technology

While Cyberpunk 2077 may have floundered a bit, it has reminded people what they appreciate about the genre – or forced them to remember it. The cyberpunk genre…

Recommend Me Anime

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Apfelland Monogatari

For some time, BlueFixer has been looking for a better source to redo the 1992 movie Apfelland Monogatari ( The Tale of Apfelland ). When a ...

Collectr's Blog

What Are Your Five Favorite Non-Shonen Anime? Here are Ours!

One of our Twitch streamers, negativeprimes, recently tagged a number of our staffers on a Twitter post that’s making the rounds asking users to name their five favorite…

Beneath the Tangles

Throwback Thursday: The Interviews

One of the best parts of this ten year journey has been the connections I’ve made with some extraordinary people. Not everyone I’ve met has been nice, that’s…

Beneath the Tangles

Anime Series Like Ergo Proxy

The domed city of Romdo is the last bastion of civilization. Inside, humans are assisted by AutoReiv androids in their daily life. However, when the AutoReivs start going…

Recommend Me Anime

TangleCast Feature: Macy Gives the Team a Voice Acting Lesson

As our TangleCast podcast continues to roll on, we’re looking for new ways to engage our listeners with fun and interesting content. One new aspect we’ve added is…

Beneath the Tangles

TangleCast 80: Serial Experiments Macy

We have double the treat for you on this episode of the TangleCast, and one of our favorite voice actresses, Macy Anne Johnson (Smile Down the Runway, Dr.…

Beneath the Tangles

Ten Commandments. Ten Anime.

Near Eastertime, our newest write, Gaheret, began developing a series meditating on the holiday and relating specifically to the Ten Commandments. With this morning’s post, the series has…

Beneath the Tangles

Easter: Ten Anime for the Ten Commandments (and IV)

One of the things I love the most about anime is how is it able to focus on small but significant details. At its best, 2D animation allows…

Beneath the Tangles

VTubias: MomoConline 2020

I want to give a quick shout-out to MomoCon for asking me to present panel content for their virtual convention this weekend. I know life is weird for…

Third Impact Anime

The Big O is a Big Hit

After writing for the cult classic, Serial Experiments Lain, Chiaki J. Konaka took to scripting The Big O, a 26-episode mecha series for the premier studio of mecha…

Sakura Sunrise

Log Time Podcast | Dennou Coil Discussion — If Google Glass Was Good, But Also Sometimes Cursed

Collectively as a group, we’ve watched a fair number of anime about digital and physical spaces, like .hack//Sign, Log Horizon, Serial Experiments Lain, and something about swords making…

The Backloggers

My Top 5 Great Anime with Questionable Premises

Anime can be kind of weird in general, however for this list I’m not just picking anime that is weird to watch. These are series where the actual…

I drink and watch anime

Throwback Thursday: BtT’s Top 10 Anime

As we look back to ten years of Beneath the Tangles, it only makes sense to inspect the anime we’ve been analyzing all these years. I was interested…

Beneath the Tangles

Untangled: Beloved Anime with Problematic Scenes

In our Untangled column, we answer questions (edited for clarity) from the readers. Feel free to email us a question or ask us one through any our social…

Beneath the Tangles

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The Decade in Review: The Japanese Industry

I said I wouldn’t be updating this blog for a while, but I remembered that I was working on a two-post "decade in review" which I had star...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

[Cyberpunk://0420] – Cyberpunk Society and Its Future

Cyberpunk —Echo of the past —A bottle to the sea —Drifting along our era's shores —Finding its way before our eyes —Voiceless against a world deafened by its…

Full Frontal

Reflections: Yes. I still want to buy stuff. So can I please have these?

I recently went on a tear of buying anime. I collected Pat Labor, Dennou Coil, bought Serial Experiments Lain and a Sengoku Basara and a few others. I’ve…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

Serial Experiments Lain and the Understanding of the World and Ourselves

Serial Experiments Lain has gotten a very good reputation of being one of the classics of anime. But is it worth it?

Rogue Shogunate

ديجيمون تيمرز \ أبطال الديجيتال الثالث

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيمراودني شعور رغبةٍ بالكتابة بعد إنهائي للموسم الثالث من أبطال الديجيتال أو تيمرز كما هو في اليابانية. تابعت الموسم الثالث باليابانية رغبةً مني في التعرف…

Alex