Serial Experiments Lain is a cerebral, psychological, philosophical, meditation on the relations amongst person, society, reality, creativity,,. The stills, the animation, the dialogue, the music, everything fits the essence of the show perfectly, but almost every still is dry, but subtle and matching the essence of the moment, almost every sequence of animation is listless, almost inanimate, but matching the essence of the motions emphasized thus. Because of this excruciating taste by the animators, some people have found it difficult to watch. The music is Impeccably composed and performed. It is safe to ignore the semi-primary (the psycho-stretch-ware released contemporaneously) and secondary (artbooks,,) official resources, they are nice, however.