Basic Plotline: There was a plot?? Uh...Lain is horribly unpopular, gets contacted by dead girl via email, everyone mindtrips and there's stuff with computers and..and...uh..stuff. Damn. Characters: Lain is actually very interesting. I can't remember anyone else's name but everyone is at least intriguing. Do I Care?: Surprisingly despite the fact I spent most of this series both confused and rather scared I do care what happens. I don't understand what happens but I care. Emotional Impact: I'm scarred for life. Romantic Potentional: Absolutely none. Laugh Track: Well you might start giggling as your brain turns to goo but that's pretty much it. Drool Factor: The animation is drool worthy but that's about it. Pain Factor: My brain hurts. To Sum it Up: I actually highly recommend this anime. I suggest you sit with all the lights off, watch the whole thing in one sitting and then call me so we can huddle in the corner together and cry.