- Children Voicing Children: The 14-year old Lain's voice actres, Kaori Shimizu, voiced Lain when she was only 15-years old and still a third year junior high school student. The video game was also her debut role as a voice actor to boot too.
- Follow the Leader: Subverted to a point. Serial Experiments Lain is often mistaken to have been made to chase the coat tails of Neon Genesis Evangelion, but the show's writer didn't even see Evangelion until the fourth episode of Lain. However, you can feel the essence later in the series, especially from Eva's last two episodes.
- Keep Circulating the Tapes: The original box set was out of print for many years, due to the American branch of Pioneer/Geneon Entertainment ceasing operations, but a new combined DVD/Blu-ray box set was released in late 2012 by Funimation.
- Referenced by...: Serial Experiments Lain was one of the inspirations for Code Lyoko.
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- Word of God: Mika actually tried to delve into the wired like Lain, and got "stuck". After that her mind is literally gone and her brainless body is left for the rest of the series.
Trivia / Serial Experiments Lain