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. Stone), joins Peter, David, and Holly to talk about one of site’s favorite anime, Serial Experiments Lain! The team chats with Macy about how she became a voice actress before the group digs into Lain and it’s still-insightful comments on technology, society, and relationships. Come listen to us—there’s no better time or day than the present (heh heh)!
1:11 Revisiting TangleCast anime and announcements
7:08 Old Cast Question
11:14 Meet Macy!
16:23 Serial Experiments Lain—Introduction
19:22 Discussion—Aesthetics of Lain
23:10 Discussion—Opening episodes and Lain’s character
27:27 Discussion—Technology and communication
37:29 Discussion—Community and isolation
44:37 Discussion—Connecting in cyberpunk and in real life
- Please follow Macy on Instagram and Twitter, where she’s super active, as is Jad Saxton, whom she mentioned on this episode.
- Macy’s and old friend of the site by now—we’ve interviewed her twice before, and reviewed Human Lost, in which she voiced a lead role.
- We also mentioned the illustrations that Whitney drew for the Let’s Make an Anime episode. She’s been drawing InuYasha and Howl’s Moving Castle fan art as of late!
- Not getting enough Lain? Check out our episodic look at the series for its 20th anniversary in 2018. Gaheret also recently wrote about the show in his series on the 10 Commandments.
- If you ever have any questions or need prayer or just want to chat, feel free to reach out to any of us: David / Peter / Holly.
Featuring music and mixed by Celotron (all rights reserved).