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. 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)!

0:00 Introduction
1:11 Revisiting TangleCast anime and announcements
7:08 Old Cast Question
11:14 Meet Macy!
16:23 Serial Experiments LainIntroduction
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 DiscussionConnecting in cyberpunk and in real life
58:39 Closing

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One thought on “TangleCast 80: Serial Experiments Macy

  1. Thank you for this Tanglecast, guys. Thank you SO much for joining us, Macy! Your work is great! I am terribly disappointed I wasn’t even consulted for this, however! 😛
    Serial Experiments Lain was the 3rd full anime series I ever owned the full disk set for. It’s one of my favorite animes of all time and was my introduction into Cyberpunk anime. You’re all spot on in your analysis, but I know none of you probably have cyberpunk as your favorite genre, so I’d have loved to chat with you all about how Lain fits into that world. One cool thing about Cyberpunk is its predictive capacity in where it goes right and wrong in forecasting. There’s so much I’d love to share that wouldn’t be condensed enough for a comment section. Suffice is to say loved this episode and I’m looking forward to the next one.

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