Wired kid

I just got off the phone with my nine-year-old nephew. He’s a bright kid, a voracious reader, and he enjoys anime. He likes Bottle Fairy a lot. His favorite, though, is Serial Experiments Lain, which I sent to his father several years ago. Um, parents, keep tabs on what your kids watch. ((If any anime series is a classic, it’s Lain, but I hesitate to recommend it to anyone younger than college-age.))

11 thoughts on “Wired kid”

  1. I’d let anyone over 13 watch Lain. Nine seems a little young to me, but if it became the kid’s favorite, I wouldn’t worry about it too much. Aside from Lain venturing into some tawdry parts of the Wired, and some horror, it’s pretty tame stuff.

  2. I’d let anyone over 13 watch Lain. Nine seems a little young to me, but if it became the kid’s favorite, I wouldn’t worry about it too much. Aside from Lain venturing into some tawdry parts of the Wired, and some horror, it’s pretty tame stuff.

  3. dm: There are also some more unsettling things for a kid his age to watch, like drug use, that scene with Alice thinking about her teacher, and so on. But I also wonder how much of that he would get.

    That being said, I’d also say that beginning high school is a good bet. πŸ˜›

  4. dm: There are also some more unsettling things for a kid his age to watch, like drug use, that scene with Alice thinking about her teacher, and so on. But I also wonder how much of that he would get.

    That being said, I’d also say that beginning high school is a good bet. πŸ˜›

  5. Jura, the mental illness to come is my fault, after all I’m the one to whom it was sent. Understand, that it has been a foregone conclusion well before my son ever enjoyed the series. He is my son, after all. (little smiley-faced thing, here)

  6. Jura, the mental illness to come is my fault, after all I’m the one to whom it was sent. Understand, that it has been a foregone conclusion well before my son ever enjoyed the series. He is my son, after all. (little smiley-faced thing, here)

  7. I for one have avoided Serial Experiments Lain for the same reason I avoided Chaos;HeAD: Because I have issues I don’t even feel comfortable talking to my own mother about, let alone a shrink. If you went through what I went through you would feel the same.

  8. I for one have avoided Serial Experiments Lain for the same reason I avoided Chaos;HeAD: Because I have issues I don’t even feel comfortable talking to my own mother about, let alone a shrink. If you went through what I went through you would feel the same.

  9. Since Serial Experiments Lain is a quite detailed retelling of the Biblical book Revelation, I would wonder about a potential viewer’s knowledge of that text. Whether kid or adult, the show is much more understandable if you make the connections.

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