Telling an ambitious story with philosophical notions that demand the viewers’ full attention is hard. Going against the stream and redefining a genre is even harder. Serial Experiments Lain did both of these things in the year 2000 and became an inspiration to some notable movies and series (The Matrix arguably being the most prominent of the bunch). Now Funimation Entertainment is waking the series from its long-lasting slumber and putting out a limited edition of Serial Experiments Lain on Blu-ray. Have the years been good to this science fiction anime or has the futuristic internet society it portrayed long since vanished into the ether?