This is a 10 bit HEVC / x265 reencode of [Coalgirls' ](https://nyaa.si/user/Coalgirls "Coalgirls' profile") 12.7 gb release of Serial Experiments Lain, with the flac audio encoded down to AAC to reduce file size. I also fixed the subtitles in both the OP and ED and the episodes themselves - some font styles were missing from the source, so I added them back. The OP and ED were also remerged with each episode (Coalgirls had seperated the OP and ED from the episodes and linked them to each episode using the video container's metadata instead of each episode containing a copy of OP and ED) in order to simplify playback on external video players which may not be able to find the referenced files. Chapters for the OP and ED are still in place too to be able to quickly skip OP or ED if so desired.
Here are some comparison shots of my encode vs [Coalgirls' encode ](https://nyaa.si/view/172098 "Coalgirls' encode")
Keep the file size differences in mind.
Lain Iwakura, an awkward and introverted fourteen-year-old, is one of the many girls from her school to receive a disturbing email from her classmate Chisa Yomoda—the very same Chisa who recently committed suicide. Lain has neither the desire nor the experience to handle even basic technology; yet, when the technophobe opens the email, it leads her straight into the Wired, a virtual world of communication networks similar to what we know as the internet. Lain's life is turned upside down as she begins to encounter cryptic mysteries one after another. Strange men called the Men in Black begin to appear wherever she goes, asking her questions and somehow knowing more about her than even she herself knows. With the boundaries between reality and cyberspace rapidly blurring, Lain is plunged into more surreal and bizarre events where identity, consciousness, and perception are concepts that take on new meanings.
Written by Chiaki J. Konaka, whose other works include Texhnolyze, Serial Experiments Lain is a psychological avant-garde mystery series that follows Lain as she makes crucial choices that will affect both the real world and the Wired. In closing one world and opening another, only Lain will realize the significance of their presence.
### File details
1520x1080 -- (~4:3) 24 fps HEVC Main 10
Japanese; AAC Stereo ~192 kbit/s
English; AAC Stereo ~192 kbit/s
English; ASS styled subtitles - Coalgirls - corrected
Signs/Song for Dub; ASS styled subtitles - Coalgirls - corrected