>>12801217>> It expects you to be fairly intelligent in order to understand it, but it doesn't try to make you focus on how SMRT it is.
Oh, I don't know. The 10 minute long walks from her house to school, the awkward and convoluted conversations (nobody ever says a normal thing in the show), the extensive use of philosophy... if that's no pretentious I don't know what is.
Although I realize that's kind of a loaded word on /a/. I think Lain does have substance but the way it conveys it just screams "This is DEEP. This is really, really DEEP."
I'm not saying that's a bad thing because I think they pulled it off fairly well, but I couldn't really blame somebody for thinking it's too much. Even though I got pretty into it.