I love that Lain diorama myself, it's really, really good for an older figure, but compared to modern ones it looks quite cheap. It's bare bones and minimalistic, which I actually like since the entire series is like that.
I've started reading the PSX translation a while ago, but for some reason I stopped and never came back to it. Well, not for "some" reason really. SELain is deeply personal to me and reading about her actually struggling with mental illness and treatment was too much like reading about myself and my own pain.
Noix De Rome Lain looks nothing like the character really, but I am a sucker for anime dolls and she's really cute. I have a Toynami Lain (guitar version) and she's a dream. I want to get them all one day.
A good website for anime dolls is https://shoujodolls.com/index.php/en/
they have a review of the Noix De Rome Lain.
I need to rewatch Haibane myself, but it put me into such a melancholic funk the first time, I am afraid that now as a much older person I would actually "get it" and it would be even worse. I had nearly got a bootleg of the fig in your picture before I really got into original figures, just because of how pretty it was and how much I love everything ABe touches.
Also there's like two pictures of this Lain doll I found, but I don't think it was ever released. A shame.>>44506
Congrats! They are really good! The articulation is incredible and the clothes are well made. My only complaint for toynami Lains is that they are usually butter-yellow in skintone, but oh well, they are Old figures and worse can happen with plastic.