"Serial Experiments Lain" Director Ryutaro Nakamura Passes Away

58-year-old speculative anime director had been battling pancreatic cancer

The Twitter feed for the Chibi Neko Tom anime has announced that they have received permission from the family of director Ryūtarō Nakamura to report that he passed away on June 29th at age 58 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Nakamura is best known for helming speculative works such as Serial Experiments Lain, Kino's Journey and Ghost Hound.


Nakamura's health had affected plans to renunite with Lain writer Chiaki J. Konaka and character designer on Yoshitoshi ABe alternate Taisho history anime Despera.

via Ikari_gendo


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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