Serial Experiments Lain and Kino’s Journey Director Passes Away

Ryutaro Nakamura is the director of Serial Experiments Lain, Kino’s Journey and Sakura Wars among other projects. He has been fighting colon cancer for a long time. The battle was lost on 29th June at 4p.m. local time. He was 58 years old.

One of Nakamura-sensei’s latest projects (Chibi Neko Tom no Dai Boken) announced the dreadful news through its twitter account. Permission for this tweet was taken from the director’s family.


6 comments for “Serial Experiments Lain and Kino’s Journey Director Passes Away

  1. ryoma
    July 26, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    this is sad when are we going to find a treatment for cancer

  2. BrutalMurder
    July 25, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    RIP. I will now re-watch “Serial Experiments Lain”…

    • Shounen
      July 25, 2013 at 2:16 pm

      I just started to watch it! Can’t believe it…RIP.

  3. Dandelion
    July 25, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Can’t believe this! I was hoping he will win this fight… :( Rest in peace.

    • Lulubel
      July 25, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      We all were… Let’s send our sympathy to his family.

  4. Chan-Chan
    July 25, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    so sad i can’t believe it :'(

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