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.
Isn't this a bit late? But still, I watched Serial Experiments Lain back in '09, was a pretty awesome little anime even though I didn't understand 100% of the undertones and symbolism. Such a shame, R.I.P.
Sorry to hear that. I hope he rests in peace. Best wishes to his family and friends.
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