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Serial Experiments Lain Director Ryutaro Nakamura Passes Away

Anime News Network:

The official Twitter feed for the Chibi Neko Tom no Dai Bōken anime announced on Thursday that anime director and storyboard artist Ryutaro Nakamura had passed away on June 29 at 4 p.m. after months of being hospitalized while fighting pancreatic cancer… He was 58 years old at the time of his death… He is also known as the director of the Kino’s Journey, Sakura Wars, and Ghost Hound anime series.

Original Twitter announcement.