, director of many anime including "Kino no Tabi
" and "Serial Experiments Lain
", passed away at around 4pm on June 29, 2013 after months of fighting pancreatic cancer. The news was delayed according to his family members' wish and it was announced today via the official Twitter of the Chibi Neko Tom
project, which was the first anime Nakamura directed (1990). Nakamura Ryuutaro was born in 1955 and was 58 years old.
Source: Chibineko Tom's Twitter