Nakamura, Ryuutarou

Nakamura, Ryuutarou

Given name: 隆太郎
Family name: 中村
Birthday: Apr 15, 1955
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Died: June 29, 2013 (aged 58)

Ryuutarou Nakamura is an avant-garde anime director often praised for his use of sound. He has directed some of the most notable anime in history including Serial Experiments Lain, Kino no Tabi, and Ghost Hound.

Nakamura died in 2013 after months of hospitalization while fighting pancreatic cancer.

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11-nin Iru!
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Chibi Neko Tomu no Daibouken: Chikyuu wo Sukue! Nakama-tachi
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Chibi Neko Tomu no Daibouken: Chikyuu wo Sukue! Nakama-tachi
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Chibi Neko Tomu no Daibouken: Chikyuu wo Sukue! Nakama-tachi
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Colorful
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Guskou Budori no Denki
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Hajimari no Boukensha-tachi: Legend of Crystania
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Junkers Come Here: Memories of You
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Juugo Shounen Hyouryuuki: Kaizokujima de! Daibouken
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Kenji no Trunk
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Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World
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Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World
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Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World
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Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Byouki no Kuni - For You
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Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Byouki no Kuni - For You
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Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Byouki no Kuni - For You
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Legend of Crystania OVA
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Monster Farm: Enbanseki no Himitsu
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Rec
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Sakura Taisen
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Serial Experiments Lain
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Serial Experiments Lain
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Serial Experiments Lain
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Shinreigari: Ghost Hound
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Shinreigari: Ghost Hound
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Shinreigari: Ghost Hound
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Unico
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Yousei Florence
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Published Manga
Roman Album: Taishou Dennou Dadaism Emaki - Despera
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Recent News

Nakamura Ryuutaro, director of 'Kino no Tabi' and 'Serial Experiments Lain', Passed Away

Nakamura Ryuutaro, 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...read more

ABe Yoshitoshi's New Anime Despera Confirmed

According to Animage magazine July issue, the new anime "Despera" (ですぺら) was officially announced. It was briefly introduced at Sakura Con held last April....read more

Comments Only the latest 10 comments are displayed.
AndersonHimura | Mar 15, 12:39 AM
:(


Chias | Feb 9, 10:50 AM
Damn, I was wondering what this guy was doing now only to realize he died 5 years ago. RIP


RnDHiki | Nov 24, 2017 5:50 AM
RIP Despera T_T


saiksikesyke | Jul 7, 2017 12:07 AM
RIP you amazing man


RedInfinity | Jun 27, 2017 11:47 AM
Gone but not forgotten. Let's hope the new Kino will not completely butcher his magnum opus.


Kaziki | Feb 22, 2017 1:18 AM
Underrated director
Rest in peace


Tal3113 | Dec 22, 2016 11:15 PM
Hard to believe it's been three years. Lain is still one of my all time favorites, thanks to the vision of this man. Hopefully your final series being brought back by ABe will be released on day. It would be a nice tribute to such an underrated career.


py6ro | Nov 26, 2016 10:21 PM
Missed.


Avelynn | Oct 31, 2016 5:32 PM
Wow, he directed Rec. I'm grateful for that and am sad to hear of his passing.


Leruki | Dec 26, 2015 2:17 PM
I'm really sad that he has passed away. Serial Experiments Lain and Ghost Hound were both great.


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