Nakamura, Ryuutarou

Nakamura, Ryuutarou

Given name: 隆太郎
Family name: 中村
Birthday: Apr 15, 1955
Member Favorites: 312
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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Nakamura Ryuutaro, director of 'Kino no Tabi' and 'Serial Experiments Lain', Passed Away

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RedInfinity | 6 hours ago
Gone but not forgotten. Let's hope the new Kino will not completely butcher his magnum opus.

Kaziki | Feb 22, 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

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.

Kangaroooo | Nov 6, 2015 12:50 AM
RIP ;-;

Fedeviendoanimu | Oct 18, 2015 9:25 AM
He's dead? damn..

thxbookthief | Oct 9, 2015 8:26 AM
Lain and Kino
You god genius rest in peace
You'll be missed and remember

Juckey | Jun 11, 2015 3:53 PM
This gentleman here really understood that how you do horror right: not pretentious gore, but haunting atmosphere created with masterful art/sound design. Rest in peace, hopefully someone will someday follow in Your footsteps and bring horror back into it's former glory.

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