''Despera'' is an upcoming anime (and companion manga) by the creators of ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'', and may possibly be a SpiritualSuccessor. The story will center around a 14-year-old girl named [[{{Expy}} Ain]] in the Taishō era who builds devices far ahead of the current time period. Expect excellent character designs and MindScrew. Currently in DevelopmentHell due to the health problems and later passing away of the director on June 29, 2013 (the news of his death was announced on [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-07-25/serial-experiments-lain-director-ryutaro-nakamura-passes-away July 25, 2013]]). As of 2015, ABe announced that [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-01-10/yoshitoshi-abe-despera-project-is-moving-forward-with-new-director/.83127 they will proceed with a new director]].