''Despera'' is a currently publishing graphic novel and upcoming anime by the creators of ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain''. To quote TheOtherWiki: "The story centers around a 14 year old girl named Ain, who often builds devices despite the lack of scientific background for them. The sci-fi alternative period story is set in Tokyo during the Taishō era in 1922, one year before the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake". Expect excellent character designs and MindScrew. Currently in DevelopmentHell due to the health problems of the director. Sadly, the director passed away 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]]). So far, there's no info on how will the project continue.