Despera is an upcoming anime (and companion manga) by the creators of Serial Experiments Lain, and may possibly be a Spiritual Successor. The story will center around a 14-year-old girl named Ain in the Taishō era who builds devices far ahead of the current time period. Expect excellent character designs and Mind Screw. Currently in Development Hell due to the health problems and later passing away of the director on June 29, 2013 (the news of his death was announced on July 25, 2013). As of 2015, A Be announced that they will proceed with a new director.