Anime Colony chat updates
Kain of Anime colony has just informed us that they are aware of Hiroyuki Kitakubo's illness and he will still be doing the Anime Colony chat on Tuesday, August 1st at 9PM est.
Anime Colony has also officially announced the upcoming chat with The creators of Serial Experiments Lain, Yasuyuki Ueda (creator/producer) and Yoshitoshi ABe (character designer) on Monday, August 7, at 9PM ET (ANN previously stated that the chat would be held on August 6th).
Ueda and ABe have a new series out in Japan called NieA_7, fans can see segments of NieA_7 in Japanese at http://www.nieaunder7.net/experiments/index.html.
Ueda has worked on the SONY Playstation game "Noel" as director, has produced several other animes and discovered ABe during the conception process of Lain. In 1994, ABe won 2nd Prize in Koudansha Magazine's Summer Season Award. Since then, he has worked on the Furu-Machi ("Old Town") CD-ROM/Artbook, the Lain Playstation designs, the "WachenRoder" SEGA Saturn game, and other commercical and non-commercial works.