Shouko Ikeda

Shouko Ikeda was born June 18 1975 in Kyoto Prefecture Japan. She was an animator and animation director working for Kyoto Animation. Shouko Ikeda went through the Yoyogi animation school and uppon graduating joined Kyoto Animation in 1996. She debuted as animator on the TV series Doraemon and took charge of several Inuyasha episodes as animation director. Her most known and well regarded work was that of character designer and chief animation director of the hit series Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu. The designs of the series as well as the general presentation was very well received amongst animation fans and brought her to spotlight. She is the younger sister of animator Kazumi Ikeda She was one of the main animators at the Kyoto Animation studio and was also involved in its management. She tragically lost her life alongside 34 colleagues in the Kyoto Animation arson attack on July 18 2019. Source : AniDB