Birth:Jun 18, 1975
Death:Jul 18, 2019
Wiki jphttps://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/29 Shouko Ikeda was one of Kyoto Animationhttps://anilist.co/studio/2/s leading animators. She went through the Yoyogi animation school and upon graduating joined Kyoto Animation in 1996. The same year she made her debut as an inbetweener on Doraemonhttps://anilist.co/anime/2471/. She also notably served as an animation director on the Inuyashahttps://anilist.co/anime/249/ episodes that were outsourced to Kyoto Animation. In 2006 she was brought to the spotlight with The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiyahttps://anilist.co/anime/849/ a show in which she was the character designer and sole chief animation director. The designs of the series as well as the general presentation was very well received amongst animation fans. She has no blood relationship with Kazumi Ikedahttps://anilist.co/staff/102724/. On July 18 2019 Ikeda was tragically killed alongside 34 of her colleagues in the Kyoto Animation arson attack.