Later edit: Err… I just noticed that I wrote Ikigami Akane. It’s actually Ikegami. Sorry ’bout that.
池上茜, also knows as Akane makes revolution (TMR fans are laughing right now), Ikegami Akane is a rather popular artist with strong doujin ties and a sizable amount of commercial work. Her art is praised as being very moe, and since I just saw her Touhou doujin 珠玉演舞, I saw a great reason to write up a post about her. Internet explorer (which I avoid unless there are no other options) ate my post and I had to write it again so you better pay attention to this one.
If there’s one thing that makes an artist endearing to a fan, it’s fanart. And fanart is something that This particular artist makes on a regular basis. Over the years she has churned out Lucky star, Fate/stay night, Code geass, Futakoi, Higurashi no naku koro ni, Toheart 2, Kanon, Tsukihime, The melanholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Touhou, Little busters, Da capo, he is my master, School days, Hayate the combat butler, Nanoha, Zero no tsukaima, and many others.
Her smooth coloring and adorable character designs will continue to capture the hearts of thousands, her doujins will continue to sell well, her magazine features will continue to increase in number, and I hope that I have convinced you to become a fan today.