He was born in 1961, in Shizuoka prefecture.When he was in elementary school, he devoted himself to reading a boys’-magazine “Bouken-ou”, collecting Kamen-rider cards, and pretending to be Kamen-rider or some “Kaijin” on the hill with citrus trees behind his home.He studied Japanese literature in university and in graduate school. Now, while teaching Japanese in several prep-schools, he studies Tokusatsu and works as a writer.
He wrote for”Robot & Hero Comics Super Guide”(Byakuya Shobou),”A Guide to School-Manga”(Takarajima-sha),”The Complete Book of Shonen-Gahou “(Shonengahou sha),”Our Hero Legend”(Husousha), “The Soul of Characters”(Tatsumishuppan),”Come back! Kamen-rider’s Golden Age: No.1, No.2, and V3!!” “Come back! Ultraman’s Golden Age: Q, Man, Seven !!” (Take shobou),”Moving Episodes in Kamen-rider”(Mediax), “Kamen-rider 1971～1984″(Kodansha) etc.
Mr.Ikeda loves “Bouken-ou” and other old magazines. After the earthquake in 2011, He said he would “evacuate them for safety”,and sent cardboard boxes filled with his magazines to several places, even to the house of his wife’s parents.His wife’s father was surprised at the contents of the cardboard box. Although he had expected the content to be a little troubling, he saw a lot of magazines with the same cover and felt his son-in-law was eccentric.
He called his daughter and asked her,”There are many identical magazines in this box; is Makoto in his right mind?”His daughter sighed and replied, “Yes, he is all right.”However, in reality, even his daughter couldn’t believe firmly that her husband was in his right mind.
His wife’s parents are also reading this blog.Are you all right, Mr. Ikeda?