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Ikeda and Iwao met through Gate Keepers, and Ikeda would later invite Iwao to appear in Romeo × Juliet, Ontama!, and Ikeda's own "Ike-P Presents" events. Ikeda was known by his "Ike-P" nickname among industry members as well as fans. Iwao notes that Ikeda also nicknamed her "Gan-chan."
Ikeda had planned to work with his frequent collaborator Junichi Sato (Sailor Moon, Gate Keepers, Kaleido Star, Sgt. Frog, Aria) on a new project called Wish Angel. However, he announced on the project's website last August that the project was on hold, explaining that other matters had taken priority.