Ayaka Shimoji

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Ayaka Shimoji

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Gender: Female
Location: Japan
Position: Animation director
Assistant animation director
Key animation
Years active: 2009-present
Last name can also be Shitaji.

Ayaka Shimoji (下地 彩加 Shimoji Ayaka?) is a Japanese animator. She served as animation director and key animator in Detective Conan anime and movies.


Ayaka Shimoji joined the production of the Detective Conan anime in 2016, starting with the key animation work of Episode 831: A Cottage Surrounded by Zombies (Part 2). In 2019, she began to do (assistant) animation direction for the anime: Episodes 927~928: The Scarlet School Trip.

Most recently, she served as key animator and animation director for Episode 1078: The Black Organization's Scheme (Landing).

Works in Detective Conan


Participation in: 10 cases (11 episodes)

Jpn# Int# Episode title Original broadcast Role Note
832 887 Surrounded by Zombies (Part 3) September 17, 2016 Key animation
854 909 Memories from Sakura Class (Shinichi BOY) March 25, 2017 Key animation
855 910 The Mystery of the Vanished Black Belt April 15, 2017 Key animation M21 pre-story
907 962 The J League Bodyguard July 14, 2018 Key animation
927 982-983 The Scarlet School Trip (Bright Red Arc) January 5, 2019 Assistant animation director, Key animation 1 hour
928 984-985 The Scarlet School Trip (Red Love Arc) January 12, 2019 Assistant animation director, Key animation 1 hour
973 1029 The Target is the Metropolitan Police Traffic Department (3) March 21, 2020 Key animation
989 1046 The Case of Ayumi's Illustrated Diary December 5, 2020 Key animation
1018 1075 The Antique Tray Can't Be Hidden (Part 1) September 11, 2021 Key animation
1078 1136 The Black Organization's Scheme (Landing) April 1, 2023 Animation director, Key animation
1120 1178 Mystery of the Lost Treasure April 13, 2024 Animation director M27 pre-story


Participation in: 2 movies

Movie Title Original airdate Role Note
23 The Fist of Blue Sapphire April 12, 2019 Key animation
25 The Bride of Halloween April 15, 2022 Key animation


Participation in: 1 special

Special Title Original airdate Role Note
6 Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small December 9, 2016 Key animation

Other notable works


  • Dragon Collection: Animation Director, 2nd Key Animation, Assistant Animation Director, Key Animation
  • Kageki Shoujo!!: Animation Director, 2nd Key Animation, Assistant Animation Director, Assistant Chief Animation Director, Key Animation
  • Komi Can't Communicate: Key Animation
  • Naruto Shippūden: Key Animation
  • Pokémon: Black and White: Rival Destinies: 2nd Key Animation (A-Line)
  • White Album: In-Between Check, Key Animation


  • Buddha: The Great Departure: 2nd Key Animation, In-Between Check
  • Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai: In-Between Animation (A-Line)
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Cosmos the Movie: Key Animation


  1. 下地彩加 - Atwiki (Japanese)
  2. Anime News Network