Akira Yasuda (安田 朗 Yasuda Akira?) (born July 21, 1964) is a Japanese animator, character designer, game designer and mecha designer, who works under the pen name "Akiman".


Yasuda was formerly an employee of the video game company Capcom (joining in 1985) and has worked on many Capcom games, taking on various design roles for works such as the Final Fight series and Street Fighter II (including their updates) under the pen name Akiman. He has also been involved in anime production, most notably ∀ Gundam, Overman King Gainer and Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion. He officially left Capcom in 2003 and started working as a freelance artist.

Notable works


Video games

Other works

  • ∀ Gundam: Wind of Moon (∀ Gundam: Tsuki no Kaze, 2004 - 2005) (manga)
  • Giga69 (magazine coverart)
  • Akira Yasuda ∀ Gundam Designs (∀ Gundam series artbook)
  • Akiman Cover Girls (poster book of Giga69 magazine covers)
  • "Haji" DVD cover (included in "[nine*nine]" live audio compilation by Gackt, Oct. 29, 2008)
  • Kousoku M-ko figurine (character design and insert comic)
  • Eureka Magazine (magazine coverart)
  • Street Fighter Art Comic Anthology (coverart)
  • Street Fighter Artworks HA 20th Anniversary Art Book (coverart)
  • Gundam Rock Music Album (coverart)

External links

ca:Akira Yasuda

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