Akira Yasuda

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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 is a former 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: The World Warrior (including their updates) under the pen name Akiman. He has also been involved in anime production, most notably Turn A Gundam, Overman King Gainer and Code Geass. He also went to the United States to work on Red Dead Revolver for Angel Studios. When the studio was bought by Rockstar Games, he returned to Japan,[1] where he officially left Capcom in 2003 and started working as a freelance artist.[2][3]

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Other works[edit]

  • Tomie: Re-birth (2001 film; cameo appearance as Waiter)
  • ∀ 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 (cover art)
  • Street Fighter Artworks HA 20th Anniversary Art Book (cover art)
  • Gundam Rock Music Album (cover art)
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U (Ryu character illustration)


  1. ^ "Video: How Overwatch Helped A Street Fighter Legend Overcome His Hatred Of Video Games". Nintendo Life. 13 February 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Akira Yasuda". games.ign.com. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Akimando – Akira Yasuda Art Works Book Review". yonghow. halcyonrealms.com. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  4. ^ Romano, Sal (October 27, 2016). "Star Ocean: Anamnesis live stream set for November 19". Gematsu. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  5. ^ Marshall, Cass. "Star Ocean: The Divine Force is coming in 2022". Polygon. Retrieved 28 October 2021.

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