Akira Ito (伊藤彰 Itō Akira), also credited in English as Akira Itou, is a manga artist. Ito co-created Cardfight!! Vanguard in collaboration with Satoshi Nakamura (technical advisor for Duel Masters), and Bushiroad president Takāki Kidani. He is the author of the Cardfight!! Vanguard Manga.
Previously Ito worked as an assistant to Kazuki Takahashi, the creator of the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, on the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga. He later drew Yu-Gi-Oh! R while Takahashi composed the storyline. Ito's drawing style is similar to Takahashi's.