Akira Ito (伊藤彰 Itō Akira), also credited in English as Akira Itou, is a manga artist. He is co-creator of Cardfight!! Vanguard in collaboration with Satoshi Nakamura (technical advisor for Duel Masters), and Bushiroad president Takāki Kidani. He is the author of Cardfight!! Vanguard and Cardfight!! Vanguard G, as well as the illustrator/designer of several cards in the game.
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.