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Ikuto Yamashita (山下いくと[?], "Yamashita Ikuto", born in 1965) is a Japanese male mangaka and designer. He is the mechanical designer responsable for various designs in the Neon Genesis Evangelion (anime) and the Rebuild of Evangelion movie series. He also wrote and illustrated the novel Neon Genesis Evangelion: ANIMA.


Yamashita was born in the Gifu Prefecture and is a graduate of the Nagoya University Of Arts.

Outside animated and manga works, he's also illustrated for specialized magazines as seen when he drew redesigns for the ν Gundam and the Sazabi in Cyber Comics.


Theatrical Movies

TV Anime/OVA

  • Gunbuster (1988) - Setting
  • Nadia, the secret of blue water (1990) - Mechanical Design
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion (anime) (1995) - Mechanical Design
  • Blue Submarine No. 6 (1998) - Mechanical Design
  • Kurogane Communication (1998) - Mechanical Design
  • Sentou Yousei Yukikaze (2002) - Mechanical Design, Script (Episode 5)
  • Sentou Yousei Shoujo Tasukete! Mave-chan (2005) - Original Character Design
  • Kishin Taisen Gigantic Formula (2007) - Mechanical Design (Isthar-XII)
  • Iconic Field (2015) - Director, Original Creator, Mechanical Design, Character Design

Published works