Yoshitaka Amano is a Japanese artist, character designer, illustrator and a theatre and film scenic designer. After gaiing recognition for working on the anime adaptation of Speed Racer. Amano later became the creator of iconic and influential characters such as Gatchaman, Tekkaman: The Space Knight, Hutch the Honeybee and Casshan.

After becoming a freelance artist in 1992, Amano found success as an illustrator and worked on many best selling novels such as The Guin Saga and Vampire Hunter D. He is also known for his commissioned illustrations for the popular video-game franchise Final Fantasy.

As a part of the Download Starter, after 1.5 million downloads of Terra Battle, Amano designed the recruitable character Invincible to be added to the game.