Yutaka Izubuchi (出渕 裕 Izubuchi Yutaka?, born August 12, 1958 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese illustrator, anime designer, and director. Izubuchi is credited for designing costumes, characters and creatures, but most of his designs are mechanical. He created and directed the RahXephon series and also created a manga story called Rune Masquer. Among Izubuchi's design credits are various Gundam and Patlabor shows. He also created the Protect-Gear armor used in the Kerberos saga.