Yūichi Itakura (板倉雄一, Itakura Yūichi), born on February 15, 1982, is a Japanese mangaka and former assistant to Masashi Kishimoto. He also worked as an assistant on Takehiko Inoue's Real and Hideo Yamamoto's Ichi the Killer. Following his work on Naruto, he went on to moderate success and is best known for the manga series Hand's, which was serialised in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 2006 to 2007.


  • Hand's pilot (2005, Akamaru Jump Summer)
  • Hand's (2006-2007, Weekly Shōnen Jump)
  • Invisible Boy (2008, Akamaru Jump Spring)
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