Mana Ibe

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Mana Ibe (right) with Junichi Masuda
Mana Ibe in a 2011 interview

Mana Ibe (Japanese: 井部真那, born November 27, 1985 in Tokyo) is a graphic designer who has worked for the Pokémon Trading Card Game and video game series.

Ibe's first known involvement with the Pokémon franchise was in the staff of Pokémon Platinum under "Special Thanks", although it is currently unknown exactly what role she played in the development of that game. She later illustrated a card in the Arceus expansion: Manectric. In the staff of Pokémon Black and White, she is listed under "Pokémon Designer". This is a résumé shared by Keiko Moritsugu and Reiko Tanoue, who both illustrated a single card from the Arceus expansion and are listed under the same roles in both sets of credits.

Ibe appears to have acquired a bigger role in Pokémon games since Pokémon Black and White. In a interview with Junichi Masuda, it was revealed that she designed Victini.[1] Along with Victini, she designed about 10 other Pokémon for Pokémon Black and White.[2]


The following is a list of Pokémon designed by Mana Ibe.

Cards illustrated

Game credits



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Pokémon designers

Hitoshi ArigaHiroki FuchinoMotofumi FujiwaraLee HyunJungTomohiro Kitakaze
Yusuke KozakiMana IbeMegumi MizutaniShigeki MorimotoKeiko Moritsugu
Atsuko NishidaYusuke OhmuraTomohiko ŌkuboMuneo SaitōKen Sugimori
Reiko TanoueKenkichi ToyamaSaya TsurutaJames TurnerTakao Unno
Emi YoshidaHironobu Yoshida