Mutsumi Inomata (いのまたむつみ Inomata Mutsumi?), born December 23, 1960 in Kanagawa Prefecture, is a Japanese illustrator and animator who is frequently involved with creating character artwork and designs for the Tales series.
An anime fan, Inomata began her career as an animator with Toei Animation soon after graduating from high school. In 1978, she began working for Ashi Productions, working as an animator, key animation director, and character designer on several televised anime series. In 1982, she left Ashi Productions and joined Kaname Productions, working as an animator, animation director, and character designer on several of its series. In 1983, she made her debut as a mangaka with her work, GB Bomber, being featured in Tokuma Shoten's The Motion Comic. Later, in 1984, she left Kaname Productions and continued her work as a freelance animator.
- Inomata's surname is a palindrome of "Atamoni", a term used in the localized release of Tales of Destiny, for which she designed characters.