Hiroyuki IMAISHI

今石 洋之
Family name (in kanji): 今石
Given name (in kanji): 洋之
Date of birth: 1971-10-04
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Chronology:
(1995) Starts out his animation career by joining GAINAX and working on Neon Genesis Evangelion as an in-betweener
(2004) Makes his directorial debut with Dead Leaves
(2011) Leaves GAINAX to found Trigger with Masahiko Otsuka and Kazuya Masumoto
Favorites:
American Adult Animation
Animator: Yoshinori Kanada
Film Directors: John Woo, Robert Rodriguez and Stephen Sommers
Web Diary / Blog:
Non-anime staff credits:
Director: Opening Animation for "Musashi: Samurai Legend" (VG) (Japanese)
Illustrator: Animated Movies for "Tales of Symphonia" (VG) (Japanese)
Original Artist: Opening Movie for "Wild Arms 3" (VG) (Japanese)
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Staff in:
(English version)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (live-action movie) : Special Thanks To

Staff in:
Anime Tenchō (OAV) : Screenplay, Art Director, Animation Character Design, Continuity
Battle Athletes Victory (TV) : Key Animation (eps 8, 23)
Black Cat (TV) : Storyboard (ep 18), Key Animation (OP; ep 18)
Black Rock Shooter (TV) : Storyboard (OP; eps 1-3, 7-8), Episode Director (eps 1-4, 7-8), Unit Director (OP), CG Battle Director, Key Animation Layout (eps 1-2)
Captain Kuppa (TV) : Key Animation (ep 4)
Chiisana Kyōjin Microman (TV) : Animation Director (ep 26), Key Animation (eps 39, 52)
Corpse Princess (TV) : Key Animation (OP+Ep. 5)
Cromartie High School (TV) : Storyboard (OP)
Dai-Guard (TV) : Storyboard (ep 3), Key Animation (OP)
Dead Leaves (OAV) : Director, Character Design, Animation Director, Continuity, Drawing Supervisor , Key Animation
EUREKA SEVEN AO (TV) : Illustration (by Elena; ep 12)
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (movie) : Key Animation
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (movie) : Key Animation
FLCL (OAV) : Storyboard (eps 1, 5-6), Animation Director (eps 2, 5), Art Layout, Assistant Animation Director (eps 1, 3), Key Animation (eps 1, 3-6), Key Animation Supervisor, Setting (eps 2, 5)
Fullmetal Alchemist (TV) : Key Animation (eps 4, 22)
Gad Guard (TV) : Storyboard (ep 5), Key Animation (ep 24)
Gaiking: Legend of Daikū-maryū (TV 2/2005) : Key Animation (eps 1, 13)
GaoGaiGar: King of the Braves (TV) : Key Animation (eps 28, 30)
Generator Gawl (TV) : Key Animation (eps 1-2)
Geobreeders (OAV) : Key Animation
Getter Robo: Armageddon (OAV) : Animation (Key Animation for ep. 2)
Gunbuster 2: Diebuster (OAV) : 2nd Key Animation (ep 3), Key Animation (eps 1-2, 5), Mechanical animation Director (ep 4)
Gunbuster vs Diebuster Aim for the Top! The GATTAI!! Movie : Key Animation
Gurren Lagann (TV) : Director, Storyboard (eps 1, 8, 27), Episode Director (ep 27), Episode Title Font Design (eps 1-8), Eyecatch Illustration (ep 1), Key Animation (5 episodes
eps 1, 8, 15, 26-27
)
, Mechanical animation Director (ep 27)
Gurren Lagann the Movie – The Lights in the Sky Are Stars : Director, Storyboard, Animation Director (Mecha), Key Animation
Gurren Lagann the Movie –Childhood's End- : Director, Storyboard, Animation Director (Mecha), Eyecatch Illustration, Key Animation
Hayate the Combat Butler (TV) : Key Animation (ep 39)
He Is My Master (TV) : Storyboard (ep 4)
Hellsing (TV) : Key Animation (OP)
Heroman (TV) : Key Animation (ep 26)
His and Her Circumstances (TV) : Script (ep 19), Storyboard (1,3,8,19,24 Chapters), Animation Director (eps 3, 11, 19), Key Animation (6 episodes
eps 3, 10, 19, 24-26
)

(The) IDOLM@STER (TV) : Storyboard (1 episodes
ep 15 play within a play
)

Inferno Cop (ONA) : Director 
Jubei-Chan 2: The Counterattack of Siberia Yagyu (TV) : Key Animation (ep 7)
Kamisama Dolls (TV) : Key Animation (ep 13)
Kill la Kill (TV) : Director, Storyboard (OP 1-2, ED 1-4; 5 episodes
eps 1, 4, 13, 21, 24
)
, Episode Director (ep 24), Unit Director (ED 1, 3), Key Animation (2 episodes
eps 1, 3 uncredited
)

Knight Hunters (TV) : Animation (OP 2), Opening Animation (OP2)
Kodocha (TV) : Key Animation (eps 54, 75)
LBX (TV) : Key Animation (OP 2)
Little Witch Academia (movie) : Story Cooperation
Lupin III: Alcatraz Connection (special) : Key Animation
Lupin III: Crisis in Tokyo (special) : Key Animation
Lupin III: Island of Assassins (special) : Key Animation
Lupin III: Operation Return the Treasure (special) : Key Animation
Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (TV) : Key Animation (ep 12)
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (TV) : Storyboard (eps 3, 12), Episode Director (ep 3), Animation Director (eps 3, 12), Creative Design (ep 12)
Mahoromatic - Automatic Maiden (TV) : Key Animation (OP; ep 4)
Mahoromatic: I'm Home! (special) : Key Animation (ep 1)
Medabots (TV) : Storyboard (ep 14), Episode Director (ep 14), Animation Director (ep 14), Key Animation (2 episodes
eps 1, 14 uncredited
)

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (TV) : Key Animation (ep 25)
Mo~tto! Ojamajo Doremi (TV) : Key Animation (OP 1-2)
(The) Mystic Archives of Dantalian (TV) : Storyboard (ep 6)
Neon Genesis Evangelion (TV) : In-Between Animation (12 episodes
eps 11, 14-17, 19-20, 22-26
)
, Key Animation (DC of ep. 23)
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (movie) : Key Animation (Death & Rebirth)
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (movie) : Key Animation (eps 25-26)
Night Warriors - Darkstalkers' Revenge (OAV) : Key Animation (ep 4)
Ojamajo Doremi # (TV) : Key Animation (OP)
One Piece: Omatsuri Danshaku to Himitsu no Shima (movie 6) : Key Animation
OVAL X OVER (OAV) : Director, Storyboard, Animation Director
Panty & Stocking in Sanitarybox (OAV) : Director, Storyboard (eps 1-3, 5-8), Episode Director (eps 1-3, 5-8)
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt (TV) : Director, Script (5 episodes
eps 1, 9, 11 plot, 14 plot, 18 plot
)
, Storyboard (OP, ED; 5 episodes
eps 1-2, 11, 25, 28
)
, Episode Director (4 episodes
eps 1, 11, 27-28
)
, Unit Director (OP, ED), 2nd Key Animation (ep 11), Key Animation (eps 1-2, 28)
Paradise Kiss (TV) : Key Animation (ED)
Parappa the Rapper (TV) : Storyboard (ED 1; eps 5, 11, 18), Unit Director (ED 1), Key Animation (all for ED 1)
Petite Princess Yucie (TV) : Storyboard (ep 7), Key Animation (ep 7)
PoPoLoCrois (TV) : Key Animation (ep 6)
Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva (movie) : Storyboard
Re: Cutie Honey (OAV) : Director (ep 1), Episode Director (ep 1), Unit Director (OP), Key Animation (OP; eps 1, 3)
Redline (movie) : Key Animation
Rosario + Vampire (TV) : Key Animation (ep 10)
Samurai Champloo (TV) : Storyboard (ep 9)
Shaman King (TV) : Key Animation (OP 1-2)
Shikabane Hime: Kuro (TV) : Key Animation (OP)
Shoka (special) : Key Animation
Slayers Next (TV) : Key Animation (eps 22, 26)
Slayers Try (TV) : Key Animation (eps 1, 6, 14)
Space Dandy (TV) : Guest Mechanical Design Draft (ep 7)
Speed Racer X (TV) : Key Animation (OP 1-2; eps 4, 34)
Star Driver (TV) : Key Animation (ep 25)
Street Fighter Alpha: Generations (OAV) : Key Animation
This Ugly Yet Beautiful World (TV) : Key Animation (OP, ED 1; ep 7)
Trava (OAV) : Storyboard (ep 2), Key Animation (eps 2-3)
Virus Buster Serge (TV) : Key Animation (eps 1, 4, 11)
Wild Arms - Twilight Venom (TV) : Key Animation (OP; ep 3)
Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life (TV) : End Card (ep 8)
Yatterman (TV 2008) : Key Animation (eps 12, 54)
Zettai Shonen (TV) : Key Animation (ep 23)
Zoku Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei (TV) : Storyboard (Zetsubou Fight)
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